posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 06:36 PM
a reply to: gladtobehere
Regarding the quota system...
I note one important part of the article, and it has nothing to do with the management branch of the Marshals.
The quota being filled affects the performance review of the Air Marshal involved, whether or not he or she gets a raise, and so on. But it does not
state anywhere in that article that those Air Marshals are in danger of losing their jobs if they do not fill an SDR every month.
Also, filling out an SDR means adding to the "intelligence" collected to combat terrorism.
Therefore, Air Marshals are filling these things out when unnecessary, which is tantamount to running a disinformation campaign against their own
government, and all because they want more money, and to get ahead in their jobs.
Sure, the system sucks, but continuing to adhere to a rule which devalues the intelligence that anti terror organisations operate from, purely to
keep themselves financially solvent makes bastards of the entire mess of them. Every Marshal that followed this edict, has effectively rendered
themselves enemy agents by complying with this garbage, and all for money.
Why is it that they have not, en masse, defied this edict, despite the risk to their financial security? The threat to their financial solvency is a
trifling concern surely, when compared to the risk to the US, posed by bad intelligence, and the risk to the liberty of its citizens, by making
overblown comments about them in some form! Have the people who went ahead and followed this order, no shame or altruism in them at all?