posted on Oct, 24 2011 @ 10:06 AM
So to summarise, the security procedures at a major airport failed to identify a .38 , which only came to be noticed when it fell from luggage.
Does this not invalidate the entire argument for the outrageously long reach of airport security protocol? I was under the impression, from whats
been said in the last three to four years about the whole issue of airport security, that one cannot pass through a security station at a U.S. airport
of this size, without being searched, and scanned with x rays.
Is this now NOT the norm? And if the baggage which contained the offending item was actually scanned, why did the machine not find the weapon, why
did the operator of that machine not register the presence of an item which is clearly prohibited on an aircraft.?
The fact that this fire arm was NOT located , even after the professionally applied (I did have to stifle a laugh there) security arrangements by
airport/TSA staff. This , in my opinion looks to me like a massive failing of the rules and regulations now being applied to airport security. The
U.S. government cannot justify the Orwellian levels of security at airports, unless they can deliver that security PERFECTLY every single time.
It is hard enough to justify the increasingly disturbing levels of snooping performed by the U.S. government,on its own citizens, without stories
like this comming to light. What an out right balls up!