US Congress Report. TSA Useless
A new report from the US Congress seems to indicate that if the TSA officials poured gasoline on a stack of $60 billion in cash and then lit a match, it would have about as much effectiveness in preventing terrorist attacks on airplanes.
The TSA seems more concerned with peretuating its own bloated bureaucracy than protecting Americans:
This report is an examination and critical analysis of the development, evolution, and current status and performance of TSA ten years after its creation. Since its inception, TSA has lost its focus on transportation security. Instead, it has grown into an enormous, inflexible and distracted bureaucracy, more concerned with human resource management and consolidating power, and acting reactively instead of proactively.
No behavioral profiling system in place. That's why they're checking in granny and little Timmy's underpants:
TSA has failed to develop an effective, comprehensive plan to evolve from a one-size-fits-all operation—treating all passengers as if they pose the same risk—into a highly intelligent, risk-based operation that has the capacity to determine a traveler‘s level of risk and adjust the level of screening in response.
The TSA was put in place to prevent security breaches. That's all it does. But it doesn't, really:
As recently reported, more than 25,000 security breaches have occurred at U.S. airports in the last decade, despite a massive TSA presence.
I understand the USA is facing a bit of a deficit. If politicians ever had cover to reduce or eliminate spending on a bloated "security" agency that doesn't actually protect anyone, now is that time.
Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist