There have been multiple bomb threats called in against U.S. aircrafts, curiously timed in a possible attempt to support refunding the NSA. The threats, five in total, were similar to chemical weapon threats made against an aircraft last week. Clearly, the claims were fake, and although NBC News reported that the threats may have been made by an ISIS “lone wolf”, it is more likely that some character inside the government is behind it to keep their funding and jobs. If it were ISIS or some real terrorist group, doing that would ensure refunding. That would make no sense. Obviously, these fake threats involve someone who wants the program refunded, not someone who would want to carry out some attack.
Meanwhile, Homeland Security officials confirmed to Fox News that TSA screeners failed 67 out of 70 tests – or 96% – carried out by special investigators known as “red teams.” In one case, an undercover agent with a fake bomb strapped to his back, set off a magnetometer – but the screener still failed to find it. The director was reassigned after the failure. Anyone who travels frequently can attest to the fact that it is a joke, to say the least. In 2012, when I flew around the world to conferences in San Diego, Bangkok, and Berlin, Danielle had a large pair of scissors in her bag from the office that she forgot about.
We left Philadelphia with no problem; San Diego to Chicago with no problem; Chicago to Hong Kong with no problem; then Hong Kong to Beijing with no problem. Only when we left Beijing for Singapore did they find it in her bag – so much for airport security. Yet we have to take off our belts, shoes, pull laptops out into separate bins, all for what?
These government employees are not paid well, and were likely former mall cops. Yet this is what government pretends is security, citing it as an excuse for why the NSA is desperately needed. Collecting every phone call and storing it forever is a violation of human rights and has nothing to do with national security. It failed to stop the Boston Bombings, yet they used their cell phones to track them after the fact. The NSA could not anticipate the attack on their own headquarters when two men dressed up as women. Yet we need to give up all privacy, for what? There is no evidence whatsoever that this total surveillance has EVER prevented an attack in advance. Collecting data for specific targets suspected of terrorism is far more practical and manageable. It is impossible to sift through every phone call to prevent a crime. So why do they need to have every call, email, text message, and letter intercepted when it is impossible to prevent any crime?