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TSA Pat-Down Fails To Detect 'Fake Bomb' Carried by Fed Inspector At Newark Airport

By PHILIP MESSING and CHUCK BENNETT | NY Post | March 8, 2013

An undercover TSA inspector with an improvised explosive device stuffed in his pants got past two security screenings at Newark Airport — including a pat-down — and was cleared to get on board a commercial flight, sources told The Post yesterday.

The breach took place Feb. 25, when the Transportation Security Administration’s special operations team — the agency’s version of internal affairs — staged a mock intrusion at the airport.

“This episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures,” a source said.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/newark_tsa_bomb_boozled_e...

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If a real bomb were to go off.

Rand should be held completely responsible.

Is that an IED in your pants

Is that an IED in your pants or are you just happy to see me? :D

Sorry, ma'am,

It may just be a string to your tampon, but it looks like a fuse, and we'll need to see . . .

Sorry.

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Just wait

This failure will be used to justify NEW TSA screening protocols. TSA will want to get a good look inside your pants in the future. Coming soon: Federal inspector conceals fake bomb inside a body cavity; TSA fails to detect it! CRISIS!!! Be afraid! Demand colonoscopies for everyone!

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They should have

disguised the fake bomb as something of value, maybe in the process of stealing it they would have discovered it wasn't what it appeared to be.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

Pointless

Good training is essential, but then you have to trust the trainee's judgement, or the system won't work.

I used to manage retail stores, and sometimes corporate would send in "shoppers" to test us. Unfortunately, a retailer/salesperson is an expert in detecting real buyers, and giving them their attention, and not wasting time on fake shoppers who aren't convincing prospects.

On the other hand, one proud moment was when the police broke up a shoplifting ring, and they found a binder with stores listed in it, and next to mine, it said, "be careful."

You can either trust their judgement, or have such a strict rule of "no exceptions" that only total automatons can stand to do the work, but we usually get both (i.e., "selective enforcement" with "stupidity").

I still say, have a cocktail party at the gate, meet your fellow passengers, and decide whether to take the flight or wait for the next one. We don't need the TSA.

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Failed the magnetometer and,

pat down. Maybe just a TSA ploy to employ more porno-scanners? Because, dangit the metal detectors and pat downs just don't work. This way the DHS can just capture the body scans from their drones, and use the drone as needed. /sarc :)

I bet if they caught him

It would be reported that the TSA foiled a terrorist plot to blow up the airport!

That is what everyone is pissed about.

They missed their opportunity to pat each other on their backs over poor fake playdoh models.

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