Federal agency re-issues glib response to controversy over liquid testing
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In the aftermath of our TSA story going viral yesterday after being prominently linked on the Drudge Report, the federal agency has issued its usual glib, inadequate response as to why travelers are being forced to have their drinks tested for explosives after they have already passed through airport security.
The TSA’s ludicrous new policy was highlighted yesterday in a video shot at Columbus Ohio Airport which shows TSA agents using a test strip to check travelers’ drinks at the departure gate.
The TSA’s official Twitter account sent out a link to an earlier post on the TSA blog which achieved little other than emphasizing once again how glib, myopic and arrogant the TSA is in failing to acknowledge the sheer idiocy of many of its procedures.
“Blogger Bob” begins by sidelining the issue as “not a big deal really,” adding “Heck, even I have been pulled aside for random gate screening,” as if just because “Bob” has experienced it that somehow makes it OK or normal.
The TSA’s official mouthpiece then reels off the usual trite platitudes about the drinks testing policy being a “necessary unpredictable measure that makes it more difficult to do malice to the transportation infrastructure.”
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- TSA’s Bizarre New Security Policy – TSA Tests Drinks Purchased Inside Airport (animalsclubfreedom.typepad.com)
- Video Shows TSA’s Bizarre New Security Policy (informationliberation.com)
- TSA Says Bizarre New Policy “Business As Usual” (theintelhub.com)
- Video Shows TSA’s Bizarre New Security Policy (dprogram.net)
- TSA Caught In Huge Power Grab (mountainrepublic.net)