Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Government Accountability Office Sneaks Bomb Making Material through 21 U.S. Airports

The non-partisan investigatory arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, conducted a clandestine review of airport security throughout the country.

Bomb making materials were passed through Transportation Security Administration (the department of Bush's Executive Branch entrusted with protecting us from terrorists) passenger screening at 21 airports, without being detected. Meanwhile the Bush Administration keeps the no-fly list, a list of more than 80,000 people not allowed to fly in or over the US. Many on this list have turned out to be American citizens who have nothing to do with terrorism, but just disagree with Bush Administration policy on Iraq or other touchy issues. We are protected from flying with Americans who disagree with Bush on Iraq, but we are NOT protected from bombs smuggled onto planes according to yet another review of security. There have been many previous reviews and the Bush Administration failed those tests, too. So Cindy Sheehan can't fly next to you but Zacarias Moussaoui can.

Don't you feel safer?

Update March 30: Nearly five years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Washington DC still lacks a strategic plan in case of future attacks. Nor has the Homeland Security Department spent the money earmarked to effectively protect the capital. Federal and local officials testified under oath to this before Congressional hearings being held this week.

In testimony yesterday, William O. Jenkins Jr., director of Homeland Security issues for the Government Accountability Office, was asked whether local officials can really know whether they are adequately prepared without such a plan.

"In a word, no,'' he said.

Of course by posting this I may find myself on the no-fly list to protect my fellow Americans from this kind of dangerous information.


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