Many Senators More Concerned w/ NSA Spying on Americans Than Bombs Getting Past TSA Agents
Editor: These two articles clearly prove that the NSA Big Brother surveillance program against every American is not intended to find terrorists but to sift through every American phone call and text looking for citizens deemed enemies of the state. If our government were really concerned about terrorists, then TSA agents would have not failed to detect bombs and other weapons 95% of the time. Come on, fellow Americans, it’s time to wake up…
NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Expires After Senate Fails to Reach Deal – ABC News
The NSA started the shutdown process at 4 p.m. Sunday. It will take an entire day to reboot the system, if Congress passes legislation reforming the metadata collection program.
Senators returned to Capitol Hill Sunday afternoon, just hours before key provisions of the Patriot Act, including the NSA’s controversial bulk collection of American’s phone records, were set to expire.
The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle on the House-passed USA Freedom Act with a vote of 77 to 17. But objections by Paul, R-Kentucky, delayed further votes on the measure.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell originally opposed the House-passed USA Freedom Act, but Sunday, he said it was the only option.
EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.
The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.