Well the TSA has shown their complete an utter incompetence once again. In something akin to a reading out of the 9-11 report the Transportation Security Administration approved flight training for 25 illegals at a Boston-area flight school. That's not all. The flight school was owned by an illegal alien.
CNS News reports,
The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.
Discovery of the trouble at the flight school began when local police--not federal authorities--pulled over the owner of the school on a traffic violation and were able to determine that he was an illegal alien.
Did you get that? Local police were the ones that did the job, not the feds. Can anyone tell me how with all of the supposed extra security of the Patriot Act, the NDAA, drones, illegal wiretaps and all sorts of other violations of the Constitution that this got by the federal government? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
We're not talking about some guys who just got together for a round of golf, though they may have done that and probably with Barack Obama. We're talking about an illegal alien who owned a flight school. This guy had to have permission from the FAA to do that you would think. You would also think there would be things in place to deal with this when 25 illegals want to learn to fly planes. Did the feds not learn anything after 9-11?
Rep. Mike Roger (R-AL), in hearings on the issue said, "We have cancer patients, Iraq War veterans and Nobel Prize winners all forced to undergo rigorous security checks before getting on an airplane, and at the same time, ten years after 9/11, there are foreign nationals in the United States trained to fly just like Mohammed Atta and the other 9/11 hijackers did, and not all of them are necessarily getting a security background check."
The GAO's director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Stephen Lord, testified before Roger's House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security. Rogers asked him, "Isn't it true that, based on your report, the Transportation Security Administration cannot assure the American people that foreign terrorists are not in this country learning how to fly airplanes, yes or no?"
Lord responded: "At this time, no."
Lord then went on in written testimony to claim, “According to TSA regulations, an individual poses a security threat when the individual is suspected of posing, or is known to pose, a threat to transportation or national security, a threat of air piracy or terrorism, a threat to airline or passenger security, or a threat to civil aviation security."
OK so let's get this straight. Apparently grandma and her feeding tube is suspect, attractive women are suspects, everyone wearing shoes is suspect. In fact, every single person boarding a plane in the U.S. is suspect, but not these illegals learning to fly planes, nor the guy who teaches them. Is the TSA worthless or what?
Lord continued, “According to TSA officials, when a foreign national applies to AFSP to obtain flight training, TSA uses information submitted by the foreign national--such as name, date of birth, and passport information--to conduct a criminal history records check, a review of the Terrorist Screening Database, and a review of the Department of Homeland Security’s TECS [anti-terrorism] system."
The report goes on to point out,
“AFSP is not designed to determine whether a foreign flight student entered the country legally; thus, a foreign national can be approved for training through AFSP after entering the country illegally,” stated the GAO in its report. “In March 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigated a Boston-area flight school after local police stopped the flight school owner for a traffic violation and discovered that he was in the country illegally. In response to this incident, ICE launched a broader investigation of the students enrolled at the flight school.”
“ICE found that 25 of the foreign nationals at this flight school had applied to AFSP and had been approved by TSA to begin flight training after their security threat assessment had been completed; however,” reads the GAO report, “the ICE investigation and our subsequent inquiries revealed the following issues, among other things:
--“Eight of the 25 foreign nationals who received approval by TSA to begin flight training were in ‘entry without inspection’ status, meaning they had entered the country illegally. Three of these had obtained FAA airman certificates [pilot’s license]: 2 held FAA private pilot certificates and 1 held an FAA commercial pilot certificate.
--“Seventeen of the 25 foreign nationals who received approval by the TSA to begin flight training were in ‘overstay’ status, meaning they had overstayed their authorized period of admission into the United States.
--“In addition, the flight school owner held two FAA airman certificates. Specifically, he was a certified Airline Transport Pilot (cargo pilot) and a Certified Flight Instructor. However, he had never received a TSA security threat assessment or been approved by TSA to obtain flight training. He had registered with TSA as a flight training provider under AFSP.”
So rest assured that while you were being groped, stripped, searched, threatened, watched and stolen from, the same team of highly trained individuals were failing to do their jobs in stopping illegals in doing exactly what the alleged terrorists did on 9-11. Doesn't that make you feel much safer now?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.