The New Face of Terrorism?

By Alden L. Benton

Isabella Brademeyer--Four-year- old "Uncooperative Terror Suspect"

Dina Frank--Seven-year-old cerebral palsey victim victimized by TSA

Do these two young ladies look like terrorists to you?  Probably not, but the Transportation Safety Administration thinks so.

I have written about the obscenities perpetrated by the thugs at the TSA before (Underwear, Shoes, Cupcakes, and Too Much Government), but they just seem to get more stupid with every passing second.

Strike 1

The TSA is now scrambling to try and defend its decision to pat down an “uncooperative suspect” — a frightened, crying, screaming four-year-old girl!  Yes Virginia, there are boogeymen (and women), and they are waiting at the airport to molest and traumatize you.

An Associated Press (AP) story carried on the Drudge Report yesterday, says “The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.”

“Isabella had just learned about ‘stranger danger’ at school, her grandmother said, adding that the girl was afraid and unsure about what was going on.”

“She started to cry, saying ‘No I don’t want to,’ and when we tried talking to her she ran,” Croft said.  “They yelled, ‘We are going to shut down the airport if you don’t grab her.’”

“But she said the family’s main concern was the lack of understanding from TSA agents that they were dealing with a 4-year-old child, not a terror suspect,” according to the AP story.

Be afraid everyone.  Be very afraid of a frightened four-year-old girl trying to hijack the 747 you’re on to San Francisco or some other unsavory destination.

TSA “security agents” are no more than badge-heavy, unionized child molesters and sexual perverts paid to molest American citizens who choose to travel by air.  This is your tax dollars at work!  And the flying public is no safer.

Strike 2

CBS-DC reports that a family missed their flight after TSA “pats down” a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.  The girl cannot go through the scanner because of her crutches and braces.  However, instead of a gentle pat down, the developmentally disabled girl was “handled aggressively,” according to the report.

Strike 3

The TSA thinks Representative Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R-Texas) is a security threat. The only danger Rep. Canseco, a Hispanic Republican, poses is to the Democrats.

No one is safe from these barbarians, not even Congressmen.  According to a story from KENS-5 television in San Antonio, Texas, a United States Congressman was selected for “random” enhanced screening not once, but twice in one week.

U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco said he was assaulted by a TSA agent at the San Antonio International Airport.

The Texas Congressman said the security agent went too far during a pat-down earlier this month.

“The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” said Canseco.  “It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away.  That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else.”

Canseco told the KENS 5 I-Team the agent said he too was assaulted when Canseco pushed his hand away.

You’re Out!

The Los Angeles Times reports that TSA screeners at Los Angeles International Airport have been arrested for allegedly taking bribes to allow drug-filled luggage to pass through airport security.

 Four current and former Transportation Security Administration screeners have been arrested and face charges of taking bribes and looking the other way while suitcases filled with cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana passed through X-ray machines at Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

The TSA screeners, who were arrested Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, allegedly received up to $2,400 in cash bribes in exchange for allowing large drug shipments to pass through checkpoints in what the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles called a “significant breakdown” of security, according to the Times.

It makes one wonder what else is getting through airport “security.”  Do you feel safe yet?  I doubt it.

At a minimum, we must reign in the TSA and put new, Israeli-type procedures in place.  El Al, the flagship airline of Israel, has not had a hijacking since 1968. 

In fact, a better solution would be to privatize airport security, taking responsibility out of the inefficient and corrupt hands of government and their unionized sexual predators, and return it to those who have the greatest interest in safety and security — the airlines. 

Either way, the TSA as it is now must go. 

There is one effective way we can bring this change: an organized, vocal boycott of the airlines on busy travel holidays. Make the entire United States a virtual no-fly zone during the holidays.  

The economic impact of the lost revenue from just one three-day holiday boycott would send the airlines screaming to the halls of Congress demanding an end to the TSA.

Money talks.  It is time we let our money tell the airlines and the government that we have had enough of the atrocities perpetrated by the TSA.


© 2012 Alden L. Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises
All Rights Reserved

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One response to “The New Face of Terrorism?

  1. The TSA is only one example of many.
    The indignities experienced at the hands of the TSA stem from the leftist version of values that are predominate in government — and they are the kind of personal touches we can expect more of if we allow out-of-control lawmakers, bureaucrats, and their robotic agents to continue their irresponsible behavior and to perpetrate their dictatorial vision of collective benevolence.
    When the government mentality runs rampant, the ideas of public service and public protection are all-too-quickly forgotten and discarded. And our humanity is casually thrown off the government-is-god Tower of Babel that they’ve built for us to worship into the bonfire of bureaucracy that they demand we gladly fall into.
    As you noted in a recent blog, we are indeed in an active civil war. Actually, two civil wars.
    Civil War #1. Government bureaucrats and their command-and-control attitude versus “We, the People” — in all contexts. In a nutshell, it’s a war about the claim of authority and the definition of social good.
    Civil War #2. Many people don’t want to see the truth of this, and they generally turn away if it’s mentioned. But it is the truth, and it’s is the core of this whole thing.
    Our society is torn between two sets of values: The first is the traditional American, individual-centered, Bible-based view that responsibilities are the core of personal duty as well as rights, within a natural system of rewards and consequences constantly teaching us to be mindful, thankful, helpful, and industrious. The other is the leftist, so-called progressive worldview based on socialism-Marxism, which dismisses or denies personal responsibility and inherent human value for its own sake while elevating collective goals and means via an increasingly powerful government claiming to be all-practical and all-benevolent.
    The first set of values is a system built on goals and assumptions of grace, gratitude, go-for-it, and gut-it-out. It is what our Founders gave us and passed on to us, to keep if we can. Its view is that we all must make our own way in life, with personal strength and resources our most dependable chance at happiness; and at the same time we have a responsibility to others, to help our family and neighbors as best we can, especially when they are in need.
    The second set of values is a system built on goals and assumptions of entitlement and resentments, with government as the only truly moral and reliable avenue of pursuing goodness and achieving an ever-expanding thirst for the good life, finding a way to overcome what is viewed as the inconvenience of discomfort and the irreconcilable insult of human difficulties, personal or at large. This is what the European intellectuals of the mid-to-late 19th century (Karl Marx chief among them) offered as the solution to the strife and struggles that come with living in this material world. The prime message is that the world is naturally and permanently divided between the haves and have-nots, and that the latter must constantly protest and stage an all-out revolution to overthrow the status quo — no matter what it is, because any system of organization is really a power structure that is inherently unfair and corrupt.
    The leftist view somehow elevates totalitarian government as the cure for other all-powerful organizations, claiming that democratically elected elites using vast power and vast resources — by threat of the laws they create, by the unseen influence they wield, and with the money they take from us — are somehow more pure and more enlightened and more efficient than people running their lives by virtue of personal values and with the resources they build with their own hands.
    The outrages seen by TSA workers are the direct result of the leftist view of life: responsibility and authority lie outside the individual; thus people must submit to the government and excuse its many failures, its condescendingly impersonal attitude, and its ubiquitous abuses — as long as they believe in the goodness of the cause expressed by the elites. Even the absolute belief in personal happiness must be come second to the greater good, and some sacrifices must be made (as long as it’s somebody over there, some other poor sap who doesn’t really matter) and they help me or leave me alone in my hedonistic bubble.
    In contrast, conservatives see personal responsibility as the imperative that underlies everything; the rest is only a limited convenience at best (and a badge of shame if desperation requires outside help). Thus, government is viewed with skepticism, used only sparingly, and it is the prime solution only to matters of self-defense. In addition, each of us can, and often do, help others in much more useful and decent ways than government ever has or ever will. Regarding my personal happiness, that’s my own business, thank you, and I’ll pursue it on my own terms without your help or interference. All in all, we can get along just fine. But don’t tread on me; and if you inflict yourself on me, you may well get hurt.
    The TSA’s help for the American people, collectively, is highly questionable. Its protection for us as individuals is nil. The latest assessment of Al Qaeda is that it is no longer a strong, vibrant, capable organization, a shell of what it was on 9/11. It’s hard to believe that Americans will put up much longer with the insulting circus known as the TSA.

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