Under the Large Aircraft Security Program, the US Government will have to search your plane before every flight. The TSA will know how often you fly, where you fly, and who goes with you. And yes you have to pay for it. $50 a flight.

Napolitano: Terrorists Enter U.S. from Mexico ‘From Time to Time’

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By Edwin Mora

July 30, 2012

 (CNSNews.com) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress last week that terrorists intending to harm the American people enter the U.S. from Mexico “from time to time.”

At a July 25 hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) asked Napolitano: “As you know, Madam Secretary, there have been anecdotal reports about material evidence of the presence of terrorists along our southern border. My question is, is there any credible evidence that these reports are accurate and that terrorists are, in fact, crossing our southern border with the intent to do harm to the American people?”

Napolitano answered: “With respect, there have been–and the Ababziar matter would be one I would refer to that’s currently being adjudicated in the criminal courts–from time to time, and we are constantly working against different and evolving threats involving various terrorist groups and various ways they may seek to enter the country.”

“What I can tell you, however, is that that southern border–the U.S.-Mexico border–is heavily, heavily staffed at record amounts of manpower, materiel, infrastructure and the like, and we are constantly making sure we’re doing all we can to make that border as safe as possible,” she said.

An August 2009 audit by the Government Accountability Office that focused on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints said that in fiscal 2008 CBP reported “there were three individuals encountered by the Border Patrol at southwest border checkpoints who were identified as persons linked to terrorism.”

In April 2010, CNSNews.com reported that FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, “In Detroit, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani was indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to Hezbollah. … Kourani was already in custody for entering the country illegally through Mexico and was involved in fundraising activities on behalf of Hezbollah.”

Five years ago, in an August 2007 interview with the El Paso Times, then-Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell echoed what Napolitano told Congress last week about terrorist coming into the U.S. across the Mexican border.

“So, are terrorists coming across the Southwest border?” McConnell said in that interview. “Not in great numbers.”

“There are some cases?” asked the El Paso Times.

“There are some. And would they use it as a path, given it was available to them? In time they will,” said McConnell.

“If they’re successful at it, then they’ll probably repeat it,” asked the reporter.

“Sure,” said McConnell. “There were a significant number of Iraqis who came across last year. Smuggled across illegally.”

“Where was that?” asked the reporter.

“Across the Southwest border,” said McConnell.

Yet, more time will be wasted patrolling your airport and searching your private property than adding to the border protection.  And apparently, once you make the swim, you can stay anyway so what’s the point?

America needs to protect itself, not only from the outside threat.  To Janet, you are the enemy; it’s obviously not illegal terrorists crossing the border.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

This is REALLY scary folks!

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Confirmed: The TSA Is Ordering Travelers to “Freeze” On Command

 

“Obedience training” is part of TSA’s Code Bravo security drill

 

Paul Joseph Watson

Prison Planet.com

Monday, July 9, 2012

 

The TSA has failed to respond to the now confirmed fact that the federal agency has introduced a bizarre new policy in which travelers are ordered to “freeze” on command by TSA screeners while passing through security, a policy described as “obedience training” by critics.

In our article on Friday, we featured the story of a man who was passing through airport security when he heard a commotion.

“We heard a “freeze, freeze” or something like this coming from the output side of (false) security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands. From where I was, I couldn’t see much.”

“It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn’t follow this order fast enough, so the subsequent barks I heard were directed at her.”

We have since received numerous emails and other correspondence from other people traveling through U.S. airports who have experienced the same situation where they were commanded to “freeze” by TSA workers.

“This happened to me last year in Atlanta,” one traveler told us via email.

“It’s not new. They’ve been playing “freeze tag” with naive sheeple for at least a year. They call it a “Code Bravo.” People who have experienced it call it a “Code Bravo Sierra,” added another.

The story was also covered by Gather.com’s Jim Kane, who asked, “This anecdote has not been confirmed by the safety agency, so it should remain in the rumor zone at this point. But, considering all the crazy TSA rules, would anyone be surprised if it were true?”

However, the policy is no mere anecdote, it’s a confirmed fact. The TSA is ordering travelers to “freeze” on command as part of a security drill named ‘Code Bravo’. This is documented in a New York Times article written by Joe Sharkey in which Sharkey explains how he was caught up in the fiasco on two separate occasions in both Atlanta and Los Angeles.

When Sharkey failed to obey a TSA screener who shouted “freeze,” he was assailed by another traveler who “growled” at him, “You’re supposed to freeze!” as other passengers complied with the bizarre demand.

Sharkey later discovered that the TSA had no power to force travelers to comply with the command.

“Passengers are not required to ‘freeze’ in place like statues,” TSA spokeswoman Kristin Lee admitted.

However, in every case where the “freeze” command has been witnessed, the behavior of TSA agents has made it clear to travelers that if they don’t do precisely that, they will face the consequences.

“It was clear to me that travelers believed they were required to stop and stand motionless — even those who had cleared security and were merely within shouting distance of the checkpoint. Officers seemed to reinforce that impression, too,” writes Sharkey.

“As we were going through the security checkpoint, one of the supervisors suddenly yelled ‘freeze!’ Everyone was forced to just stand there for about a minute. We were not allowed to move, fidget, look around, speak, nothing,” commented another woman who had traveled through Atlanta Airport.

Treating passengers like naughty children or prisoners on a whim as part of a “drill’ that has no purpose whatsoever is par for the course when it comes to the TSA’s twilight zone approach to airport security.

As WeWontFly.com’s James Babb describes, this is nothing more than “obedience training.” The American people and travelers in general are being ‘broken in’ to accept their subservience in what represents the human equivalent of horse training.

Just last week the TSA admitted that it had introduced the equally ludicrous new policy of testing travelers’ drinks purchased in the airport after they had already passed through security.

Infowars contacted the TSA on Friday morning regarding the ‘freeze on command’ policy but has not received a response. In addition, no explanation or denial of the policy appears on the TSA Blog website. The federal agency presumably doesn’t want to draw media attention to the insane policy in order to protect its already savaged public image.

 

Not only because they are doing it but because the sheeple are going along with it.  Last time I heard of anything like this was in the first or second grade.  TSA Agents are NOT POST qualified and therefore DO NOT have the power of arrest (hint:  if they did, they wouldn’t bring a cop with them when they show up).

Think about this reference LASP, are they going to yell “freeze” when they enter your hangar (without a warrant in violation of the 4th Amendment)?  When they want to search your private property (without a warrent in violation of the 4th Amendment)?  When they want to search your friends and family that may be boarding your aircraft (without a warrent in violation of the 4th Amendment)?

Are you going to let them?

Posted: July 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

Napolitano: ‘We Took Steps in 2010’–9 Yrs After 9/11–to Vet Foreign Flight-School Students

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Feel safer yet?

 

By Edwin Mora

 

July 19, 2012

 

(CNSNews.com) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that the Obama administration finally “took steps” in 2010 to vet foreign students applying to U.S. flight schools.

 

Napolitano’s testimony came one day after CNSNews.com reported that in 2010 local police in Massachusetts made a traffic stop on a person who they determined to be an illegal alien. The illegal alien it turned out owned a flight school, which, it turned out, had been attended by another 25 illegal aliens, three of whom had been awarded pilots licenses.

 

This was all 9 years after the 9/11 hijackers–some of whom had also attended flight schools in the United States–flew commercial airliners into the World Trade towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

 

In her testimony on Thursday, Napolitano added that even to this day DHS has not issued a written directive confirming that it is doing the screening of foreign nationals learning to fly aircraft in the United States.

 

The 9/11 airline-terrorist attacks occurred nearly 11 years ago and the rule set by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to have DHS screen foreign nationals who want flight training was authorized in 2004.

 

In questioning Napolitano about the issue, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) cited a July 18 news story by CNSNews.com, based on a Government Accountability Office report, which showed that the TSA had allowed 25 illegal aliens to attend a Boston-area flight school that was owned by an illegal alien.

 

For the 25 unauthorized aliens, 8 had entered the country illegally and 17 had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States. The GAO also found that a portion of the 25,599 who had applied for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses from January 2006 through September 2011 had not been vetted properly before taking flight training or receiving an FAA certificate.

 

After outlining those facts,  Rep. Sensenbrenner asked Secretary Napolitano, “This sounds like a 9/11 déjà vu and I’m wondering what the Department of Homeland Security is going to do to make sure that everybody who is in a flight school is properly vetted if they’re a foreign national?”

 

Napolitano said, “Yes, I think that report referred to a several year old matter, which obviously is of concern. But we took steps in 2010 to make sure that all foreign students who are in this country applying to flight school are vetted — and that has been in place and we intend to confirm that we’ve been doing it for two years.”

 

“I think what the GAO said [was], well, you don’t have a written thing that says ‘we agreed we’ve been doing it,’ but you need a written MOA [memorandum of agreement],” said Napolitano.  “So we’re going to put that together.”

 

Sensenbrenner then asked, “And how long will that take?”

 

“Oh we’ll do it very quickly,” said Napolitano. “I think the flight schools we want to make sure we’re very tight there for obvious reasons.”

 

Rep. Sensenbrenner then asked, “Okay, the story also said that the GAO did not provide the full number of individuals who were not properly vetted. Do you have numbers on how many of these folks were not properly vetted?”

 

Napolitano did not provide those numbers but said, “Well, all I can say is that foreign students are vetted and they have been being vetted for several years. If they apply to the FAA for a license there is a re-vetting that goes on and then the FAA database is routinely pinned against our national security and criminal databases.”

 

Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, questioned the author of the GAO report, Stephen Lord, about vetting foreign nationals before they attend U.S. flight schools during a July 18 hearing. (Lord is director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the GAO and his report is entitled, General Aviation Security: TSA’s Process for Ensuring Foreign Flight Students Do Not Pose a Security Risk Has Weaknesses.)

 

“We have cancer patients, Iraq War veterans and Nobel Prize winners all forced to undergo rigorous security checks before getting on an airplane,” said Rogers, “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.”

 

Rogers then asked Lord, “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?”

 

“At this time, no,” said Lord.

 

According to the 911 Commission Report,  four of the Sept. 11 hijackers who entered the United States with legal visas had overstayed their authorized period of admission. The terrorists involved learned how to pilot the aircrafts that were used as weapons that day at U.S. flight schools.

 

Pay attention folks, it’s coming.  Call, fax, VOTE.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien

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What is there to say.  Please read the whole article and watch the subtly of the government punt of responsibility.  Yet, when it comes to feeling up 4 year olds or grandma, the TSA is johnny-on-the-spot.  Same when it comes time to prevent your use of your property in LASP.  Keep calling and VOTE come November.

 

By Edwin Mora

 

July 18, 2012

 

(CNSNews.com) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office.

 

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.

 

Three of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses.

 

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.

 

Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, said he found the GAO’s findings “amazing.”

 

“We have cancer patients, Iraq War veterans and Nobel Prize winners all forced to undergo rigorous security checks before getting on an airplane,” said Rogers, “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.”

 

Editor – not to mention flight crew

Stephen Lord, who is the GAO’s director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified about the matter Wednesday in Rogers’ subcommittee. 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.”

 

Although the illegal alien who owned the Massachusetts flight school had not undergone a required TSA security threat assessment and had not been approved for flight training by the agency, he nonetheless held two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses, also known as FAA certificates.

 

The GAO report, released today, is entitled General Aviation Security: TSA’s Process for Ensuring Foreign Flight Students Do Not Pose a Security Risk Has Weaknesses.

 

In response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. homeland perpetrated by terrorists who learned how to pilot aircraft at flight schools in Florida, Arizona, and Minnesota, the TSA, a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), developed the “Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) to help determine whether foreign students enrolling at flight schools pose a security threat,” said the GAO’s Stephen Lord in written testimony prepared for Wednesday’s hearing in the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

 

According to the 911 Commission Report, four of the Sept. 11 hijackers who entered the United States with legal visas had overstayed their authorized period of admission.

 

Under the Alien Flight Student Program, foreign nationals are supposed to be subjected to a TSA security threat assessment prior to receiving flight training to determine whether they pose a security threat to the United States.

 

“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,” Lord said in his written testimony.

 

“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,” Lord testified.

 

However, a “weakness” in TSA’s Alien Flight Student Program, noted by GAO, is that it does not check for immigration status.

 

“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.”

 

A GAO official told CNSNews.com that, based on their names, none of the 25 illegal aliens who attended the flight school appeared to be from Muslim countries. Instead, they had Latin American names.

 

The GAO found that, “From January 2006 through September 2011, 25,599 foreign nationals had applied for FAA airman certificates, indicating they had completed flight training.” That information is placed on the FAA airmen registry.

 

The GAO provided information from the FAA’s airmen registry to TSA “so that the agency could conduct a matching process to determine whether the foreign nationals in the FAA airmen registry were in TSA’s AFSP database and the extent to which they had been successfully vetted through the AFSP database.”

 

The GAO found that not everyone in the FAA registry had been vetted properly.

 

“TSA’s analysis indicated that some of the 25,599 foreign nationals in the FAA airmen registry were not in the TSA AFSP database, indicating that these individuals had not applied to the AFSP or been vetted by TSA before taking flight training and receiving an FAA airman certificate,” stated the GAO.

 

The GAO continued, “TSA’s analysis indicated that an additional number of the 25,599 foreign nationals in the FAA airmen registry were also in the TSA AFSP database but had not been successfully vetted, meaning that they had received an FAA airman certificate but had not been successfully vetted or received permission from TSA to begin flight training.”

 

The GAO did not provide the full number of individuals who were not properly vetted.

 

The GAO’s Stephen Lord, in his prepared remarks, told lawmakers that the TSA does not screen new and existing FAA pilot license holders against the Terrorist Screening Database until after the foreign national has completed flight training.

 

Editor – but the 9/11 terrorist never got licenses, they only wanted to learn how to takeoff, not land.  So after thousands of hours of dual instruction, the Thousands Standing Around that claim to keep us safe while destroying our freedoms still wouldn’t know about them.

 

“Thus, foreign nationals obtaining flight training with the intent to do harm, such as three of the pilots and leaders of the September 11 terrorist attacks, could have already obtained the training needed to operate an aircraft before they received any type of vetting,” warned the GAO.

 

The TSA and ICE are working on a pilot program for vetting the names of foreign nationals against immigration databases.

 

However, the GAO noted that the two agencies “have not specified desired outcomes and time frames, or assigned individuals with responsibility for fully instituting the program.”

 

The GAO further stated, “We recommended that TSA and ICE develop a plan, with time frames, and assign individuals with responsibility and accountability for assessing the results of their pilot program to check TSA AFSP data against information DHS has on applicants’ admissibility status to help detect and identify violations, such as overstays and entries without inspection, by foreign flight students, and institute that pilot program if it is found to be effective.”

 

“DHS concurred with this recommendation and stated that TSA will prepare a plan by December 2012 to assess the results of the pilot program with ICE to determine the lawful status of the active AFSP population,” said the GAO.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized