Every day hundreds of thousands of travelers are subjected to long lines and intrusive screenings by the Transportation Security Administration. Under the pretext of protecting Americans from terrorists the TSA, an agency which has never actually captured a terrorist in its ten year history, has spent billions of dollars on what they claim is a necessity in today’s dangerous world.
But with all the money being spent and a government control grid being implemented across the entire country, a cross-dressing fence jumper somehow managed to thwart a multi-million dollar impenetrable external perimeter defense system at Newark airport.
The Port Authority’s pricy perimeter-protection system failed again Wednesday when it failed to detect that a man — dressed as woman — had hopped a fence at Newark Airport and wandered across two runways…
Newark’s Perimeter Intrusion Detection System should have alerted officials to Bryant’s presence long before he took his turn on the runway — but the $300 million-plus system flunked.
“The [PIDS] cameras were operating and he was not detected by the PIDS system,” a source said.
He allegedly scaled the security fence and rambled unnoticed across two runways before trying to enter Terminal C, where he was confronted by a United Airlines worker, who called cops.
The PIDS system includes cameras that watch the airport’s outer fence, which is topped with barbed wire and lined with sensors to detect climbers. It remains unclear why Bryant was not spotted.
“The individual involved was arrested, checked against the [Joint Terrorism Task Force] and FBI watch list, issued a summons and released,” Koumoutsos said. “
“Everybody was called on the carpet about this, which is rather unfair, since they have no control over a substandard security system,” the source said.
“If the PIDS system worked, the police would have responded and rendered the assistance he needed.”
If the PIDS system worked?
A $300 million security system installed to protect Americans from the dastardly threat of homegrown and Al-Queda terrorists and it is substandard and not functioning?
So much for scrubbing granny’s wheelchair for explosive residue at the airport’s TSA checkpoint, when an intoxicated individual dressed in bright clothing can jump a fence and enter one of the busiest airports in America without being detected.
And though he was eventually spotted and arrested when trying to enter the airport terminal, what if he had been there for nefarious reasons? What if he had been a trained operative who entered the airport perimeter with several other members of a terrorist cell? They could easily have approached aircraft under the cover of darkness, attached improvised explosive devices to airplanes, and detonated those devices once the planes were filled with passengers.
Curiously, while every American living inside of the United States is being constantly monitored and tracked, millions of illegal aliens every year jump the impenetrable fence down at our southern border, entering our country without documentation or knowledge of their whereabouts once they get here.
It seems that none of these state-of-the-art fences, or the billions of dollars being spent on building and staffing them, do what they are intended to do.
This is yet another example of why all of the security procedures being implemented by the Department of Homeland Security and their sub-agencies are highly suspect, suggesting that the goal of these regulations is not to protect Americans, but to control them.