While Department of Homeland Security is ramping up the Nation’s See something, say Something program, expanding into Walmarts and other venues, we warn our readers to be cautious of what you see, what you say, and to whom you say it, as evidenced by recent backlash from the government for an airline pilot’s personal exposÃ© on airport security:
An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.
The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.
He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.
Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well…
Source: News 10
Ahhh… so if we see something of actual importance, like say, a massive hole in our security infrastructure, then we become suspects and are stripped of our Constitutional protections of due process.
In the new America, spying on your neighbors is an accepted practice, while pointing out the deficiencies of our benevolent government is met with heavy handedness, force, the threat of arrest, and the probability of a law enforcement response under the Patriot Act’s terrorism clauses.
Once again, the powers that be have proven that See Something, Say Something is NOT about protecting the American people – it’s about controlling us.
The pilot in question is a military reservist and was licensed to carry a firearm. Now that he has publicly released videos on Youtube outlining the security holes, he has lost his right to carry a firearm.
It’s clear by our government’s actions in recent months and years that we are on the road to totalitarianism. At one time we were taking tiny steps, hidden from the public’s eye. Not anymore. Those in the power sphere of this country are so arrogant that they are now doing it in the open in what we perceive to be a drastic and expeditious manner.