Shock Security Report: TSA Has a 95% Failure Rate Finding Weapons and Explosives

by | Jun 1, 2015 | Headline News | 67 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    TSA-search-toddlerWith an annual budget of over $7 billion Transportation Security Administration officials claim that they set the standard for excellence in transportation security and counterterrorism.

    But a recent investigation reveals that when undercover operatives attempted to smuggle banned weapons and even explosives through checkpoints nationwide the TSA failed to stop them 95% of the time.

    The shocking security report shows that despite the billions of dollars spent and the millions of American citizens being inconvenienced, and often humiliated, America’s airports are no safer today than they were before the attacks of September 11th, 2001:

    An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.

    The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.

    According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

    In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.

    Officials would not divulge the exact time period of the testing other than to say it concluded recently.

    Source: ABC News

    The government claims that because undercover “Red Teams” are familiar with TSA protocols and vulnerabilities the security investigation results are not reflective of real world results.  According to former TSA administrator John Pistole that because these “super terrorists” have access to TSA procedures “they can create and devise and conceal items that … not even the best terrorists would be able to do.” 

    In effect the government is telling us that even though TSA failed to catch 95% of the explosives and weapons being smuggled onto planes, Americans have nothing to worry about because an actual terrorist would never know how to compromise the system.  A real terrorist, whose sole purpose in life is to kill as many Americans as possible, would not have the time, resources, commitment or brains to identify weak points and gather intelligence about the vulnerabilities within the TSA’s security protocols.

    But what can we expect from an organization whose front-line officers make just a hair over minimum wage?

    For one, we can expect these highly trained agents of counter-terrorism to laugh and snicker while Americans go through demeaning screening procedures while being fondled.

    And as for those highly secretive protocols, perhaps if the TSA focused on searching potential terrorists before they board public transportation, as opposed to pat-downs of moms and their children after they disembark from their travels, they’d be a bit more successful in stopping people who were trying to smuggle weapons aboard.

    But no matter how wasteful or ineffective the Transportation Security Administration may be with respect to their actual duties, there are still those, fully one-third actually, who have succumbed to the years of propaganda and would gladly and without protest accept a full body cavity search for the privilege of flying.


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      1. Unionized, non-effective, non-performing Federal employees with total disdain for the taxpayers.
        Are we surprised or shocked at these results? We shouldn’t be at all. We deserve the government we elect.

        • It’s funny their failure rate is less than 5% when they want to feel you up or to see what you’re wearing under your clothes.

          • That’s right Mac!
            What we have here is the dumb
            patting down the stupid, kinda
            like a consensual travelogue orgy.

          • Abolish Homeland Security!


            • Rand Paul has given me hope things can be turned around.


              • Rand Paul is like any of the others.

                They’ll tell you what you want to hear to get elected but will do the bidding of their master once in office without regard to what they said the same as all the others for the last several decades.

                No one who is actually different will be allowed to run.

                • Agreed.

              • Nixon was presented to us as a conservative candidate. As soon as he got in, he proceeded to do almost everything the liberals wanted. Wage and price controls, closing the gold window, starting the EPA, running from Vietnam, trading with China, etc.

          • the worst part of the whole deal that WE know they the TSA and other agencys are completely WORTHLESS when it comes to protecting the public, ANY of the REAL bad guys just laugh as they know IF they want to get in they can do IT! were are spending millions on FALSE security and paying thugs to feel up our grandmas and kids and whomever else they choose! VERY VERY SICK!!!

          • Yea, I bet they have never missed a boob or a nut.

        • that infers that there’s something we can DO by electing the “right people”, TPS….i’m here to tell yuh, we missed THAT boat DECADES ago….it’s no longer possible, because the system has been “figured out”, and every politician wants HIS piece of the pie.

          • Exactly like Lady Graham who just put his/her name into the Presidential race.

            “US Senator and long-time military advocate Lindsey Graham announced on Monday his candidacy for president. A staunch Republican who frequently criticizes what he considers to be President Barack Obama’s weak and ineffectual foreign policy, the South Carolina native threw his hat into the ring by declaring “security through strength” is the best way to protect America in a dangerous world that is “falling apart.” He added in a televised speech: “If I’m president of the United States and you’re thinking about joining Al-Qaeda or ISIL, I’m not going to call a judge. I’m going to call a drone, and we will kill you.”

            • Amerika, “they hate us for our freedoms”. -G.W. Bush

              • I’m reposting a comment left on the Yahoo version of this article:

                The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed from generation to generation, says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in modern business, other strategies are often tried with dead horses, including some of the following:

                01. Buy a bigger whip.
                02. Change riders.
                03. Threaten the horse with termination.
                04. Appoint a committee to study the horse.
                05. Arrange to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
                06. Lower the standards so that dead horses can be included.
                07. Reclassify the dead horse as “living impaired”.
                08. Hire an outside contractor to ride the dead horse.
                09. Harness several dead horses together to increase speed.
                10. Provide additional funding to increase the dead horse’s performance.
                11. Conduct a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s
                12. Declare that the dead horse carries lower overhead, and therefore performs better
                than some other horses.
                13. Rewrite the expected performance parameters for all horses to accommodate the dead one.
                14. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

                • Sixpack, that sounds like PC on steroids.

                  • And govt bureaucracy.

              • Why does our Government and paid shill politicians hate America so much? Every Vote is to fleece us or take another right away. We need term limits for every political office. Hang those for treason who violate the Constitution.

                • i just can’t help but think if they hung just one, from a lamp-post in DC, with some citizens to guard the body for a few weeks….then the rest of them would fall in line…but like the mice that had a meeting to decide WHICH mouse will hang the bell on the cat….well, you know the story.

            • Lindsay Graham is a Devils Deciple for Israel. Dont be fooled. Just like insane McCain. Who keeps voting these shills into office?

        • Tip: Work out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to burn the most fat. If you work out later in the day you will burn mostly carbs, which wont take off the fat.

          • Son, don’t you have your TSA (trans-sexual asshole) job to do right now? After you are done molesting young boys and men at the airport, before you come home. Pick up a gallon of milk and bread, and please wash your hands before leaving work, thanks Dad.

            • ROTFLMAO!

            • ABID, welcome aboard. LMFAO!

              • x 3!

              • I heard Acid bought a plane ticket to Memphis, said he was going there to visit a friend, but he enjoyed going through the search line so much that he missed his flight. Said he might try again tomorrow, he said those body search are great. He said that TSA guy was really cute.

            • Bingo!

        • TPS, that’s right. Let me add protected not only by the union but also by the fed govt.’s affirmative action policy. It’s all minority people who work for TSA and minority groups get special treatment under federal law but white males get treated like 2nd-class citizens. TSA is only good at inconveniencing, humiliating, and molesting people. And our tax dollars pay for this BS.

        • Every one of these TSA agents employees need to be strung up by their toe nails and beaten like a pinata. I’m adding that to my clean house to-do list for post SHTF.

        • Hey, but the Bachelorette is on tonight…..!Let’s focus on that instead…… (sarc)


        A few more gems for you pig-sucking idiots.

        I turned on the TV this morning to see Lindsey Graham babbling about how he would be ready to be commander in chief on the first day, and he’s been to the middle east more times than he can remember.


        • Acid, nobody here is an idiot except for the trolls and you, so go f#$% yourself!

          • You really think I’m a troll? OK, how much info do YOU provide to the group?

        • Acid…I doubt you’ve been in combat!

      3. Off the subject a little.

        To ACTOR Mike Enright

        Who is fighting with the KURDS

        I saw your interview

        I hope I speak for a lot of us


      4. TSA is a small part of the military industrial complex under DHS. Their goal is not and it was never provisioned as such to catch the so called terrorists. Have you looked at some of them at the airports? They are look like minimum wage Walmart workers.

        The cause of their failure should be very obvious since their designers and trainers are too busy to arm and train the Islamic Savages named ISIS. ISIS is their army now to commit worldwide crimes against humanity.

        If you don’t believe the above try to ask the previous DHS secretary Mr. Cherhoff.

        • Its all by design. we an scream & holler &/or threaten all we want, NOTHING will change.. the only way that MIGHT be effective is, “hit ’em where it counts” the bottom line, M-O-N-E-Y the airlines stop making money it WILL bring them to their knees..

          Unfortunately, the masses do NOT get it..

          Those who must fly because of their jobs, may also be quite happy to have a virtually empty airliner all for themselves.. ;>))

          C’mon, lets FIGHT..!!

        • Stolz, Chertoff is a member of the ‘tribe’, so no surprise there. Also, TSA never does background checks or drug tests on anyone they hire. If anyone in the private sector operated like that, they would be put out of business. But since they’re a govt. agency…..

          • Brave….you got it brother.

      5. TSA sucks!

      6. I can’t understand why people must fly so often.. we have Skype & other means to keep in constant visual contact with family & friends..

        If people would actually STOP flying for a while, perhaps we could effectively get rid of these felons [yes, most of them are not only felons, but uneducated clodhoppers] who enjoy groping..

        I’d like to give a piece of my mind to the parents of the little boy depicted being touched.. It is so wrong, WRONG W-R-O-N-G..!!!!

        I have long stopped flying commercial.. I fly private airliners to Europe where I have friends & family.. Of course it’s more expensive, it’s why I can’t go very often.. the rest of the time we use Skype..

        • ChantalDesigner, TSA never does background checks or drug tests on anyone they hire.

      7. I’m not surprised since it’s a job only pedophiles can do.

      8. I have a story that falls right into this category.

        I had to fly to a meeting 2 weeks ago. Now in my previous job a flew several times a year and new the routine very well. But in my current job I only fly 1 or 2 times a year. Anyways, 2 weeks ago I had to fly out from Tampa to Kansas City for a meeting. I had not flown anywhere since the same time last year so I wasn’t sure what new articles of clothing I would have to remove this time to get through security. Needless to say I didn’t have to remove my shoes, belt, take out my toiletries, or laptop. Just had to have my pockets empty and walk through the metal detector. Complete opposite of what I was used to. I was shocked and very suspicious as was every one else around me. It was like they were letting anyone with anything walk through.
        After my meeting I went to fly out of K.C. and it was back to the old way. Remove your shoes, toiletries, belt, laptop and nothing in your pockets and then prepare for the body scanner. Now here is the kicker. Security at K.C. wanted to search my bag, I was ok whatever. What they found was my credit card knife that I had forgotten in my wallet. I passed through security in Tampa and they didn’t see anything but they found it in K.C.
        Great job there TSA. Glad I don’t have to fly that often. Next time I think I will drive and make a vacation out of it.

      9. Touch Some Ass! 🙄

      10. What a waste of tax money! Of course, that was always part of the plan as was using it to condition people for martial law. Anyway, I just keep think about this quote from Benjamin Franklin, “Any society that gives up liberty for perceived safety, deserves neither liberty or safety.”

      11. On the other hand, they have a 100% success rate at violating the Fourth Amendment on a daily basis for millions of travelers, so there is that.

      12. Well, at least they get to finger your 10 year old daughter and your wife in front of you.


      13. Nothing new. I went to DC from Miami about four years ago. Took my backpack everywhere. Went to the Capitol, the National Archives, National Gallery the airports twice. Went through X-ray screening at MIA and DCA, metal detectors at the rest. On my way home, sitting in DCA airport, I got my iPad out of my backpack and laying at the bottom, tucked in a fold, was my Gerber folding knife. No one at any of those places had seen anything. I about flipped out.

        • I just went through a suitcase a few weeks ago that I had used to travel (fly) to FLL, onto a Cruise ship, through customs and back. I found rounds of loose .380 from a rd trip I took last November. No one ever saw it.

      14. Their success rate increases when they find asses with both hands that belong to others. Finding their own ass with both hands is a 98% failure.

      15. All you have do to get around TSA is look like a muslim between the ages of 18 and 42. They will wave you through while they fondle Granny and Toddlers. Hell, go through TSA at Dulles International or Ronald Reagan in DC AND THE TSA will likely have muslim headgear on. What’s wrong with that picture???

        In the 20th. Century the only thing governments have been really good at is killing unarmed civilians. Look at the history and numbers yourself don’t take my word for it. If I recall correctly 170 Million civilians died at the hands of government between the years 1900 to 2000!!!

      16. Can’t find weapons & explosives, but their fingers are able to find their way into your wife & daughters panties!

      17. Blackwater Trained Some of World’s Top Terrorists

        ht tp://

      18. They failed those tests on purpose. I flew two weeks ago. I had on a t-shirt, shorts and keen water sandals. Only a small 511 edc carry bag. Those pervs pulled me out of line and gave me a better pat down than I could have received after a sleazy Asian massage. I asked him if it gave him a hard on groping men or only when he checked little boys. He got pissed and asked if I wanted to be held for further screening. My lady was throwing a fit so the tsa cat told me to get out of his sight. I smiled and asked him if he wanted a tip for the groping. He said, get the fuck to your plane asshole. Made me laugh. Fuck the tsa!

      19. Rate them based on performance. If they rate poorly, out they go.

      20. I knew the article would turn into a load of shiite, when they quoted John Pistole. He is a political hack, as integrity challenged as as Eric Holder. A former government issued Mark Potok. My, my, my!

      21. I’ll tell you what happened to me and my wife when we took a flight once with the kids. A couple days prior to the flight I was up at brother in laws farm and was shooting my shotgun. Well he said as long as I clean up the cases it’s ok. I bagged them up in a grocery bag threw them in the back of the van on top of the kids stroller well when we went through screening at the airport they wiped down the pipes on the stroller and found powder residue they took my wife in private room and did a closer frisk while they were xraying the stroller closer after it was over they let us through. Now at the time it didn’t occur to me but the spent shells left residue on the stroller which raised a flag. Tsa never told me what they found and I never mentioned it. People the second your flight is booked they do a comprehensive backround check on you. I’m not saying shit can’t slip through but they do look into anything that don’t seem right. I don’t fly anymore the only reason was she earned free flights. We don’t fly anymore just because of the hassle. If you think they are not on top of shit try something stupid and find out. I take my minivan or rent one and go where I please without any hassle now. We like it better than flying probably safer too.

      22. Don’t fly it’s that simple if no flys the industry will cut back to smaller level airport expansion will stop. I’d rather drive 24 hours than spend 3 in a plane with complete strangers coughing and spreading there germs. Cramped seats in the plane gotta drag your luggage around or pay someone to do it. Running to other end of terminal to catch connecting flights. With kids in tow privacy destroyed by tsa. Who wants to fly anymore or take a train or any other public trans. Oh tickets are expensive too. Save your $ take your car and buy gas only move 5 people for the price of 1 compared to flying take what you want with you and bring back what you want without fear of gov harassment.

      23. They can’t treat Muslims different because the us gov has not declared Muslim extremists the enemy and it would be discrimination their lawyers would have a huge payday. Honestly the gov should discriminate it would save time and $.

      24. TSA….taxpayer squandering agency! Big waste of money with that group!

      25. This DHS report is not fair to the TSA agents, it omits the fact that TSA agents scored at the top for nipple pinching, crotch grabbing and anal probing. And someone who has been in combat…BIG DEAL! I wouldn’t brag about serving in the communist hijacked, paid with redistributed wealth, unconstitutional U.S. military.

      26. I just heard about this on the news this morning. They mentioned one undercover agent even had a bomb strapped to his chest and he got through.

        Two thoughts here. One, this is outright scary, that the amount of money being spent on “security” still isn’t working, and two, if the results were this bad, why in the world would they release them to the public. You would think they would clean it up first before they released the data.

        • Just like the bullshit collection of private data.

      27. TSA Head Reassigned

        ht tp://

        • you mean “promoted”, don’t you?…that’s the way they get rid of bad management, when working for gub-mint….they promote them.

      28. I would gladly submit to TSA groping if it allowed me to go all the way to the gate with my wife when she flies.

        Before I got in line, I would have to leave a few EDC items in the truck…

        Cold steel folder.
        Monkey fist key chain.
        GI can opener.
        G26. mags.
        250 lumen flashlight.
        Burner phone.
        Money clip. Cash.
        Montagnard bracelet.
        Brother’s KIA bracelet.
        Handful of quarters, dimes, and post ’82 pennies.
        I would show up with only my driver’s license, CCL, 20 one dollar bills, and key to my truck, without the remote.

        I would feel naked, and I am pretty ticklish, but it would be worth it to accompany my wife all the way to her gate, and sit with her before boarding.

        I would remember to wear skivvies, and would wear 511 OD green instead of camo BDUs.

        With my luck, some scanner would pick up on the handcuff key I forgot was sewn into all my trousers.

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