In a videotape obtained by CNN, a covert GAO inspector places a bag containing bomb components on an X-ray machine conveyor belt and then walks through a magnetometer at an unidentified federal building. Unlike some covert tests that use simulated explosives, the GAO used actual bomb components in the test and publicly available information "to identify a type of device that a terrorist could use" to damage a building.Whooooohooooo! Aren't you glad that security is so friggin tight at federal buildings and airports?
In case you can't really grasp what is going on here: the thuggish fondling that you get by underpaid federal goons while at the security counter is all for show. The douchebags with badges but no authority that are busy scanning breast milk and confiscating hoop earrings and Medals of Honor at your airport? They're wasting your time. All of that metal detecting and frisking does nothing to "make you safe," so stop saying that it does when someone asks why you put up with it.
They go on to rag on the security contractors, but the federal security isn't great either.
"We knew that the FPS was a troubled agency, but that GAO could penetrate security at these buildings and make bombs without detection is truly shocking," he said.
The security lapses "show a disturbing pattern by the Federal Protective Service of poor training, lapsed documentation, lax management, inconsistent enforcement of security standards and little rigor," added Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the committee's ranking member.
So let me ask my several readers an honest question: what is the point in disarming everyone that enters federal property if the .0001% of the population that actually wants to commit a murderous act will still be able to easily smuggle bombs, guns, knives, and other weapons inside?