Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee told a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing yesterday that the passage of a law which allows the nationâ€™s airports to replace TSA screeners with private security personnel could cause a new 9/11-style attack.
Reacting to the Senateâ€™s approval of the measure, which defies attempts by the Transportation Security Administration to block applications from airports attempting to replace TSA screeners, Lee stated, â€œMy comment: we are looking forward to returning to 9/11.â€
The Democratâ€™s statement is of course completely glib, ludicrous and without foundation. Replacing TSA workers with private security personnel will if anythingÂ increase the safety of traveling Americans because better trained screeners will be able to concentrate on genuine threats to security, and notÂ 85-year-old womenâ€™s colostomy bags,Â babyâ€™s diapers, andÂ veterans with surgical implants.
Indeed, the TSA has cultivated a reputation of being proficient when it comes to harassing and abusing innocent Americans at checkpoints, while falling down on the job when it comes to missingloaded guns,Â swords,Â knives and other weapons.