Friday, July 11, 2014

TSA Fails To Spot Loaded Glock And Knife On Phoenix To London FlightsPh Niand

From shoe bombs, to shoe knives, to bombs in one’s underwear  
We face a cat and mouse game to keep our planes from being destroyed or taken in midair
Even cell phones, lap tops and tablets coming from overseas Homeland Security now fears
Can be disguised as bombs so to a new policy we now must adhere
Cannot allow a cell phone, lap top or tablet in a bomb disguise
So a word to the traveling public wise
Device must power up or it will be left on the tarmac
Another hoop the traveling public must go through to get to the U.S. back
But if a potential terrorist wants to do it the old fashioned way
The laws of numbers and human attention come into play
Latest news when the TSA is supposedly on alert most high
A man with a criminal record managed to bring a loaded Glock aboard and off into the sky
Another man with a knife not for cutting steaks to be used
But a weapon, the possession of which may not be excused
Two different Phoenix to London flights with the weapons remaining in carry on bags
But our English cousins were more alert--on transferring to other flights the weapons were snagged
No human is perfect and to their credit daily the TSA claims 1.8 million screens
But a loaded gun and a knife going through the X-ray should have been seen
What makes this story unique is not the security lapse or the screener’s mistake
But rather almost unheard of in the government, the action the TSA decided to take
The screener was fired and is no longer with the TSA
Why not the also officials cooking the books while Vets died at the VA
© July 11, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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