Terrific! DOZENS of Aviation Workers on DHS Terrorism Watch List
A report released in June found that 73 aviation workers were included on the Department of Homeland Security terror watch list.
Katie Pavlich at Townhall reported:
After ISIS downed a Russian airliner and carried out multiple attacks on Paris over the past four weeks, the conversation about national security continues in the United States, with airport vulnerability playing a large role in the debate.
According to multiple reports and photographic evidence, ISIS worked with a local airport baggage handler at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport in Egypt to plant a soda can bomb on the plane.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 18, 2015
And Newsweek reported in June that 73 aviation workers at US airports have alleged links to terrorism.
A recent U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) report found that 73 aviation workers, employed by airlines and vendors, had alleged links to terrorism.
The report, published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General on June 4, blamed bureaucratic mistakes. Though the TSA says it frequently cross-checks applications and employee lists with the DHS’s “Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist,” both are incomplete.
The TSA’s employee lists, which consist of thousands of records, “contained potentially incomplete or inaccurate data, such as an initial for a first name and missing social security numbers,” the report found. The DHS Consolidated Terrorist Watchlist was also incomplete because “[TSA] is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watchlisting policy.”
Well that’s comforting, considering ISIS just blew a Russian jet out of the sky over the Sinai killing 224 passengers and staff.