An undercover agent with a fake bomb stuffed down his pants to passed through security and was cleared to board flight at Newark Airport (err port).
The breach took place Feb. 25, when the Transportation Security Administration’s special operations team — the agency’s version of internal affairs — staged a mock intrusion at the airport.
“This episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures,” a source said.
Despite the security woes, the TSA this week declared it would soon allow travelers to carry bats, clubs and non-locking knives up to 2.36 inches in length and a half-inch width (shown above) onto airplanes.
But we still need to remove our shoes and belt buckles. Oh yes, we also can’t take such ‘dangerous’ items as toothpaste, shave cream and bingo daubers.
How safe will we feel in the knowledge that a terrorist can take knives, bats, clubs and even a bomb stuffed in his pants?