Do you really believe TSA screener Alija Abdul Majed didn't know his metal detector was unplugged?

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/25 21:35:54
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The chaos at Terminal 7 was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice, sources said.

Amazingly, he failed to realize that alert lights never flashed once as streams of passengers filed through the dead detector, the sources said.

Majed was so clueless that he couldn’t even tell police how long the machine had been shut off or how it happened, the sources said.

“It was simply an unplugged machine — the TSA doing its best,” another source said.

Higher-ups at the Transportation Security Administration finally discovered the security boondoggle at 9:44 a.m. — leaving the Port Authority with no choice but to call for a complete evacuation of the international terminal that is home to British Airways, Cathay Pacific, United Airlines and others.

The extraordinary measure meant that two jumbo jets — including a San Francisco-bound United flight — had to return to the gate so passengers could be rescreened at a metal detector that was actually turned on.

The TSA would not confirm or deny that its detector had been unplugged, releasing a statement saying only that a metal detector suffered a “malfunction.”

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  • beach bum 2012/06/27 08:03:40
  • mac9 2012/06/26 04:08:56
    Hell NO
  • Elleryqueen 2012/06/26 03:39:52
    At least not unintentionally. Dry run folks? Hiring a muslim at TSA is like putting John Dillenger in charge of the bank.
  • Selketskiss 2012/06/26 02:32:31
    So now we have the foxes guarding the hen house, I will never fly again...
  • Pele Emerging 2012/06/26 00:19:54
    Pele Emerging
    You seem to have to pass a standard stupidity test to even be considered for employment by TSA, but this goes above and beyond standard stupidity. Makes you wonder who paid him to unplug the thing.
  • nverumind 2012/06/26 00:19:20
    probably lettin some of his Jihad buddies through and didnt plugg-er-back in.
  • Freeranger 2012/06/26 00:07:15
    I couldn't tell you, but I'd like to know who he works for. I'd like to fly out of an alternative terminal.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/06/25 23:53:46
    Bob, the reasonable one
    I would have been pretty damn suspicious of this guy as well....just a week or so I watched a TSA press spokesman talking about the hours and hours of training that their agents have and that professionalism has never been higher....than we have this clusterfock?
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/06/25 23:51:51
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/06/25 23:49:02
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    Probably letting some friends through and forgot to re-plug it in.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/06/25 22:41:17
    I think we have an Mole for the MB
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/06/25 21:56:52
    Rusty Shackleford
    People with above average intelligence don't take jobs as TSA agents.

    Tell me, do these people seem like they are very smart to you?
  • Quietma... Rusty S... 2012/06/25 22:07:04
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    He might be smarter than you think. Could be some type of dry run just to see what he can get away with!

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