05 May 2006

TSA Blacklists Anti-Terrorism Officials

The Transportation Security Administration's airline screening system "tends to mistake government employees and U.S. servicemen for foreign terrorists," he writes in today's Wired News. "Newly released government documents show that even having a high-level security clearance won't keep you off the Transportation Security Administration's Kafkaesque terrorist watch list, where you'll suffer missed flights and bureaucratic nightmares."

For example, the watch list stopped an Army officer in the business of stopping terrorists from getting weapons of mass destruction, who was currently on active duty, with a ticket paid for by the Army, from flying.

I feel safer already.

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