July 19, 2012 at 9:00 am (9/11, Flying Lessons, Illegal Aliens, Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School, Illegal Immigrants, Janet Napolitano, Massachusetts, Pilot License, September 11th, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, WTF)
If you thought a story from earlier this week that 9/11 terrorists had won the right to postpone their trial due to religious consideration was insane, then you’re going to love this story.
Filed here under, WTF?
The government organization known as the TSA, charged with securing airports and preventing terrorist attacks similar to 9/11, has been allowing illegal aliens to take flying lessons at a flight school owned by an illegal alien.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.
Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses.
So while TSA agents are actively scouring crotches in every major airport in the nation, pulling 80-year-old women aside, accosting 4-year-olds for allegedly harboring guns, and dragging disabled children aside for interrogation, potential terrorists have been roaming the skies freely, honing their craft in a potential steel missile.
Now where have we heard of this before? Oh, right … 9/11. Oh right … this guy …
The worst terrorist attack on American soil in history, and our government hasn’t learned that lesson.
All-American Blogger writes:
What in the world is going on in the Transportation Security Agency? How do you not only know about this and not send in Janet Napolitano and Janet Reno over to give the group the Waco treatment?
How can these incompetent nitwits claim to be keeping the skies safe? How can the look the American public in the eye and tell them another Mohammed Atta isn’t training for another 9/11 style attack in America today?
He is right, of course. Nobody in this administration can tell the American people that they are safe in light of this news.
The report itself confirms this:
Stephen Lord, who is the GAO’s director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified about the matter Wednesday in Rogers’ subcommittee. Rogers asked him: “Isn’t it true that, based on your report, the Transportation Security Administration cannot assure the American people that foreign terrorists are not in this country learning how to fly airplanes, yes or no?”
Lord responded: “At this time, no.”
Although the illegal alien who owned the Massachusetts flight school had not undergone a required TSA security threat assessment and had not been approved for flight training by the agency, he nonetheless held two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses, also known as FAA certificates.
Somebody needs to be fired over this. Unlike that other major national security scandal Fast and Furious, somebody needs to be held accountable. And it starts at the top.