Why do they even try to fool us? The numbers are overwhelming in support of the claim that TSA stands for A Security Theater:
More than 10 percent of the TSA’s identification badges have errors that could compromise airport security, a new audit has found.
Omissions and inaccuracies ranging from birthdates and birthplaces to incorrect assessments of security threats abound in identification badges assigned to the approximately 900,000 people who have unescorted access to secure areas of airports, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general.
Each year, the Transportation Security Authority oversees the vetting of approximately 550,000 badge applications.
There are nearly 1,000,000 people with unescorted access to secure areas of airports. Once inside the secure area they can travel to the secure area any other public airport in the country without having their credentials checked. Is anyone going to seriously try to convince me that not one in a million people is susceptible to black-mail, extortion, and/or threats against themselves or their family such that people will ill intent could not use them to gain access?
How much time can background investigators spend to vet those 550,000 applications? As the report says, they aren’t doing a very good job and it’s not surprising.