If you want to get on an airplane in America today, you either have to allow TSA security officials to gawk at your exposed body using the new full body scanners that literally show "everything", or you must submit to the new "enhanced pat-downs". These pat-downs are so intrusive that many of those who have experienced them are using the term "sexual assault". The truth is that TSA officials have been instructed to start using the fronts of their hands to feel the outlines of male and female genitalia during these pat-downs. Not only that, but instead of going over the clothing, in many instances it is being reported that TSA officials are actually reaching down the pants and up the skirts of air travelers. Some TSA officials are doing this hundreds of times a day, and they do not put on clean gloves each time they perform an examination.
This is what America has sunk to. Today, in the "land of the free and the home of the brave", Americans are groped like farm animals by tyrannical thugs who get to do pretty much whatever they want with us. Things have gotten so bizarre that now even a columnist for Forbes magazine is calling for the TSA to be abolished.
The following are 7 TSA horror stories that are almost too shocking to believe. But all of them are actually true....
#1 Blogger Erin Chase is a regular air traveler, but she was completely unprepared for what she was about to experience as she went through airport security recently with your young baby....
She patted my left arm, my right arm, my upper back and my lower back. She then said, “I need to reach in and feel along the inside of your waistband.”
She felt along my waistline, moved behind me, then proceeded to feel both of my buttocks. She reached from behind in the middle of my buttocks towards my vagina area.
She did not tell me that she was going to touch my buttocks, or reach forward to my vagina area.
She then moved in front of my and touched the top and underneath portions of both of my breasts.
She did not tell me that she was going to touch my breasts.
She then felt around my waist. She then moved to the bottoms of my legs.
She then felt my inner thighs and my vagina area, touching both of my labia.
She did not tell me that she was going to touch my vagina area or my labia.
So how did Erin feel after going through this horrifying experience? The following is how she described her very physical reaction....
I stood there, an American citizen, a mom traveling with a baby with special needs formula, sexually assaulted by a government official. I began shaking and felt completely violated, abused and assaulted by the TSA agent. I shook for several hours, and woke up the next day shaking.
Here is why I was sexually assaulted. She never told me the new body search policy. She never told me that she was going to touch my private parts. She never told me when or where she was going to touch me. She did not inform me that a private screening was available. She did not inform me of my rights that were a part of these new enhanced patdown procedures.
#2 It is being reported that TSA officials are now reaching down the pants of travelers as part of the new "enhanced pat-downs".
Yes, you read that correctly.
They are actually reaching down the pants of air travelers and touching their genitals. Radio host Owen JJ Stone recently described to Alex Jones the horrifying things that a TSA official did to him the last time he went through airport security....
#3 A 43-year-old mother was completely shocked when she was recently picked at random for an "enhanced pat-down" at Sacramento International Airport.
The following is how Wendy James Gigliotti described her experience....
"She said 'spread your legs.' And then she took her full palms and started at my neck and ran all the way down my body, full palms, constant contact. And when she got down to my feet, she was in constant contact from my ankles all the way up to my groin, across my groin, and down the other leg. And she did that twice."
#4 Even members of the mainstream media are expressing horror about these new procedures. CNN employee Rosemary Fitzpatrick didn't know how to respond when a TSA official ran her hands around her breasts, over her stomach, across her buttocks and over her genitals when she recently went through airport security. The following is how Fitzpatrick described how she felt about the experience to CNN....
"As an experienced traveler for work who was in tears for most of the search process, I have never experienced a more traumatic and invasive travel event!"
#5 One of the most horrifying TSA horror stories to come out in recent years is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit. The incident involved a 21-year-old college student from Amarillo Texas. According to the lawsuit, as she went through airport security at Corpus Christi airport on May 29th, 2008 a TSA agent pulled her blouse down and exposed her breasts....
"As the TSA agent was frisking plaintiff, the agent pulled the plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing plaintiffs’ breasts to everyone in the area."
The suit also alleges that TSA workers continued to joke about the incident afterwards....
“One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video.’”
#6 Also back in 2008, the TSA actually forced a 37-year-old Texas woman to remove her nipple ring with a pair of pliers before they would allow her to get on an airplane. The following is what Mandi Tamlin had to say about her harrowing experience with the TSA....
"My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way."
#7 These new procedures are catching many travelers completely by surprise. One flight attendant named Megan recently posted her airport security horror story on the We Won't Fly Facebook page....
I am a Flight Attendant for a major airline. I am currently out on disability because of a hip replacement. My husband (who is a pilot) and I flew out of Portland, Maine on November 9th, to New York for my 6 week follow up appointment. I had… my other hip replaced back in 2008 and totally know the entire procedure going through security. So I THOUGHT!
My husband waited for me on the opposite side through security with all of my belongings while I endured the “new” pat down procedure. I was asked by the female TSA agent if I wanted a private screening and I said no because I had did not expect what was about to happen.
The agent went up my right leg first and then met my vagina with full force….the same on the other leg with the same result. She then used both of her hands to feel my breasts and squeezing them. At this point I was in shock.
When I came out of security my husband asked me. “What the hell was that?”. I have never felt so humiliated and violated. I have gone through the stages of being a sexual assault victim…Shock,Denial,Blame,Pain,Anger…I have yet to come with the Acceptance stage.
The bottom line here: We are ALL American citizens and should not be forced to succumb to a government agency that is clearly violating our Fourth Amendment!
Are we still living in America? Did we suddenly wake up and find ourselves in an episode of the Twilight Zone?
Every single month the United States seems to slip a little bit more down the road toward becoming a tyrannical Big Brother police state.
The truth is that the TSA is completely and totally out of control. If you doubt this, just watch the following short video....
Things have gotten so bizarre that now other countries are even making fun of our new airport security procedures. Just check out the following new animated video from Taiwan....
With so much outrage pouring in from the public over these new procedures, certainly changes are on the way, right?
TSA Administrator John Pistole told Congress on Tuesday that there is simply no way that he is going to change "his" policies.....
"If you are asking me, am I going to change my policies? No."
So aren't our politicians doing anything about this?
Unfortunately, most of them are so incompetent that they wouldn't be able to find their feet if they weren't attached to their legs.
However, there is one glimmer of hope. U.S. Representative Ron Paul has introduced H.R. 6416 (The American Traveler Dignity Act) in Congress.
So what would this law do?
Well, Paul recently had the following to say about his proposed law....
"My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. It means they are subject to the same laws as the rest of us."
So is there any hope that this thing will pass?
You never know.
What all of us can do is that we can start making as much noise as possible until changes are made.
If things remain as they are, one thing is for certain - a whole lot less people are going to be flying from now on.