CommunityPam's House Blend

TSA knew that the 'dry run' terror alerts were bogus

Via Raw Story (which also has CNN video), confirmation that the “cheesebomb” BS was in fact BS, thanks to the TSA.

The Transportation Security Agency’s national security bulletin issued was based on bogus examples that were combined to give the impression of ominous terrorist plotting, CNN reports.

“That bulletin for law enforcement eyes only told of suspicious items recently found in passenger’s bags at airport checkpoints, warned that they may signify dry runs for terrorist attacks,” CNN’s Brian Todd reported Friday afternoon. “Well it turns out none of that is true.”

Todd highlights the case of Sara Weiss, who was detained in San Diego after two ice packs covered in tape were found in her baggage. Weiss, who works for a faith-based organization, also was carrying a survey about Muslim Americans, which CNN says also raised law enforcement provisions.

“The FBI now says there were valid explanations for all four incidents in that bulletin, and a US government official says no charges will be brought in any of these cases,” Todd reported.

* ‘Deadly’ airbound cheese

Previous post

Next post

Sunday Late Nite: SF HIV Epidemic Ends

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding