The following clip was taken just this week at Columbus Ohio Airport. You can see two of Janet Napolitano’s finest going around and testing passenger’s drinks for explosives. That’s right they use a swab over liquid to see if it has explosive material in it.
What is amazing to watch is how no one seems to be bothered at all that this is being done. We aren’t talking about people just entering the airport. We’re talking about people who have been through security, the grope downs, the naked body scanner, and having their belongings rifled through, who are just waiting to board their plane.
One passenger joked and affirmed what I was thinking as he told of his encounter with the TSA explosive drink agents,
“My wife and son came back from a coffee shop just around the corner, then we were approached. I asked them what they were doing. One of the TSA ladies said that they were checking for explosive chemicals (as we are drinking them). I said “really – inside the terminal? You have got to be kidding me.” I asked them if they wanted to swab us all. She responded with something like, ‘yes sometimes we need to do that’. I then asked if she wanted a urine sample…nonetheless, the TSA is way out of control,” he said.
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