The Transportation Security Administration itself has demonstrated that airport security remains woefully incompetent despite the massive bureaucracy’s best efforts. On February 25, an undercover inspector from the agency’s special-operations team smuggled an improvised explosive device in his pants past the metal detector and a patdown at Newark Airport to board a commercial flight.
In fairness to the TSA, they did manage to catch one of the undercover operatives during the test: a female agent with an obviously suspicious “simulated IED inside her carry-on that was inside a child’s doll . . . with wires sticking out.”