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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:27 AM

First on CNN: TSA to deploy hundreds, including air marshals, to border

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The Transportation Security Administration plans to send hundreds of officials to help with efforts to deal with migrant inflows on the southern border just as the busy summer travel season begins, according to an internal email obtained by CNN.

The task of the TSA workers, which a source said will include air marshals, will be to assist temporarily with immigration duties. TSA acknowledged in an internal email the "immediate need" comes with the acceptance of "some risk" of depleted resources in aviation security.

TSA plans for the deployments to involve up to 175 law enforcement officials and as many as "400 people from Security Ops," according to two sources and the email. At least initially, the efforts will not involve uniformed airport screeners, according to the email, which says that some parts of TSA would be asked to contribute "around 10%" of its workforce.

"There is now immediate need for more help from TSA at the SW border," a senior TSA official, Gary Renfrow, wrote in the email to agency regional management. "TSA has committed to support with 400 people from Security Ops" who will be deployed in waves "similar to support for past hurricanes."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/politics/tsa-border-security/index.html?utm_content=2019-05-15T10%3A25%3A00&utm_medium=social&utm_term=image&utm_source=twCNNp

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Reply First on CNN: TSA to deploy hundreds, including air marshals, to border (Original post)
demmiblue Wednesday OP
Dennis Donovan Wednesday #1
bitterross Wednesday #8
agalisgv Wednesday #15
woodsprite Wednesday #2
wasupaloopa Wednesday #3
NewJeffCT Wednesday #7
woodsprite Wednesday #10
lark Wednesday #6
DFW Wednesday #4
Roy Rolling Wednesday #5
bronxiteforever Wednesday #9
IronLionZion Wednesday #11
benld74 Wednesday #12
kimbutgar Wednesday #13
dixiegrrrrl Thursday #16
stillcool Wednesday #14

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:32 AM

1. Jesus Christ...

Why are they diverting resources from TSA (*especially* air marshalls) concurrent to provoking Iran (which has a network of sleeper cells at the ready)?

...or did I just answer my question? There was a time I would've thought that NO POTUS would pull an "Operation Northwoods", but could this be leading up to such an event?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

8. Yep, you answered your own question

I can hear it now:

"If the Democrat [sic] Party had given us the national security resources we requested this horrible tragedy would not have happened. Now it is up to me to declare a national emergency and martial law to protect the nation. First, all news networks will be restricted to reporting only what the DHS approves...Second, all citizens must carry proof of citizenship and the DHS/ICE/Border Patrol agents will immediately begin random check points and raid throughout the borders of the ENTIRE nation. Not just at and within 100 miles of the borders... "

I unfortunately do not think I'm exaggerating here.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:51 PM

15. I hope you are exaggerating

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:07 AM

2. Looking for another 9/11 possibility? nt

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:19 AM

3. The 9/11 perps did not cross the southern border. They where here taking flight training.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:20 AM

7. I think it means that without air marshalls on our planes

it is inviting another 9/11?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:44 AM

10. Exactly what I was thinking.

Hubby's cousin was an air marshall on and beyond 9/11. He got out of that and moved into the investigation end of things. With a family and all, he wanted to do something with a bit more safety.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:00 AM

6. Wonder if this is per Vlad's instructions?

Maybe he wants the planes to be less protected so he can do a false flag terrorism hit and blame it on Iran. drumpf seems to be very intent on this lately, especially since his 1-1/2 hr. conversation with his master and handler. I'm sure Bolton was pushing it too, but it seemed to go nowhere prior to Hair Furor's chat with PUtin.

For his part, I'm sure PUtin is salivating to have an Iranian war for them to sell Iran more weapons to kill the Americans. I also seriously doubt he will let us conquer Iran because it'd look really bad for him personally and PUtin won't let his tool do that. Wonder what he'd do if lil donnie chose the oil over PUtin's approval, would he put out the tapes showing the treason of drumpf right before the election if drumpf disregards his plans for Iran? How many people will die for these megalomaniacs playing with natons lives for their own personal profit and power?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:19 AM

4. Why? Are immigrants now flying across the border? n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:48 AM

5. Epic Fail

"Mr. Hotel" president can't make accommodations for temporary border influx.

I'd welcome a "Trump Hotel for Asylum-Seekers" to cash-in on the potential business. That's capitalism. Not sending guns to the border to keep them "customers" away.

Again, our president---Mr. Hotel--can't solve a problem of temporary visitors passing through. Remember that when people talk about his great business skills.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:40 AM

9. The argument that it is like a hurricane is total bs

A hurricane is over in a few days with clean up put on the locals and Guard. This is an endless commitment for TSA.
Chiefly concerned with air travel, the TSA employs screening officers in airports, armed Federal Air Marshals on planes, and mobile teams of dog handlers and explosives specialists. These folks are essential for safe air travel.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:52 AM

11. Idiots are publicizing they'll have less security at airports and on flights



And that's after they had lots of people quit during the 5 weeks of unpaid work earlier this year. TSA and ICE need some reforms to reduce racial profiling and improve effectiveness of their processes, but this border idea is just stupid.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:13 AM

12. Cheezits!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:36 AM

13. So the with the beginning of the summer travel season they are sending Tsa agents to the border?

That is insane. The airlines need to push back now and say no. Who wants to wait in a one hour TSA line. Not me. I was planning on flying instead of driving next month to Arizona, now I realize I have to friggin drive. UGH!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #13)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:32 PM

16. OTOH....I was just reading about the decreased # of flights


as a result of airlines grounding their Boeing 737s.
It's not as if they can go to Hertz rent-A-Plane to make up the flight numbers. Takes about a year to build those $100 million
per each planes.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:22 PM

14. Not making sense...

only in Trump world. God knows what the eff is going on anywhere, the why's I don't even bother considering.

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