Originally published July 12 2011
TSA lied: Agency still molesting young children after promising officials it would stop
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) After twice announcing that full-body pat downs would no longer apply to children under 12 years of age, John Pistole, Administrator of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has officially been exposed as a liar. Just last week, the TSA molested and terrorized a six-year-old boy en route to Disneyland with his parents, which caused the boy to cry and say to his parents that he no longer wanted to go on the trip.
Back in November, Pistole made an appearance on NBC's TODAY Show in an attempt to quell outcry about the TSA's invasive new procedures. At that time, he stated that the agency "heard the concerns that have been expressed and agree that children under 12 should not receive that pat down."
After making this announcement, however, the TSA continued to grope young children anyway, including the infamous pat down of the eight-month-old baby at Kansas City International Airport (http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-defends-pat-...).
Again in June, after being called upon by Congress to address the discrepancy between his statements and what was actually taking place, Pistole made another announcement concerning young children receiving pat downs -- except this time he insinuated that they would, in fact, still be receiving them.
However, he added a quip that "repeated efforts" would be made to not necessarily have to use pat downs on young children, whatever that means. These statements were made before lawmakers in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
So after first announcing that pat downs would not apply to young children, Pistole continued to allow them to occur anyway. Then roughly eight months later, Pistole changed his story in response to further outcry, and claimed that young children would still be subjected to pat downs if they triggered "screening anomalies" or other "security concerns," which represents a complete contradiction to his initial statements about pat downs (http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-repo...).
Even Pistole's most recent statements have been shown to be false, as an innocent young boy flying out of Washington's SeaTac airport near Seattle was recently fondled by TSA agents after passing problem-free through the X-ray screening machine. Even though there were no "screening anomalies" or other "security concerns," agents decided to target the young boy, and later claimed that they did so because he was carrying a harmless video game device.
"They just treated him like he's a terrorist," said the boy's father, Alex Long, to KING 5 News in Seattle. "He's a six-year-old boy." The family has filed an official complaint against the agency for the gross violation.
Based on the false statements he twice made before lawmakers, and once in front of the entire world, concerning pat downs for children, Pistole can legitimately be charged for perjury and obstruction of justice, according to a recent InfoWars report. We can only hope that somebody actually will, and that justice will be served.
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