A new revelation says passengers at airports are secretly being watched, monitored on the plane and in the airport without them even knowing it. This is apart from the already routine procedures in place like asking for passengers’ electronics to be taken out for inspection and walking through the body scanner and waiting to get patted down.
The new report says the previously undisclosed program is called “Quiet Skies” and that TSA says it is specifically targeting U.S. citizens who are not in the terrorist screening database or suspected of wrongdoing.
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Col. Steve Ganyard, a retired colonel and Marine Corps fighter pilot told the media that: “We're seeing examples of the TSA following around people who are in no way significantly suspect. The criteria that they are applying does not point to people who are potential terrorists.”
A report says all US citizens who come into the country are automatically screened for potential inclusion in Quiet Skies, and thousands of Americans have already been subject to surveillance at the airport and on their flights under the program. Travelers stay on the Quiet Skies watch list for up to 90 days or until three encounters. The passengers are never notified they’re on the list at all.
The marshals are said to be diligently taking notes on what certain passengers do including who they talk to, and even if they use the bathroom.
The report also says that some of the behaviors of passengers the supposed marshals watch closely for include: excessive fidgeting or sweating, using a computer, a jump in their Adam's apple, a cold penetrating stare, or if they boarded last.
John Casaretti, the Air Marshal Association president, is wary as he released a statement to the media saying: "The Air Marshal Association believes that missions based on recognized intelligence, or in support of ongoing federal investigations, is the proper criteria for flight schedules. Currently, the Quiet Skies program does not meet the criteria we find acceptable."
TSA clarifies that they follow individuals who may have suspicious erratic travel patterns and that this is not a surveillance program, despite reports that marshals not only follow passengers in flight but also once they land.
There are those who question the legality of the said program, and what exactly are agents are looking for.
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Erratic travel patterns huh? Wonder what qualifies as erratic? Flying once every 3 years? Or is it many flights a week? Hrmmm maybe it’s only people that don’t get return flights at the same time? Or does it have to do with bookings of hotel rental car etc? All the above is why I fly myself within reasonable distances, but my tiny little plane has zero amenities and only goes 120 with the wind, turn around and it’s only 65-70 into the wind. She can bounce around like crazy but that little 4 popper just keeps on knocking away! Come to think of it the only benefit one gets from commercial flight is the ability to haul more shit along. For a cost. Lol All my buddies joke that I fly erratically but I like to push the limits of my abilities. I’ll bet they are watching me! Time to sweep the little bird for hidden cameras! I’ll bet they ads box has something to do with it? The faa made us add them this Jan. and they tell everyone where everyone is at any moment. Kinda like we all have an analog for radar now that idents other aircrafts locations within a certain radius of your location.
Your wrong! Innocence was paid for but there has to be the application of the remedy for the debt of guilt. Without it??? Yeah, your like a used tampon.
isn't that creepy? they should be after radical islamists and terrorists, not ordinary Americans. Know who's the enemy, it's not the common people, not the taxpayers. Not Americans.