By chance did any of you travel this Christmas season?
Did you fly the friendly skies to and from your destination?
If so, did you find yourself standing inside one of the full body scanners with your arms raised above your head?
As you were standing there, did you believe the lies that TSA keeps telling the American public about how they really can’t see that much detail and that the agents who review those are completely professional?
Then think again. According to a former TSA employee turned blogger, a number of the TSA agents that reside in the Image Operator rooms, are getting their kicks watching the images of people’s nude bodies.
“Now, the I.O. Room (the image operator room, where your nude images are viewed at airports that still use the backscatter x-ray full body scanners), that, my friend, is a whole different story. In the image analysis room, no one is permitted to leave or enter without ample warning (part of TSA’s promise to the public that officers “would never see the passenger whose nude image they just viewed,” although I did occasionally witness this being violated, see Confession #1) and, like the private screening room, recording devices of any kind are prohibited. So in summation: what you have are one to two to three TSA officers locked in a room, viewing nude passenger images, with a guarantee that no one can barge in on them, and that no surveillance cameras can legally be present.”
“Just use your imagination on the stories among TSA officers of what has gone on in the I.O. room.”
“Personally, in the I.O. room, I witnessed light sexual play among officers, a lot of e-cigarette vaping, and a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to some of your nude images, dear passengers. Things like this are what happens (at the very least) when you put people who are often fresh out of high school or a GED program (although there are actually a few TSA screeners with PhDs, which I guess is sad on so, so many levels) with minimal training and even less professionalism, into the position of being in charge of analyzing nude images of people in a hermetically sealed room.”
Whether you believe the blogger or not, it made me recall what happened in an airport this past summer when I was flying to see my parents. An extremely attractive young woman stood in the body scanner with arms raised. The male TSA agent manning the scanner seemed to keep her there longer than anyone else in line. Before she could collected her laptop computer and other belongings from the conveyor belt on the other side of the scanner, I noticed two men step out of the security room and stare at the young woman. As soon as she collected her things and turned the corner, the two men stepped back into the room. Obviously, they had seen her nude scan and wanted to see the real thing.
Just something for you to consider the next time you get ready to travel anywhere.