It's a tale of shocking ineptitude: CBS 2 has learned a series of missteps unnecessarily added to the mayhem at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday. The six-hour delay stranded thousands of people, creating extreme crowding and chaos.
The bloody security cameras weren't even working.
That's right – they weren't even recording, sources said, and needed a reboot, which the agency apparently didn't ask for. That set off a chain reaction of even more missteps that caused needless chaos and inconvenience for several thousand hapless passengers.No doubt there's gross incompetency all over the place, at other airports everywhere. This was just a random sampling, and the results are appalling.
With the cameras inoperable, the TSA tried to get a second set of surveillance video from Continental Airlines. But the TSA apparently didn't know the correct telephone number and the specific procedures to get the footage. That caused a two hour delay in identifying the intruder and closing the airport to look for him.
When they finally got the footage, they couldn't find the intruder, discovering later that he had slipped out another entrance 20 minutes after he arrived.
Not good. Nope. Not at all.
Oh, well, what the hell...
Welcome to the United Socialist States of Obamerica.
Hey! WTF?! Two fingers?!
Who the hell decided they'd now be using two fingers?!
One of Obama's "Czars"? Probably Kevin Jennings.
How the hell will using two fingers help catch more terrorists?!
That guy with the butt-check glove... scary. The look on his face doesn't help, either. Oh, look, in the foreground... at least they use lube, see it in front of the microphone (at least I hope that's only a microphone!)?