What happened to the Russian flight that was taken down by a bomb over Egypt this past week could easily happen to us here in the United States, former CIA Director under Bill Clinton James Woolsey said Friday. There is a “reasonably good chance” the same thing can happen to a U.S. flight because of how airport workers are being hired.
“They used to be vetted,” Woolsey said. “Now, quite a few of them are foreign nationals who have just worker Visas. They’re treated like agricultural workers.”
Like agricultural workers?
But such workers can do “a lot more damage in the baggage handling area of an airline than you can if you’re a terrorist, than you can do in the middle of a wheat field,” said Woolsey.
He doesn’t know about the TSA but a private company that has contracts in 12 to 13 airports is hiring “lots of foreign workers that are not vetted” and they are in charge of baggage handling areas.
“Tt’s just not a sound policy to treat workers in a really dangerous area where they could commit, create a lot of danger. It is not right to treat them as if they’re agricultural workers, but that’s what the Obama administration is doing,” Woolsey said.