And they tell us we have problems because TSA isn’t big enough, because government isn’t big enough and because the monster of government needs more, if not all, of your money.

When the key problem is the malevolence and idiocy of a federal bureacuracy that views the people as the problem and itself as the only entity that matters.

This disaster is an update to this story: Anything to declare? Somali ‘war criminal’ is now working security at Dulles International Airport.

Via CNN.

The local and federal agencies handling American airports could not explain Thursday why an accused war criminal was hired as a security guard at Dulles International Airport despite the fact that authorities knew about the serious allegations against him.

As CNN exclusively first reported on Wednesday, Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia’s brutal civil war, has been living outside Washington, D.C., for about 20 years. A CNN camera captured him guarding a security exit where ticketed passengers leave the airport.

Ali and his lawyer have denied all the allegations against him. When CNN approached Ali outside his apartment in Alexandria, Virginia, he declined an interview, saying, “To tell you the truth, all is false. Baseless.”

When CNN asked how he was hired, each one of several federal agencies confirmed it knew about Ali’s past but refused to give a reason why his background didn’t raise red flags.

Ali works for a contractor, Master Security, hired by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, or MWAA. When CNN initially asked Master Security about Ali, the company said it was “unaware of the pending litigation.” In light of the “very serious nature of the allegations,” Ali is on administrative leave, and the company is reviewing the case, according to Chief Executive Rick Cucina. Ali’s airport access has also been withdrawn.

The MWAA said Ali had undergone an FBI criminal background check and a Transportation Security Administration threat assessment, as mandated by federal law for all security guards who hold badges.
The FBI explained it only runs fingerprints through a domestic criminal background system and sends the results back.

“TSA provided the full results of its security screening to the Airport Authority who is ultimately responsible for issuing a badge for security contract work,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement to CNN. “Based on the results of the security screening, he did not meet the criteria for denial of his application. We defer to the Airport Authority for further information on employment status.”


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Let me guess; Ali didn’t meet the criteria for denial because there were no official charges filed. No charges were filed because he was in America not Somalia and charging in absentia is low priority for a country torn up. DHS is a security monitor not a security guard. There’s a robbery.

  2. deaves1 says:

    I’ve gone through the TSA security lines a Dulles many many times on the way back from middle east, and watch mooselums pass right through security with no hold up. Even I as a Trusted Traveler and Global Re-entry cleared person still have to take everything out of my pockets, take off my shoes and belt, laptop out of the bag, and usually get to go through the body scanner while watching these mooselums just walk on through do none of that. With less than an hour between flights, one chooses not to question that.

  3. Shifra says:

    After O leaves the WH, there is going to be a whole new genre of books in every bookstore in the country: Obama Regime Corruption

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