Pentagon Hijackers Caught on Tape Being Passed Through Airport Security
BIG story from the Associated Press today — they’ve obtained security camera footage from Dulles Airport on the morning of September 11, 2001, that shows four of the five hijackers who departed from Dulles that morning being pulled aside at the security checkpoint for additional inspection — and then being waved on through.
(The AP has a video report on the story as well, where you can see parts of the footage.)
The four hijackers all set off the metal detector, and one had his luggage hand-inspected with an explosives detector, but all of them were cleared to board the plane. Only one of the five made it through without attracting any scrutiny whatsoever.
Of course, all the holes in airport security have been closed since 9/11 (heh), so a huge lapse like this could never happen again. Right?
Thanks to The Agonist for the pointer.