Don’t Freak Out about Terrorist “Dry Runs”

The terror hype machine is in full force:

News organizations are reporting that the TSA has told its air marshalls and security officials that terrorists may be preparing for a "dry run" for terror activity in a US airport.  Your local news should be hyping this story as if the end of the world is near, but even a TSA spokesperson says that these alerts are not uncommon and that people should not panic.  News organizations, of course, are burying the "don’t panic" part in paragraph 327.


  1. This is not the place for politics, but I feel I need to vent. Sorry.

    Yesterday, I saw a Yahoo News video with the President saying Al Qaeda in Iraq is a major threat to US security now. Well, my question is, why did you create this threat in the first place? Why is he making our country more dangerous? This threat in Iraq was not there before.

    Now back to the “dry-run” article. The TSA and government just confuse us travelers so much our head spins out of control. I need a neck brace, geez.. Just the other day the TSA announces they are letting us bring Bic lighters back on the planes.

    What’s going on Jared? Save our confusion and head injuries ^^ .. we need help and understanding..

    Always thanks for your blog. The flying public needs a trusted place to learn what’s going on, release their frustrations, and communicate amongst each other.

  2. And it seems the mainstream media and 24 hour news channels have nothing better to report and there’s nothing more interesting and attention grabbing than fear.

    I too would like to thank you for your blog. It’s a great place to actually learn what’s going on and to communicate.

  3. Thanks for the comments. This “dry run” story was one of the larger crocks of bull we’ve been fed in a while. I’m glad to see that it seems like people have started ignoring garbage like this.