With holiday season approaching, the TSA is gearing up to fight the deadly threat posed by wrapped Christmas gifts.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 1, 2014
An Infowars reader out of San Francisco sent us this image showing how TSA agents had unwrapped a book about herbs during a baggage inspection.
“The TSA has really gone too far. Now they are unwrapping our Christmas gifts for us,” writes the irate traveler. However, the TSA’s policy of unwrapping gifts is nothing new and has been happening for years.
“We don’t enjoy unwrapping presents that aren’t for us, but if an anomaly is detected inside, we’ll have to unwrap it in order to determine what it is so we can clear it for travel,” states a blog entry on the TSA website, which goes on to justify the procedure by pointing out that one traveler complained about his knife set being unwrapped. However, why a book about herbs would set off an alarm remains a mystery.
“While you can bring wrapped gifts through the checkpoint, TSA officers may have to unwrap a gift to take a closer look inside,” states the TSA’s official guidelines.
An image posted on Reddit illustrated how TSA agents had attempted to “re-wrap” a traveler’s gifts after ripping them open for inspection. Their skills left a lot to be desired.
Meanwhile, speculation is mounting that airlines in Europe could be forced to ban all hand luggage during the Christmas season in order to combat a dubious Al-Qaeda plot to blow up five passenger jets in a terror “spectacular”.