by Wendi Strauch Mahoney at UncoverDC
Jan. 6 and Trump’s presidency have unmasked the lengths to which our government will go to violate the constitutional rights of Americans. The TSA’s Silent Partner and Quiet Skies domestic surveillance programs stretch the imaginations of even the most conspiratorial among us. So much so that when UncoverDC reports on these Big Brother-type programs, it often invites vicious levels of skepticism and trolling on social media as to the veracity of the claims. “This has to be a mistake,” they say. “There is no way an infant is purposely on this suspected terrorist list,” others cry. “Bureaucratic incompetence!” Right? No.
While the disbelief and cognitive dissonance are understandable, it is high time Americans get with the program here. This stuff is real. It is happening. And it is no joke. No one wants to believe this level of domestic surveillance is happening in America. However, retired Supervisory Federal Air Marshal and whistleblower Sonya LaBosco has walked us through it, and all I can say is you’d best believe it all.
LaBosco is now the Executive Director of the Air Marshal National Council (AMNC), a private organization that advocates for FAMS (Federal Air Marshals). She is highly concerned about the way air marshals are being exploited by the TSA to target and track Americans who have been designated as Suspected Domestic Terrorists (SDTs) with little or no credible basis to do so. In her Nov. 21, 2023 Fox News interview, LaBosco shares the fact that valuable law enforcement resources are being diverted away from tracking legitimate threats to the Homeland. Quiet Skies and Silent Partners, says LaBosco, have “yielded exactly zero terrorists, zero results. Not one—from the TSA program that spends about $394 million to surveil Americans without a solid basis to do it. It is just one big domestic and lucrative (for TSA) surveillance grab.” Her statement referencing zero returns on their investment is confirmed by a 2020 DHS OIG report on the Quiet Skies program.
Additionally, as shown in LaBosco’s Oct. 10, 2023 letter to TSA Chief David Pekoske,…Continue Reading