Federal Whistleblowers Expose TSA’s “Quiet Skies” Secret Surveillance Program for ALL Travelers

By Nicholas West

It appears that, once again, the government narrative that TSA surveillance and groping is needed to keep Americans safe from the terrorists “over there” is nothing but a justification to violate the rights of everyone.

Thanks to a group of federal air marshals displaying good conscience, we are now learning about a new program that shows the full web of physical and digital surveillance that is being employed by the government to track people far beyond even the dubious “terror watch list.” Not only are these marshals ready to talk – they are equipped with documents.

According to the group of marshals who first contacted the Boston Globe, the Quiet Skies program has been active since March. The group stated that immediate concern was registered when it became clear that what they were being asked to observe and document was an expansion of the established protocol of putting attention on people connected to a documented terror watch list. Their duties clearly included domestic surveillance of people who were under no formal suspicion and had no reason to be targeted other than vague behavioral observations and/or made it to the radar due to connections made by artificial intelligence programs regarding their data.

This expansive list must be seen to be believed:

Please see the full 6-point categorization at the Boston Globe HERE.

As the Globe relays, nearly anyone can become the target of one of the estimated 2,000-3,000 air marshals across the nation.

All US citizens who enter the country are automatically screened for inclusion in Quiet Skies — their travel patterns and affiliations are checked and their names run against a terrorist watch list and other databases, according to agency documents.

The program relies on 15 rules to screen passengers, according to a May agency bulletin, and the criteria appear broad: “rules may target” people whose travel patterns or behaviors match those of known or suspected terrorists, or people “possibly affiliated” with someone on a watch list.

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If that wasn’t concerning enough, these details aren’t even the full extent of what the program could entail. In fact, the group of marshals themselves haven’t been given access to all of the documents.

The full list of criteria for Quiet Skies screening was unavailable to the Globe, and is a mystery even to the air marshals who field the surveillance requests the program generates. TSA declined to comment.

Many of the air marshals have become so troubled by the program that they have sought legal council and have also recorded their concerns in conversations with one another. These concerns cover everything from inefficiency, to constitutional and legal issues. Here is a snapshot of what was provided to the Globe:

  • “What we are doing [in Quiet Skies] is troubling and raising some serious questions as to the validity and legality of what we are doing and how we are doing it,” one air marshal wrote in a text message to colleagues.
  • “Cannot make this up,” the air marshal wrote in a message.
  • One colleague replied: “jeez we need to have an easy way to document this nonsense. Congress needs to know that it’s gone from bad to worse.”
  • Several air marshals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly, told the Globe the program wastes taxpayer dollars and makes the country less safe because attention and resources are diverted away from legitimate, potential threats.

While these new revelations might seem shocking to those who have not closely followed the expansion of the TSA, or those who are in the “I’ve got nothing to hide camp,” the shift to suspicionless tracking of American citizens has been taking place incrementally – and courts aren’t doing much to stop it.

As MassPrivateI reported recently, a Philadelphia Appeals Court ruled that TSA agents can’t even be sued for violations of body or rights.

As I reported in March (and keep in mind that’s when Quiet Skies is said to have begun), claims started to emerge from air travelers that their digital devices were being searched on domestic flights.

Add all of the above to the increased use of biometrics in travel and current abuses will pale in comparison to what is coming.

We have to salute this group of marshals for contacting the public about what is taking place. Hopefully this will lead to others coming forward in the true service of freedom by ensuring that propaganda about a shadowy terrorist threat doesn’t lead to all of the presumed-to-be innocent falling into new categories of suspicion.

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14 Comments on "Federal Whistleblowers Expose TSA’s “Quiet Skies” Secret Surveillance Program for ALL Travelers"

  1. You knew this was coming!!!! All they EVER have to do is to get their foot in the door and they will take it from there!!! Question: How many terrorist have been caught with TSA’s security? NONE!!! Yet, we stand there and allow them to not only feel us up, but to also exray our body parts as though we are naked!!! This is all done by people who are on par with Walmart greeters!!! I’ve stopped traveling, no longer fun, I take back my dignity!!!! As long as you “comply”, they are having a field day…at your expense!

    Remember! The only reason you have body xray machines is because of Chernoff…one of Bush’s cabinet member making $$$ off of your stupidity!!! This will continue until you do something about it…and you won’t because you need to “feel safe”. Have fun sheeple!

  2. and this article is so ridiculous, that one simply has hard time to believe it anyway….In particular, the ‘behavioral indicators’!!! If a strong body odor or facial flushing (Dr. Mercola would be caught on this one already, after taking his excessive B3 amounts in order to prevent radical damage during his flights…) , is a crime indicator, than why not to put asleep everyone before the flight, transport them away in their seats, and wake up once at the destination…. Those who know everything, would probably be happy about such a solution, since than, people wouldn’t possibly think about proofs for the flat earth, while flying…

  3. oh, forgot to add, and since the entire nervous system can be possibly driven remotely, the ‘behavioral indicators’ are predefined already, by the controllers….

  4. Howard Lewis | July 30, 2018 at 11:59 am | Reply

    Bush43 used to order up TSA security cam footage to laugh at people being molested. Then he and Donald Rumsfeld ordered Abu Garaib prison video footage of nude prisoners being tortured, AFTER describing certain tortures they wanted done on these innocent prisoners once stripped naked. ALL of them for personal entertainment. An FBI agent found the requisition in records files while on another assignment. Both Clintons and Obama worked for Bush41 since they were children. Not theory.

  5. Its called Gang Stalking!
    but its not just the TSA in the air. They are just one head of the Hydra.
    Its happening on the ground too in most countries and has communist/Gestapo/Stazi roots.
    it was practiced in the US during the macarthy era by the FBI and called Cointel Pro to shut up perceived dissidents… but has again been implemented world wide under the surveillance state thanks to the Patriot act after 9/11.
    its empowered by the interconnectivity of the net, gps, satellites, cellphones & towers to track people & report with ph cams text etc ect and some very nasty psychopathic people drunk on power.
    Its demonic in nature & doesn’t make anyone feel safer or make them actually safer.
    they have become the terrorists that they purport to be keeping us safe from.
    if it was good it wouldn’t have to be so covert.

  6. secret squirrels suck | July 30, 2018 at 6:43 pm | Reply

    Its called Gang Stalking!

    but its not just the TSA in the air. They are just one head of the Hydra.

    Its happening on the ground too in most countries and has communist/Gestapo/Stazi roots.

    it was practiced in the US during the macarthy era by the FBI and called Cointel Pro to shut up perceived dissidents… but has again been implemented world wide under the surveillance state thanks to the Patriot act after 9/11.

    its empowered by the interconnectivity of the net, gps, satellites, cellphones & towers to track people & report with ph cams text etc ect and some very nasty psychopathic people drunk on power.

    Its demonic in nature & doesn’t make anyone feel safer or make them actually safer.

    they have become the terrorists that they purport to be keeping us safe from.

    if it was good it wouldn’t have to be so covert.

    They even erased this comment. So I’ve reposted it to see how long it will be before they take it down.

  7. Peeka Boo ICU | July 30, 2018 at 7:22 pm | Reply

    Its called Gang Stalking and its happening all over the world.
    on the ground in the unfriendly Skys and over the internet. thats how they censor you.
    links to Cointel Pro and the FBI

  8. Crystalsinger | July 30, 2018 at 11:31 pm | Reply

    Flying is not fun any more. I no longer fly unless I absolutely have to. Now I take the train, the bus, or drive in my own car. I used to love flying. Now I feel like one of the millions of cattle in a herd. I wish I could afford a service like “Wheels Up”.

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