Passengers tire of the extra time required by security check stations but are increasingly voicing displeasure with invasion of privacy by agents. Is Homeland Security going to far or are agents under trained in how to execute their jobs?
In a video by a passenger at Columbus, Ohio's international airport shows two agents patrolling the terminal beyond the security checkpoint requiring passengers to submit their beverages to a swab test. These beverages were purchased inside the terminal and in the process of being consumed. When asked what they were testing for, the agents responded explosives.
Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano predicted the 2006 restrictions on bringing liquids onto planes were here to stay. These beverages are not brought into the terminal by the passengers. What is the purpose? If beverages are restricted to those supplied it is abuse of power and a waste of tax payer money to require you to allow TSA Agents to dip a swab into it. What kind of absurdities have you witnessed at the airport?