102008screening.jpgDon't let the recent arrests of gun and explosive packing passengers at MacArthur airport fool ya: The TSA is as clueless as ever, according to this expose in the Atlantic by Jeffrey Goldberg, who spent months trying to get arrested by acting suspiciously at airports like La Guardia, where the officer inspecting his carry-on bag removed a Hezbollah flag that features, "as its charming main image, an upraised fist clutching an AK-47 automatic rifle... She finished her inspection, gave me back my flag, and told me I could go. I said, 'That’s a Hezbollah flag.' She said, 'Uh-huh.' Not 'Uh-huh, I’ve been trained to recognize the symbols of anti-American terror groups, but after careful inspection of your physical person, your behavior, and your last name, I’ve come to the conclusion that you are not a...threat,' but 'Uh-huh, I’m going on break, why are you talking to me?'"