Escaping SeaTac Airport


Inevitably he didn't get out

see it on the map.  Bear in mind that the current sattelite map of the roads do not correspond with current reality nor will they correspond in a couple of years.  You will just need to trust my pictures.  The airport is changing too fast.

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  7. homeland security
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Comments


Seth says
M 2007-07-31 07:00:25 7873
Citizen Journalism?  Something here about an attempt to make it M$M - NowPublic.
NowPublic is kewl, i put it on my watch list.  I'm not sure what kind of "journalism" i'm looking to see ... the piece above was kind of human interest.  I've been there myself in an airport under construction, in the wrong place not knowing where to go or how to get there.  My best guess is that he just got off a plane and didnt want to deal with taxi or rent-a-car and though he could just walk out of the airport.  Well it's not designed for that.  If he could get to Pacific Coast Highway he might be able to take a bus ... but i have no idea how one would walk from the terminal to PCH.  If he had waited to 2009 there will be a sky walk over to PCH from the Light Rail station.  But i can't figure out where it will come in ... perhaps you can figure it out

Below is our friend starting his ill fated trek off the beaten track.  If you take the hyperlink below into my airport album you can see him on the left of the picture. 


Seth says
Yesterday i sent a message to DHS about the hole in the fence:
source: DHS contact us
To: securitythreats@dhs.gov

Category:
Security Threats

Message:
There is a hole in the barbed wire fence surrounding SeaTac airport.  I don't know if this is a secruity breech or not but i though i should report it in any case.  Here is the approximate location:  http://tinyurl.com/3c7aw6
and here is a picture of it:
http://tinyurl.com/3438h3

Could you let me know if this is a problem or not?
Like i said, personally i don't consider this a critical hole in security, but it might be a way that sombody could make it to the tarmac and into areas that would normally be fenced off and behind locked or guarded doors.  I don't know if there is another inner fence between the 3rd  runway construction area and the secured areas of the existing airport, but i doubt it. 

Construction areas notoriously have poor security and frequently anyone can wander around them at will, especially after hours.  Below is the Tukwila SoundTransit Light Rail statation that was just completed and ready for the trim.



Seth says
seth 2007-07-31 08:59:49 7873
M 2007-07-31 08:46:46 7873
The thing that bothers me about this story is that if the person in question could leave the airport that way & get to the highway then the reverse could be accomplished by a terrorist with evil intent.
  I wonder if DHS is aware of this route.
Nope there is no such walking rout.  He ended up turning around and going back the way he came.  To have gotten on to the actual airport tarmac he would have had to climb a barbed wire fense ... or found a hole in one, but i don't think there are any holes in the fense ... not even near the thrid runway under construction below.


Actually to be totally honest with you there is a hole in the fense ... but then you woud need to walk about 2 miles over the construction site to get to the tarmac.  I doubt that this is a serious security breech.


Seth says
M 2007-08-01 14:03:55 7873
I like the way Ham Nation does her reporting like this one on Murtha's earmarks.
  .... way to go Mary Katharine Ham - good reporting!  Murtha  for wasting taxpayer money to payoff your constituents with contracts.  Recently ethics was supposed to be improved, however Congress buried the big stuff in hidden earmarks (allocations to a congressman's district for specific companies & individuals for pork projects).
Yeah this an excellant piece,  but i would like to see a follow up from Mertha. 

Recently i discovered a big brand new building in Tukwila.  It was Sunday so nobody was around but the gardner.  I keep wondering what all they are doing in it.  I mean most of the functions of Homeland Security are already performed by other agencies. 



Mark de LA says
mo' Murtha here.

Seth says
Apparently the hole is not in the security fencing, but rather in the clear zone
source: email from DHS

Mr. Russell


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