Daily Mail- A 12-year-old girl who uses a wheelchair was left in tears after TSA agents detained her for nearly an hour at a Texas airport after saying they found traces of bomb residue on her hands, her mother claimed today. Shelbi Walser was travelling to Florida with her mother, Tammy Daniels, for treatment for her brittle bone disorder when she was stopped at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. A TSA agent swabbed Shelbi’s hands and she tested positive for explosives. But the wheelchair, which is likely to have transferred any substance to her hands as she pushed it, was never tested, her mother said. A video of the December 8 incident shows Shelbi sobbing as officials detain her in front of hundreds of travellers at security, but refuse to allow her mother to get close enough to comfort her. Daniels told Fox that they even called a bomb specialist to the scene, while other passengers reportedly spoke out in support of Shelbi and offered her tissues and candy.
Let me ask everyone a question – who’s the last person you’d ever expect to smuggle a bomb on a plane? A little white girl in a wheelchair is the answer. You think the enemy hasn’t thought of that yet? The only reason Al Qaeda isn’t using little white girls in wheelchairs in their terrorism is that they can’t get their hands on them. Thats the only reason. So while I wish we lived in a world where little Shelbi could just roll right through and on to a plane with no problems, the reality is in a post 9/11 world she’s probably a prime suspect. I’m sure at this point TSA has been told to profile people like her. You think the terrorists are gonna roll out some dude in a Bin Laden beard and turban to carry out a hi jacking? For sure not. They’re smarter than that. Just look at Homeland. Last person that would ever be a terrorist is the guy they tortured for years. They are creative and shit. Little old women and handicapped kids is where its at in the terror game. Sorry toots. Next time don’t roll your wheelchair through explosives or whatever. Rules are rules – you test positive you get searched for bombs. Quit crying. There’s not crying in post 9/11 America.
PS – Brittle bone syndrome? Is that not the most made up thing you’ve ever heard? Gimme a break. Drink some milk. If anyone has Brittle Bone Syndrome its me. Need to get me a wheelchair and start ridin dirty around town.