Henry Kissinger Gets a Pat-Down at New York Airport


henry-kissingerWhat does one have to do to escape a TSA pat-down? No one is immune to a so-called secondary screening, not even a former Secretary of State.

Henry Kissinger is the latest in what seems to be a never-ending series of high-profile pat-downs, The Washington Post reported. He was spotted on Friday at New York’s LaGuardia Airport getting “the full Monty,” according to the freelance reporter who claims to have witnessed the incident. Matthew Cole told the paper that the TSA agent did not recognize Kissinger, who served under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the war in Vietnam.

In fact, “None of the agents seemed to know who he was,” said Cole. Kissinger is said to have been in a wheelchair, apparently because of the long walk to the gate. The 88-year-old Kissinger was reportedly headed to Toronto.

Kissinger joins a long line of celebrities who have recently been subject to a security pat-down.

{ABC News/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This is outragous! The TSA is completly out of control! It seems like they hire only highschool drop outs! Since when have we lost our freedom to have our bodies untouchable by the Government? We have to rise up as a nation and stop this corruption! We must reinstall profiling just like the Israely’s do.

  2. By continuing the policiy of “no profiling” the TSA is increasing the likelyhood of NEVER catching a terrorist.
    How about almost 100% of terrorist being male,muslim, under 35 !!!
    Just continue wasting resources on strip searching old hispanic ladies and jewish octogenarians.