By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large
A comprehensive review of the security credentials of 86,000 workers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris will be underway shortly, after it was revealed that 57 employees there who have direct access to planes are…if you can believe it…on a terror watch list.
Although the badges of numerous workers at the Paris airport were confiscated in the wake of the recent Paris attacks, it turns out that there are many more people who should be under additional scrutiny but who nevertheless remain there as workers in various capacities. The major review of credentials is to begin with those who explicitly work in the realm of security, according to French police officials.
It has also come to light that Arabic graffiti was recently spray-painted on four planes of British carrier EasyJet, as well as on one plane of Spanish airline Vueling. Three of the vandalized planes were found in Lyon, while the other two were at Charles De Gaulle in Paris.
There is also growing concern over those who work in association with the French bus, Metro, and railroad transportation networks. One of the Paris terrorists, Samy Amimour, was able to secure a job as a bus driver while he was on a terror watch list.