Skip to comments.Pinkerton: For Open Borders' Sake, MSM and Bush Admin Spiked Terrorist Dry-Run Story
Posted on 06/10/2007 4:35:17 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Forget the banter about Paris Hilton among the panelists on last evening's Fox News Watch. A deadly-serious matter later arose. Conservative columnist Jim Pinkerton flatly alleged that to promote multiculturalism and allay Americans' concerns about immigration, the MSM and the Department of Homeland Security spiked a story about a terrorist dry run by 12 Syrians.
View video here.
Pinkerton had discussed the story in a recent Newsday column:
Discussing the matter on Fox News Watch last evening at 6:43 pm EDT, Pinkerton observed:
JIM PINKERTON: The case three years ago where 12 Syrians, as in carrying Syrian passports, got on an airplane, did suspicious things, went to the lavatory, made hand-signal to each other. The passengers at the time reported this as an incident. The cops interviewed them, let them go, they hadn't done anything, at least officially.As Pinkerton had detailed in his column, "DHS officials declared that the Americans were 'hysterical' in their reaction to the Syrians, chalking up the incident to cultural misunderstanding, if not outright racism. But now the story gets worse, from a trust-the-government point of view. The DHS inspector general looked into the incident, completing a report March 30, 2006, confirming the eyewitness accounts of suspicious behavior, raising the distinct possibility that the Syrians' actions aboard the plane were part of a "dry run" for an attack."
PINKERTON: And then the Homeland Security Department buried it for three years until the Washington Times broke the story. That was a big story, and it speaks to the larger issue, which is the media are systematically trying to squelch concerns about domestic terrorism in the name of defending multiculturalism.Interestingly, the generally left-leaning Jane Hall was of a similar mind.
JANE HALL: I think the Washington Times story was very serious and bravo to them for reporting it. And I agree with Rich [Lowry, of the National Review, pinch-hitting for Cal Thomas] that if you think we should be concerned about this, somehow you're a Bush supporter, I mean, as opposed to you want the country to have a decent homeland security operation.Pinkerton feels so strongly about the issue that he closed his Newsday column by asking: "Why does DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff still have his job?"
PINKERTON: To make it more perverse, the Bush supporters, like Michael Chertoff, who is the Homeland Security Secretary, they want to squelch this because they want to keep the immigration bill alive. They want open borders, that's part of their plan. They don't want to make people afraid here at home.
Open-borders ping to Today show list.
read “londonistan” by melanie phillips.
multiculturalism abused by the left and immigrants; that’s exactly how britain is going down the drain.
I didn’t watch last night, so thank you for this. I’m glad Pinkerton is on the right side of this, unlike Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke, who sickened me with their immigration coverage. (And that’s why the teevee was off—it was either that, or throw my shoe at the teevee....)
And if, by chance, a few Americans stood up and started beating the snot out of these Syrians, I guess that would be reported as a hate crime, wouldn’t it?
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This one get my attention every time!
A middle Eastern man had been in an aircraft bathroom far too long, and the air marshall on board became suspicious. He forced his way inside the bathroom and discovered that the passenger had removed the bathroom mirror and was attempting to break through the wall and into the cockpit." (pg 52-53)
Everyone who has heard anything about this incident, please raise your hand.
Old news but worthy of con stant repition.
the Secretary of Homeland Security shall have the authority to waive, and shall waive.......
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8SEC. 102. WAIVER OF LAWS NECESSARY FOR IMPROVE19
MENT OF BARRIERS AT BORDERS.
20 Section 102(c) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and
21 Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103
22 note) is amended to read as follows:
23 (c) WAIVER.
24 (1) IN GENERAL.Notwithstanding any other
25 provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security
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1 shall have the authority to waive, and shall waive, all
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struction of the barriers and roads under this sec5
6 (2) NO JUDICIAL REVIEW.Notwithstanding
7 any other provision of law (statutory or nonstatu8
tory), no court shall have jurisdiction
9 (A) to hear any cause or claim arising
10 from any action undertaken, or any decision
11 made, by the Secretary of Homeland Security
12 pursuant to paragraph (1); or
13 (B) to order compensatory, declaratory,
14 injunctive, equitable, or any other relief for
15 damage alleged to arise from any such action or
I was a crewmember at another major airline at the time. None of us bought the Syrian musician story when we heard it. We figured it was DHS politics, and did not connect it to an immigration push—we were still naively assuming DHS was honestly trying, however ineptly, to secure America. Fooled we were.
What if this is also part of the rationale behind the Iraq war? "Fight them over there, not over here" - in other words, "Fight them over there, because we wouldn't be willing to defend the homeland by tightening the borders", or, "Fight them over there, so we can keep and promote our open borders".
President Bush's judgment and loyalty are in serious question given this horrible immigration deal.
My theory is: (a)Most everyone has unlimited long distance nowadays, and (b) for those who don’t; if you can’t spare some loose change for a couple of calls to your congressman, you’re not too concerned with amnesty & illegals.
That's easy: Because "our" Presidente wants him right where he is.
Here's a harder question: Why does GWB want to destroy our sovereignty?
And the real joke on us is that Bush is bringing them over here as refugees. The US taxpayer is probably paying for their trip! Perhaps they can start a club - Future Terrorists of America.
... does that star-spangled banner yet waive?
Why bother with a dry run? What is so complicated about a suicide hijacking that it needs to be practiced for?
Why does Cherkoff have a job?
Why does Jorge have a job?
As far as I'm concerned....it does......and it will.... until the very last patriot has died trying to defend and preserve it.
Thanks for this.
Hideous . . . as usual.
Thanks for the ping. Another “dry run” without action by the feds. What gives?
Chertoff looks like a crack-head to me.
Just a little FYI I thought you might find interesting...: Last week, I (being a traveling commodities relocator ;) ) had occasion to travel to Laredo, TX. On my way back out of Laredo, some miles north of the city, I, as all vehicles traveling I-35 north from Laredo are required to, entered into the ICE/DHS checkstation. As an example of how serious they are about our security, asked me one question: “Are you an American citizen?” and then waved me on my way.