Skip to comments.DHS Decided It's OK to Allow Some Terrorists to Board Planes
Posted on 01/06/2010 8:42:40 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
Even if Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab had never boarded that Christmas flight from Amsterdam to Detroit wearing explosive underpants, a passage on page 17 of a report published in July by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security would still be eye-popping.
Not all known or reasonably suspected terrorists are prohibited from boarding an aircraft, or are subject to additional security screening prior to boarding an aircraft, says the passage.
More than eight years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, people boarding commercial flights in the United Statesand sometimes those boarding international flights bound for the United Statesare still not screened against the governments full Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).
This is not an oversight. It is a policy.
True for most of the atrocities Obama is committing against us.
Un-fricken-believable. Hold on to your hats folks. 9/11/01 was nothing.
Liberalism and political correctness at its finest! It seems that American citizens are the real martyrs, not our sub-human, Islamic terrorist buddies!
There is NO WAY he could be sitting in the oval office and not be briefed on policy and specifics.
So, what`s he gonna say? “ I attended meetings in the oval office for 1 year and NEVER heard anyone say anything like that.”
That lie only works once.
Who are we to trample upon the rights of terrorists and not allow them to practice their craft?
Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity.
our gubermint is infinitely stupid.
-——meet the new boss,same as the old boss:
***U.S. (still) Cant Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas***
DALLAS Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the country. New concern was focused on that security loophole last week, when Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian who had overstayed his tourist visa, was accused in court of plotting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper. Last year alone, 2.9 million foreign visitors on temporary visas like Mr. Smadis checked in to the country but never officially checked out, immigration officials said...
...officials said, about 40 percent of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States came on legal visas and overstayed.
Smadis case has brought renewed calls (for) a universal electronic exit monitoring system.
But despite several Congressional authorizations, there are no biometric inspections or a systematic follow-up to confirm that foreign visitors have departed. Homeland security officials caution that universal exit monitoring is a daunting and costly goal...The wrong exit plan could clog trade, disrupt border cities and overwhelm immigration agencies with information they could not effectively use...airlines balked at an effort last year by the Bush administration to make them responsible for taking fingerprints and photographs of departing foreigners.
The current system relies on departing foreigners to turn in a paper stub when they leave....
Mr. Smadi was able to fade easily into society and encountered few barriers to starting a life here, according to court documents...He enrolled in high school, obtained a California identification card, landed jobs in two states and rented a string of apartments and houses. He bought at least two used cars, and even procured a handgun and ammunition...
Read more at nytimes.com ...
Better save this pdf file. It may not last long out there in ObamaLand.
nully, rendered speechless.
Some of you people are being too hard. I'll bet there are some nice ones who even like dogs...
God help us in our day, in Jesus name, Amen.
I’m thinking we need some TSA bomb sniffing pigs.
Why not?....After all, Airfarce One always has a bunch of terrorists flying on board.
"Come on, people. Don't discriminate. Sometimes we are only going to visit our cousin in Vegas. Be reasonable. We can't blow up every flight we take!"
"(Just the last one...)"
I like the flying with a pig on every flight. That whole “eat a ham sandwich before boarding” kinda put off those of us who keep kosher. But I’ll fly with Porky, no problem!