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To: Humal
I'm a 68 year old white grandmother and was in a wheelchair.Typical terrorist

We should emulate the Israelis.They profile...like crazy.They question every passenger and more than once.They ask for names,places,documents,etc,etc.and,funny enough,they haven't had a single incident on an airplane in something like 30 years.

White grandmother in a wheelchair? A brilliant disguise if you ask me! ;-)

10 posted on 10/08/2012 7:13:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Gay State Conservative
The Israeli model won't work in the US. Israel has a total of 2 international airports - there are twice as many within 20 miles of where I'm sitting, and who knows how many total in the US. Given the numbers of people flying, there simply isn't the time or personnel to perform that level of scrutiny. But to the topic at hand, my wife and I were recently traveling - she had a cast removed from her foot the day before we left and was in a boot. Without an airport supplied wheelchair, the ability to move through a separate security line, and being able to pre-board, it would have been a disaster.
12 posted on 10/08/2012 8:08:55 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Gay State Conservative

“White grandmother in a wheelchair? A brilliant disguise if you ask me! ;-)”

LOL! They seemed to think so too.

I agree with you about emulating the Israelis about profiling. Before a trip to the holy land, we were warned NOT to be cute about our answers to any questions. A minister gave them cute, sarcastic answers, and he was pulled from line, interrogated (including strip searched), and delayed for 24 hours. He finally caught up to the rest of the group, and he wasn’t as “cute” as before.

The former head of Israeli airline security was on T.V. several years ago, and he said they start profiling as soon as the ticket is bought. “Profiling” is a nasty word in America, but the Israelis are more realistic about it. Their results are far better than ours too.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 1:14:32 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m a 66 YO white grandmother with disabilities stressing about flying to Dallas tomorrow. I HATE flying and wish to God I would never have to again, but I have to go to Dallas again in 2 weeks! Last trip, with my 79 YO white cousin, also in a wheelchair, we were both pulled aside and subjected to the groping. I dread tomorrow...


18 posted on 10/08/2012 2:19:21 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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