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  • Reid rejects Ebola travel ban proposal

    10/17/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 78 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | By JAMES DEHAVEN
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday rejected a call for travel bans from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, suggesting that it was too early for such a move. “We have a lot of people in Sierra Leone and in places like Liberia who are dual citizens,” the Nevada Democrat said in Henderson. “If there was a ban they would just fly to smaller countries before coming here.” House Republicans had called for such a travel ban at a congressional hearing Thursday. President Barack Obama rejected the proposal on Friday. Reid also backed the Obama administration’s approach to the deadly, expressing...
  • CDC considers adding names of health workers monitored for Ebola to no-fly list

    10/16/2014 6:43:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Fox News
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering adding the names of healthcare workers being monitored for the Ebola virus to the government's no-fly list, federal officials tell Fox News. The move is being considered as a response to Wednesday's disclosure that Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson was cleared to fly on a commercial airliner earlier this week despite having been exposed to the Ebola virus while treating Thomas Edward Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
  • TSA Tries to Pat Down Man After His Flight, Watch Him Refuse

    09/13/2014 5:36:34 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 78 replies
    benswann.com ^ | Sept 12, 2014 | Barry Donegan
    Last Saturday, Kahler Nygard took a Spirit Airlines flight to Denver to visit with friends. When he departed from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Transportation Security Administration agents patted him down and allowed him to board his flight. When the plane landed, he was singled out and ordered to exit before the other passengers. After he exited the aircraft, TSA agents approached Nygard and demanded that he go through an additional pat-down and a screening of his luggage for explosive materials. He had already arrived safely at his destination in Denver and simply wanted to leave the airport. After an argument,...
  • The No-Fly List Has Grown Tenfold Since Obama Took Office

    08/05/2014 11:32:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8-5-14 | DUSTIN VOLZ
    President Obama has presided over a massive increase in the size and scope of the country's "no-fly" list, which bars individuals suspected of having terrorist ties from flying on airlines. Forty-seven thousand people were on the no-fly list in 2013, marking an all-time high that dwarfs the amount ever included during George W. Bush's presidency, according to an analysis of newly released classified documents published Tuesday by The Intercept. In addition, a "selectee list" used to pull out travelers for heightened scrutiny at airports and border crossings has grown larger than 16,000 people, including 1,200 Americans. The classified documents also...
  • The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

    07/23/2014 12:20:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 38 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 23 Jul 2014, 2:45 PM EDT | By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux
    The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals...
  • Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional

    06/24/2014 3:36:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A federal judge in Oregon says the process surrounding the federal government's "no-fly list" is unconstitutional. Specifically, U.S. District Judge Anna Brown said the process doesn't give Americans on the list an effective way to challenge their inclusion.
  • The No-Fly List Takes a Hit

    01/30/2014 2:47:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Americans have always treasured the freedom to pick up and go anywhere they please. Our forebears had to travel to get here, often had to travel more after they arrived and sometimes moved on to uncharted territories out West only to return East. No one stopped them, whatever direction they were going. They had the good fortune to live and migrate before the creation of the all-encompassing national security state. After the 9/11 attacks, Americans woke up to find that their freedom to travel was not a fundamental right but a vaporous privilege, bestowed by the government and revocable at...
  • The No-Fly List: Where the FBI Goes Fishing for Informants

    10/01/2013 7:50:10 AM PDT · by shego · 6 replies
    Blog Of Rights ^ | 9/27/13 | Nusrat Choudhury
    Over the last three years, the FBI has dramatically expanded its No-Fly List of suspected terrorists, including blacklisting innocent Americans who present no threat to security.... The FBI's violation of these Americans' due process rights is, in and of itself, abusive and unlawful. After all, preventing people from correcting the errors that led to their inclusion on a blacklist does not make our skies any safer, but it does harm constitutionally protected rights to travel and reputation—as a federal court recently recognized. And a closer look into the experiences of several ACLU clients shows another, even darker side to the...
  • Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List

    10/17/2012 12:42:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press and www.digitaljournal.com ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Elliott Freeman
    A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight - or any other flight - because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island. Gulfport resident Wade Hicks, Jr., boarded a military jet at Travis Air Force Base in San Francisco so he could spend time with his newlywed wife, a U.S. Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, the Canada Free Press reports.
  • Angry protests spread over anti-Islam film

    09/13/2012 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 13 September 2012
    The Money Quotes: "The US prosecutor-general said on Wednesday that four people were being questioned after Tuesday's events. Nine Coptic Egyptian-Americans were also put on an airport watch list. They are believed to have contributed to the production of the anti-Islam film that led to the embassy protest."
  • No-fly list keeps SDSU grad grounded in Costa Rica

    06/07/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 6, 2012 | Susan Shroder and Aaron Burgin
    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego State University graduate trying to return home after a family celebration of his commencement from a master’s program in Costa Rica was told he is on a U.S. government no-fly list and could not board a plane, a local Islamic community official said Wednesday night. Kevin Iraniha, 27, a Muslim who was born and raised in San Diego, was “shocked” and said he has never been involved in criminal or suspicious activity, said Hanif Mohebi, executive director of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Iraniha had just obtained his master’s...
  • Case of Tigard man, grounded by no-fly list, offers glimpse into secretive security screening

    04/14/2012 9:05:19 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 04/12/2012 | By Helen Jung,
    At 4:45 p.m. on March 1, Jamal Tarhuni boarded an Amtrak train in Portland and settled in for a 36-hour ride to Minneapolis. There, he spoke at the annual Nobel Peace Prize forum about his experiences in Libya as a relief organization volunteer. He then drove for 17 hours over two days with a friend to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception for the Libyan prime minister and meet with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's staff. Afterward, Tarhuni retraced his steps -- by car to Minneapolis and train to Portland -- ultimately spending more than 100 hours traveling a route that...
  • As Muslims suffer from loss of air travel freedoms, others do, too

    09/08/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2011 1:08 p.m. EDT | By Nafees A. Syed, Special to CNN
    It wasn't until a recent trip to the National Air and Space Museum that I grew to appreciate what we have lost in the past decade of suffocating airport security. I gazed at the vestiges of American aerial power, from the slim Wright Flyer to Amelia Earhart's glowing "little red bus." These were symbols of American ingenuity and innovation that led to incalculable transformation of the modern world. We live in an era punctuated by nostalgia -- for our vibrant economy, our reputation -- and now we can add American aviation to that list. This realization especially affected me as...
  • Ex-Wikileaks man 'deleted files'

    08/22/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/22/11
    A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site. Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German Newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list. He said he had "shredded" them to avoid their sources being compromised. Mr Domscheit-Berg previously worked alongside Julian Assange until the pair had a high profile falling-out. It is understood that he took the files off Wikileaks' servers at the time of his departure. Wikileaks confirmed the claims on its Twitter feed, saying: "We can confirm that the DDB claimed...
  • Hawaii Man Arrested on Terrorism-Related Charge

    10/25/2010 10:31:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN.com ^ | ctober 26, 2010 12:09 a.m. EDT | n/a
    (CNN) -- SNIPPET: "The charge centers around a one-way ticket that authorities allege Abdel Hameed Shehadeh purchased from Queens, New York, to Islamabad, Pakistan. Shehadeh originally told investigators that the purpose of his trip was to visit an Islamic university and attend a friend's engagement party. But he later admitted to FBI agents in Hawaii that he bought the ticket in order to join a fighting group such as the Taliban, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in New York Monday."
  • US puts 6-yr-old girl of Indian origin in 'no fly' list

    06/28/2010 1:45:11 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 28, 2010 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The US homeland security department has put a six-year-old Indian origin American girl on the "no fly" list on the grounds of having suspected ties to terrorists. Alyssa Thomas, 6, is under spotlight of the US government, and her family recently came to know that she is on the "no fly" list maintained by the US homeland security. During a recent trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis, the girl’s father, Santhosh Thomas, and his wife were made aware of the listing. The Thomas family was allowed to make their trip but they were told to contact the homeland security to...
  • 6-year-old girl on 'no fly' list

    06/26/2010 9:45:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    upi ^ | June 26, 2010
    WESTLAKE, Ohio, - The name of a 6-year-old Ohio girl wound up on the U.S. Homeland Security Department's "no fly" list, her parents say. Alyssa Thomas of Westlake found herself in that unwanted company when the family took a trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis recently, Cleveland's WJW-TV reported Friday. "We were, like, puzzled," said her father, Dr. Santhosh Thomas. "I'm like, well, she's kinda 6 years old and this is not something that should be typical. "She may have threatened her sister, but I don't think that constitutes Homeland Security triggers." Despite the snafu, the family was allowed to complete...
  • American on US no-fly list stranded in Egypt

    06/16/2010 3:13:58 PM PDT · by too_cool_for_skool · 56 replies · 966+ views
    AP ^ | 06/16/2010
    CAIRO — A Virginia man, stuck in Egypt for the last six weeks living in a cheap hotel and surviving on fast food, said Wednesday his name was placed on a U.S. no-fly list because of a trip to Yemen. Yahya Wehelie, 26, who was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Somali parents was returning with his brother Yusuf from 18 months studying in Yemen, when Egyptian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight to New York saying the FBI wanted to speak with him. Wehelie said he was then told by FBI agents in Egypt that his name was on...
  • Should Ted Kennedy have been allowed to buy a gun?

    06/16/2010 9:43:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 488+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 16, 2010 | David Freddoso
    "It's no surprise that [Republican Carly] Fiorina is attacking me," Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., wrote in a recent fundraising pitch, "because she's so out of touch with California voters. ... She supports allowing people on the no-fly terrorist watch list to buy guns."This is a line I've seen and heard repeatedly in the last month, and one that I expect to hear from many Democratic candidates this fall. At issue in the debate, and in recently proposed legislation: Should the government restrict the gun rights of people whose names appear on a secret list kept by the government?The Government Accountability...
  • Passenger removed from plane diverted to Montreal

    05/30/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    CBC.ca - CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 8:48 PM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Aeromexico plane flying to Mexico City from Paris had to land late Sunday afternoon at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal to remove a passenger whose name is on the U.S. no-fly list, Radio-Canada reported. The man was escorted out of the plane and taken into custody by the RCMP."
  • Breaking: Obama Administration Removed Faisal Shahzad From Terror Surveilance List Before Attack

    05/06/2010 1:31:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 242 replies · 9,058+ views
    Confessed terrorist Faisal Shahzad was removed from the Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list sometime after Barack Obama came into office. CBS reported:
  • The Problem With the NFL (Oliver North)

    05/06/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 618+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 7, 2010 | Oliver North
    NFL. Not the National Football League -- the "no-fly list." Here's what you need to know about it: It doesn't work. No matter what the Obama administration claims, putting a name on the "NFL roster" doesn't mean an Islamic terrorist can't buy an airline ticket and get on a commercial airline flight. The NFL didn't work on Christmas Day to stop Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the underpants bomber, from getting aboard a flight to Detroit while wearing his defective homemade bomb. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano initially said the attempt to bring down a commercial airliner had been "foiled" and described...
  • More Evidence Team Obama Stopped Shahzad Monitoring Begun Under Bush-Clinton

    05/06/2010 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 1,295+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | May 6, 2010, at 6:42 am | AJStrata
    Major Update Below!As I posted yesterday, there was a disturbing blurb in a NY Times article that indicated Faisal Shahzad, the now infamous Times Square Bomber, was under surveillance as a potential terrorist during the Bush administration. George LaMonica, a 35-year-old computer consultant, said he bought his two-bedroom condominium in Norwalk, Conn., from Mr. Shahzad for $261,000 in May 2004. A few weeks after he moved in, Mr. LaMonica said, investigators from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force [JTTF] interviewed him, asking for details of the transaction and for information about Mr. Shahzad. It struck Mr. LaMonica as unusual, but...
  • Report: Passenger Pulled From Plane

    05/06/2010 9:40:34 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 31 replies · 1,335+ views
    http://www.myfoxny.com ^ | 5/6/2010 | LUKE FUNK
    MYFOXNY.COM - A passenger was reportedly pulled off of an Emirates Airlines aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Thursday morning. The passenger was reportedly discovered to be on the no-fly list, according to Breaking News Network.
  • A shocking no-fly blunder

    05/06/2010 3:14:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 454+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 5, 2010 | PRIMROSE SKELTON , PHILIP MESSING and JOHN DOYLE
    He should have been busted the minute he checked in for his flight at Kennedy Airport. But Emirates Airlines workers at the check-in counter failed to check Faisal Shahzad's name against the most recent additions to the federal no-fly list -- and he wasn't nabbed until his plane nearly took off. The incredible lapse occurred despite the fact that all airlines had earlier received a special alert asking them to check their passenger lists by hand for Shahzad's name, Newsweek reported. By noon Monday, Shahzad was already on the no-fly list for his suspected role in the failed Times Square...
  • TSA Changes No-Fly List Policy After Close Call With Times Square Suspect

    05/05/2010 6:05:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 609+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 05, 2010
    The Transportation Security Administration has implemented a new rule requiring airlines to check the no-fly list within two hours after being notified of a special update, after the suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt made it through security at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night. Faisal Shahzad had boarded a plane bound for Dubai when Customs and Border Protection officials found him and authorities brought him into custody. But in the wake of the close call, officials told Fox News that the TSA will pro-actively implement the new policy starting Wednesday. Currently, airlines are required to...
  • SOURCES: MAN ADDED TO NO-FLY LIST IN AIR

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views
    LiveShots.Blogs.FOXNEWS.com ^ | April 22, 2010, 6:32 pm | by Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "In fact, Mower said, the pilot described it as "a serious security risk." Mower was unable to see the man who was taken off the plane, she said. " SNIPPET: "Two sources confirmed to Fox News that the man in question, a citizen of Gambia, had been added to the no-fly list while Flight 215 was in the air. The man had already been on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, which is comprised of more than 500,000 people with even limited ties to known terrorists, one source said."
  • "Terror Gap:" We Should Not Surrender Our Rights Because of Terrorists

    03/17/2010 6:04:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 143+ views
    opposingviews.com ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Sebastian
    The Brady Campaign, in addition to several other gun control advocacy groups, including Mayors Against Illegal guns, have latched on to this new "Terror Gap" issue, which advocates using the federal government's "no fly" list to deny gun purchases for American citizens. No one wants terrorists getting a hold of guns and other dangerous objects, but in the battle against terrorism, we should be careful not to surrender our rights and liberties, including our Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm for self-defense or recreation. Currently federal law prohibits people convicted of certain crimes, or who have been adjudicated mentally...
  • INCREDIBLE!!! US Allows Terrorists Into Country ON PURPOSE!

    02/04/2010 6:17:48 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 326+ views
    The Lid/CNS NEWS ^ | 2/4/2010 | The Lid
    Michael Leiter the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the United States sometimes chooses to allow people into the country who are on the federal government’s Terrorist Watchlist. We choose to allow them in, terrorists... on purpose. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.), the ranking minority member of the committee, said at the same Jan. 20 hearing that the government should suspend the U.S. visas of anyone whose name appears in its master database of all people with suspected connections to terrorism and then put the burden on them to prove “they do not intend...
  • Officials: Airliner diverted to Florida because passenger on no-fly list might be on board

    01/29/2010 2:46:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,019+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 29, 2010
    Headline only.
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Intelligence chief says it was mistake to reduce no-fly list

    01/20/2010 4:19:48 PM PST · by ricks_place · 23 replies · 676+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/10 | Susan Crabtree
    Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair on Wednesday said he should not have given in to pressure to reduce the passenger no-fly list before the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. “The pressure on the no-fly list was to make them smaller … shame on us for giving in to that pressure,” Blair told the Senate Homeland Security Committee during a Wednesday hearing. “What is prudent is to put names on just in case and take them off when it’s justified,” he said. “The pressure [before the attempted bombing] was in the other direction. I should not...
  • What the US knew about Al-Qaeda plot

    01/10/2010 11:38:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 739+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/10 | Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US spy agencies in recent months picked up clues pointing to an Al-Qaeda attack out of Yemen and were moving to disrupt it, but a crucial piece of information fell through the cracks. Intelligence officials describe a trail of warning signs for the botched Christmas Day attack on a US-bound airliner dating back to August, when the National Security Agency reportedly intercepted chatter among Al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. The NSA, which runs an elaborate global eavesdropping operation, heard conversations from Al-Qaeda figures describing a plot to recruit a Nigerian man for a terrorist attack, the New York...
  • HOLY COW!!! Less Than 1% of Known Terrorists Are Placed on No Fly List

    01/07/2010 7:59:27 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 402+ views
    CNSNEWS/the lid ^ | 1/7/10 | The Lid
    Here is a revelation that is bound to push people to call up the airlines and cancel any upcoming airplane flights. About a month ago, on December 9th the head of the Justice Department's Terrorist Screening Center, testified to congress that less than one percient of known terrorists are put on the now famous no-fly list. Timothy J. Healy, director of the Justice Department’s Terrorist Screening Center testified in-front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the full “Terrorist Watchlist” included at that moment approximately 400,000 people, while the “No Fly” list included only about 3,400 of those—or 0.85 percent....
  • Obama Denied and Lied, Finally Admits Brits Passed Intel to US on Bomber

    01/07/2010 5:29:23 AM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies · 848+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Jan 6, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    A president who gives shout-outs to native Americans before taking his sweet ass time to respond to the biggest attack on a military base in US history that led to thirteen dead and 21 wounded ....... Fresh on the heels of that unprecedented show of cold blood and contempt for American life........ after initially lying by denying that they had received British intelligence, Obama officials last night finally admitted that they received British intel information on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as reported here at Atlas. The thing is, Americans will be killed, slaughtered in these terror attacks. What is terrifying is...
  • In the dark

    01/06/2010 12:44:15 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 15 replies · 792+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 6, 2010 | Tracey O'Shaughnessy
    Cheshire{Connecticut} man is on FBI watch list, and he doesn't know why Jack Murphy, a 75-year-old retiree, married 51 years to the same woman, doting grandfather, blood donor and dedicated churchgoer is also, according to the U.S. government, a possible terrorist. Since 2005, when airport personnel divulged that he was on the FBI's Terrorist Watchlist, Murphy, of Cheshire, has been trying to get his name off the list, an effort that has dragged on for four years without resolution. "If they had said, 'I'm sorry, Murph. You were just selected at random,' I'd have done whatever they wanted," said Murphy,...
  • LA Times: Politics and the no-fly list

    12/29/2009 6:06:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 639+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 29, 2009 | Editorial
    The case of the alleged Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is being called a massive intelligence failure. And the evidence thus far does suggest a possible lapse in the government's management of terrorist watch lists. But if so, the blame doesn't lie wholly with government agencies charged with maintaining the lists. Some share of responsibility lies with civil libertarian extremists who have ceaselessly lambasted the entire no-fly system. The Bush administration was subjected to withering criticism for the way it managed the no-fly list. The American Civil Liberties Union put the system on its own list of the "Top Ten...
  • Debate: C.A.I.R. VS. (Former) SECURITY CHIEF FOR EL-AL AIRLINES (Re: "Profiling) My Challenge

    12/28/2009 12:30:33 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies · 1,432+ views
    AmericanInTokyo proposal ^ | 28 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    VS. WHO: Yeffet Isaac, Former Director of El-Al Airlines Security -VS.- Ibrahim Hooper Executive Director of C.A.I.R.WHAT: A Well Overdue DEBATEWHEN: As Soon As PossibleWHERE: LIVE NATIONWIDE on American TV, CNN, FOX, Major Networks, Radio Stations, NPR, etc., With Studio Audience Able to Ask QuestionsWHY: America dodged a major bullet on Christmas Day in Detroit. Reports are that additional terrorist acts involving US airliners are probably on the way. El-Al has a clean record of never being attacked by Islamist Extremists. C.A.I.R. has stated that the US should not, at all costs, racially and religiously profile passengers in the...
  • (Vanity) Comment on Northwest Airlines 253 self-igniter (father tried to warn the U.S. about him)

    12/26/2009 9:50:36 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 656+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-26-2009 | grey_whiskers
    sarc/ Imagine being at DHS or the US State Department and receiving a letter like this: ATTENTION: Dear Sir/Madam in United States Department of Homeland Security, Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab. I am the retired chairman of the First Bank of Nigeria. I have the courage to Crave indulgence for this important warning believing that you will never let me down or those travelers in your great country, especially to the City of Detroit, either now or in the future. I am concerned very much over the welfare of my beloved son Mr.Abdul Farouk...
  • Not enough data to put suspect on no-fly list: official

    12/26/2009 4:48:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 1,923+ views
    Not enough data to put suspect on no-fly list: official Photo 7:33pm EST KAILUA, Hawaii (Reuters) - The government created a record on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in November 2009 in the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, the intelligence community's central repository of information on known and suspected international terrorists, but there was not enough negative information to put him on a no-fly list, a U.S. administration official said on Saturday. "There was insufficient derogatory information available on the subject
  • Alleged jet attacker on one 'no fly' list, but not 2nd (should have looked at the "one")

    12/26/2009 7:24:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 892+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/26/2009 | staff
    The man law enforcement officials identified as the suspect in Friday's attempted attack on a overseas flight as it approached Detroit, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, is a Nigerian who was reportedly on a U.S. government terror watch list but did not appear on a "no-fly" list. Mutallab, 23, reportedly told investigators he had links to al-Qaida. The Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam carried 278 passengers and a crew of 11. An U.S. intelligence official said Mutallab tried unsuccessfully to detonate an explosive mix of powder and liquid. He was quickly subdued by other passengers. NBC News, citing anti-terrorism officials, said...
  • No fly list gun ban not cleared for takeoff

    12/06/2009 3:32:10 PM PST · by majstoll · 16 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | December 6, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Mayor Bloomberg's "future-crime" vision of American gun control is one where a United States citizen [will be denied gun purchases if] her name was added by a federal bureaucrat to the no-fly list . . . It is also at least foreseeable that under this scheme . . . TSA agents might confiscate guns from the checked baggage of airport travelers.
  • Examiner Bio 'No fly list' will ground not just guns, but freedom

    09/07/2009 9:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 867+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 September, 2009 | David Codrea
    We've talked about Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's "No Fly" bill before. I've also made it the subject of my October Guns Magazine "Rights Watch" column: Having been thwarted in 2005, she recently reintroduced H.R. 2401, the “No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009,” with the stated objective “To increase public safety and reduce the threat to domestic security by including persons who may be prevented from boarding an aircraft in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for other purposes.” There's a danger that could catch citizens unawares with terrible consequences: Author and attorney Dave Kopel noted, “Under the New...
  • Court: Passengers can challenge no-fly list

    08/22/2009 11:42:56 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 624+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 19, 2008 | Bob Egelko
    Critics of the government's secret no-fly list scored a potentially important victory Monday when a federal appeals court ruled that would-be passengers can ask a judge and jury to decide whether their inclusion on the list violates their rights. In a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a suit by a former Stanford University student who was detained and handcuffed in 2005 as she was about to board a plane to her native Malaysia. The ruling is apparently the first to allow a challenge to the no-fly list to proceed in a federal...
  • TSA To Get Picky About Airline Passenger Names

    06/01/2009 7:30:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,306+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | May 31, 2009
    The next time you book a flight, make sure your name on the ticket is exactly the same as your ID. Otherwise it could take some time to get on the plane. The federal Transportation Security Administration is introducing a requirement that passenger names on tickets be exactly the same as the name on a government issued ID... The move is designed to reduce the amount of travelers incorrectly identified with names similar to those on terrorist watch lists. "We're doing some testing now, but we won't roll out the first phase until August," . About 58,000 travelers have filed...
  • Arab American Who Guards Bush Is Barred From Flight

    12/27/2001 9:43:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 98 replies · 691+ views
    Reuters | 12/27/01
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - An Arab American U.S. Secret Service agent heading to Texas to protect President Bush was barred from taking an American Airlines flight this week, the Secret Service said on Thursday. U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Marr said the agent, whom he declined to identify, was not allowed to take the flight but said he was unable to confirm details of a New York Times report saying the agent was asked to get off the plane. The newspaper said the agent, who was armed, was originally scheduled to accompany Bush to Texas on Air Force One but ...
  • No Fly List might become "No Gun" List

    05/19/2009 12:50:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 69 replies · 1,832+ views
    nationalgunrights.org ^ | 5/19/2009 | NA
    NY Rep introduces bill to turn "No Fly" list into "no gun" list Notorious Anti-gunner Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has introduced a bill that would takes name from the so-called "no fly list" and place them in the National Instant Criminal Background Check system as ineligible to purchase a firearm. H.R. 2401, the so-called "No Fly, No Buy Act of 2009" uses provisions of the Patriot Act and the Brady Bill to attack the Second Amendment rights of American travelers. It should be no surprise that McCarthy, an anti-gun leader extraordinaire, would introduce such a bill. In recent years, such legislation...
  • Quebec man changes name to dodge relentless airport screening[DHS Watchlist]

    09/15/2008 2:16:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 256+ views
    CBC News ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | CBC
    A Quebec businessman whose name is one of the many that have erroneously landed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's flight passenger watch list has decided to change his name to avoid lengthy security hassles at the airport. Mario Labbé, an executive with a Montreal-based record company, says his Canadian passport triggers a red alert on the computers of U.S. customs agents every time he tries to board a flight to the U.S. — which is about once a month for the past seven years. "I was pulled aside in a room ... and you have to wait your...
  • Terror Watchlist "Crippled By Technical Flaws"

    08/26/2008 8:28:23 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 1 replies · 118+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 8/26/8 | kdawson
    I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "The database used by the government to generate lists like the No-Fly List is 'crippled by technical flaws,' according to the chairman of a House technology oversight subcommittee. And the upgrade may be worse than the original. Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) says that 'if actually deployed, [the upgrade] will leave our country more vulnerable than the existing yet flawed system in operation today.' It seems that the current database doesn't have any easy way to do plain-text matching, forcing users to enter SQL queries. That might not sound so bad until you learn...
  • Pilot, vet sues to get off terror list

    08/25/2008 7:05:22 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies · 199+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2008 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army veteran on the U.S. terror watch list is suing the federal government to have his name removed from the list. CNN reported Friday that Erich Scherfen, who received an honorable discharge after 13 years of military service, was hired as a pilot by Colgan Air Inc., a regional airline. In April, the Schuylkill Haven, Pa., man's employer told him he was on a government terror suspect list and said he would be fired unless he could clear his name by Sept. 1. Scherfen, who is a convert to Islam and is married...