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  • FBI Flagged This Congressman as a Terrorist. Here’s Why He Opposes a New Gun Ban.

    07/05/2016 7:06:11 AM PDT · by milton23 · 23 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/5/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Waiting on a routine flight from Sacramento back to Santa Barbara, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., discovered he was a terrorist. Or at least that’s what the FBI thought. McClintock was clearly more of a frequent flyer than radical extremist. But a classic case of mistaken identity, not ties to terrorism, landed him on the FBI’s no-fly list. A well-known state senator at the time, McClintock was left stranded at the Sacramento International Airport about 10 years ago. He couldn’t fly home under his own name.
  • Why not just strip away all rights of those on watch lists?

    07/03/2016 4:19:58 AM PDT · by UpStateNY · 26 replies
    I’ve heard a lot lately about restricting those on the “terror watch list” or “no-fly list” from purchasing a firearm. I get the appeal, because no logical person wants to enable a bad person to do bad things. But if we’re going to restrict the Second Amendment for these people without due process, why stop at just one amendment if it means saving lives? Should people on a terror watch list be allowed to attend a suspected radicalized house of worship? Why allow them to congregate at all? Why is a person suspected of planning terror allowed to have a...
  • “No Fly, No Buy.” Why?

    06/25/2016 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/16 | Greg Pencils
    Perhaps it is the "No Fly" list itself that we should be investigating? The latest version of the Democrats strategy of denying constitutional rights and due process in the race for a socialist utopia with them in control—is “No Buy, No Fly.” The contention is that anyone on the “No Fly” list should not be able to purchase a gun. No conviction, no due process, no appeal, no knowledge of why you are on the list, no way off the list, and it’s all shrouded in government secrecy, as is all future control of your life. But consider this…
  • McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns

    06/23/2016 4:43:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday cut the legs out from a bipartisan effort to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns. In doing so, McConnell, a master of the Senate’s arcane rules, provided cover for vulnerable Republicans who wanted to be seen as supporting the effort, but did not want to cross the National Rifle Association. “The scenario that Sen. McConnell set up was textbook McConnell,” said Brian Darling, a former Senate Republican aide. McConnell had promised a vote this week to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on her bipartisan measure barring people on two key...
  • Senators roll out bipartisan gun proposal

    06/21/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday rolled out a bipartisan bill aimed at stopping suspected terrorists from buying a gun, as lawmakers try to overcome a stalemate on the issue. "Essentially we believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters. The legislation would allow the attorney general to block the sale of a gun if an individual is on the "no-fly" list or the so-called "selectee" list, which requires additional screening at an airport. Collins said the two lists affect approximately 109,000 people, most...
  • Orlando fallout: Mateen’s family put on no fly lists

    06/18/2016 11:38:14 AM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 6/18/2016 | RT
    Omar Mateen’s father and wife were added to the US’ no-fly list as investigators try to determine what role they played in the Orlando massacre in which 49 club-goers were killed and 53 injured. Federal officials have added Omar’s father, Seddique Mateen, and his wife, Noor Salman, to the government’s no-fly list, according to NBC News, although a spokesman for the US Government Terrorist Screening Database would not confirm that. “Disclosure of an individual’s inclusion or non-inclusion in the TSDB or on the No Fly List would significantly impair the government’s ability to investigate and counteract terrorism and protect transportation...
  • DOJ overrules FBI on gun sales debate, says no-fly list can be used for ban

    06/16/2016 12:38:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | 6-16-2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch overruled FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday, saying the Obama administration does support a ban on firearms sales to those on terrorist watch lists. Mr. Comey last year had told Congress that the ban could end up alerting suspected terrorists that they are being investigated, and that could “blow” the cases his agents are trying to build. But his superiors at the Justice Department rejected that, issuing a statement Thursday saying they want to see Congress approve the “no-fly, no-buy” plan Democrats are pursuing. “The amendment gives the Justice Department an important additional tool to...
  • Obama Admits The Government Monitors Your Browsing History

    06/06/2016 12:59:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05 June 2016 | Tyler Durden
    During a PBS town hall meeting, president Obama was asked why he and Hillary want to control and restrict guns and ammunition to responsible gun owners. Obama's response was the typical stock answer of rejecting the "notion" that anyone is hell-bent on taking away "folks' guns", yada yada. However, as AllOutdoor notes, if you listen carefully to Obama's full response, there is a comment Obama gives about knowing browser history that should sent everyone into a blind rage. "I just came from a meeting, today, in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on...
  • CAIR files federal lawsuits claiming US ‘terror watch list’ discriminatory against Muslims

    04/08/2016 11:20:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 7, 2016 | Jay Binder
    In two federal lawsuits this week, CAIR alleges that the U.S. government’s terror watch list is unconstitutional because it violates the rights of individuals on the list, according to a report by Courthouse News Service. ... Executive Director of CAIR Dawud Walid said that if the federal government was going to track Islamic extremism, it should also surveillance Donald Trump supporters. "I think the question is, are we going to be selective about this?" Walid said. "Are we following people and placing people on this list who go to KKK meetings, people who go to Donald Trump rallies?"
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Guns and the 'No-Fly' Grandstanders

    12/09/2015 1:12:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE BODIES of the San Bernardino victims were still warm, and President Obama conceded that officials didn't "know that much yet" about the circumstances or motives of the killers. But that didn't stop him from exploiting the moment to call for more gun control. There was the usual shopworn pitch for "stronger background checks." There was also a demand that anyone on the "no-fly" list be prohibited from buying guns. "We have a no-fly list where people can't get on planes," Obama told CBS News, "but those same people who we don't allow to fly could go into a store...
  • U.S. Rep. Kennedy calls for closing of terrorist gun loophole

    12/08/2015 10:43:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Herald News ^ | 12-8-15 | Will Richmond
    Last week during a visit to The Herald News, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III spoke about the difficulty of addressing the issue of gun control in Congress. From Herald News reporter Michael Holtzman's report: He remembered his freshman orientation to Congress at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The mass shooting of innocent children and teaching staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, happened that day. Kennedy spoke of the Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic, including a campus police officer, a week ago and then a much...
  • Silly Wabbit, Tricks Are For Kids

    12/08/2015 6:33:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Judge Napolitano thinks that Barry’s common sense approach to gun “safety” is a Trojan horse. He called the Prezzy’s proposed “no-fly, no-guns” law a trick used to find a way around a Supreme Court decision he hates.Now - in addition to being placed on a no-fly list by some nameless, faceless, Kafkaesque bureaucracy accountable to no one – you may also be denied your Second Amendment right to bear arms.Expressing the opinion of many others, the Judge expects that this ‘common sense’ measure will expand the “no fly, no arms” list exponentially. He also thinks the concept is unconstitutional –...
  • Obama: Okay, maybe the San Bernardino shooting was terrorism

    12/05/2015 12:47:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Yesterday, the FBI publicly announced that their investigation into the mass shooting in San Bernardino had become a terrorism probe. After discovering a Facebook posting by Tashfeen Malik pledging allegiance to ISIS, the FBI took over the investigation. During the presser, the FBI also said that they had some evidence that Malik and Syed Farook had been in contact with “foreign terrorist organizations” as well: The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting of 14 people in California by a married couple as an “act of terrorism,” officials said on Friday, noting the wife was believed to have pledged allegiance to...
  • Poster Boy for 'Islamophobia' Tries to Join ISIS- unjustly on No-Fly List belonged there after all

    11/25/2015 1:08:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 25, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Poster Boy for 'Islamophobia' Tries to Join ISIS Muslim supposedly placed unjustly on No-Fly List belonged there after all. November 25, 2015 Robert Spencer Saadiq Long was framed, I tell ya. Set up by The Man for the crime of being Muslim. Back in 2012 and 2013, the Leftist/Islamic supremacist axis was working hard, wanting you to weep for Saadiq Long. MSNBC's Chris Hayes, hard-Left activist Glenn Greenwald, and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) all pitched in to make Long a martyr of "Islamophobia" and howling at the injustice done to him. But they aren't howling so...
  • MSNBC's 'No-Fly List Is Islamophobia' Poster Boy Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell

    11/24/2015 7:36:58 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media's attacks against the U.S. government's no-fly list for "unfairly" targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison -- arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell. It's a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long's cause was being championed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front. His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed...
  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • 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
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  • 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...