Neal Barton's POV

This flies in the face of common sense


POSTED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 7:13pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:44am

When was the last time you hopped a plane and went somewhere?

It's not that easy anymore.

Every time I stand in line for all of the security before getting on a plane, I always whisper to my wife "I guess the bad guys won."

Look at us.

Well, the next time you are standing in line here is something to cheer you up. Come to find out officials who fly into the U.S. from countries which sponsor terror just hop on the plane and get going.

You see, the state department doesn't want to do anything to make them mad.

This from CNS news today, officials from terror-sponsoring state 'exempted from enhanced screening' by TSA.

Fred Lucas writes while 6 year-old girls and retired school teachers with bladder cancer were subjected to intrusive pat-downs by Transportation Security Administration officials at U.S. airports after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate his underwear on a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas 2009, officials from Sudan--one of just four countries the state department lists as a state sponsor of terrorism--were "exempted from enhanced screening" at airports, according to a state department cable obtained by

The cable indicates that Sudan, upset that its citizens traveling to the United States would be subjected to increased scrutiny, as were those from 13 other countries.

Sudan pilled a baby fit and wrote this to the state department."We will have to accord you the same treatment," it quotes a Sudanese official telling a U.S. diplomat in early 2010.

The countries listed were Sudan, Cuba, Iran and Syria - all designated state sponsors of terror - as well as Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.

They get on the plane. You get searched.

Are you as mad as I am?

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Ron Paul did not support the Patriot act, he was concerned for your liberties, but you wouldn't know that because the National media ignores our candidate.

Airport screening is just one more Liberal socialist wealth redistributing creation of more wealth consuming government jobs that grow government at the taxpayers expense. We could do away with all screening by arming the crew, hardening the cockpit to prevent entry and allowing the pilot to use the force of gravity to plop any offender who leaves his seat onto the ceiling of the aircraft with a few rollovers or lazy 8 maneuvers.

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