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Janet Napolitano upgrading Saudis into 'trusted traveler' program
American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2013 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/21/2013 8:42:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who famously declared "The system worked" after an underwear bomber was able to partially detonate his weapon aboard a jumbo jet bound for Detroit, has completed her divorce proceedings from reality.

The New York Post reports:

"Saudi Arabia, which gave us 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, will soon get the coveted "trusted traveler" status from the Department of Homeland Security.

Saudi travelers who are cleared through the program could bypass normal customs lines after showing their passports and providing fingerprints.

Only a few other countries - Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea - have been granted the same status, which is designed to ease entry into the United States for low-risk airline passengers."

The decision was made in January after a meeting in Washington between Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, but gained little attention, Fox News reported.

According to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, in 2010, Saudi Arabia was among 14 countries whose citizens were subject to extra screening, because of its record as a breeding ground for terrorists. There have been absolutely no reports of Saudi Arabia changing its school curricula, which foster hatred of Jews and infidels in general, nor have there been any signs of any change in the role of extremist ideology in shaping the Saudi public.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; bigsis; dhs; homelandsecurity; napolitano; saudi; saudiarabia; saudis; sauditravelers; terrorism; trustedtravelers; wot

1 posted on 03/21/2013 8:42:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The policy is consistent with preventing passengers from carrying swiss army knives and then giving the passengers metal knives and forks. The 9-11 hijackers sat in first class.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
THIS is INSANITY!! THIS MUST BE STOPPED!!!

ARe the DEMOCRATS TRYING TO GET US ALL KILLED?????

3 posted on 03/21/2013 8:44:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: SeekAndFind

The saudis gave us 9-11 so let them go and strip search granny!


4 posted on 03/21/2013 8:45:08 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Ann Archy

It is purposeful and intentional.... obamacide at work.

It is about the total and absolute destruction of America via a marxo muslim ghazi in OUR White House..


5 posted on 03/21/2013 8:48:42 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Ann Archy

How many American children to UBL want to kill? Was it a million?


6 posted on 03/21/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: himno hero

There is NO other answer....OMG!!


7 posted on 03/21/2013 8:49:20 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: SeekAndFind

Stupid dyke.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 8:51:06 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Ann Archy

YEP


9 posted on 03/21/2013 8:52:59 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Ann Archy

Yes.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think this is short-sighted, but it's not as bad as some people believe. The US Customs "trusted traveler" program is different from the TSA "trusted traveler" program.

US Customs just allows you to bypass the line to meet with a customs official when you enter the US. You put your passport in an ATM-like machine and get a specially-marked receipt if you are cleared. If a foreign national is willing to go through the paperwork to get approved, I don't think skipping the cursory meeting with a customs official is a big threat.

However, I will admit that I think it's going to be difficult to perform a reliable background check in some countries -- like Saudi Arabia. I'd rather limit this to Western democracies in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, etc.

The TSA's trusted traveler program is the one that allows you to use the PreCheck line: you don't have to take off your shoes, unpack your laptop, etc. You still go through a traditional metal detector.

If you are a US citizen and are a member of Global Entry (the US Customs trusted traveler programs), you are also eligible for PreCheck. Separately, the airlines are inviting non-citizen US residents to use PreCheck, if they fly frequently.

However, I don't believe people that are neither US citizens or US residents are eligible for PreCheck. So, there is no security loophole there.

11 posted on 03/21/2013 8:55:53 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: beethovenfan

The Bush Administration was just as beholden to our Saudi masters as the Obama Administration.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 8:57:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

You got dat right, gator.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 9:01:49 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: dfwgator

And on another thread, it couldn’t be Saudi’s that murdered that Colorado prison official could it.

Move on, nothing to see here.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 9:02:23 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

Saudi Arabia - Keeping their friends close, and their enemies even closer for over 80 years.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 9:04:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

The US government is returning us to the conditions that existed on September 10, 2011.

WHY?

1 - Special rules for Saudis to bypass TSA searches for items banned on aircraft.

2 - Allow knives to be brought onboard aircraft.

What could possibly go wrong?

Is Napolitano trying to create another hijacking to justify more tyranny against Americans?

Are they trying to create another hijacking to justify a declaration of martial law before the 2016 presidential election?

Is this a part of a plan to create conditions used to justify gun confiscation and expansion of the police state?

Is this part of a plan to justify Obama’s Domestic Security Force and give them increased power to restrict our freedoms?


16 posted on 03/21/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

No Muslim can ever be a “trusted traveler”. Their embrace of taqiyya and martyrdom prevents it.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 9:22:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Iron Munro

The US government is returning us to the conditions that existed on September 10, 2011.

WHY?

1 - Special rules for Saudis to bypass TSA searches for items banned on aircraft.

2 - Allow knives to be brought onboard aircraft.

What could possibly go wrong?

Is Napolitano trying to create another hijacking to justify more tyranny against Americans?

Are they trying to create another hijacking to justify a declaration of martial law before the 2016 presidential election?

Is this a part of a plan to create conditions used to justify gun confiscation and expansion of the police state?

Is this part of a plan to justify Obama’s Domestic Security Force and give them increased power to restrict our freedoms?

YOU HAVE JUST NAILED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WATCH YOUR BACK CAUSE YOU MAY GET A VISIT FROM JANET....


18 posted on 03/21/2013 9:37:50 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: a fool in paradise

http://kdvr.com/2013/03/20/source-clements-murder-investigation-will-look-at-saudi-prisoner-connection/


19 posted on 03/21/2013 9:55:21 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: SeekAndFind

while at the same time they humiliate a Marine who lost both his legs in combat by making him remove his prothesis in public

FUBAR


20 posted on 03/21/2013 10:02:31 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

Coming home from a week of caring for my recently hospitalized elderly mom in Boston, I was subjected to a scan in which I was ordered to open my carry-on and remove all the toiletries which were all the correct size and sealed in a plastic bag.
Then I went through an X-ray machine.

I thought it was over, but then I was removed from the line and forced to remove my hair combs while a female officer WENT THROUGH MY HAIR WITH HER FINGERS.

I guess I’m not a “Trusted Traveler”


21 posted on 03/21/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems all evidence proves that these a$$hats in DC are trying their damndest to create another “manufactured crisis” so that they can getthe ball rolling even faster on their ultimate agenda and destruction of the US.

Create Division - Check
Create tensions among races and class - Check
Create higher unemployment - Check
Create higher taxes, less income for people - Check
Create blame at everyone but themselves - Check
Create Mid-East turmoil - Check
Fund and Aid our enemies - Check
Open the gates to our enemies - Check

Sit and wait for the crisis to happen....


22 posted on 03/21/2013 10:14:25 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SeekAndFind

so will clueless liberal voting vacation goers now say “Hey, loooks like we can finally book our dream vacation to Saudi Arabia”.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 10:19:19 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: SeekAndFind

Napolitano and the TSA still does not trust Veterans, your grand parents, your little children, or Americans.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 10:40:43 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ann Archy

THIS is INSANITY!! THIS MUST BE STOPPED!!!

ARe the DEMOCRATS TRYING TO GET US ALL KILLED?????


Yes, it is insanity. It’s because there are so many mozlems in the government, including the freak in the WH, the head of the CIA and who knows what/who else. It is not stupidity, it is a conscious plan.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: rdcbn

The TSA thugs who did that and every other TSA thug like them need to face severe punishment. If they don’t get it in this life, they will for sure in the next.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: George from New England; dfwgator
From the article about Clements:

While Clements generally kept a low profile, his killing comes a week after Clements denied a Saudi national prisoner's request to be sent to his home country to serve out his sentence. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave. Clements said state law requires sex offenders to undergo treatment while in prison and that al-Turki had declined to participate.

27 posted on 03/21/2013 11:20:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SeekAndFind
These ones were caught....how many aren't and walk among us?

US Border Patrol Weekly Blotter - Blaine Sector

Snips: For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.

03/09/2013 – A Remote Video Surveillance System operator observed an individual walking southbound from the U.S./Canada border near east of Sumas, Washington. Responding agents located the subject in a heavily wooded area. The subject, an Algerian citizen illegally present in the United States, was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

03/12/13 - Agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station responded to a call from a concerned citizen near Mooers, N.Y. which led to the arrest of a male Romanian national. The subject was determined to be illegally present in the U.S.; a violation of 8 USC 1325, Entry Without Inspection. The subject was transported to the Champlain Border Patrol station for processing. Further information revealed the subject to have a criminal history, along with an outstanding warrant in Bucharest, Romania for aggravated bodily injury, issued and confirmed by International Police Organization (INTERPOL).

02/23/2013 – A Remote Video Surveillance System operator observed a group of people illegally cross the U.S./Canada border north of Lynden, Washington and notified nearby agents. Responding agents located the group who were all determined to be citizens of India illegally present in the United States. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

02/24/2013 – Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed a subject walking southbound from the U.S./Canada border east of Blaine, Washington. Agents responding to the area encountered the individual, a Turkish citizen illegally present in the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

02/02/2013 – Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed an individual in a wooded area near the U.S./Canada border in Blaine, Washington. Agents responded to the area and located the person hiding under a bush. The subject, a citizen of Cuba, was determined to be illegally present in the United States. A records check indicated the subject had prior criminal narcotics convictions, and had served a significant prison sentence. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

02/02/2013 – Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed an individual in a wooded area near the U.S./Canada border in Blaine, Washington. Agents responded to the area and located the person hiding under a bush. The subject, a citizen of Cuba, was determined to be illegally present in the United States. A records check indicated the subject had prior criminal narcotics convictions, and had served a significant prison sentence. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

02/18/2013 – Operators of a Remote Video Surveillance System observed five subjects walking south from the U.S./Canada border north of Lynden, Washington. Agents responded to the area and located the individuals in a nearby field. The group was composed of a citizen of Pakistan and four citizens of India who were all determined to be illegally present in the United States. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

28 posted on 03/21/2013 12:24:35 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: himno hero

Hopefully the next wave of terrorists will fly in and bomb a whole bunch of liberals’ houses. Including the red ones, the brick ones, the green ones and the white ones. Terrorists don’t pick favorites.

A woman in an appointed possesion lets the enemy in. She has the same odds of being attacked as anyone. The people in the towers were from all walks of life. There were even democrats.


29 posted on 03/21/2013 1:36:49 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: little jeremiah
Why the HELL isn't this on the NEWS or TALK RADIO???

HELLO RUSH....SEAN....HUGHIE....MICHAEL....MIKE....MARK??? WHERE ARE YOU???

30 posted on 03/21/2013 2:33:42 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: SeekAndFind
NEVER!!!

31 posted on 03/21/2013 3:15:57 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SeekAndFind

This is great and as partially Jewish I always wanted to do the hajj , I”M IN BABYYYYYy,....not.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 4:26:14 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Karliner

ummm wait this means they get carte blanche and we go to the back of the plane, fugetabout it. Neapolitanano and Obama hate us, they absolutely hate us., and the US of A


33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SeekAndFind
[Saudi Arabia:] Not Friend or Foe by Daniel Pipes. New York Post May 14, 2002

". . . Saudis have shown themselves wildly sympathetic to [Osama] bin Laden. One American hospital worker in Saudi Arabia reported "Saudi doctors and nurses around him celebrating on 9/11." A confidential survey found some 95 percent of young educated Saudis sympathetic to his declaration of war against the United States."

34 posted on 03/22/2013 7:27:11 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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