Skip to comments.DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:08:06 AM PDT by Doogle
A Department of Homeland Security program intended to give "trusted traveler" status to low-risk airline passengers soon will be extended to Saudi travelers, opening the program to criticism for accommodating the country that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Sources voiced concern about the decision to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which issued a report Wednesday on the under-the-radar announcement -- which was first made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after meeting in January with her Saudi counterpart. According to the IPT, this would be the first time the Saudi government has been given such a direct role in fast-tracking people for entry into the United States.
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Especially since the 911 terrorists, iirc, were from Saudia Arabia!
What could possibly go wrong....
(God help us all)
Well, hell. You wouldn’t want Big Sis to make the country which does so much to help finance BO suffer through the same TSA abuses as us mere peasants, would you?
Lesbians are not only evil, they’re stupid!
Not only were most of the 9/11 hijackers from there but the radical form of Islam is based in SA. They are the ones pushing sharia law, blowing up the Buddhist monuments, suicide attacks, and so forth.
They don’t dare to that stuff in SA though. Their families would be hunted down and executed in public.
....people who are “schooled” on how to play the system in their homeland, then financed to come, then repay their backers with bennies offered and accepted....THEN, over stay their visa’s...great country you HAD there citizen
... Oh, lovely. For the past 12 years millions of Americans stood in line for hours, were subjected to indignities, got things like nail clippers and scissors and shampoo and mouthwash confiscated, and then we had to repack our carry-on bags.
Because we were told that it makes us more safe.
And now the next batch of kamikaze hijackers just strolls on board the jumbo jet, no questions asked.
they are setting up for and hoping to be attacked ,so they can use their State of Emergency Executive Order
Couple this with the relaxed restrictions on knives that actually exceed the size of the boxcutters used on 9/11.
Why do our “leaders” hate Free America so completely? Why aren’t these “leaders” in prison?
Obama is a muslim, John Brennan is a muslim, and the rest of his administration are boot-lickers who like the boss, believe that America’s enemies are not jihadis, but conservatives and patriots.
If they’re going to do this, then we really don’t need the TSA, after all.
thinking of contacting my Rep and asking him if he’s connecting the “dots” for the next attack...last time people went real stupid when it came to finding out who was responsible for lack security. The Mistress of Disaster, Jamie Gorelick saw to that
The media and the rest of the boot lickers are so investing in making sure that a person of color does not fail, they will cover up anything.
The NAPA in the White Hut has for 4+ years shown his disdain for the USA and the media still treats him better than the Pope.
Which homeland is DHS working to protect?
Undermine, weaken, demoralize, impoverish, and confuse America. That’s the program and now we have 4 more years of it. Elections do indeed have consequences, Mr. Obama was correct about that one thing.
Do you honestly believe that banning pocket knives had any effect whatsoever on passenger safety?
I think the jury's out on that one, considering the numbers of nutcase episodes that have occurred mid-air in recent years. Probably not a threat to the flying crew, but to other passengers, possibly.
Welcome to Al Amerika.
Just because 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11/01 were Saudi Arabian doesn’t mean we should be suspicious of Saudis.
Treating them like dangerous US military vets or Christian Bitter Clingers might hurt their feelings.
... 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.
Considering the reciprocity of US citizens being able to bypass SA customs, my first thought was that some powerful lobby pushed for this, and the admin caved. Probably a big donor.
They have done it there but you’re right, they were hunted down and executed in public.
As long as they don’t stop doing invasive searches on 80 year old women, I’ll feel safe. /sar/
Sadly, US citizens have come to accept the gratuitous police state of DHS. A victory for UBL.
“...Why do our leaders hate Free America so completely?...”
Have you never heard of communism??? They despise freedom, our constitution and our total way of life. The only good ones are the ones long breathing air. They’ve been 40 years planning the overthrow of our country. Their deceit is disgusting. They wrap themselves in our flag yet do everything they can to bring us down.
They’re not in prison because they now run the prisons.
Of all the places we should triple-question every entrant, it's Saudi. Al Qaeda is funded, staffed, led, given it's ideology, etc. from Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda is indistinguishable from a plausible-deniability-strike-force of the Saudi King.
Al qaeda is very pleased, I’m sure.
And the fact is we went into Iraq at the behest of the Saudis, since they were concerned Saddam was going to go after their oil fields.
The Left still says that Afghanistan attacked us on 9-11, that Iraq was the wrong was but Afghan is the right one. Saudi hijackers and Bin Laden was hidden by the Pakistanis.
Liberalism is a mental disorder and Barack Obama is decidedly pro-Islamist in his foreign policies.
Janet is like a cat that plays with a mouse before it kills it. We are the mouse. Her CONTEMPT for America is just as strong as 0bama's and Holder's, and due to her CONTEMPT FOR AMERICA she toys with us at every turn.
Yep, and they're draining the U.S's financial resources to build a muslim caliphate in the ME while depleting the American military.
Why? Because as long as America is strong, the caliphate can't attack Israel. The "restrainer" has to be taken out of the way first. So, why not destroy the economy, deplete the military, allow Saudis with knives on American planes?
Not only that, but why is HLS buying up all that ammo and military equipment? Could it be they've been quietly shipping it to the ME? They've been fighting there forever, so where are those "activists" getting all those bullets? Would that explain the attack in Benghazi, and why there's a massive cover up? Was the ammo etc. being shipped through there?
I wouldn't know, because I've refused to fly for years, but can you order a bottle of beer, or do all drinks have to be in cans/plastic?
Regardless, a resourceful individual can turn just about anything into a weapon.
I'd much rather see everyone on the plane armed than a muslim terrorist while the law-abiding are disarmed.
If this were really a free country, I'd be able to start "ATF Airlines". When you get on board, everyone is handed a pack of smokes, and their choice of either a bottle an adult beverage or a firearm.
It would be the safest and happiest airline in the skys.
Anyone who thinks you can hijack an airplane post 9/11/01 is dreaming or smoking the good stuff. On the first two planes that crashed into the WTC buildings, the passengers did exactly what was standing procedure for hijackings at the time, which was to cooperate and submit to the hijackers. Once it was clear that the consequences of cooperation was somewhat more dire than a side trip to Cuba, the passengers on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania mobilized themselves into a local militia, and put an end to the terrorist's plans. A similar fate would await any other islamicist that tried to take over a plane.
Every single thing done in the wake of 9/11 with the exception of reinforcing the cockpit doors has been nothing less than an attempt to force the people of America to become meek sheeple submitting to the almighty power of Fedgov.
Why the hell isn't it standard policy to have armed attendants, if they are so worried?
This administrations mantra:
The King is dead
Long Live the King
DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls
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Why is there a DHS/TSA?
They aren’t stopping anything.
People may not know this but every flight coming into the US has to have at least one “friendly” in the cockpit if it is from one of our so called friendly arabic countries.
To answer your questions. They serve beer in cans and they will give you the can and a plastic cup if you are in the cattle class. If you are up front you get real silverware.
make it hurt
OK, so if you’re in first class, can you buy a bottle of champaign? The point is, that it would seem to be kind of useless to ban knives when you have glass on board. I know they won’t let you bring a container of anything containing liquid in your carry on, but could you pack an empty beer bottle in it? Again, everything they do is empty rhetoric designed to create sheep out of citizens.
Obama is no muslim.
To be a muslim, one must worship "Allah".
Obama worships nobody but himself.
He is, however, undeniably a muslim sympathizer.
The lobby is the Saudi govt. They just threaten that they would raise gas prices and the US rolls over.
You can bring liquids on board. You can bring liquids thru security as long as it’s a certain amount. They will make you pour out water or drink it before security but stuff for a baby can be allowed.
You can bring bottles of booze on board as long as it’s purchased inside the safe zone. You can’t drink it on board even though it happens. It all depends on if they have power hungry goons working security.
I’ve seen them search old Japanese ladies on a Japan bound flight and I have breezed right thru without a second look and I look like a terrorist.