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DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls
FOX NEWS ^ | 03/20/13 | FOX

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: dhs; discrimination; homelandinsecurity; islamicsupremacist; nappy; obamaforeignpolicy; passportcontrols; proislamist; saudipassengers; sauditravelers; trustedtravelers; unclejanet
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To: Doogle

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Here ya go.

Cross-posted to Threat Matrix 2013, #1:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2980615/posts?page=170#170

Threat Matrix first began almost Ten years ago on Monday, November 03, 2003.

Just checked your FR page. Impressive Military medals! Thank you for your service to our Country.


51 posted on 03/20/2013 1:21:30 PM PDT by LucyT (In the 20th century 260 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: IbJensen

. .. and fat drinkers. But the government’s working on it.


52 posted on 03/20/2013 1:31:52 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: USAF80
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.

Well, next time I'm flying, (if that ever happens - I'd rather ride my Harley), I'll but something in a big glass bottle inside the terminal, so I'll at least have something to defend myself and the rest of the passengers with.

53 posted on 03/20/2013 1:33:44 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: null and void

IMHO they’re overplaying their cards and will be subject to reaction, more and more.


54 posted on 03/20/2013 1:37:51 PM 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: MHGinTN

Homeland Funnel.

Funneling in illegal muzzies, mexicans, terrorists, dope dealers and fag “partners”.


55 posted on 03/20/2013 1:40:15 PM 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: DuncanWaring
I appreciate what you say, but he was a devout child, raised as a muslim and studied the Koran in Arabic (memorization and study) in mengaji classes in Indonesia.

Even Jeremiah Wright took pains to assure him that joining his church would not offend his muslim "past."

56 posted on 03/20/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Man, that’s the ugliest collection of mugs I’ve ever seen.

No wonder there are so many arranged marriages.


57 posted on 03/20/2013 2:01:42 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: LucyT

Thnks...fairly common


58 posted on 03/20/2013 2:05:09 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: a fool in paradise

And the republicants have approved of another islamist, John Brennan, to head the CIA! ... Even the name is an oxymoron.


59 posted on 03/20/2013 3:11:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Doogle


60 posted on 03/20/2013 3:12:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: null and void

will the weirdness ever end??????


61 posted on 03/20/2013 3:26:49 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

When we end it.

Or it ends us.


62 posted on 03/20/2013 3:39:29 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: Doogle
OMG!!!! This is INSANITY or TREASONOUS!!! The Admin of the MUSLIM, OBAMA, is SUPPOSED to PROTECT US!!!

SAUDIS VETTING THEMSELVES to be TRUSTED TRAVELERS????? Janet Napolitano needs to be IMPEACHED!!!!!!!!

CONGRESS.....HELP!! EVen SOME Democrats have to think this is HORRIBLE!!!

63 posted on 03/20/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: RoosterRedux

John Brennan is a MUSLIM too???? Are you sure???


64 posted on 03/20/2013 4:04:39 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: rawhide

TRUSTED TRAVELERS???? Trusted to KILL MORE AMERICANS??? I guess that’s what this administration wants!!!


65 posted on 03/20/2013 4:05:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Doogle

Proof positive the government should not be allowed to possess firearms.


66 posted on 03/20/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (I was only following orders.)
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To: ScottinVA

The only reason boxcutters were effective, it that what happened was a new paradigm. These people thought that they were being hijacked. It it did not occurr to them that they were with suicide bombers and would all be killed within a few minutes if they did not act.

No one with any knife or gun even has that type of ability to do that again. People would act in a heartbeat.
and have already.


67 posted on 03/20/2013 4:29:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Doogle
"...the under-the-radar announcement -- which was first made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after meeting in January with her Saudi counterpart."

What should voters expect? Italy is close to Arab and Persian countries, cultures and families in more ways than one. Shoot, watch more television shows that glorify the Mafia, put more of them in offices over Americans. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


68 posted on 03/20/2013 4:33:50 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Doogle
I guess once they have the STUPID Americans trained they'll move into our streets.
And the Feds will have a field day going through all those vehicles, unless said vehicle
is owned by a TERRORIST!


The Federal Gov (Democrats)(Republicans) are trying to provoke an armed response from Americans.
Inch by inch they'll continue on this path until somebody does something.
Then we all will pay the price.

69 posted on 03/20/2013 4:39:01 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: molson209

Re: post#11, You’re absolutely right.


70 posted on 03/20/2013 4:43:49 PM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: Ann Archy
I have only circumstantial evidence (and much rumor).

Brennan, in Arabic, spoke to a crowd of Arabs and in his speech he repeated the statement "in shallah"--if Allah wills.

Non muslims don't make such a statement. Here's the LINK.

Additionally, he asked the Arab audience (in Arabic) not to repeat his comments in English because it might get him in trouble.

Trouble? Why would it get him in trouble if not because it provides evidence of his conversion? Americans don't care if he is fluent in another language...but we do care if his speech provides evidence of his conversion to Islam.

So yes...Brennan is a muslim...and the CIA is in the hands of the enemy.

71 posted on 03/20/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: rawhide; Doogle

How can you be surprised when thinking who put this traitor into Harvard and then helped him steeling the White Hut???


72 posted on 03/20/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: zeugma; ScottinVA
ScottinVA has better sense. Body cavity search then the permissible pocket knife is just goofy.
73 posted on 03/20/2013 6:17:00 PM PDT by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: rawhide

Homeland inSecurity is not about Islamic terrorism. It’s about the Left’s hatred of Americans and America.


74 posted on 03/20/2013 6:45:40 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: null and void

we here are trying mightily to end it before it ends us ;)


75 posted on 03/20/2013 7:15:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: null and void

Is anyone with any authority to stop this going to stop it? Or are we Eloi and all going to be eaten?


76 posted on 03/20/2013 9:44:33 PM 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: RoosterRedux

Placemark.


77 posted on 03/20/2013 9:47:15 PM 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: zeugma
The “body” searches are more for bombs than anything else. With the armored doors, there's not much weapons can do but a few ounces of high explosive can bring down a plane.

Ramzi Yousef almost brought down an airliner with liquid explosive concealed in a “half empty contact lens solution”. That's no more than 5 ounces. His placement was luckily off because he actually hid the bomb inside a seat to detonate during the next flight. A suicide bomber placing such a bomb at the exterior of a jet would likely bring it down. Both the underwear bomber and shoe bomber had enough explosives but were luckily too stupid to detonate.

This is why we can't have more than 3 ounces of liquid and have the outline underneath our clothes scanned. However that is a STUPID approach. The question is are they really that dumb or are they truly conditioning people for random searches?

IMO, we need more chemical based detection systems rather than visual searches of everything. Bomb sniffing dogs/machines to check everything entering a plane would keep us more safe than what we have now. The deck should also be completely isolated the entire time. Pilots should have their own toilet and a small door for food. Stopping all the groping and doing these two things would eliminate 99.99% of threats.

78 posted on 03/20/2013 9:53:49 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Doogle

Yeah....that figures. And all the while....they are searching, frisking and humiliating disabled veterans and children in wheelchairs.

And we’re letting them get away with it all.


79 posted on 03/20/2013 11:05:47 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: RoosterRedux
As Eric Nordstrom said, "The TALIBAN is INSIDE the BUILDING"!!!

WHERE IS ERIC NORDSTROM and WHY ISN"T HE SCREAMING THIS????

80 posted on 03/21/2013 5:10:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: varyouga
The question is are they really that dumb or are they truly conditioning people for random searches?

The answer to this is that they aren't dumb. Evil yes, but not dumb.

IMO, we need more chemical based detection systems rather than visual searches of everything. Bomb sniffing dogs/machines to check everything entering a plane would keep us more safe than what we have now. The deck should also be completely isolated the entire time. Pilots should have their own toilet and a small door for food. Stopping all the groping and doing these two things would eliminate 99.99% of threats.

Agreed. Allowing the  flight crew to arm themselves would also actually enhance security, much more than is being done today, and would cost nothing. The problem with that approach is that it doesn't expand government power or authority, so it was never considered. Everything that has been done has been a federal power grab used to condition the sheep-like majority of the population.

81 posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:39 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: opentalk

82 posted on 03/21/2013 2:34:43 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Brennan in Middle of Saudi-9/11 Cover-up and the Missing 28 Pages
February 8, 2013 • 9:48AM

Two years ago, Sen. Bob Graham, who has tirelessly been fighting against the suppression of information on the Saudi role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, put John Brennan in the middle of the ongoing cover-up by the Obama White House. On Sept. 12, 2011, Graham was interviewed by host Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC, concerning the Saudi-supported “support network” for the 9/ll hijackers, which extended from San Diego, California, to Sarasota, Florida, with other centers in New Jersey, Virginia, and Arizona. Graham described his efforts to obtain release of the suppressed 28 pages from the Congressional 9/11 report concerning the Saudi role, and Graham said that he had talked to the White House and to Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor, John Brennan, asking him to get the 28 pages released. To this day, Brennan, who has documented close connections to the Saudis, has failed to do so.

The next day, Ratigan published a column, stating: “For ten years, the U.S. government has kept secret the Saudi connection to the 9/11 hijackers.... This isn’t my claim. It’s what former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham asserted yesterday on my show. Yesterday, he discussed his outrage over the government’s secretive behavior, with journalist Anthony Summers, whose book on 9/11 blew the lid off some creepy aspects of the attacks that President Bush, and now President Obama and his terrorism advisor John Brennan, are keeping secret.”

Graham served for ten years on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and chaired it during and after the 9/11 attacks. He also chaired the bi-partisan Joint Congressional Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks.


83 posted on 03/21/2013 2:39:17 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping.


84 posted on 03/21/2013 5:07:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Bryan
.. 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.

Makes a person wonder who the 1.6 BILLION bullets are really for...

85 posted on 03/21/2013 5:10:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Doogle

What also sucks, is when you fly into the US, we American citizens have to share the same Immigration & Customs lines with all those wannabees with green cards.


86 posted on 03/22/2013 7:09:00 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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