TSA: United States to Intensify Airport Screening for Travelers From 14 (Terror) Nations


Can you just imagine the hue and cry from the LEFT and the ACLU if the following was enacted by George W. Bush? Wonder if we shall hear the same outrage?

The United States is about to intensify it’s airport screening for passengers from 14 questionable countries of origin in the wake of the Christmas Day “undie” bomber.  According to the new security provisions, citizens of Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen will face the special scrutiny.

Hmm … Doesn’t this look an awful lot like racial profiling? This brought to you by the Barack Hussein Obama Administration. Wasn’t it the LEFT and the ACLU that said we could not do such things? Can you imagine what the LEFT would be doing if GWB had profiled citizens from Muslim countries following 9-11? Personally, I believe that individuals from terrorist countries should be profiled, the problem is that the LEFT and Democrats in Congress never did.

Remember these racial profiling law suits from the early 2000′s?

The DOT has since received 31 complaints about such discrimination from people of Middle Eastern, South Asian, Arab or Muslim heritage. The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination group has recorded double that amount of complaints. Two of the five plaintiffs are of Arab descent.

We were told we had to be nice and considerate of them. Now we see Barack Obama targeting and profiling Muslim citizens, while he goes easy of the actual Muslin terrorists. Mmm, mmm, mmm … Barack Hussein Obama.

But American citizens, and most others who are not flying through those 14 nations on their way to the United States, will no longer automatically face the full range of intensified security that was imposed after the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight, officials said.

The change represents an easing of the immediate response to the attempted bombing of a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit that had been in place the past week. But the restrictions remain tougher than the rules that were in effect before the Dec. 25 incident. And the action on Sunday further establishes a global security system that treats people differently based on what country they are from, evoking protests from civil rights groups.

Citizens of Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, countries that are considered “state sponsors of terrorism,” as well as those of “countries of interest” — including Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen — will face the special scrutiny, officials said.

How do some feel regarding these new targeted and profile security changes?

“I understand there needs to be additional security in light of what was attempted on Christmas Day,” Mr. Shora said, adding that he intended to file a formal protest on Monday. “But this is extreme and very dangerous. All of a sudden people are labeled as being related to terrorism just because of the nation they are from.”

The TSA said in a statement announcing the new measures that “effective aviation security must begin beyond our borders.”

A senior government official, not authorized to speak on the record, provided CNN with the full list of 14 countries that fall under the TSA’s “countries of interest” label — which will automatically trigger the enhanced screening.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “TSA: United States to Intensify Airport Screening for Travelers From 14 (Terror) Nations”

    1. Michelle on January 4th, 2010 9:50 am

      Personally I don’t care if it offends some people. When it comes to terrorists and the security of innocent people then I see no problem with profiling those from terrorist countries. I am in no way saying that everyone from those countries are a terrorist, I am saying that since we do not know which ones are, we have to screen them all. Yes, I know it is time consuming and yes many people will be inconvenienced but it’s for the sake of safety. I know I don’t want to be on a flight with a terrorist on board. Just be prepared to spend more time at the airport waiting to board a flight and deal with it.

    2. J.Jay on January 4th, 2010 10:46 pm

      First it is a problem that there are too few checks “he’s leaving US open to attack…”, now it is a problem that there are more checks?
      The wtf tag is rather appropriate.

      Maybe, when you and the terrorists strike a win, you should acknowledge it.
      Just being a bad looser about an election is not very impressive.

    3. Lynnein Md. on January 5th, 2010 10:11 am

      Tough. If you don’t like it, stay out of my country.

    4. super dave on January 5th, 2010 12:21 pm

      just being an obama peasant is not very impressive.

    5. Walid Moogi on January 15th, 2010 8:21 am

      Last summer, I travelled with my family to the US. Upon seeing our Lebanese passports, airport security informed us we would go through additional screening. We did go additional scanning, one by one, including our 7 year old daughters. But the staff were professional and we actually managed to finsih the procedures ahead of other americans who were stuck in the regular line. I actually felt a little relieved to bypass the traffic. I wonder if things changed now.

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