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.
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.