Friday, January 1, 2010
New Rules for Air Travel
By Alan Caruba
The simple fact of the matter is that the only reason the Christmas Delta flight was not blown out of the sky with a powerful explosive was that the detonator didn’t work. Does it strike anyone as ironic that, according to government officials, the “answer” to airline safety is more and better technology?
El Al, the Israeli airline has never had a terrorist incident and that is because they actually profile the heck out of everyone who wants to fly with them. Blond, blue-eyed, Scandinavian? They want to know why you’re going to a particular destination, how long you intend to be there? Do you have family or friends there? And you had better have all your visas and passports in proper order. You may be a member of the Master Race, but you better have some damned good answers.
In America, it’s now routine for passenger to have to show up a day in advance, sleep on the terminal floor, take off your shoes and all the rest of your clothes, submit to an anal cavity search, and not bring anything as dangerous as a nail-clipper with you. No liquids unless they are less than three ounces and in a zip-closed plastic bag. None of this makes anyone the slightest bit safer except the morons at the TSA that came up with these rules.
There are now new rules such as not being able to take a leak for an hour before the plane lands, no pillows, no blankets, and nothing that even vaguely resembles comfort in airline seats that have been reduced in size to the equivalent of straight-jackets. Looking out the window will be considered suspicious activity.
Here’s what’s NOT suspicious:
Having “Muhammad” as part of your name such as Muhammad Abdul Muhammad.
Having no passport.
Paying for a one-way ticket with cash.
Not having any baggage.
Spreading a prayer rug in the waiting lounge, facing Mecca, and loudly praying.
Here’s my suggestion for a really good new rule: The United States Department of State should simply not issue visas to young, Arab or African Muslims for any reason. If you’re young and sporting a raggedy beard, you may not get a visa either. If you’re young, female, and are wearing a burka or comparable Muslim attire, you don’t get a visa.
I don’t care if they want to study anything at a U.S. college or university. There are lots of other places to study anything. I don’t care if they want to visit Disneyland. I don’t care if they want to become a rock’n roll star. If they want to be in the movies, let them go to Bollywood, not Hollywood.
This is the same State Department whom the father of the latest bomber warned weeks ago. When your daddy says you’re a jihadist that should be proof enough. At the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria they are still looking up the word “jihadist” because it is not in the handbook, “How to Spot a Freaking Terrorist!” Oops, sorry, I forgot that according to the present administration there is no “war on global terrorism” and the term “terrorist” cannot be spoken.
I find it quite strange that Americans think there is something wrong with being especially careful about letting anyone Arab, African, and Muslim on any flight to, within, and from the United States.
I find it even stranger that some Americans still are unable to figure out that there are people who are at WAR with them and live for the privilege of dying, becoming a martyr, and having 72 virgins in paradise for the honor of killing as many Americans as possible.
These people are called MUSLIMS.
Some of them even live in America and, frankly, I don’t want them getting on a plane here either.
When imams anywhere around the world tell them every Friday that the only reason they have for living is to die while killing infidels, some reasonable degree of caution is called for.
Note: For those who are offended by this indictment of Muslims, I fully understand that there are many decent Muslims in America and throughout the world. The point of this exercise is to demonstrate how incompetent and idiotic our government has become in protecting us against the bad ones.