Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: U.S.

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Redford wrote:

Meanwhile leaving its southern border wide open. What’s wrong with this picture?

Jul 02, 2014 11:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mustafaspeaks wrote:

This kind of talk from the US is just to distract everyone from the fact that its armed forces are bombing the h*ll out of the entire planet. The nation which invented/invents WofMD is America.

Jul 03, 2014 2:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jingan wrote:


Jul 03, 2014 3:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Ever been to Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy? Above your head on walkways are armed guards with rifles at the ready. I bristled the first time I saw it. Didn’t bother me the next time. This is the world in which we live.

Jul 03, 2014 3:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hohohohoho wrote:

No fly zones followed by hard fly zones. What is next? Who is losing?

Jul 03, 2014 6:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
yrbmegr wrote:

Meanwhile, nobody looks at private aviation.

Jul 03, 2014 7:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

I’m sure everyone is confident in the TSA’s ability to… steal iPads?

Oh wait…

Jul 03, 2014 9:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
disengage wrote:

President Obama says there is no longer any real war against terrorists??????? can he be wrong? he looks in the mirror and asks himself this every day. Then he answers himself with pleasure, im never wrong. Then, why are we increasing airport security, while we loosen up our borders? doesn’t compute?

Jul 03, 2014 9:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cautious123 wrote:

This country’s aggressive acts throughout the world are putting its citizens in danger. Government officials get to travel with guards and high security, but the rest of us are fish in a barrel. Instead of bombing and rampaging in the Middle East, stirring up trouble in the Ukraine, and supporting Israel’s crimes in Gaza and the West Bank, the US should actually try to bring peace–and it can start by getting its military and its military funding out of those regions. We are only perpetuating the violence with our neocon-dictated foreign policies.

Jul 03, 2014 10:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TruWorldPeace wrote:

The US is now terrorized by the devil it helped create. Sad to say, but this is just the beginning. After ISIL consolidate their hold on the territory they have captured they will surely cause a lot more trouble.

Jul 03, 2014 1:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
everyone wrote:

So strange about all these odd characters and their airplane fetish.

Someday, perhaps they will find more honor in building something, instead of just tearing things down? But of course one is far easier to do than the other…..

An unintended consequence of trying to blend a thirteenth century culture with the modern world.

Jul 03, 2014 3:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MacMan wrote:


What are you? A nationalistic Russian mujik or a religious jihadist sympathizer?

The Ukraine doesn’t need “stirring,” most Ukrainians want a better life and to get closer to the EU. Puting wants a “buffer zone” vassal states against the West. The US doesn’t need to stir anything.

As to the Middle East and parts of Asia, overpopulation has created fertile ground for religious zealots and freaks, who will cause trouble for the world for the next generation or two, regardless of what the US does or doesn’t do.

I do agree with you on the unconditional support for Israel, which should not be so unconditional.

As far as the current bomb threats, the people who do these things are pliable idiots, willing to die for the goals of others, some of whom are sincerely crazy, and some of whom are simply advancing personal political goals.

Jul 03, 2014 3:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Wonder if the Homeland Security gumshoes are stepping up airport perimeter fence monitoring?

Awhile back, some poor soul fell into the East River in the middle of the night and showed up undetected in LaGuardia’s main terminal, after crawling under the fence.

Jul 03, 2014 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JakobStagg wrote:

Hey guys. If you are due for a prostate check, TSA will do it for you free, just travel by air. If you don’t need one, travel some other way.

Jul 03, 2014 4:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nymasons wrote:

Let’s make sure you pay special attention to all those elderly ladies using wheelchairs and canes. Oh, I forgot. Only TSA is that ignorant!

Jul 03, 2014 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
diluded001 wrote:

I wonder if there is a formula for how often you can cite an unspecified threat, before your audience develops fatigue and quits listening. Or more importantly, quits agreeing to have their constitutional freedom from unreasonable search violated, in the name of protection from “intelligence chatter”. Given the current trend, they will have people stripping naked, bending over and coughing, while the TSA shines a flashlight up their butt. The thing is the authoritarians, be they liberal or conservative, will line up to let the TSA do it. You know, so we are safe from terrorist.

Jul 03, 2014 4:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ToshiroMifune wrote:

When the U.S. took sides in a religious war it doomed its democracy and condemned itself to life as a police state because the only place it will find safety from the uniquely suicidal passions and hatred unleashed by religious war is behind the walls of a police state. With each escalation by the other side the walls will grow higher and the restrictions more onerous until one day life as a free and open democracy will be just a dim memory.

Jul 03, 2014 6:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edgyinchina wrote:

‘foreign fighters carrying Western passports’… then why don’t we stop all non-white people with western passports first.. Profiling is the best answer without closing the international flights altogether….

Jul 03, 2014 8:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
quatra wrote:

Alright. Now let me understand this. The terrorists have been in the US since many years ago. They’re called “sleepers”. Legal citizens but ready to activate. They’ve been here for many years. Married to US citizens, having children, legitimsate businesses, your friendly neighbor. When the time comes he, or she, will kill you with an AK47.
That’s the result of the immigration policy of YOUR government. Not your’s or mine.
I’m a supporter of everybody in his own country. Good or bad. NO IMMIGRATION. There won’t be a valid reason WHATSOEVER.
Just my opinion.

Jul 03, 2014 10:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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