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Government Announces Changes To Airport Screening Policies

April 8, 2010 by  

Government announces changes to airport screening policies The United States government has announced a new security screening system designed to improve on the controversial directive to conduct mandatory screening of travelers from 14 countries, which was implemented following the failed Christmas Day bombing in Detroit.

The new system will rely on an intelligence-based approach to stop suspected terrorists from entering the country by airliners, and was announced after the completion of a three-month security review ordered by President Obama.

Officials have said security screeners will now determine which passengers require a secondary screening based on traits of known terror suspects, including name, physical description and travel patterns, according to Voice of America (VOA).

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley was quoted by the news source as saying that airport screenings will also incorporate multiple random layers of security, such as explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams and pat downs.

The new approach has received praise from many quarters, including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), whose national executive director Nihad Awad said that "we applaud the [new] policy because it does what security experts and civil libertarians have always asked for — it screens passengers based on actual suspicious behaviors or actions, not on national origin or religion." ADNFCR-1961-ID-19706449-ADNFCR

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  • JC

    Details! Where are the details?
    It’s all well and good that they are making efforts to overhaul a draconian and invasive security system, but in what way?
    “Advanced Imaging Technology”? Does that mean X-Rays? No thanks.
    I can only hope that this new approach really does profile people who fit the bill…not 80 year old American war veterans.

  • Marilyn

    Devise at least three screening walk-throughs- that every passenger passes through (one that the public cannot see through). We have the technology. If a passenger blows to pieces, that person is trying to carry something on board the air plane that will destroy everyone. Problem solved. Those who are not carrying anything that will explode or cause damage will pass through the screening just fine. Terrorists and nuts are too clever so this should stop the “bad guys.”

  • Jack

    CAIR applauds the new policy because this idiotic political correctness will make it easier for them to do their dirty work. Are these idiots in Washington ever going to learn that Islam and Christianity don’t mix and that they are out to either convert or kill us. There is no middle ground for the Muslims.

    • http://EKU Cody

      My dad is a United States Soldier currently serving in Iraq as we speak. Through his own experiences not all muslims are out to kill us. Just a select few. Look into it! RLTW

  • Jimmy G

    The new system will rely on an intelligence-based approach. What a joke.

  • wayne bower

    Marilyn I think your on to something. Good thinking.

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain-look-to-acupuncture-19609231/ James A Graham

    Barack OBAMA, in his Cairo speech, said: “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

    AN AMERICAN CITIZEN’ S RESPONSE:

    Dear Mr(?) Obama:

    Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

    Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United StatesConstitution?

    Declaration of Independence?

    Bill of Rights?

    Didn’t think so.

    Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England? No.

    Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?

    Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present.

    There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

    Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so , that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?

    Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi’s in killing Jews.

    Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Ame ricans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

    And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich he ritage” Muslims have here in America.

    And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America.
    EVERY AMERICAN MUST
    READ THIS !!

    Be Sure to SEND IT
    to All . Even Print it out
    and Send by Snail Mail !!

    Obama Must be Stopped

  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain-look-to-acupuncture-19609231/ James A Graham

    RECENT VIRGINIA CHURCH SERVICE -STIMULUS SERMON

    I would love to give the Pastor of this predominantly black church in Virginia a hug and a high five.
    This guy is obviously a leader and not one of the sheep.
    Perhaps we should each decide who our real leader is….. It is amazing to see that very little has changed in 4,000 years.

    Good morning, brothers and sisters; it’s always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning,
    and so eager to get into God’s Word. Turn with me in your Bibles,
    if you will to the 47th chapter of Genesis, we’ll begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse 27.

    Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us?
    ….(reading)…Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray… So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt ,
    and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them.
    And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great storehouses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase,
    and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.

    So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their livestock, their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey – to barter for grain, and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year..

    But the famine wasn’t over, was it? So the next year, the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except their land and their own lives. “There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh.” So they surrendered their homes, their land, and their real estate to Pharaoh’s government, and then sold themselves into slavery to him, in return for grain. What can we learn from this, brothers and sisters?

    That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery?
    Yes.
    That the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?

    Yes.

    But look how that passage ends, brothers and sisters! Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen…And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly.” God provided for His people, just as He always has! They didn’t end up giving all their possessions to possessions to government, no, it says they gained possessions! But I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous one.

    We see the same thing happening today – the government today wants to “share the wealth “once again, to take it from us and redistribute it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as it has taken control of education, and ration it back to us, and when government rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and what kind. And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand years ago – as slaves to the government, and as slaves to our leaders.

    What Mr. Obama’s government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh’s government did then, and it will end the same.

    And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a “Messiah,” don’t they?

    Is he a Messiah?

    A savior?

    Didn’t the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves, “You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh”?

    Well, I tell you this, I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine; and Mr. Obama is no Messiah! No, brothers and sisters, if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh.

    Bow with me in prayer, if you will.

    Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You alone.

    We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly will be.

    We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do, where it says “And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
    And Lord, we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters.

    Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You, and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh’s government.

    In God We Trust…

    You may consider sharing this with others.

    If you don’t agree … just delete.

    Have a nice day.

  • http://gmail i41

    I agree Marilyn, even if a blast proof box was set up, nut jobs would pause. We shouldn’t be too surprised that Oidoit beleif, is don’t compromise with anyone. It is my way or the highway. His muslim training comes through more every day. Look at how we are going to get along with Russia, by cutting our missles and letting Russia develope new and more potent ones while we are restricted to conventional, that take a hour to set up., He knocks us all the time and when dictators laugh at him and praise him, he is happy and proud. He is just a real idoit, on everything happening in our country and the reaction of the world to us. I guess people love that we are becoming a third world rated county more so every day.

  • s c

    i41, Obummer is perhaps the world’s worst example of a true, world-class useful idiot. Probably, he was born 30 years too late to live up to his full ‘potential.’ If Obummer was older than Bubba Clinton, he would have been able to abet the Russians (and do it better). Of course, that also means he wouldn’t have had any chance to become prez.
    As Bubba recently said, “not long ago, Obummer would have been serving my coffee.” That’s what I call a true PITHY remark, Bubba Clinton. Ah, the intoxicating aroma of ultraliberal progressivism.
    Getting back to the main topic, what do they do in North Korea and Iran? Frankly, I can’t see either of those two countries having qualms about doing whatever feels good to check out someone who wants to enter or exit. Perhaps Obummer would do well to imitate those bastions of pc and wannabe dicatatorial schemes. Birds of a feather stink together, as some say.

  • E Uran

    If there’s an advanced way of detecting bombs, go for it. But don’t prevent us from carrying water and toothpaste. If there is no 100% safe and sure way, I wouldn’t mind going to a ladies room and being stripped naked and searched completely by a female inspector if that would prevent anyone from carrying a bomb. The thing I fear most is extensive body X-rays due to radiation.

  • Save America

    Save America… Outsource The Tea party and Rightwing Christians

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