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    Spotty enforcement for new US air screening rules

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    On the first day of what was supposed to be tighter screening ordered by the U.S. for airline passengers from certain countries, some airports around the world conceded Monday they had not cracked down.
    Obama is given the bird.

    Are they racists?
    Don't they know the world changed the second Obi took the oath of office?

    How dumb, childish, does his world view, sound now:

    a statement Obama made on Nov. 21, 2007, while taking calls on New Hampshire Public Radio:

    “I truly believe that the day I’m inaugurated, that not only does the country look at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently. If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world, they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian, but I also can understand their point of view. …

    “The world will have confidence that I am listening to them, and that our future and our security is tied up with our ability to work with other countries in the world. That will ultimately make us safer. And that’s something that this administration has failed to understand.”
    Hey Obi... They're not listening. Fool.

    PS. Anyone notice any interesting wording in the first paragraph quoting his childish, egocentric world view?
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    Re: Spotty enforcement for new US air screening rules

    The empty suit has spoken, therefore the world must abide.
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    Spotty Enforcement For New US Air Screening Rules

    Spotty enforcement for new US air screening rules - KION - Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz - News Weather-

    By ERIN McCLAM
    Associated Press Writer

    On the first day of what was supposed to be tighter screening ordered by the U.S. for airline passengers from certain countries, some airports around the world conceded Monday they had not cracked down.

    The United States demanded more careful screening for people who are citizens of, or are flying from, 14 nations deemed security risks. But enforcement of the U.S. rules appeared spotty.

    "Everything is the same. There is no extra security," said an aviation official in Lebanon, one of the countries on the list. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

    The Obama administration ordered the changes after what authorities say was a failed attempt by a Nigerian man to blow up a jetliner bound from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day.

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said the enhanced screening techniques would include full-body pat-downs, searches of carry-on bags, full-body scanning and explosive-detection technology.

    In Nigeria, one of the nations on the U.S. list for additional security, there were long lines on the first day of the new rules. At the airport in the capital of Lagos, Mine Oniovosa, a 24-year-old student, said she had been told to show up more than seven hours ahead of time for a flight to Atlanta.

    A Nigerian official pledged that everyone would be patted down at the country's international airports. In Lagos, guards wearing latex gloves combed through bags, spending more than a minute on each one.

    But at international airports in Lebanon, Syria and Libya, all on the list, there were no visible changes in screening. And several European governments, including Germany, France and Spain, said they were still studying the rules before tightening security any further than the steps they took after the failed Christmas attack.

    Passengers arriving at U.S. airports on international flights described a wide range of screening methods - from being separated by gender and patted down to nothing more invasive than normal airport security.

    Lydia Habhab, a consultant for the World Bank who flew from France to Amsterdam and on to Detroit, said she was subjected to a full-body scan and her luggage was opened and inspected.

    The additional security caused her flights to leave an hour later than scheduled, said Habhab, who is originally from Detroit and now lives in Washington.

    "I felt personally violated, but I understand why the procedures are necessary," she said.

    Passengers on a charter flight from Havana to Miami said they did not notice any additional security in either Cuba or the United States.

    "It was the same as always. There was no problem," said Adriana Vallester, 46, who was returning from a holiday visit to her family in Cuba.

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    Re: Spotty Enforcement For New US Air Screening Rules

    Some comments:

    1. Foreign airports IGNORE Obama's demands.

    2. Newark, NJ, comes to a complete halt, 10000 people stuck in a locked-down airport for 6 hours, because someone ENTERED the secure area through an EXIT.

    3. Total incompetence.

    4. Obama vows to work with the government of Yemen in getting at Al Qaeda in that chaotic country.

    5. So he closes our embassy in Sanaa.

    6. Mr Mutallab was reportedly spilling lots of legumes until Holder lawyered him up.

    7. Mr Brennan, Obama's counterterrorism expert and Sunday spokesperson, stressed yesterday on Meet the Press and ABC's This Week that the jingle bells jihadist would be incentivized to cooperate to cop a PLEA.

    8. As if the legal machinery cranking out a plea bargain doesn't take months, if not years.

    9. As if urgency were not an issue.

    10. As if BRIBES for a foreign-born would-be bomber are not anathema to American instincts.

    11. Rasmussen today has SEVENTY ONE PERCENT in favor of trying Mutallab before military tribunal.

    12. Of course, Americans are so disposed, it only makes sense.

    13. Truth is, Mr Mutallab's exact attempt was called out in advance by Mr Al Awlaki, the same who inspired Hasan, the Fort Hood hitman.

    14. Awlaki identified in advance a Nigerian male, trained in Yemen, a bomb in his underwear, during the holidays.

    Islamic Radicalization: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - Newsweek.com

    15. Had US intelligence done its job after Ford Hood and scrubbed the gunman's guru, Awlaki's telegraphed intentions would have been discovered.

    16. Instead, the adminstration characteristically worked its typically most optimistic, innocent, "isolated" spin.

    17. THIS is why Obama's story has so radically changed just about every day since the incident.

    18. First, his HHS claimed all was "clockwork."

    19. By day 2, Obama in Waikiki was ordering his review.

    20. Mutallab was still an "isolated extremist," at the time.

    21. On Tuesday morning, Obama surprised the media by amending his remarks once more---suddenly he saw "systemic failure" and a "catastrophic breach."

    22. By Wednesday he was willing to BOMB Yemen.

    23. Utter incoherence.

    24. Mr Brennan said yesterday the adminstration was still intent on repatriating Yemenis currently held at Gitmo---eventually.

    25. It'll never happen, the grownups in the president's party will prevent it.

    26. Once more, worst of both worlds for the prez, politically.

    27. He's on record in favor of rescinding Yemeni's, he's responsible for this policy so perilous.

    28. Yet they aint never gona go East.

    29. Complete chaos, everywhere.

    30. It all started with two words---"isolated extremist."

    31. The president has been pedaling ever since.

    32. Once again, he let his AGENDA dictate his RESPONSE.

    33. What's missing is the calm, steady hand of the professional at the top.

    34. Instead, we see panicky and impromptu improvisation.

    35. Things are gonna get a lot worse.

    36. This incident is absolutely pulverizing the president politically, his abject amateurishness is once more manifest.

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    Re: Spotty Enforcement For New US Air Screening Rules

    Lib, moderates, independents, progressives, centrists... ***crickets***

    It is embarrassing when you hear the Chef scream "Supper's ready!" out the window at the White House... to Obi playing in the First Sand Box with his Tonka toys.

    Who's minding the store? Blowhard Joe? Ms. Piggy Napolitano?
    It'd be LOL time... if it weren't so serious.

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    shocked2 Re: Spotty Enforcement For New US Air Screening Rules

    Speaking of breaking rules, I just saw something on Fox that I found quite disturbing. There was a photo that was said to be Obama meeting with his security team about this incident. On the table was a stack of documents in front of one of the attendees. On top of this stack was a SECRET (red) cover sheet. Taking a photo of such a meeting is against OPSEC and any security regulations. This is quite amazing.
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