m.b. wrote:No, this is an example of what happens when security measures are insufficient. Once the guy's father had called in the alert, he should have been red-flagged, and subject to intensive screening. The ACLU might bill such actions as "unlawful search" but fuck 'em. I agree with the idea that we shouldn't add people to the no-fly list due to called-in hints, due to the potential for abuse motivated by familial dispute, etc issues. But once we have a tip on a given person in the system, and they're trying to fly here, they need to be very thoroughly cleared as a non-threat. Especially when they pay cash for a one-way ticket, fer fukks sake.
terrorist"man-made disaster" attempt thwarted.
here's another example of what can happen when you end the war on terror.
and you libs can't say BHO's administration didn't know about him. the government had been advised by the guy's own father to keep an eye on him and keep him out of the country, yet they still let him in.
Do you actually think this wouldn't have happened four years ago when the proverbial "war on terror" was in full swing?