Why do we have two lists to protect the airlines from “this or that” threat? We have a no fly list (Click Here) … and we have a terror watch list (Click Here)? Why not have one list that says if you are on it, your Visa into the US is automatically denied and you do NOT get onto a plane headed for the United States.
Who are we afraid of offending here? The bad guys? Seriously?
If anyone is on any kind of a watch or terror list, they need to be denied entry into the United States, period. Why is Secretary Napolitano spending her time making excuses for why this latest terror suspect was allowed onto a plane? Why spend time on the news programs (being handled with kid gloves of course) trying to justify your comment that the “system actually worked”? True, you were able to notify those other planes in the air and airports that there was an immediate threat … but what if that warning didn’t have to be made because of a denial of access onto an international Delta flight headed into Detroit?
Come on you fools …. change the precautions from being gentle and simply deny access across the board. Madam secretary, who’s team are we playing for here? I fly once a month somewhere in the country and believe me, I won’t mind the extra few minutes to remove some knucklehead from the airport because he is on this list and cannot get on the plane. How about we stop playing one move behind the bad guys (being reactive) and actually be proactive in the protection of our nation?
When will we learn????