We´ve been hearing these reports for years, but this appears to be the real deal. On a flight from Washington to Orlando last month, several Middle Eastern men caused what was termed a commotion and "appeared to be conducting a test run to gauge procedure and reaction to an in-flight threat during an incident aboard US Airways Flight 1880 from Reagan National Airport to Orlando International Airport on Sept. 2," according to Fox News: "They are trying to pull out air marshals if they are on board, or law enforcement if they are on board," an unidentified federal air marshal
Until the Islamic community speaks out and self-polices those who would commit terrorist acts, in order to bring them to a halt (which I doubt can happen), these sorts of dry runs make it imperative that our security measures includes profiling.
Yes. We must profile. Organizations like CAIR can go pound sand.
i´m sick of hearing about all the wonderful muslims out there. i´ve yet to see the muslim gahndi or martin luther king. it´s time to start visiting terrorism on the muslim communities right here in the united states. i know this is a very minor opinion right now, but after enough americans by enough advocates of the religion of peace, i think violence is going to start happening in a big way in this country
FTA:" In the past, TSA has denied reports from passengers of apparent "dry runs" being performed by Arab speaking passengers. Whether to downplay any threat or there was no threat to begin with, authorities have dismissed incidents like the one above as figaments of passenger´s imaginations."
I´m sure they meant to say racist, politically incorrect Islamophobic passengers.
One more horrific attack on American soil or airline and the gloves will come off. Politicians will have to drop their PC krep, CAIR will have to go underground and no amount of pious "Islam is a peaceful religion" will make any difference. Muslims will not be welcome and most people will openly say it. There will be outrage and genuine a genuine effort to deport them and bar them from entry.
It´s a shame that it will take something like this but it WILL happen and probably right under the noses of the TSA.
Terrorists try a ´dry run´, and the passengers take them all down and put them in the morgue or hospital. That will be a message the terrorists understand.
Islam preaches jihad, terrorism, and is at war with the world. How does one go about starting an Islamic reformation to end all of this?
Lots of muslims are sick and tired of going day to day with a gun pointed at their head and a boot on the back of their neck. It would be the last thing all the various muslim tyrants would want to see.
Brussels - German officials will travel to the U.S. "shortly" for talks about spying allegations, including whether Chancellor Angela Merkel´s cellphone was monitored by the National Security Agency, the government said Friday. The heads of Germany´s foreign and domestic intelligence agencies will participate in the talks with the White House and NSA, government spokesman Georg Streiter said - though he later said the exact composition of the team had yet to be determined. He did not give a specific date for the trip, saying it was being arranged on "relatively short notice." European Union leaders, meeting at a summit in
There may someday be another Cruz in Congress, if one of Sen. Ted Cruz’s daughters has her way. Delivering remarks at The American Spectator’s Robert L. Bartley gala dinner in downtown Washington on Wednesday night, the Texas Republican recalled a recent conversation he had in the car with his two young children. “We’re driving down and Caroline, the 5-year-old, turns to her little sister. She says, ‘Catherine, what do you want to do when you grow up?’” According to Cruz, his 2-year-old daughter replied, “I want to work in the U.S. Senate. I want to work with daddy.” Cruz, 42,
Washington -International anger over US government surveillance has combined with a backlash against its current Middle East policy to leave President Obama increasingly isolated from many of his key foreign allies, according to diplomats in Washington. The furious call that German chancellor Angela Merkel made to the White House on Wednesday to ask if her phone had been tapped was the latest in a string of diplomatic rebukes by allies including France, Brazil and Mexico, all of which have distanced themselves from the US following revelations of spying by the National Security Agency. But the collapse in trust of the
The White House said Thursday that Sen. Dick Durbin’s account of a Republican insult of President Barack Obama was an inaccurate “misunderstanding,” and an opponent of the senator criticized him for including the “discredited claim” in a fundraising pitch. Durbin, in a Facebook posting Sunday and in a campaign email the same day, said that during shutdown talks an unnamed House Republican leader had told the president: “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Questions about Durbin’s account led Obama spokesman Jay Carney to say Wednesday that he had spoken to someone who was at the meeting and concluded that
WASHINGTON –In the realm of government excesses, it´s hard to top a series of grants recently awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that have drawn the scrutiny of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. Sessions wrote acting NEH Director Carol Watson this week asking why it awarded $25,000 for a study entitled, "What is the Good Life and How Do I Live It?"; $23,390 for a study entitled, "Why are Bad People Bad?"; and $24,990 for yet another study called, "What is a Monster?" "In the current fiscal environment, I question the appropriateness of such grants," Sessions wrote, "and believe
Well, folks, how does it feel to be called stupid, crazy, extremist, racist, and terroristic for standing firm for values and principles that most Americans have held and continue to hold dear? Such are the rantings coming from liberal media and Washington elites about the Tea Party. Word on the political street is that GOP polling has tanked because Republicans foolishly listened to the wacko Tea Party, led by toxic idiots Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Sarah Palin. So to win an approving pat on the head from D.C. elites and the liberal media, conservative politicians and the Tea Party
A former CIA and National Security Agency chief was overheard criticizing President Barack Obama´s administration in what he thought was an anonymous interview, which instead ended up on Twitter. Retired general Michael Hayden made the mistake of giving a series of interviews Thursday to reporters by phone "on background" while riding a train, in public. Unbeknownst to Hayden, he was sitting near Tom Matzzie, the former Washington director of the liberal, activist MoveOn.org Political Action Committee who immediately divulged the juiciest bits of the exchanges on Twitter. The NSA spying scandal, CIA secret prisons abroad and Obama´s smartphone were all
The Justice Department is attempting to block parents from defending the Louisiana school voucher program in court, according to a brief filed Tuesday. Four families filed last month to intervene in the DOJ’s lawsuit against the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which grants vouchers to students so they can flee failing schools rated C, D, or F. The DOJ is seeking a permanent injunction against the school choice program, which would block access to vouchers beginning in 2014 unless a federal judge approves them. The lawsuit claims the vouchers are “impeding desegregation” because some recipients were in the racial minority at their
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf got into a testy exchange with AP reporter Matt Lee and Fox News producer Lucas Tomlinson over the exclusion of the Benghazi suspects from the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program Thursday in the State Department press conference. Tomlinson pressed Harf on specifically why the Benghazi suspects are not included on the Rewards for Justice list. The State Department spokeswoman declined to give a reason, citing the classified deliberations that go into the decision whether to place an individual on the list. Lee interjected he did not doubt the government’s resolve to pursue those responsible for
BOSTON • The World Series shifts to St. Louis on Saturday. Actually, the Cardinals hope it tilts that way. Busch Stadium III has been a warm and cozy place for Mike Matheny’s Cards. They won 54 games there this summer, the most in a single season at the stadium since the club moved in eight years ago. Moreover, the Cardinals have won 385 games through those same eight seasons, most among National League teams. In St. Louis, home isn’t just where the heart is, it’s where wins have collected. “There’s just times you play better at certain times, and I
Since its August 20 launch, Al Jazeera America has been an unmitigated failure, unable to attract even a small percentage of the three million Muslims living in America. According to the New York Times, although the news channel is now carried in 44 million American homes, total viewership sits at a statistical zero: 25,000 total viewers. Therefore, it is doubtful that a new deal with Time Warner to add another 10 million households will make any kind of difference. The distribution deal is the first Al Jazeera America has made since its debut two months ago, replacing Current TV. Ehab
Two soldiers have been shot and one suspect following a rampage at a Navy base in Millington, Tenn., according to multiple reports. The U.S. Navy tweeted the following: #BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm shooting on Navy property; Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington on lock-down. Moments later, the Navy again tweeted: #USNavy confirms #Millington suspect in custody. 2 Soldiers injured - not life threatening. The base remains on lockdown as a precaution, Navy officials said. The Associated Press reported that a Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty was quickly taken into custody following the shooting.
On Sunday night, I wrote a short post soliciting stories from my readers about how Obamacare has already immediately impacted their lives. I asked that all of these emails be directed to ObamacareMakesMeSick@Yahoo.com. I expected a response; I didn’t expect it to be quite so overwhelming. Over the last 24 hours, my inbox has been flooded with hundreds of emails. What you’ll read in this post represents a portion of them. I’m only one guy (with a fulltime job and twins) — I wasn’t able to go through every single message just yet. Some, I left out because the information
Does President Obama belong on the same list as John Kennedy and Bill Clinton when it comes to presidents who are sex symbols? That’s what Entertainment Tonight reporter Rocsi Diaz thinks. First Lady Michelle Obama chuckled and smiled as Diaz asked her what it’s like to be married to someone who’s seen by many women as a “sex symbol,” in an interview that aired Tuesday evening. “He’s got a little swag, you know, that’s okay,” the first lady said. “I’m proud of him. He’s a stylish man who is healthy and he’s smart and he’s passionate and he’s inspiring. And
Healthcare insurance executives were received at the White House today — but not to confront President Obama about the flub-ridden exchange launched on Oct. 1. Instead, the CEOs of Aetna, Humana, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Health Net, Inc., Health Care Services Corporation, Independence Blue Cross, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Molina Healthcare, Centene Corp., Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Wellpoint and Kaiser Permanente got to meet with Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Meanwhile, on the Hill, Pelosi brushed off the tech implosion as something they just have to be able to fix because she doesn’t want to
Senate majority leader Harry Reid says that "Everybody" is "willing to pay more" taxes. He said so in an interview with a Nevada Public Radio host. “The only people who feel there shouldn’t be more coming in to the federal government from the rich people are the Republicans in the Congress,” Reid told the radio host, according to Roll Call. “Everybody else, including the rich people, are willing to pay more. They want to pay more.” Reid rebuked the Nevada Public Radio host when he was asked what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts
It took a tea-party insurrection that disabled the federal government and wrecked the Republican brand, but after months of handwringing, establishment Republicans are preparing to attack ultraconservative ideologues across red America. (Snip) "Hopefully we´ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them," said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, whose new political group, Defending Main Street, aims to raise $8 million to fend off tea-party challenges against more mainstream Republican incumbents. "We´re going to be very aggressive and we´re going to get in their faces." The caterwauling over the GOP brand ramped up after President Obama´s
After a shutdown fight that had Republicans in Congress taking sides against one another, the Senate minority whip put out a plea for unity today in the form of a Fox News op-ed. “In recent weeks, the national media have been obsessed with highlighting divisions and disagreements among Republicans on Capitol Hill. It’s time for GOP lawmakers to remind the American people of what unites us,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wrote. “Republicans are united in our desire to dismantle President Obama’s health care law and replace it with patient-centered alternatives that reduce costs, expand quality insurance coverage, and improve access to
On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revealed that he was working on a bill to delay the Obamacare individual mandate. He said in late September that he would support efforts to delay the individual mandate, but this is the first time that Manchin has signified that he will lead a legislative effort toward such a delay. Manchin’s spokesperson, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin will not back Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) proposal for an indefinite delay to work out insurance exchange glitches, but that he would instead work on a bill “to delay the pena
More than 700 websites have been created with names playing off of Obamacare or Healthcare.gov, making it likely that some Americans will mistakenly hand over private information to unknown third-parties. For instance, there is a website — www.obama-care.us — that brands itself as part of the "Obamacare enrollment team," directs people to an "Obamacare enrollment form" and asks users for their name, address, Social Security number and other contact information. According to a counter at the bottom of the page, more than 3,000 people have visited obama-care.us.
Juan Williams has a clear grip on responsibility for the failure of a program that got passed in Congress with no Republican votes, and implemented with no Republican management in a Democratic administration. Williams claims that the White House would have delayed the rollout of ObamaCare’s exchanges except for the opposition of the GOP to the program as a whole. As a result, Williams argues, Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had no choice but to lie about the exchanges and let it unfold. Come on — you knew the media would eventually get around to this argument. You just didn’t
Marines are decrying a new look President Obama has planned for their uniforms — namely, a unisex-style cap that they say looks more French than American, more “girly” than hard-charging. “We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets and the DoD [Department of Defense] is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats,” one senior Marine said to The New York Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.” One estimate is that the new hats could cost about $8 million. The hats are thinner and smaller, aimed at looking equally good on females as well
On the top of Thursday´s broadcast of his radio show, Sean Hannity revealed Erling Davis, the Obamacare operator he called early in his Monday show, got fired. Hannity quizzed her on how well the law is being received by applicants and she revealed no one liked it. Hannity had Davis on his show today and revealed he will give her a year´s salary of $26,000 and help her find a new job.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is rebuffing calls from Republicans for her to resign over the troubled launch of the ObamaCare sign-up website, saying those asking her to resign are “people I don’t work for.” Sebelius gave the comments on a tour Thursday of an ObamaCare call center in Phoenix, which kicks off a multi-city tour by administration officials to promote the health care law amid the website´s troubles. Sebelius said “no one is getting fired” over the litches and that her main focus is to get the website up and running.