Wednesday, June 08, 2005

What's up with The So Called No-Fly list?

Just wondering, if potential terrorists are on airplanes that get turned around from landing or need to have passengers arrested, perhaps we need something stronger than a "No-Fly" list operating to protect the integrity of our borders.

Maybe we aught have a "do-not-ticket" list? As in, if your name is on the list, you can't even get a ticket that might get you on board an airplane that need be turned around? Or perhaps an, let's-arrest-these-people list?


Hamid Hayat, 22, and his father, Umer, 47, were arrested Sunday on charges of lying to the FBI, less than a week after the younger man was first detained aboard a San Francisco-bound plane when authorities discovered he was on a "no-fly" list of suspected extremists.

According to a seven-page FBI affidavit, Hamid Hayat "after failing a lie-detector test" admitted having spent six months in a Pakistani camp where he trained to "kill Americans," using the images of high-ranking U.S. officials, including President Bush, as target practice.

When asked where he wanted to carry out his attacks, he chose the United States, he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never lie! to the FBI

Lying to a fed is itself a crime. You're not even permitted to dissemble; 'I don't recall,' or 'maybe I did, maybe I didn't, I'm fuzzy on that.' Dissembling is a crime, too. Never, never lie! Never dissemble!

If you're about to be interviewed by a fed, ask for a lawyer.