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U.S. to subject foreign air travellers from 14 countries to full body search

dandelion salad | 05.01.2010 09:20 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Repression | World

"The Transportation Security Administration is mandating that every individual flying into the U.S. from anywhere in the world traveling from or through nations that are state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening." (*)

[propaganda alert]

1) U.S. to subject foreign air travelers from 14 countries to full
body search (4 January 2010)

2) Gordon Brown: British airports will introduce full-body scanners (1
January 2010)


excerpt from: New U.S. air traveller screening focuses on 14 nations

by James Vicini, Reuters, 4 January 2010

"[Foreign] passengers travelling from or through nations listed as
“state sponsors of terrorism” – Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, […]
Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Somalia and Yemen – […] will face full-body pat downs before
boarding airliners under new security screening procedures […] (*)

Such passengers will be patted down, have their carry-on luggage
searched and could undergo advanced explosive detection or imaging
scans, according to [a U.S.] official. […]

The procedures, which go into effect on Monday, follow the botched
Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner blamed
on a Nigerian man who U.S. officials believe was trained by al Qaeda
in Yemen."

(*) [U.S.] Transportation Security Administration Statement on New
Security Measures for International Flights to the U.S.

Transportation Security Administration website, 3 January 2010


excerpts from: Vigilance key to tackling terrorist threat – PM

by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Number 10 website, 1 January 2010

“[T]he failed attack in Detroit on Christmas Day reminds us of a
deeper reality; that almost 10 years after September 11th
international terrorism is still a very real threat. […]

These enemies of democracy and freedom – now trying to mastermind
death and destruction from Yemen as well as other better-known homes
of international terror such as Pakistan and Afghanistan – are
concealing explosives in ways which are more difficult to detect. […]
We now know that the would-be bomber used a small quantity of
explosive that went undetected by standard airport security equipment.

So – in cooperation with President Obama and the Americans – we
will examine a range of new techniques to enhance airport security
systems […] These could include advancing our use of explosive trace
technology, full body scanners and advanced x-ray technology.”


related links:

US general urges strip search of Muslim men

Press TV, 3 January 2010


Netherlands to use full body scanners for US flights

Press TV, 30 December 2009


Northwest Airlines Christmas day flight: “Al Qaeda made me do it!”
The rise of patsies and heroes

by Rev. Richard Skaff, Global Research, 4 January 2010


2010: U.S. to wage war throughout the world

by Rick Rozoff, Dandelion Salad, 31 December 2009


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  1. And your point is ...? — bored beyond belief
  2. i dont know — kessler