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TSA considers being upset at screening procedures to be an indicator of terrorist intentions

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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TSA considers being upset at screening procedures to be an indicator of terrorist intentions Cory Doctorow at 10:20 AM Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 CNN has discovered that the TSA considers "complaining about TSA procedures" to be a profiling marker for potential terrorists. They explain that one terrorist (the "twentieth hijacker") complained a lot about TSA screening, and so that means "getting angry about TSA screening procedures" goes in the "signs of terrorist intent" bucket. However, CNN also notes that intelligence analysts say that Al Qaeda official policy is for its operatives to be meekly cooperative when pulled over for TSA screening. Strangely, "cooperating with the TSA" has not been added to the TSA's profiling screen. "Expressing your contempt about airport procedures -- that's a First Amendment-protected right," said Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "We all have the right to express our views, and particularly in a situation where the government is demanding the ability to search you." "It's circular reasoning where, you know, I'm going to ask someone to surrender their rights; if they refuse, that's evidence that I need to take their rights away from them. And it's simply inappropriate," he said. TSA security looks at people who complain about ... TSA security (Thanks, AirPillo!)


hmmmm, pretty soon i won't be able to complain about anything without being labeled a terrorist.

edit on 18-4-2011 by rubbertramp because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Isn't that the same logic as using refusal to submit to a search as grounds to do the search?

It is illegal for police, and it should be illegal for TSA. Luckily, I don't care, because I don't plan on flying anywhere.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Police state tactics at their finest.

Anyone actually doubt it now?



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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i've flown a few times since 9/11. every time the first person at the ticket counter marks my ticket and points to the line for the more enhanced search.
doesn't bother me much, i know what i look like to others.
the worst was flying to puerto rico.
they wanted me to go in a back room.
i said no, pulled off my shirt and started unbuckling my pants. said i'll consent, right here.
they did let me go through, but if i did that now i have no doubt i would be arrested.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by ViperChili
Police state tactics at their finest.

Anyone actually doubt it now?


shut up, bend over and take it like a man/woman!



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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So if complaining = terrorist
and complying = terrorist
then .... the less I think about it, the more I'll understand it.





posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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hmmmm, pretty soon i won't be able to complain about anything without being labeled a terrorist.


According to the FBI manual, ( revised) any questions of authority, and you are already labeled a terrorist.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Lemme get this straight. . . .
If you get a prostate exam, and don't like it, then you might be a terrorist.

Hey TSA, . . . . "Here's your sign."



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Part of what never made sense to me about 9/11...

IMO a terrorist could do more damage blowing himself up inside the airport than trying to get on a plane and risk life in jail. The whole airplane as a weapon idea is bull#. Each hijacker could have blown up a Walmart and killed the same amount of people. Making people to scared to shop would be far more damaging to the American economy.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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yes and all that thought this was bad is now on a watch list www.huffingtonpost.com... for you that do not have vid

A new video on YouTube is causing an uproar, as critics question why Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at the New Orleans airport gave an intense pat-down to a 6-year-old girl.

The video shows a female TSA agent explaining the security procedure to the child's mother and then having the 6-year-old girl spread her arms and legs for the pat-down, which includes "sensitive areas," in the words of the agent.
and this is just the start, now do you think you rights/ freedoms have been trashed what more do you want full strip search!!!! then you might fly.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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pleas do not give out ideas on the net let them figure it out but that would explain tight security at wally worlds Ksmarts and others just not big malls the eye in the sky is enough right?



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Yeah i thought twice before i posted it but did anyway.. I just mean 9/11 felt more like a movie, an event to be watched more than an attempt to murder innocent civilians. There are more efficent ways of accomplishing their goals.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by bekod
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pleas do not give out ideas on the net let them figure it out but that would explain tight security at wally worlds Ksmarts and others just not big malls the eye in the sky is enough right?



on one hand i agree, on the other i don't
i've said many times to people,
if there were really terrorists in america they would be running around the overly dry west with a 5 gallon gas can and a bic lighter.

is this giving them ideas, or just showing that there really isn't the threat i'm supposed to fear?



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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Yeah. When I was an officer, I had a hard time figuring that one out.

Utterly ridiculous.


 
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