Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Babies Caught Up in 'No-Fly' Confusion

This is ridiculous. I think everyone is in favor of doing our best to make sure we know who we are letting on planes, but some common sense has to be used at some point.

"I understand that security is important," Zapolsky said. "But if they're just guessing, and we have to give up our passport to prove that our 11-month-old is not a terrorist, it's a waste of their time."

That's right. If you can't tell that a baby is not a terrorist, then how can we have any confidence in anyone else that is on the list? If they're just matching up similar names, then the whole exercise is pointless. There are a lot of people with the same names. And I would imagine the actual terrorists have a lot of aliases available, and as those are found out, they probably end up on these lists. How long until everyone's name is on a list somewhere? And when there are so many names, and lacking any other information, then what is the point?
Clark said even with the problems the lists are essential to keeping airline passengers safe.

Not if they don't work. And based on things like this, I don't see how they possibly could.

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Me4Prez said...

Are there any babies in GitMo? Maybe that is where that Aruba girl is.

da lil smooth gi says n said...

wut i yam wonderin is wut kinda banana names dese 'rents r namin da pooobahs. cause i wonder t'ings like dat, actually

Patrick said...

Suspect profiling is the only answer to this overbearing screening system that TSA has in place. Until middle-age white men start knocking down buildings, then screenings should target the profile of the guys that are and have proven to be threats.

John Howard said...

That's ridiculous Patrick, then you're just advertising the fact that the terrorists can have another successful attack by just finding someone to do it that doesn't fit the profile.

Anyway, it's not like we haven't had any buildings destroyed by white guys.

STP said...

Maybe the baby was acting suspiciously.

jahf said...

See! We're doing our jobs. Not even infant babies can get passed us now. Give us some more money and we'll make you EVEN MORE secure from those bad terrorists.

Follow da money. Just a thought.