No Toilet, No Blankets, No Luggage

Frank DeMartini

Through no luck of the TSA another terrorist plot was thwarted on Christmas Day. Another lunatic Muslim Extremist attempted to blow himself up on an international flight from Europe to Detroit. The passengers of Northwest Flight #253, seeing what was happening, immediately jumped the suspect as he tried to ignite his explosive device. Apparently, it was just in time and 290 plus people are still alive.
And what does the TSA and Ms. Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, have to say about this? “The whole system worked.” Can you explain to me how the whole system worked when a man with PETN (a very strong explosive) strapped to his leg was able to board a US bound Northwest Flight; especially in light of the fact that he was on an international warning list as a terror suspect.
The system did not work. The system completely failed. President Obama finally admitted this today after being mysteriously absent on the golf course for the past four days. In fact, Obama’s quote that the system failed on multiple levels says it all. Because of the “systemic failure” a small group of passengers on the plane were forced to act and, as a result, saved everyone on it. This would have been the second terrorist act on American soil in the last few months. Do not forget Ft. Hood which definitely was an act of terror. Oh, and by the way, both the Northwest Bomber and the Ft. Hood killer were both in contact with the same radical Muslim Iman, Amwar al-Awlaki.
So what is the TSA’s response to this systemic failure? The immediate response was to stop passengers from: using overhead bins within one hour of landing; using the toilets within one hour of landing; and, using a blanket within one hour of landing. Give me a break. These are just more ridiculous rules. Just like removing shoes at x-ray machines after the last nut tried to blowup a plane. If this is the best she can do, Janet Napolitano should immediately resign as she is blatantly unqualified for her position. She should go back to the southwest and enjoy her retirement.
After Ms. Napolitano was strongly criticized by both the mainstream media and Fox News, reports are circulating that full body scanners are going to be used in more airports beginning with Chicago’s O’Hare. It is about time as these are the only types of scanners guaranteed to pick up the PETN that was strapped to the bomber’s leg. Although, I can promise you the ACLU will have something to say about them as they show a bit more of the female and male body than the individual being scanned may choose to expose. And, to be totally honest, the constitutionality of them may be an issue.
But, the scanners are not enough. It is time we stopped being politically correct and started racially profiling. I say we stop doing full body searches of little old ladies going to see their grandchildren. We stop bugging families traveling with children. We stop full body searching the obvious businessman on a short hop flight. We should be searching and searching and searching anyone that: a. has a one way ticket; b. is from a Middle Eastern country or background; and, c. is a Muslim from about 18 to 40 years of age: especially if they have been put on any type of suspected terrorist list.
These are the potential bombers. These are the people killing themselves in the name of Allah. These are the people that want to see the end of the United States of America. And, these are the people we are fighting. They will not stop until our way of life, which scares them, is gone from the face of the Earth. Remember, to them, this is Jihad.
I know people will call me racist because of this position. I know people will say I am being unfair to Muslims. But, I ask you, has there been one terrorist act against this country or other countries in the last ten years that was done by someone other than a Radical Muslim? No. All of the major attacks since 9/11 have been by Radical Muslims; whether it be 9/11, the Spanish train bombings, the Bali Bombings; the terrorist siege of Mumbai; the shooting at Ft. Hood; and, the two nut jobs that tried to blow up airplanes with explosives attached to their bodies.
Please do not tell me I am a racist. I am not. I love all people whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist or Hindu. I just do not love people that are trying to destroy my country and my friends. As I and many others have said before, “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.”
And, until it is proven otherwise, these are the people who should be profiled at airports, train stations, and border crossings. The harder we make for it them, the harder it will be for them to recruit. And, the harder it will be for them to succeed. This is who we are at war with whether President Obama wants to admit it or not.
© 2009 by Frank T. DeMartini. Permission to copy will be freely granted upon request.

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7 Responses to No Toilet, No Blankets, No Luggage

  1. George on December 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Frank, you are right on the money here. Flying isn't a right, its a privilege. If you don't like being profiled, don't fly!

    The fact is we are utilizing a one size, fits all, approach solely in the name of 'fairness' and are not any safer as a result.

    I say profile them till they puke!!! And also, as I understand it, the explosive was inside his underwear. That's why a pat down didn't detect it.

    Lastly, the bomb malfunctioned. Otherwise, the plane would of exploded.

  2. Craig Covello on December 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Frank, you are not a racist. This has nothing to do with race, but everything to do with a fanatical fringe culture hell bent on taking this country by whatever means necessary. The knee-jerk reaction of Home Land Security only serves to erode more of our freedoms away. Why bother to fly? And Muslims around the world should be vocally outraged every time a terrorist uses their religion as an excuse to kill innocent people. I commented on Napolitano's "brilliant" remarks as well. Check out http://www.obamawhitehousediaries.com/
    Craig

  3. Larry on December 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    All the actions from the Obama administration only shows how little they are concerned with terrorism. Turning off a laptop, taking away blankets, does nothing. If 15 year old boys are robbing stores, you do not concentrate on 70 year old men.

  4. Anonymous on December 30, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Bravo – Right on! I agree totally with this article! The Democrats have consistently lowered our national security. Both before 9-11 in the Clinton Time – then now by rehiring some of the same folks into the White House, and having the same attitudes. Lacking the real concern for the agencies and men and women who have given their lives for our country, by neutering our CIA and Military, and blaming innocent citizens like me, a ranting granny and tea party goer! It all defies logic. Worse, the very folks who don't agree with our ideology and our nation, have infiltrated every aspect of our nation and government. It is time to handle the weeds!
    Gammy Sparkles

  5. Ira on December 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Racists don't speak the truth Frank. Good article andvery, very true.

  6. Michael Cochrane on December 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Frank, you certainly make a great case for profiling! The privacy issue regarding the use of full-body scanners may actually be moot. I heard this morning that a European country has developed software that analyzes the image data from such scanners and can tell non-human from human material or unusual shapes or locations. If the human is not in the loop then it might pass Constitutional scrutiny.

  7. Billy Dean on December 31, 2009 at 6:41 am

    You are right on the money Frank and this is so common cents it shouldn't even be a argument. We're all going to die.

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