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December 28th, 2009
12:38 PM ET
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Cecil

    America's "Fear of Profiling" is so silly and, of course, an idea that has been sold to us by the ACLU. Lets "Get Real" and give our authorities
    the right to screen possible terriorist by their citizenship, race, sex, religious preferences and by groups that they associate with. Terriorist want to murder you and we should use all means to stop them.

    December 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Mari

    Our Nation is in the Stone Age when it comes to technology, not to mention the EGOS at the NSA, CIA, FBI & Pentagon that do not efficiently share information. Terrorists are not going to be on "watch lists" they will be stealth, duh.

    What we need is for President Obama to demand that our Intelligence Agencies share information; bring their systems up to date with the latest technologies. The CIA, NSA & FBI KNOW EVERY gas, poison, explosive,etc., known to man! GET WITH IT!

    December 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  3. Michelle deVillier

    I do not understand why nothing has been suggested about the use of scent detection dogs in airport screening. They are obviously more competant that x-rays or physical pat-downs. Example: we saw all the lugguge from the Detriot flights lined up on the ground for expection by dog. This could have been done on a belt by machine. Dogs were chosen because they are more reliable, less expensive, and faster.Why not post a couple of dogs at the gates before the terminals and then post one on either side of the boarding gate where passengers file by into the boarding ramp/conduit. Nobody is subjected to anything more than a puppy nose. Imagine how much $ would be saved and how much more accurate the results would be.

    December 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  4. Kathy Getty

    I often wonder why the use of explosive detectors as an additional screening tool has not been implemented at our airports. Explosive detectors are similar to the metal detectors and can screen the entire body in a matter of seconds. They are used at all US Nuclear Power Facilities as part of access control and offer a non intrusive method of detection. If the explosive detector alarms, the individual is then subject to a hands on search.

    December 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  5. A. Smith, Oregon

    A US attorney at the Amsterdam Security Gate observed the Muslim butt-bomber accompanied by a well dressed man going past the gate.

    Who was that other man, CIA, ISI, or his Muslim handler?

    American public deserves to see the security video of those men!

    December 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  6. Tim Gibson

    Another revelation of the many flaws in our security measures because of the fear of profiling in air travel or the "cost" of providing a safe environment in the confines of air travel that have and can hold deadly circumstances.

    Is Awareness to be the new culture of life in being an American and what next will happen to shake us from our complacent attitude.

    December 28, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We need all the facts before jumping to conclusions, I've learned in life things aren't always the way they appear and several people usually all have different stories. Investigate first, then release findings.

    December 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  8. Jeanette

    What a brave man to react so quickly. Hope he has a nice vacation with his friends in Miami before he goes back to Amsterdam.

    December 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  9. LAS VEGAS LEXUS

    Pretty patheic that as a Free American Citizen that I have to be over shadowed in the public by armed police at airport check-in, spy cameras on the corner of buildings to watch everyone moves....etc...etc..guess I am better off be sent to jail..3 meals a day, medical and dental treatment, given an education...AMERICAN FREEDOM AT ITS BEST!

    December 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm |