Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Your Papers, Please..."

Today's news headlines are all about the tizzy over airport security, with Herr Obama issuing his new decree: "I will accept that intelligence by its nature is imperfect, but it is increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed, or fully leveraged. That's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it."
This is followed up with interviews from travelers gushing over the new (world) orders: "Oh, it's great, we need more orders, I don't mind a full body-cavity search if it makes us safer..."

So what isn't MSM reporting: Try this:

MICHAEL YON ENCOUNTERS BORDER SECURITY: Posts on Facebook.

Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eventually came — they were professionals — and rescued me from the border bullies. . . . When they handcuffed me, I said that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. Not Afghanistan. Definitely not Singapore or India or Nepal or Germany, not Brunei, not Indonesia, or Malaysia, or Kuwait or Qatar or United Arab Emirates. No county has treated me with the disrespect that can be expected from our border bullies.

They can’t stop skivvie-bombers, but. . . .

(posted by Glenn Reynolds)

In the madcap words of crazy Syd Barrett, "Have you got it yet?"


(*Kudos to the creator of that image, whoever it may be.)

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