Airport Security too much stressed with ‘terrorists’
Friday, 25. May 2012, 19:07
There"s always been speculation of just how many suspected terrorists at airports are really stopped by security officials. Well-publicized cases came up regularly but what are the numbers?
There"s still no definite answer but a recent story
said the security officials encountered an average of 55 daily encounters with
"known or suspected terrorists" named on government watch lists.
Unnamed sources in saying the encounters involve airport
and border security personnel as well as federal and local law enforcement
officers. That"s a total of 20,000 incidents a year.
Fewer than 500 of the individuals on the no-fly list are
US citizens, officials said.
Civil liberties groups question the use of the
"watchlists," and they have been ridiculed for ensnaring innocent
citizens, but their numbers keep growing. There were only 4,000 names on the
list as recently as 2009.
The Travel Insider wonders how so many law enforcement
officials can encounter so many terrorists but only arrest "very
few." The site asks what happened to the huge majority? Were they held for
"The answer to that question exposes the entire
charade that underlies so much of the mega-billion dollar a year government
growth industry that has become "the war on terror innocent
citizens," the site says.
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