Monday, July 17, 2006

No-fly list to ignore terror ties

TorontoSun reports Being a member of a terrorist organization won't necessarily land someone on Canada's no-fly list, The Canadian Press has learned. Proposed criteria would limit inclusion on the roster to those who pose "an immediate threat to aviation security," Transport Canada internal briefing notes say.

So you can be a member of Hezbollah or Hamas, but as long as you swear to Allah that you have no intention of hijacking the plane, and that you only intend to blow up buildings and people when you land, they will let you fly?????
Draft regulations, disclosed by a source familiar with details of the plan, confirm the no-fly list will be tightly focused and reviewed every 30 days to keep it up to date. "You cannot be put on the list on the sole basis that you're a member of a 'terrorist group,'" the source said. "In addition, you have to be a demonstrable threat to aviation safety."
This is sheer stupidity
The no-fly initiative, known as Passenger Protect, will also feature an independent appeal process,
Oh, so if they think you may have hijacked a plane in the past, you can appeal and swear that you have other plans now.

What if they plan to set up a camp in Canada, and stock it with Katusha rockets to fire across the border at the US. Will Canada allow them to do it, and then when we react and start bombing their base in Cadana, will we be accused of responding too agressively?
but it won't provide financial compensation to those improperly placed on the list, the source said.

Allah Pundit blogged Not an exaggeration. I understand that racial profiling can be abused, I understand that the U.S. watch list is a bit, shall we say, overinclusive. But, um… It’s every joke you’ve ever heard about Canadian politeness, times a million. Which I guess means Mohammed Atta is okay to fly Air Canada so long as they don’t find out about the pilot lessons. Actually, what I think it means is that members of “legitimate” terrorist organizations, like Hamas, that make a pretense of political dialogue in between bus bombings are good to go....

Across the pond, not only won’t the Brits let terrorists fly, they’ll lock you up now for “glorifying” terrorism.


auzerais said...

Perhaps AC needs a brand new motto to go with their new guidelines:

"Air Canada --alQaeda's Favourite Airline!"

Then, to make their 'favourite pax' feel more comfortable flying to Canada, AC could change their MapleLeaf tail logo to that of a Crescent and Sword. Or maybe, like Alaska Airlines, instead of a smiling Eskimo --sorry, Inuit-- they could have the smiling visage of Osama.....

Don Singleton said...