Thursday, March 21, 2013
U.S. Allows Saudis Special Privileges To Bypass Airport Security
I suppose you could call this reverse profiling!
As Judicial Watch reveals, not only do the Saudis get privileges American citizens are denied, they even have a voice in vetting who gets security free entry into the U.S.
The Obama administration has quietly rewarded the Middle Eastern country that produced most of the 9/11 hijackers with a special travel privilege that allows its nationals to bypass normal passport security controls at major U.S. airports.
Only a handful of U.S. allies—including Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands—currently enjoy the perk while other American partners like Germany and France are still excluded. Incredibly, the Obama administration has cut a deal with Saudi Arabia, which produced 15 of the 19 hijackers in the 2001 terrorist attacks, to enjoy the privilege under a program called Global Entry.
It’s not the kind of story you’ll see in the mainstream media, but a research center dedicated to investigating radical Islamic terrorist groups, their operations and funding, brought much-needed attention to it this week. Citing Homeland Security sources, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) reveals that it will mark the first time that the Saudi government has a direct role in vetting who is eligible for fast-tracked entry into the United States.
This is a “slap in the face,” according to IPT, which posts a number of in-depth reports on its website on topics ranging from American jihadist terrorism to the influence of Islamic law on law enforcement and the Muslim Brotherhood. Among the investigations that relate to this particular issue is a 2011 report documenting how textbooks long used in Saudi Arabia’s schools promote religious violence. Keep in mind that most of the 9/11 terrorist and Osama bin Laden himself were born and educated in Saudi Arabia.
In other words, while the DMV level unionized employees in the TSA are making you take your shoes off, scanning you and feeling up your children, someone the Saudis vouch for is admitted in without delay.
There's more here about the laughable Saudi rehab program for former Gitmo jihadis, where they essentially promise to be good and are released.
It's one thing to realize how clueless the Obama Administration is on Islamist terrorism. But it's worrisome to realize that this is an attack just waiting to happen that could get a lot of us killed.