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Here's a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at airports.
Have a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you.
It would be a win-win situation for everyone and would eliminate this crap about racial profiling. This method would also obviate the need for a long and expensive trial. Justice would be swift and quick.
This elegant solution would also benefit people flying standby:
I can just see it now: You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement comes over the PA system, "Attention standby passengers, we now have a seat available on flight number...."
” President Obama’s deadline for closing the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay expired 102 days ago, and Attorney General Eric Holder has now admitted that at least 40 detainees will be held indefinitely, without trial. Enough, already: It’s time to rescind the order, rule out any civilian trials — and explain to the world why holding the detainees at Gitmo is the right thing to do under the Law of Armed Conflict (which subsumes what was long known as the Laws of War).”
Trumpetmaster wrote:Karachi airport stops man with circuits in shoes
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- A top counterterrorism official on Wednesday defended the government's right to target U.S. citizens perceived as terror threats for capture or killing, citing the example of the renegade al-Qaida-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, would not say whether al-Awlaki is on a U.S. targeting list, but a senior U.S. counterterrorism official has previously confirmed that the cleric is among terror targets sought to be captured or killed.
Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Leiter justified the targeting with "all elements of U.S. national power" those plotting to kill U.S. citizens.
The remarks amounted to a rare glimpse into the secret decision-making process among top U.S. counterterror officials who oversee drone missile strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan and other battle zones abroad.
Michael Mukasey was attorney general from November 2007 to January 2009. He remembers visiting Guantanamo Bay in February 2008. He looked at many of the high-value detainees on video monitors. But he did not see Khalid Sheikh Mohammed; Mohammed wasn't in his cell. He was off having a Red Cross visit.
Mukasey did see the exercise room, adjacent to Mohammed's cell. And he noticed something interesting: Mohammed had the same elliptical machine that he, the attorney general, had back home in his Washington apartment building. Only there was this difference: Mukasey had to share his, with other residents; there was a mad scramble in the morning to get to it. Mohammed had his machine all to himself.
Bear in mind that he was the "mastermind" of the 9/11 attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people. That he was the beheader of Daniel Pearl. And so on. I wonder how much more tenderly America's critics expect us to treat such people. "Abdominal massages," of the type Al Gore apparently requests?
The Obama administration would quickly send home six Algerians held at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but for one problem: The men don't want to go. Given the choice between repatriation and incarceration, the men choose Gitmo, according to their lawyers.
Schmeelkie wrote: We aren't forcing the Amish to dress like us...maybe because they're less likely to be accused of stomping on women's rights, but still.... Again, I don't have a good solution and do see it as a problem, but I doubt outlawing burkas is the answer.
Trumpetmaster wrote:Church 'praying' about plan to burn Quran, pastor says after warning
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39032043/ns ... ntral_asia
Haggis@wk wrote:If burning some Korans at a small inconsequential church in Florida puts our troops in harms way (actually that should be "in greater harms way", they already are targets) then it is time to admit that Islam is completely incompatible with Western thought and the US constitution; time to react accordingly
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