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Thread: Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Northwest Flight 253 Terror Plot Were Released by U.S.

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    REGARDLESS of who is responsible, clearly

    1) Airline security measures are flawed;
    2) The process for releasing prisoners from Gitmo appears flawed.

    Those who are in a position NOW to correct these flaws should take prompt and appropriate action to correct the flaws.

    It seems like homeland security "reacts" to each new approach to terrorism. Should they not be "anticipating" instead?

    All the $ for health care insurance could not have helped over 3000 victims of 9-11, and the govt made provision for those who had residual effects. Global warming did not take those lives either.
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    Gerry-

    I'm not particularly interested in blame except for those who have demonstrated incompetence.

    However, I will take issue with one of your points, The airlines aren't responsible for security. That's the responsibility of the Federal Gov't. The airlines have no more responsibility than you or I. The staff may be more knowlegable and have more exposure to the folks than we have. However, they don't have any real responsiblity that I can see.

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    Eric, I agree with you ... it would be Homeland Security that should be the responsible entity. Obviously, the intelligence community screwed up. They had info & they did nothing with it.

    OTOH, I would think that the airlines would also be wanting to protect their assets as well. Those big airplanes are not cheap, and our society being what it is, somebody (or several of them) would likely be suing the airline involved ... since they'd have a hard time suing Homeland Security.
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    The airlines don't have the resources to do the job. Where would they get the data? However, if we adopt profiling as a piece of the puzzle, they could do it that.

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    ...if we adopt profiling as a piece of the puzzle...


    well, you can’t use tall, short, man, woman, blond hair, black hair, brown hair, African American, Caucasian, Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern, brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes, fat, thin, can't describe any handicap otherwise you are profiling. But you can use all or any those things to segregate when determining how to apply for any government largess.

    We live in a bizarro world.
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    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Article [II.]
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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