[funsec] Retardo Watch: TSA To Require Passenger Screening For U.S. Overflights
fergdawgster at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 01:03:55 CDT 2010
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TSA's Secure Flight program intends, by the end of this year, to require
passenger information for all flights over the U.S. - even commercial
airline flights which cross U.S. airspace but don't land at a U.S. airport.
Canada's airlines, which would be disproportionately affected by the rule,
are not amused. Nor are some of its media or political parties.
The Washington Times notes  that an editorial last week in the Calgary
Herald included this analysis. "The American obsession with security has
literally reached new heights of paranoia. The thought of the U.S.
government denying boarding passes to travelers on outbound Canadian
flights direct to Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Jamaica or Havana is another
example that the terrorists have won."
Yes, Virginia -- this is about as insane as it gets.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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