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Reader comment on item: [Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling?

Submitted by Rob Roland (United States), Nov 11, 2004 at 13:49

So said Forrest Gump! I spent 35 years flying airliners over a major part of this planet, and lived through the Hijacking Craze of the '60s and '70s, plus survived the zombies who got their kicks from calling in Bomb Scares to the local media outlets.

Our airport security apparatus was a JOKE when it began on Jan. 5, 1973 and it is still a JOKE today even after 9/11. Throughout those years I watched in awe as ill-trained security employees confiscated thousands of tiny nail clippers and old ladies knitting needles. But on 9/11/01 we waved 19 Middle Easterners, who surely fit the terrorist profile, board four airlines carrying large Box Cutters! Face it!!! Our entire Intelligence Agencies blew it big time and nearly 3000 innocent ones died a horrible death. Has anyone been held responsible for failure? Of course not! Did the Bush administration hold anyone responsible? Of course not, for without such incompetency there could have been no Iraq War. So add another 1149 dead American boys to the death toll of 9/11.

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