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Saudi brothers on KLM jet took flight classes with 9/11 hijacker

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Old April 23rd, 2005, 07:56 AM
Earl Evleth
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On 23/04/05 1:22, in article ,
"Poetic Justice" wrote:


The article was a good one, I had read portions of it otherwise as reported

It was not a simple case of "traveling while Arab", since the background
material was worrisome. But also the comment that -----

"There are so many people on that watch list that shouldn't be on it,"
explained a U.S. official privy to the KLM case. "But you have to err on the
side of caution in the post-9/11 world."

That is the same kind of argument white police in the US used when stopping
black motorists. The Americans have always had a bad case of going after
just about anybody. The FBI has a long record of being used against "left
wingers" who displeased the mentalities of both the director (J. Edgar
Hoover at one time) and those in the FBI. This historically most serious
case was putting into concentration camps of Japanese Americans during
WWII, a decision which was backed by the august Supreme Court. Hysteria
is the name of the game. All such acts involve a loss in freedom for
rest of us. It is not recognized as so at the time but authoritarian
governments love being bossy.



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