Another sad day for the free world.We love life and look forward to a world where our children and grandchildren can grow up and enjoy the opportunities that are available,if only we work hard, and live a moral life.
But,there are those with hate and religious fanaticism that are prepared to die and kill as many innocent civilians as humanly possible.
This is our war ,and it is not a cliche but a condition.We are living in an era where the forces of darkness seek to return us to the middle ages,unless we convert and capitulate.Our only choice is to fight and be victorious.
It is interesting that the terrorists did not choose an El-AL flight as one of their targets,for EL-AL uses profiling as part of their security precautions.A 75 year old in a wheelchair is not going to blow themselves up.A 25 year old Pakistani student with a recent trip to Afghanistan or Iran etc should be looked at differently.
The ACLU be damned-Let's look at the statistics-the age-sex-country of origin-religion-travel to certain countries etc, and a pattern emerges.Whether in the WTC,the London bombing or the shoe-bomber==there is a pattern ,and Homeland Security knows it not unlike Israel.
Yes tighten security-
Yes stop toothpaste if thats a component of the new bomb-
YES START BETTER INSPECTIONS OF CARGO-
YES MORE CAREFULLY EXAMINE WHO CLEANS AND SERVICES THE PLANE, AND WHO LOADS THE LUGGAGE,
BUT LETS PROFILE THE POTENTIAL TERRORIST AND PAY HIM/HER FULL ATTENTION.THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!
I recall when the Presidents Conference went from Morroco to Tel Aviv,we switched planes in Amman.Because 100% of the baggage handlers were Palestinian, the Mossad insisted that each and every piece of luggage had to be opened and inspected in front of each of us,not only to look
for bombs,but to ascertain that everything in the bag was exactly as we had packed it.
Had the Ct. primary been held after this shocking news was released,there is a real possibility that Lieberman would have won.
After years of friendship,collegiality and partnership it is amazing to see his political buddiesabandon him.After he returns to the Senate, he can return the favor and vote to organize the Senate with the Republican Party.