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Who is Safe from Terrorism?

Updated on March 3, 2013

Domestic Flight

Atlanta to Houston
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Flight 297

On the 18th of this month you may have seen in the media a small article about how a flight was delayed because one man would not stop talking on his cell phone.

This incident should not have been a small article: it should have been plastered all over the media.

These are the events of that day according to a passenger who was on the plane.

Air Tran Flight 297, Atlanta to Houston, 17th February 2012.

11 Arab men dressed in Muslim attire boarded the plane. Two sat in the First Class section, whilst the rest sat along the length of the coach class.

Whilst the stewardesses were giving their safety speech, one of the Arab men in the First Class started talking loudly, in Arabic to one of the Arabs in coach, who was answering back in the same manner.

Two stewardesses went to the man in their compartments to ask them to stop using their cells. The men ignored them. As this was happening, two of the other Arabs, a row apart, started watching a porn movie that they had made the previous evening on their camcorder. They were discussing the movie in loud voices. A third stewardess went to them to ask them to turn off their camcorder. Other than telling her “shut up infidel dog” they ignored her. All eleven of the Arabs started talking and moving around the aircraft.

If Passengers Give Trouble

Change the Crew
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The pilot, realizing that there was a problem in the passenger section, returned the aircraft to the terminal.

TSA agents and police entered the aircraft and escorted all the Arabs off of the plane.

After a short delay, the agents returned with all the Arabs. A startled stewardess asked the agents what was going on. They replied that the Arabs and their luggage had been searched and as nothing had been found, they were clear to continue their flight.

The stewardess said that she could not fly with these men. The rest of the crew agreed and they all left the plane. Shortly afterwards the TSA brought a new crew on board.

At this point the rest of the passengers started to object, saying that they would not fly with the Arabs either. Enough of these passengers refused to stay on the flight that the flight had to be cancelled.

Homeland Security

Spending Your Dollars
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Now I am only guessing but I do not think that these Arabs were either Al Qaida or Taliban, otherwise they would have been arrested. Terrorism though is not always about killing, it is sometimes about disrupting the peaceful everyday activities. So this may not have been a “dry run” for a later act of terror, merely a mission complete.

These Arabs were more likely though, Saudi friends of the wealthy elite that secretly control the US government and the media. Wait a moment though, weren’t 16 of the 19, 9/11 terrorists Saudis?

Do not worry though, as long as YOU don’t carry your tin of baby formula on the plane and remember to take off YOUR shoes in the airport, you’ll be safe.

It is good though, to see how the monies from taxes and from the air ticket surcharges are being spent.

Why though was none of this in the US media?


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    • profile image 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      The politically correct leftists in this country are responsible for this kind of thing happening. We're so afraid of offending someone that poeple who look and act like terrorists cannot be denied access to our aircraft. This stupidity of course, can and will be exploited by those who seek to harm us. Another problem brought on by the clueless left, is that terrorism is treated like a criminal act and not an act of war.

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      Laura Tykarski 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Always a small blurb for things of this nature my question all the time is also why? After 911 everyone is so terminally PC (politically,socially correct) but what about we shouldn't be.I agree with the comments made above it was always my belief or I was taught as an American citizen we have rights to free speech and self protection correct?

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      gogogo 6 years ago

      That is the most important part of your hub, why is it the media did not carry the complete story. Look at who controls the media to get the answer. I would have left the flight with the stewardess' also.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I would have walked off the plane as well. As to why none of this was reported, well we now have a state controlled media and they don't want to offend Muslims.

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      A big WELL DONE to the crew and passengers who stopped the flight and inconvenienced these toe-rags.

      If they had been an Anglo sports team, or western people, they would have been ejected immediatley and probably arrested.

      It's because they were rich bitches I presume. Who owns th airline?


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      GlstngRosePetals 6 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Wow I didn't know this happened this year,thanks for sharing. I have to admit I would of done the same as the other passengers done on that plane, I would of refused to fly with them as well. After 911 I wouldn't take a chance and it's not because of them being Arabs but because of there behavior when they got on the plane. I don't think anyone is safe from terroism, it can happen anywhere and to anybody. It sad but true. Your hub I voted up it's is very informative and usefull.

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      Deforest 6 years ago from USA

      "Why though none of this in the U.S. media?" It is an important question! What about money talks? Which Arab that eventually shared a plane with me was that obnoxious? They have to be from the First class! Ones with power, ones that are privileged, men that are use to disrespect...

      Terrorism discriminates.