Today’s developments in the post-12/25 terror attack are nothing short of chilling. Obviously they are chilling in their police-state tactics. But they also lead to a “chilling effect” — the possibility that these ‘visits from the FBI’ will stop the dissemination of important information to the public.
As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, theis going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.
TSA Chris Elliott, demanding that they reveal who leaked the security directive to them. The government says the directive was not supposed to be disclosed to the public.served subpoenas to travel bloggers Steve Frischling and
Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for if he didn’t cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.
That type of threat to a private citizen from the US Government is completely abhorrent and those TSA agents should be immediately terminated.
The most troubling part of this TSA going after bloggers deal is that it wouldn’t be happening had it been the New York Times that broke the story. They can write an entire series, bring down a classified, covert prison system with implications around the world and win a Pulitzer.
But if a blogger did that, Uncle Sam would be kicking down their door. This is going after the little guy because they can get away with it, or think they can.
But the bloggers aren’t the troubling side effect of the “systematic failure” of the Obama Administration. Passengers on Flight 253 fear an FBI cover-up of a 2nd accomplice in the attempted attack. This is information the Mainstream Media is NOT reporting..
“For the last five days I have been reporting my story of the so called “sharp dressed man.” For those of you who haven’t read my account, it involves a sharp dressed “Indian man” attempting to talk a ticket agent into letting a supposed “Sudanese refugee” (The terrorist) onto flight 253 without a passport.
What is important is that the terrorist avoided using normal passport checking procedures (apparently successfully) in order to avoid a closer look into his red flags. Who cares if he had a passport. The important thing is that he didn’t want to show it and somehow avoided a closer inspection and “normal passport checking procedures.”
The American public deserves its own chance to attempt to identify the “sharp dressed man”. I have no doubt that if the video indicated that my account was wrong, that the video would have already swept over the entire world wide web. Instead of the video, we get a statment that the video has been viewed and that the terrorist had a passport. Each of these statements made by the FBI is a self serving play on semantics and each misses the importance of my prior “sharp dressed man” account.
Mr. President — what the hell is going on with your Government? Is THIS how “your system works”?