Monday, January 18, 2010

8 Year Old Put on Terror Watchlist

"Michael “Mikey” Hicks, whose father is a US Navy veteran and mother a photojournalist who has flown with the US vice-president, has been the target of extra security measures at airports since he was 2. “Why would a kid be a terrorist?” he asks.

Michael is not on the US Government’s “no-fly” list of 2,500 people considered too dangerous to be allowed into the air. However, his name appears to be among, or to closely match, one of the 13,500 on the “selectee” list who are singled out for extra airport security.

His parents first learnt of his status when they could not get him a seat for a flight to Florida because, as an airline official explained, he was “on the list”. He was patted down for the first time aged 2 as he passed through Newark airport in New Jersey."

It's times like these that make me feel real safe to live in the USA. We won't stop a man from getting on a plane with a bulge in his pants from an underwear bomb, who's own father alerted the US Embassy, who bought his one way ticket in cash, and didn't check any bags. But this little shit Michael Hicks had it coming...look at that smug little picture and tell me you don't see him in that same outfit ten years from now at an Al Qaeda training camp.

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