TSA Threatens Bloggers for Posting New Screening Rules

SixDegrees12/31/2009 12:57:32 pm PST

re: #128 Sinistershade

Oh, I agree, Gang, that it would be nice if all the lists and databases used in the hundreds of major airports around the world were perfectly replicated and up to date. My experience with databases and the people who enter data into them suggests to me, however, that this is an ideal that will never be met. And correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding is that this individual was on neither the “no-fly” list nor the “selectee” list (which would lead to additional screening). He was on the NCTC’s 550,000-person TIDE list, which is not directly used (or intended to be used) for air passenger screening.

He was, however, on Britain’s no-fly list because of his membership in a jihadist organization. In fact, he was the effing president of the organization while he was in school in Britain.