Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Sending Americans into Exile

By       Message WILLIAM FISHER       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 3/11/12

Author 7
Become a Fan
  (11 fans)
- Advertisement -

You're going on a business trip abroad. Or an overseas vacation. Or you're returning to the country of your parents' birth to visit family there.

 

You check in at the airport, go through security, and find your seat in the plane. Now the engines are at full throttle, you're rolling, and in seconds, you're airborne.

 

- Advertisement -

What you don't know is that, if your government gets its way, you'll never be airborne again headed for the US. Even though you are a native-born US citizen or a permanent resident with a green card.

 

Because the moment your flight was wheels up, your name was added to the dreaded No Fly List.

- Advertisement -

 

But you don't know any of this. You're just sitting there, enjoying your flight, blissfully unaware that someone's put a target on your back.

 

Will you ever know you've been put on the no-fly list? Yes. When? When you attempt to board your flight back to the US. You will not be allowed to board. Instead you'll be taken to a room somewhere in the airport, where you'll be questioned by officers you've never seen before.

 

And questioned. And questioned. And questioned.

- Advertisement -

 

They think you're a terrorist. And they want to know all about you, your terrorist associates, what your plans are, who you saw overseas, the whole nine yards.

 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)
 

WILLIAM FISHER Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

BUSH AT YEAR-END

Liberties Lost Since 9/11

The Silence of the Sheep

BAHRAIN: UNION LEADERS ON HUNGER STRIKE

Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention

Feel Safer Now?