Forget about that 9-11 incident: DHS grants Saudis “trusted traveler” status

DHS has decided to give Saudis “trusted traveler” status. Guess they forgot about that 9-11 thing huh?

Michelle Malkin – It’s business as usual in the post-9/11 world. Your federal government is back to pandering to wealthy travelers from Saudi Arabia. In the eyes of our massive homeland security apparatus, the comfort of Saudis is a higher priority than the safety of American citizens.

And thanks to reckless, feckless bureaucrats who fear being labeled “racists,” “xenophobes” and “Islamophobes,” political correctness remains the handmaiden of terror. According to a new report released this week by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security plans to bestow “trusted traveler” status to travelers from Saudi Arabia. Yes, the home of 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers will soon enjoy the exclusive privilege of new entry shortcuts into the U.S.

Fox News points out: “Only an exclusive handful of countries enjoy inclusion in the Global Entry program: Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands. According to the IPT, some officials are questioning why Saudi Arabia gets to reap the benefits of the program, when key U.S. allies like Germany and France are not enrolled.”

Saudi suck-up Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, hailed “the bond between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” and pledged to work with the government to facilitate “legitimate trade and travel.”

This foolish move is astonishing but not unprecedented. As I noted in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration had created its own fast-pass system for Saudi elites called “Visa Express.” Thanks to this GOP idiocy, three of the 9/11 hijackers skipped the usual consular interview process and bypassed long lines in the hot Saudi sun.

Throughout the jihadist-coddling Saudi kingdom, applicants could simply file their visa paperwork through travel agencies and courier companies for a small fee — without having to appear in person or submit to extensive background checks. The U.S. embassy in Riyadh bragged before 9/11: “Applicants will no longer have to take time off from work, no longer have to wait in long lines under the hot sun and in crowded waiting rooms, and no longer be limited by any time constraints.”

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36 thoughts on “Forget about that 9-11 incident: DHS grants Saudis “trusted traveler” status

  1. Suppose Hillary and Big Sis had anything to do with this decision?  Boy, talk about an open invitation for Whahabbis to move freely around the world and create another 9-11 at will!

  2. ” “Only an exclusive handful of countries enjoy inclusion in the Global
    Entry program: Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands.
    According to the IPT, some officials are questioning why Saudi Arabia
    gets to reap the benefits of the program, when key U.S. allies like
    Germany and France are not enrolled.””
    I can understand Canada…  and Mexico at a stretch… But why is S Korea in there and what on earth is Holland doing on this friendly flyer list?  What about Britain?  Australia? Germany?  Poland? Key allies are off it and States that sponsor Terrorism are on it?  Bin Laden came from Saudi and so did 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11   What the heck is wrong with this government… It’s like they’re TRYING to cause a new huge terrorist attack or something…  Naw… That’s just silly talk…  Right?

  3. This, from the same department that labeled conservatives as “extremist” and “potential domestic terrorist”…Disgusting!

  4. So, citizenship means what? We may have to start dressing differently and implementing Sharia law so everybody will be aware that we love our wives, we do not kill our daughters if they uncover their heads and we do not behead non-Christians for not believing as we do. What a beautiful world it would be!

  5. And of course this is only to increase Obama’s own army. They’ll all start coming in and be sent to all these Fema camps people keep talking about until it’s time to take out any non-conformant Americans.

  6. Meanwhile grannies and babies and veterans in wheelchairs get strip-searched.
    Makes you wonder… if.. someday.. we ever have a Muslim president… what would he do…?

  7. I’ll bet some TSA operative commented on how small the private parts were on one of the Saudis.

  8. Its almost like they WANT another terrorist attack.
    But that’s crazy talk, right?  Yeah, crazy.

      1. Bunjy Pyrran 
        I would not put it pass the “O”. 
        Call me a conspiracy nutcase but why else would all these Arabs be granted access to American soil. They hate us with a passion and killing off Americans would be like a giant video game for them when and if Martial is ever enacted.

  9. Isn’t it said al-queda is gone therefore, we do not need TSA.  All American citizens should have “trusted traveler” status so we do not have to pretend we are looking for terrorist any longer.  Since our border is safe, TSA should stand on the Mexican side of the border as Mexico likes American money and Mexico can keep the Keystone TSA patrol. This way big mini he/she can brag how safe the border really is.

  10. Just swell. Grant special privileges to these Wahabist sponsors of terror while you try to confiscate guns and trample on the fundamental liberties of your citizens. Way to go leftists.

  11. This seems pretty dumb to me, and on the tail of the recent decision to allow knives on planes again makes it really really really pretty dumb.

    1. americalsgt And wasn’t it because of “box cutters” that TSA was born to begin with?
      tell me gov’ment isn’t made up of a bunch of idiots!

      1. stage9 americalsgt  Or they did this to cut a deal with Saudi Arabia or they did it because they want something to happen.  Pass the Reynolds Wrap.

  12. Michele M uses the word “Feckless” a lot: It is an ADJECTIVE .
    1. ineffective: unable or unwilling to do anything useful
    2. unlikely to be successful: lacking the thought or organization necessary to succeed–“feckless attempts at starting a business”
    So I guess that makes Pressy Mamarrhoid the “feckless father of unmatching daughters..”

    1. Laurel A Someday when we again have a govt which has courage we will blow them all to kingdom come and it will be our fault.

      1. njmom Laurel A We don’t need to. Stop doing business with them completely and starve them out.

        1. Laurel A njmom As long as they have oil they won’t starve but I agree we should not do business with them.

        2. njmom Laurel A The only other market for their oil is China and Russia who will not put up their crap….especially China who is dependent on our products to drive demand for oil in their country. It’s all knitted together. We also could flood the market with resources and bottom out the price. We created the oil markets and ceded control of them in the Carter years. It’s time to take them back.

  13. If I remember Osama bin Laden was a Saudi; hmmm, guess they forgot about that huh? These people are fools and as my friend’s mom would have said they don’t have the sensse God gave a goose.

  14. Thanks for posting.  Saw this yesterday. Unfortunately nothing surprises me any more.  9/11 part 3 in the planning?

      1. colliemum OneThinDime I for one don’t trust Obama and his Administration to protect the US from attacks from any country.  It’s a sad day in America

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