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So, who’s policing the police?

This is one of those items that set my fuzz alarm off.
A British immigration official set his wife up, had her go on a trip to Pakistan, then used his position to put her on a Terror Watch and No-Fly list. For THREE YEARS.

UK immigration officer fired for putting wife on ‘no-fly’ list
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 7:18 pm
Woman stuck for three years in Pakistan

Ever since anti-terrorist “no-fly” lists were implemented in the years following the 9/11 attacks, critics have aired concerns about people being unjustly denied the ability to fly, and about the prospect of government agents abusing the ability to ground travelers.

Now a revelation from the British government suggests those fears aren’t unfounded.

According to the Home Office, the department in charge of internal security in the UK, an immigration officer decided to get rid of his wife by placing her on a “no-fly” list.

The Daily Mirror reported that the officer’s wife traveled to Pakistan to visit relatives, but when she arrived at the airport to come home to Britain, she was told she could not board the plane and officials would not reveal why.

The woman ended up stranded in Pakistan for three years as a result, the Daily Mail reported.

“She obviously thought her husband, being an immigration officer, would be able to find out what was going on,” a source inside the immigration office told the Mirror. “Little did she know it was him who had put her on the list. By all accounts he then had the time of his life.”

What’s more, Home Office officials didn’t discover the fraudulent listing until the immigration agent, whom the British government didn’t name, was put up for promotion and a review of his work uncovered his wife’s name on a no-fly list.

The officer confessed to altering the list and was fired for “gross misconduct,” the Home Office stated.

He reportedly worked at the immigration bureau’s head office near London, where he was part of a group responsible for updating government security lists.

A Home Office spokesman said the British government takes all allegations of misconduct seriously.

“On the extremely rare occasions where this occurs, the strongest action is taken,” the spokesman said.
the story here…

Oh yeah, right. “in those rare incidents” uh-huh.

How ’bout amending that to “on those rare incidents when somebody gets caught abusing the No-check No Fly list system”.

Others famously on the No-Fly list including a little 6 year old girl (why do Right Wingers hate American little girls?) and Bea Arthur, and the guy who played H.R. Puffenstuff.
Two separate incidents where the “middle eastern terrorists” were American Hassidic Jews.
The standard right wing echo of “well, if they would just look more mainstream” …
Meaning, white, anglo-saxon, protestant…

And the bastards want to extend the same rules to bus and train riders.

Six year-old on No-Fly List, 86 year-old granny tased in bed. Some “Freedom.”

Detentions without trials, evidence, warrants,… just the faceless and nameless assertion of some Torture Freak Pervert in the State Department or Homeland Security. Doesn’t matter about National Sovereignty since the only National Sovereignty the Torture Freaks recognize is their own. Not the sovereignty of the American People either, just the nameless and faceless pukes who are too cowardly to put their names behind their actions in DHS and FBI and CIA and State Department and Department of “defense”.

Like the anonymous Coward Pukes who direct the Predator Drones.

But this is the “Freedom” we’re exporting to the entire world. The “Freedom” to bow before our corporate masters, people here and people abroad alike, are to bow to the so-called “free” market and their enforcers.

If we don’t bow to the Military-Facist-Police State stormtroopers they’re entitled to use any level of force they deem necessary to force compliance. Some “Freedom”. Petraeus is vowing to continue exporting that “Freedom” and jamming it down the throats of the people of Afghanistan, at gunpoint, for years, decades, generations to come. Mighty “White” of him.

The 6 year old girl is named Alyssa Thomas. It’s so absurd even Fox News is OUTRAGED! about it. They weren’t similarly OUTRAGED against the Flying Imams being denied the right to travel, or the two cases of the Flying Rabbis who made international news for praying, in Hebrew, on flights.

If this signals a change of heart on their part, and they’re willing to apologize for their almost two decades of Racist slanted “journalism” that directly contributed to the current situation, and perhaps make amends in some way… Then that would be a case of Good On Them.

I don’t think that will happen, by the way. They’ll spin away any connection they had with the No-Fly List, the so-called “Patriot” Act, any War Crimes they encouraged in the Global War On Civilization, crimes they encouraged in One-man Militia (or even bigger militia like the Minutemen) like the murder of Briseña Flores committed under the influence of Fox and Friends anti-American Hate Speech, the murders at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville Tennessee, again at their urging but they’ll deny it to the hilt… unless they can find some way to spin pointing a shotgun at children in church to be a “good” thing…

They spin so much their name should be Dreedle News.

But, gentle readers, and even the paid-to-troll readers, remember these incidents when they’re exhorting us to exalt the “Heroes” who are spreading that “Freedom” globally. Remember that it’s “Freedom” to lick the boots of the Conquering Crusaders or DIE! (or be sent to the Torture Chambers)

Or like the very elderly and disabled grandmother in El Reno, Oklahoma in much pain, on oxygen and was apparently too weak to get up and offer to lick the Pigs’ Jackboots for them so they tasered her in her bed.

Jun 25, 2010 … EL RENO — Police officers here are being sued for using a Taser last December to … You gotta love the Taser happy Oklahoma Police. … Im surprised the officers didnt just empty their clips in granny and grandson

Her name is Lona Vernon, by the way. Will Fox News and their related Hate Groups like the Tea and Republican parties express a similar level of OUTRAGE! over using a torture-weapon against an elderly American woman on LIFE SUPPORT? as they showed for the very thought that Health Care could be, can be, should be, and WILL be offered to ALL Americans?

Probably about the same time they show any equivalent level of remorse about supporting the TERROR bombing raids conducted by the U.S. Military as they show for 9/11. When they recognize the many more CHILDREN being killed, one story line is that it’s retaliation for 9/11, but the CHILDREN who are killed by U.S. bullets, bombs and yes, Tasers in Afghanistan, far outnumbering the dead from 9/11, aren’t assigned an equal level of Human Value as the “Heroes” who are killed while murdering them.

The Taser-wielding Uniformed Sexual Predators who “did” Granny Vernon in her bed did it last December and Fox and Accomplices haven’t shown any remorse yet. If she had died during the violent electric rape, the Pigs would have murdered her grandson as part of the coverrup. But for the 4th of July, we’re supposed to thank them for the “Freedom” they supposedly gave us.