United States seizes control of airspace over Caribbean, Canada and Mexico
ONCE more the United States creates new that should come with the end note “April Fool!” The Independent‘s Simon Calder says the US Department of Homeland Security wants all names of people being flown by British carriers to the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. But those countries are not part of the US (we’ve checked). It gets even more bizarre when we read that this demand includes flights that do not pass through US airspace.
The fearful US wants to check the passengers’ names against its “No Fly” list. It mans that if your name is on that list – and tens of thousands are – the US you can be yanked off a flight and denied the right to fly. You have committed no crime. But the US thinks you might and are thinking bad thoughts about the US.
And this is winning the war on terror how?