Senior Editor’s note: Yes, the Israelization of America shits on the constitution…but who cares?
[ Jim Dean Note: At one point VT had about five people on the no fly list, virtually all of them on it for saying something that pissed someone off in the matrix so they were punished using that anonymous tool, where one cannot face your accuser.
The most famous of these was General Hamid Gul of Pakistan’s ISI, VT board member and key ally to the US during the Soviet Afghan war. The ISI was kind of a combination of our CIA and FBI. All he did is make one slip in a CNN interview to say that 9-11 was an inside job. That did it. Boom on the list.
Those who made the decisions to put people knew they would never be traced. To my knowledge there was no appeal process or anyone even to contact. So we had the no fly list turn into an orgy of abuse with none of the people on the inside watching this happen coming forward to expose the abuse.
That is a stain on Homeland Security that it cannot wash off after all of this time. It used the no fly list as a kind of terror weapon themselves, and it is way past time to go back and have a public review of all those who took advantage of those days to punish those simply for disagreeing with them. ]
National Review: A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a government terror watchlist that prevents flagged individuals from flying violated the Constitution.
The No Fly List of “known or suspected terrorists,” which includes over 1 million individuals, violates the constitutional rights of those placed on it, U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ruled.
The plaintiffs “have constitutionally protected liberty interests that are implicated by their inclusion” on the watchlist, Trenga wrote, adding that the Department of Homeland Security process through which an individual could challenge their inclusion on the list “is not constitutionally adequate to protect those liberty interests.”
“There is no evidence, or contention, that any of these plaintiffs satisfy the definition of a known terrorist,” Trenga said, adding that the behavior qualifying someone as a “suspected terrorist” is too broad.
“CAIR has a half-dozen other watchlist cases pending in federal courts across the country, and this opinion will pave the wave for our continued victories,” CAIR national litigation director Lena Masri said in a statement. “Today’s opinion is a victory for the more than one hundred American Muslims we represent and for the thousands of American Muslims who are currently stigmatized by the watchlist.”