Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Hey, it's the "no fly" list...

... not the "not allowed on board the plane for an international flight" list.

I'd have expected them to be the same thing, of course, but the government dictionary always tends to differ from the civilian dictionary...
Deputy FBI director John Pistole says the alleged Times Square bomber was placed on the No Fly list Monday, hours before he was arrested.

This was a key step to stop the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, from fleeing the country.

Customs and Border Protection officials at the airport ordered that the flight be stopped before takeoff. They were able to arrest Shahzad on the plane and turned him over to the FBI.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declined to say how Shahzad was able to board the flight if he was on the No Fly list.
She's sure to issue a statement soon telling us how well the system worked, though...

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