Northeast Times

Letters to the Editor (March 20, 2013)

Has every­one gov­ern­ing air travel gone ber­serk?

A pock­etknife with a 2 1/3-inch blade will be al­lowed on board, ac­cord­ing to Dav­id Castel­veter, spokes­man for the fed­er­al Trans­port­a­tion Se­cur­ity Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Yet, it was box cut­ters with even smal­ler blades that were used to com­mit murders aboard the doomed air­planes on 9/11. 

This geni­us from the TSA claims that since pi­lots are now armed and flight at­tend­ants are skilled in self-de­fense, we’re all safe and there’s no danger to hav­ing people with knives.

The pi­lots’ and flight at­tend­ants’ uni­ons, however, do not agree, and are totally against this ludicrous no­tion.

Are Ray La­Hood, the sec­ret­ary of the U.S. De­part­ment of Trans­port­a­tion, or Janet Na­pol­it­ano, sec­ret­ary of the U.S. De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cur­ity, aware of this plot to un­der­mine all the pre­cau­tions that we have re­luct­antly grown ac­cus­tomed to over the last 12 years?

And is the pres­id­ent tuned in?

We have been sub­jec­ted to the most out­rageous in­va­sions of our pri­vacy by these fools in uni­forms at TSA all this time, and now they’re re­vers­ing their policy.

They should be locked up. Shame on all of them, from the pres­id­ent on down to this idi­ot, Castel­veter, for the total lack of re­spect for all those who died at the hands of those thugs.

If it were about ex­pedi­ency while main­tain­ing safety, we may all be in agree­ment.

We are thor­oughly dis­gus­ted by you fools at TSA.

Jim O’Keefe

Castor Gar­dens

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