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I see from Bruce Schneier's blog, that the US TSA No-Fly List is being investigated by CBS "60 minutes": Bruce Schneier: No Fly List.

This part caught my eye:

"Gary Smith, John Williams and Robert Johnson are some of those names. Kroft talked to 12 people with the name Robert Johnson, all of whom are detained almost every time they fly. The detentions can include strip searches and long delays in their travels.

"Well, Robert Johnson will never get off the list," says Donna Bucella, who oversaw the creation of the list and has headed up the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center since 2003. She regrets the trouble they experience, but chalks it up to the price of security in the post-9/11 world. "They're going to be inconvenienced every time … because they do have the name of a person who's a known or suspected terrorist," says Bucella. "

Robert Johnson? Robert Johnson, the Blues Musician? I can see why you wouldn't want him to fly; hehad a "Hell Hound on my Trail!". Perhaps it was his song about a Terraplane:

Bush: "It's like terra, on a plane! heh-heh!"

But probably they mean Robert Johnson the Democrat? Can't allow the political opposition to travel, now can we?


Gordon Platt said:

Just wanted to touch base to let you know that 60 minutes acquired the no-fly list from journalist Joe Trento. Joe's book, UNSAFE AT ANY ALTITUDE, is being published tomorrow. Pls check out his website, http://WWW.UNSAFEATANYALTITUDE.COM.

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