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Why Are Thousands of Flights Being Canceled at America’s Airports?


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/06/17/why-are-thousands-of-flights-being-canceled-at-americas-airports-n1606065;

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The summer travel season is off to a rocky start for America’s largest air carriers. Over the five-day Memorial Day weekend, more than 2,800 flights were canceled for one reason or another, with severe weather playing only a small part.

More than one-third of all flights at LaGuardia Airport and over a quarter of flights at Newark Airport were canceled Thursday in one of the worst travel days yet this summer. The problem is partially attributed to a lack of pilots. Retirements and losses during the pandemic have yet to be filled.

And the staffing shortage isn’t limited to pilots. Flight crews, ground personnel, airport security people — all are in short supply.

New York Post:

Unions representing pilots at Delta, American and Southwest Airlines said the companies have been too slow to replace pilots who retired or took leaves of absence during the pandemic.

Airlines have also placed the blame on poor weather conditions and the Federal Aviation Administration, which manages the country’s airspace and air-traffic control centers, which are also struggling with staffing issues.

Thursday’s cancellations happened as airline CEOs met with US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a virtual meeting to discuss concerns over airport bottle-necks and frustrated travelers this summer.

“I let them know that this is a moment when we are really counting on them to deliver reliably for the traveling public,” Buttigieg told NBC News.

It’s become a familiar refrain from Biden administration officials: it’s your fault, not ours.

What should the airlines do to “deliver reliably for the traveling public”? Perhaps a “Help Wanted: Pilots” TV campaign?

The fact is, people who can pilot the big jets safely don’t grow on trees. About one-third are ex-military pilots, down from 80 percent in the 1960s. The military is also having difficulty attracting pilots. Given that the machines they’re flying are becoming more and more complex, this is worrisome news for the commercial airline industry. For more than a decade, industry analysts have pointed to the deficiencies in the pilot pipeline from military to civilian work.

Now, the predictions of pilot shortages have become a reality. Hastened by the pandemic and the massive layoffs in the commercial airline industry, airlines are scrambling to fill the gaping holes in their schedules — the result of fewer-than-expected pilot hires.

In the late 1960s, the Air Force upped the number of years a pilot had to serve from four to ten. According to a Washington Post analysis, “One pilot serving 10 years now does the work of 2.5 pilots serving four each.”

It also deters some aspiring pilots who saw a four-year commitment as a viable alternative to flight school but weren’t willing to commit to 10 years of flying, after a year or more of training.

Now most pilots are choosing a civilian education even though flight-time requirements for commercial co-pilots have climbed from 250 to 1,500 hours. It can cost as much as $300,000 to attend a private, four-year aviation university, Smith said. But the returns are immediate — entry-level co-pilots earn $30,000 to $50,000 a year, and veterans at major carriers can earn $300,000 or more.

It’s not going to be possible to make up the shortfall in pilots anytime soon.

Turnover at the Transportation Security Administration is also a huge problem and non-government airport workers are notoriously underpaid. Attracting and keeping workers would be a big first step in addressing the current problem.

But if you’re flying this summer, you’re likely to experience delays and even cancelations.

Botched 5G rollout by Biden regime leads to mass rescheduling of flights, deemed most “utterly irresponsible” act in aviation

Image: Botched 5G rollout by Biden regime leads to mass rescheduling of flights, deemed most “utterly irresponsible” act in aviation


SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-01-20-botched-5g-rollout-biden-regime-most-irresponsible-act-in-aviation.html;

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(Natural News) Several airlines across the United States had to scramble to cancel or reschedule flights ahead of a Wednesday rollout of 5G wireless technology after spurring safety concerns among aviation officials.

The Epoch Times reported that the flight delays and cancellations came ahead of plans by AT&T and Verizon to introduce next-gen 5G wireless technology despite questions about how it may affect flight operations.

On Tuesday, for example, Air India noted that four flights scheduled for the following day leaving from India and arriving at U.S. airports — John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport — were canceled.

“Due to deployment of the 5G communications in the USA, we will not be able to operate the following flights of 19th Jan’22,” the airline said, listing the four flights.

The outlet added:

In a statement, Dubai-based Emirates airline said it was also suspending flights to nine U.S. destinations from Jan. 19 due to “operational concerns associated with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services in the U.S. at certain airports.”

The airline said the affected destinations were Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, and Seattle and the flights will be suspended until further notice.

Emirates flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles (LAX), and Washington DC (IAD) will continue to operate as scheduled.

“We are working closely with aircraft manufacturers and the relevant authorities to alleviate operational concerns, and we hope to resume our U.S. services as soon as possible,” said Emirates.

Meanwhile, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced that the carrier was planning for potential “weather-related cancellations caused by the deployment of new 5G service in the vicinity of dozens of U.S. airports, starting as early as Wednesday.”

“The FAA, which regulates airlines, has issued numerous notices that restrict flight activity near airports where this new deployment of 5G service in the C-band spectrum could cause limited interference with altitude instruments on aircraft under various weather conditions that aircraft safely operate in today,” the carrier said.

“As such, Delta is taking the necessary steps to ensure safety remains the priority in compliance with FAA guidelines,” the company’s statement continued.

Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. issued a statement saying that the FAA “has indicated that radio waves from the 5G wireless service may interfere with aircraft altimeters.”

“Boeing has announced flight restrictions on all airlines operating the Boeing 777 aircraft, and we have canceled or changed the aircraft for some flights to/from the U.S. based on the announcement by Boeing,” ANA said.

One of the biggest concerns lies with Boeing’s 777, The Epoch Times noted, reporting that Japan Airlines said the aircraft maker informed company officials that “5G signals for U.S. mobile phones, which will begin operating in the U.S. on January 19, may interfere with the radio wave altimeter installed on the” aircraft.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and if there is any impact on our flight operations, we will promptly announce it on our website,” the airline said.

Needless to say, the botched rollout has its critics, including Emirates president Tim Clark, who told CNN’s Richard Quest that his company had no idea until Tuesday that 5G upgrades could be disruptive “to the extent that it was going to compromise the safety of operation of our aircraft and just about every other 777 operators to and from the United States and within the United States.”

“We were aware of a 5G issue. Okay. We are aware that everybody is trying to get 5G rolled out, after all, it’s the super-cool future of whatever it may be communication and information flow. We were not aware that the power of the antennas in the United States has been doubled compared to what’s going on elsewhere,” he said.

“We were not aware that the antenna themselves have been put into a vertical position rather than a slightly slanting position, which then, taken together, compromise not only the radio altimeter systems but the flight control systems on the fly by wire aircraft. So on that basis, we took that decision late last night to suspend all our services until we had clarity,” he continued.

“I need to be as candid as I normally am, and say this is one of the most delinquent, utterly irresponsible issue subjects, call it what you like, I’ve seen in my aviation career because it involves organs of government, manufacturers, science, etc,” Clark said.

“And you know, the notion that, for instance, the United States government should sell its franchise for all the frequencies for a large amount of money. Somebody should have told them at the time — that the risks and the dangers they placed in certain frequency uses around fields, airfields, metropolitan fields that should have been done at the time,” he added.

Another day in Biden’s America.

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TSA Says it Will Accept Arrest Warrants as ID For Illegal Aliens


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/01/19/tsa-says-it-will-accept-arrest-warrants-as-id-for-illegal-aliens-at-airports-n1550866;

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What sort of identification do you need to fly from a U.S. airport? According to the Transporation Security Agency (TSA), there are 16 forms of ID you can use to board an airplane. Generally, they include any government-issued ID like a driver’s license or a passport as well as military IDs, transportation worker cards, and a border crossing card.

And, if you’re an illegal alien and can’t manufacture your own ID or buy it, you can use your government-issued arrest warrant.

Daily Caller:

Responding to Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden’s Dec. 15 inquiry about illegal migrants flying across the country, TSA Administrator David Pekoske explained that certain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents may be considered acceptable forms of alternate identification for non-citizens, including a “Warrant for Arrest of Alien” and a “Warrant of Removal/Deportation.”

“TSA’s response confirms the Biden Administration is knowingly putting our national security at risk,” Gooden told the DCNF. “Unknown and unvetted immigrants shouldn’t even be in the country, much less flying without proper identification.”

It must be comforting to illegal aliens to know that getting arrested won’t keep them from flying the friendly skies.

“TSA is committed to ensuring that all travelers, regardless of immigration status, are pre-screened before they arrive to the airport, have their pre-screening status and identification verified at security checkpoints, and receive appropriate screening based on risk before entering the sterile area of the airport,” Pekoske wrote.

Pekoske outlined that the alien identification number found on a DHS document is processed through one or both of the following databases: the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One mobile application or TSA’s National Transportation Vetting Center (NTVC).

Individuals who use the alternate forms of identification undergo extra screening, according to the letter.

We’re sure that all this screening will be very informative and perhaps even interesting. But the primary question being asked isn’t how much screening is done but rather will the screening make the public safer?

Certainly, the TSA isn’t going to let a known terrorist fly, regardless of their immigration status, right?


The BBC says that Malik Faisal Akram, the Texas synagogue hostage-taker, was investigated by MI5 just prior to coming to America.

Akram arrived in the U.S. from London on Dec. 29 of last year. Given the British authorities’ track record in terrorist investigations, Rep. Gooden might have a good point.

Gooden earlier told the DCNF that he was told by a border patrol officer that “they often have to take migrants at their word that they are who they say they are” when issuing DHS documents accepted by TSA as alternate forms of identification.

If an identity cannot be verified through a database search, an airport’s Federal Security Director (FSD) is left to determine any extra screening process or decide to deny the individual entry, according to the letter.

There is always going to be a conflict between liberty and security in a free country. That’s not what’s at stake by allowing criminal illegal aliens the privilege of flying in the U.S.

The stakes are far higher. The Constitution, as has been said many times, is not a suicide pact. But are we supposed to bend over backward in allowing illegal aliens to travel because it might hurt their feelings if we were to require them to have the same identification as legal residents and citizens?

Transgender Female Complains TSA Scanners Set Off Alarms for the ‘Anomaly Between My Legs’

Misgendered: Montoya told the TSA officer she was trans and offered to be pat down, but she was asked if she wanted to go through the male scanner instead


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/03/27/transgender-female-complains-tsa-scanners-set-off-alarms-for-the-anomaly-between-my-legs-n1435379;

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A transgender female’s video rant about the “transphobic” Transportation Security Administration went viral after the individual complained that the airport scanning devices triggered an alarm for the “anomaly between my legs.”

It’s true. The imaging technology scans all passengers and looks for “anomalies” based on the sex of the passenger that the TSA screener is presented with. Is a machine “transphobic” for doing what it was designed to do?

I’ve heard the male penis described many different ways — some flattering, some not — but I’ve never heard it referred to as “an anomaly.”

But why is the TSA “transphobic”? The woman, a model and content creator named Rosalynne Montoya, is apparently unaware of the imaging technology used by the agency.

You will be screened by walk-through metal detectors or advanced imaging technology.

Advanced imaging technology uses automated target recognition software that eliminates passenger-specific images and instead auto-detects potential threats by indicating their location on a generic outline of a person. The generic outline is identical for all passengers.

AIT Screening Process: When you enter the imaging portal, the TSA officer presses a button designating a gender (male/female) based on how you present yourself. The machine has software that looks at the anatomy of men and women differently. The equipment conducts a scan and indicates areas on the body warranting further inspection if necessary. If there is an alarm, TSA officers are trained to clear the alarm, not the individual. Additional screening is conducted to determine whether a prohibited item is present.

Montoya could have requested a pat-down instead of a scan. The fact that she didn’t suggest that she wanted to make a point about how terribly unfair it is for a woman to have an “anomaly between her legs.”

“Can we talk about how horrible it is to travel while being transgender sometimes? I always have immense anxiety leading up to going through security. And this means that I totally recognize the privilege of having all of my documents correct. So, the gender marker on my license, for example, says female,” Montoya said in the video.

That means that the TSA employee pressed the correct button that set up the machine to scan a female, right? Not exactly.

“The scanners at TSA checkpoints are made with only two settings, forcing the TSA agents to make a split-second decision on whether to scan travelers as male or female,” Montoya added, according to Buzzfeed, adding, “Afterwards, I took a deep breath, grabbed my things and bought myself a cookie butter latte and a snack. I felt dysphoric and disrespected, but remembered how much worse this experience used to be. I FaceTimed my boyfriend, who listened to my story and calmed me down.”

The solution?

“I am not a second-class citizen,” Montoya told Buzzfeed. “I’m deserving of the same rights and the same respect as cisgender people. The TSA security machines should account for trans and non-binary people.”

“And the agents should understand that misgendering me and outing me as a trans person in public could be potentially dangerous,” Montoya continued. “Trans people are attacked at alarming rates when we are outed — especially Black trans women.”

TSA procedures are plainly and clearly written. She knew exactly what to expect walking into the scanning machine. I can’t see any reason for this rant except to draw attention to a political issue. Instead of the grievously injured passenger mistreated by the “transphobic” TSA, we have a political activist looking for attention.

We Will Likely Soon Wish the Travel Ban Were Still In Place


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/01/22/the-muslim-ban-is-gone-now-come-the-reminders-of-why-we-needed-it-n1405984;

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Joe Biden had barely been in the Oval Office long enough to exile the Winston Churchill bust yet again when he repealed the notorious “Muslim Ban,” and so now Americans can rest easy. We have repudiated one of the hallmarks of the Bad Orange Man’s administration, put “racism” and “Islamophobia” behind us, and resumed our role as a refuge for the tired, the poor, the woke masses. And so as a glorious new multicultural era dawns in America, after a four-year-long speed bump, will come the reminders that virtue-signaling is never a risk-free proposition.

For besides cementing Old Joe’s role as the errand boy for his party’s ascendant hard-Left wing, that was all the repeal of the “Muslim Ban” was: virtue-signaling. The executive order his handlers had ready for him to sign on Wednesday made that clear. “Beyond contravening our values,” it said, “these Executive Orders and Proclamations” — that is, the ones instituting the bans – “have undermined our national security. They have jeopardized our global network of alliances and partnerships and are a moral blight that has dulled the power of our example the world over. And they have separated loved ones, inflicting pain that will ripple for years to come. They are just plain wrong.”

That “moral blight” bit is the key, as it would be hard for Biden’s handlers to whisper into his earpiece a coherent argument for how a ban on travel from such upstanding members of the international community as Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela, Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania undermined, rather than strengthened, national security.

But even the “moral blight” business runs into a major problem: there never really was a “Muslim Ban” at all. From beginning to end, that was just propaganda designed to smear Trump as a racist (even though Islam is, contrary to popular belief, actually not a race), bigoted, “Islamophobe.” It had no basis in reality. For as you may be aware, North Korea, Venezuela, and Myanmar are not actually Muslim countries at all. Eritrea has about a fifty percent Muslim population. Tanzania is about 35% Muslim.

What’s more, the world’s largest Muslim populations are (in descending order) in Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, and Sudan. Iran, Nigeria and Sudan are the only ones on the “Muslim Ban” list. If Trump had really wanted to bar Muslims from entering the United States, he would have banned travel from Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, and Algeria. He made no attempt to do so. If he had intended to impose a “Muslim Ban,” barring travel from North Korea but not Pakistan was a remarkably inefficient way to go about it.

What led to the grouping of countries in the Trump “Muslim Ban” was not that they were Muslim at all. The travel bans were on countries that could not or would not provide adequate information about who was entering. It was a national security move from start to finish. But now Obama’s dotty old puppet and his handlers have made sure that any consideration of national security issues in connection with mass migration will be dismissed as “racist” and “Islamophobic.”

And so now the reminders of why we needed Trump’s travel bans will start coming. Here is a preview: Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University.

Seventy-two jihad terrorists had entered the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s initial immigration ban before it was instituted. But once the travel bans came into effect, suddenly we didn’t see as much of this as we had before. Yes, this was no coincidence.

There are warning signs from Europe as well. All of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. Numerous other Muslim migrants since then have committed “lone wolf” jihad attacks on the streets of several European countries.

But to consider such matters is now officially “racist” and “Islamophobic.” The problem with virtue-signaling by our moral superiors in Washington, however, is that they never have to deal with the consequences of their actions; ordinary Americans do. Anyone who is the victim of a crime or a jihad attack perpetrated by a migrant from one of the countries on Trump’s travel ban list can expect no sympathy from Biden’s handlers. Their constituency has been served, and it isn’t the Americans who have to deal with criminal migrants. As a nation, we are no longer “racist,” at least in this particular, and that’s all that matters.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of 21 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.



Betsy DeVos resigns as Education Secretary


SEE: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533281-betsy-devos-resigns-as-education-secretary;

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tendered her resignation to President Trump on Thursday, making her the latest in a line of senior officials to exit following the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday.

In her resignation letter, DeVos cited the Capitol breach carried out by violent pro-Trump supporters as an “inflection point.”

DeVos is the second White House Cabinet member to resign due to the Capitol breach. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tendered her resignation on Thursday, directly citing the events that occurred at the Capitol.

"We should be highlighting and celebrating your Administration's many accomplishments on behalf of the American people," DeVos wrote to Trump. "Instead, we are left to clean up the mess caused by violent protestors overrunning the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undermine the people's business. That behavior was unconscionable for our country. There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me."

"Impressionable children are watching all of this and they are learning from us," she continued. "I believe we each have a moral obligation to exercise good judgment and model the behavior we hope they would emulate. They must know from us that America is greater than what transpired yesterday.

"To that end, today I resign from my position effective Friday, January 8, in support of the oath I took to our Constitution, our people, and our freedoms. Holding this position has been the honor of a lifetime, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to serve America and her students," DeVos concluded.

During her time as education secretary, DeVos has faced a great deal of controversy, much of it stemming from her lack of experience in education. Before Trump tapped her for the position, she had been a major donor to Republican campaigns.

DeVos on Monday sent a letter to Congress as one of her last acts as secretary making a case to expand federal tax dollars going to private schools, a cause DeVos supported long before she became education secretary.

During a virtual meeting in December, DeVos reportedly told Department of Education staffers to "resist" the incoming Biden administration.

"Let me leave you with this plea: Resist,” DeVos said. “Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what’s right for students. In everything you do, please put students first — always.”

Updated: 9:32 p.m.

Brett Samuels contributed.


Transportation Secretary Chao resigns in protest


SEE: https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/533167-transportation-secretary-chao-resigns-in-protest;

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will resign in protest after a violent mob overran the Capitol after being incited by President Trump, a source with knowledge of her decision said Thursday.

Chao would become the first Cabinet official, and the highest-ranking member of the administration, to resign in the wake of Trump’s incendiary rally and its violent aftermath on Wednesday.

“Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed,” Chao wrote in a letter to Transportation Department staff, obtained by The Hill. “As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”

Her exit is a sharp rebuke of a president who has alienated even some of his closest supporters with his increasingly unhinged rhetoric. Chao has served as Transportation secretary since Trump’s inauguration. She served as Labor secretary for eight years under President George W. Bush.

Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who spent much of Wednesday locked in an undisclosed and secure location under armed guard as Trump-backing rioters marauded through the Capitol.

In her letter to employees, Chao said she would resign effective Monday. She said her team would continue assisting President-elect Joe Biden’s Transportation secretary-designate, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, with the transition.

Chao’s exit will absolve her of uncomfortable questions over whether she would join any effort to remove President Trump from office two weeks before his term expires by invoking the 25th Amendment, which allows the majority of the Cabinet to replace a president with the vice president.

Her departure will anger those who wanted the Cabinet to take the historic step of replacing Trump with Vice President Pence. But Chao’s resignation is not effective until Monday, which could give Cabinet members time to organize their vote.


Capitol Police chief announces resignation after pro-Trump riots


SEE: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533262-capitol-police-chief-announces-resignation-after-pro-trump-riots;

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Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said Thursday that he will resign later this month after his police force failed to contain mobs who tried to prevent Congress from ratifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

His resignation letter came hours after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for him to step down.

Sund will have only been on the job for about seven months when he resigns effective Jan. 16. He made no mention in the letter of Wednesday's riots in the Capitol, but noted he will transition into a "sick leave status" starting Jan. 17 until he uses up his available sick leave balance of about 440 hours.

"It has been a pleasure and true honor to serve the United States Capitol Police Board and the Congressional community alongside the men and women of the United States Capitol Police," Sund wrote to the other members of the Capitol Police Board. 

Other members of the Capitol Police Board are also resigning or are under pressure to follow suit. 

Pelosi announced Thursday that the House sergeant at arms, Paul Irving, had tendered his resignation. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) also said Thursday that he would fire the Senate sergeant-at-arms, Michael Stenger, when Democrats take over the majority later this month. 

Irving has served in his role since 2012. 

"I think we have to have a full review," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol earlier Thursday. "What was underestimated? That the president of the United States would not be as inciteful? Perhaps somebody thought for a moment that he would be patriotic before he leaves office for just this once."

A 35-year-old woman participating in the violent riots was shot by a Capitol Police officer as she tried to force her way toward the House chamber. Glass panels adorning the Speaker's Lobby — where she was trying to enter — are now cracked and broken due to the mob.

Sund said in a statement Thursday that the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave and is under investigation.

Sund also said that more than 50 Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police officers were injured, including several who were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Most of the insurrectionists were not wearing masks despite the COVID-19 pandemic and attacked police officers with metal pipes and chemical irritants.

The Capitol Police said earlier this week that it would have additional personnel on duty Wednesday in anticipation of demonstrations over Congress meeting in a joint session to formally certify the Electoral College votes.

But the Capitol Police were vastly overwhelmed by the raging mob. The D.C., Virginia and Maryland National Guard and state troopers were all called in to help contain the terror attack and it took about four hours to clear the Capitol complex.

Sund said in the earlier statement Thursday that the Capitol Police is conducting a "thorough review" of Wednesday's security planning and procedures but defended his force's actions.

"Maintaining public safety in an open environment – specifically for First Amendment activities – has long been a challenge. The USCP had a robust plan established to address anticipated First Amendment activities. But make no mistake – these mass riots were not First Amendment activities; they were criminal riotous behavior. The actions of the USCP officers were heroic given the situation they faced, and I continue to have tremendous respect in the professionalism and dedication of the women and men of the United States Capitol Police," Sund said. 

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Administration Committee, said that she had been misled about the state of preparedness in a briefing with Sund and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving earlier in the week.

"We were told that was all in place and there was no doubt completely able to keep us secure in the Capitol,"  she said, specifying that she had been told that the coordination with the National Guard was ready to go. 

"Well, that was not correct. Not only were they not prepared, what they told me about the National Guard was just not true. The guard was not even activated," she said.

Lofgren also indicated that President Trump was slow to react to requests to mobilize the National Guard, an issue that normally falls to governors, but rests on the commander-in-chief when it comes to the District of Columbia. 

A call from Congress's bipartisan leaders, she said, was necessary to get the Defense Department to mobilize the National Guard.

Niv Elis contributed.


Global Transport Body Developing “Travel Pass” App To Link Proof Of Vaccination To Passports

No vaccination, no airplane ticket


SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/global-transport-body-developing-travel-pass-app-to-link-proof-of-vaccination-to-passports/;

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The world’s largest air transport lobby group is developing a global ‘COVID travel pass’ app that will link vaccination status and coronavirus test results to a person’s travel documents.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents airlines all over the world, has announced that its app will be trialed by British Airways’ parent company IAG SA before the end of the year, with the full roll out expected to be in the first months of 2021.

It will be available for all Apple and Android mobile devices and will display an electronic version of a person’s passport along with official ‘proof of vaccination’ and test results.

“Our main priority is to get people traveling again safely. That means giving governments confidence that systematic Covid-19 testing can work as a replacement for quarantine requirements,” said IATA Senior Vice President Nick Careen. 

IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac also told Deutsche Welle news agency that the body is proposing a systematic testing procedure for all passengers wishing to fly.

The IATA’s travel pass is distinct from the CommonPass, a program sponsored by the World Economic Forum, which is pushing for a post-COVID “Great Reset” that would transform the world.

A third ‘COVID passport’ app called the AOKpass from travel security firm International SOS is currently undergoing trials  between Abu Dhabi and Pakistan.

International SOS co-founder Arnaud Vaissie told reporters that “There is massive pent-up demand,” as well as “tremendous fear about traveling and this is what we are trying to mitigate.”

The developments come on the heels of the CEO of Qantas Airlines declaring that the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for anyone boarding flights, and that this will become the norm for all international travel.

Qantas has also said it will likely adopt the ‘travel pass’ app being developed by the IATA. 


NEWARK AIRPORT, New Jersey: Veiled ‘Muslim influencer’ & DEMOCRAT REP. “CANDIDATE” says she was removed from flight after complaint from ‘entitled white man’

Muslim woman says she was pulled off American Airlines flight, arrested after argument

Meet Amani al-Khatahtbeh the Founder of MuslimGirl.com

Rep. Ilhan Omar Speaks About COVID-19 With Candidate Amani Al-Khatahtbeh 


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/11/new-jersey-veiled-muslim-influencer-says-she-was-removed-from-flight-after-complaint-from-entitled-white-man;

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Amani al-Khatahtbeh tells her story on Twitter:

Here is video:

Most people, of any and every race and creed, can recall an incident or incidents in which someone cut in a line in front of them, but Amani al-Khatahtbeh, a self-described “veiled Muslim woman,” took it upon herself to create a clamor and claim that the incident was all about race, openly labeling the man an “entitled white man” and then accusing him of a temper tantrum as the incident escalated.  No Muslim, or anyone else, should be subject to discrimination or racism; but in observing al-Khatahtbeh’s approach to this incident, one can understand why her aggressiveness may have caused nervousness among other passengers. She tweeted:

Y’all know if I, a VEILED MUSLIM WOMAN, had the audacity to throw a temper tantrum and run through TSA security, I would have gotten BODIED. I would have been detained, missed my flight, possibly gotten charged, etc.

The man did not initially throw a  “temper tantrum,” by her own account; nor did he “run through TSA security.” He went ahead of her, explaining that he was in first class with TSA precheck. He may have been rude, as many people are to others of all races and creeds. But now the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is involved, acknowledging that all the facts are not yet known, but nevertheless escalating the incident further with erroneous accusations of discrimination against American Airlines:

“Although we do not yet know all of the facts about this incident, we do know that American Airlines has a history of mistreating Muslim travelers,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement.”

It is policy to remove a passenger who is disagreeable and creating a scene, and then to investigate afterward.

Like good little dhimmis, American Airlines, after the pattern of many other businesses, will likely apologize and even pay money to al-Khatahtbeh and CAIR in order to end the accusations of “Islamophobia.” Instead, the airline should be challenging CAIR for stating that it “has a history of mistreating Muslim travelers.”

Imagine if everyone made a scene and hurled accusations of discrimination about every person butting in line in front of them. It would also hardly make news, unless of course it was a “veiled Muslim woman” with “unindicted co-conspirator” CAIR backing her.

“A Muslim woman says she was removed from an American Airlines flight because a white passenger felt ‘uncomfortable'”, by Yelena Dzhanova, Insider, November 15, 2020:

A Muslim influencer said she was booted from an American Airlines flight in New Jersey on Saturday because a white male passenger told agents he did not “feel comfortable” with her onboard.

Amani al-Khatahtbeh, an activist and the founder of a blog geared toward Muslim women, said in a Twitter thread that “an entitled white man” complained about her after a tense interaction while standing in line for airport security.

The man, whose identity is not yet known, was standing behind her when he “insisted on cutting me in line because I was ‘still taking my shoes off,'” al-Khatahtbeh said in a tweet.

“When I said he could wait like everyone else, he started going off about how he’s ‘pre check’ and ‘first class,'” she added.

The man then pushed his luggage and shoes ahead of hers, al-Khatahtbeh said in a tweet, and then ran through the body-scanning machine.

“TSA did NOTHING,” she wrote on Twitter. “Not only did they not do anything, a TSA officer had the audacity to tell ME to ‘cut it out.'”

Al-Khatahtbeh wrote in a subsequent tweet that if she had behaved in the same way as the man had, she would have faced retribution from security.

“Y’all know if I, a VEILED MUSLIM WOMAN, had the audacity to throw a temper tantrum and run through TSA security, I would have gotten BODIED,” she added. “I would have been detained, missed my flight, possibly gotten charged, etc.”

When she boarded the flight, she learned that the man had complained about her to an airline agent, she said. American Airlines then tried to remove her from the flight.

Al-Khatahtbeh posted a video to Twitter in which a man wearing a yellow American Airlines manager vest is saying he’s going to remove her.

“The captain asked me, as a manager, for me to remove you from the aircraft because there’s a passenger on board who doesn’t feel comfortable with you being here,” he said.

The manager is heard saying in the video that he was not there to witness the interaction between al-Khatahtbeh and the passenger.

She then told the manager she didn’t feel comfortable with that passenger. “I want that passenger removed as well,” she told him.

The manager told her they can “discuss that outside.” The video does not show the passenger in reference.

Al-Khatahtbeh told Insider that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim rights nonprofit, has reached out to American Airlines on her behalf.

“Although we do not yet know all of the facts about this incident, we do know that American Airlines has a history of mistreating Muslim travelers,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement to Insider. “The airline must immediately explain why it singled out Amani by contacting the police and ejecting her from a flight based on the word of a man who had allegedly harassed her.”…