May 29, 2017
This probably isn’t going to happen, as it would pretty much create a chaos type situation.
People need their laptops.
But I think it would be good if it did happen, because “you’re life is more difficult now because of Islam” is always a good thing to shove on the normies.
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Kelly said the United States planned to “raise the bar” on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items.
“That’s the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it’s a U.S. carrier, particularly if it’s full of U.S. people.”
In March, the government imposed restrictions on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from 10 airports, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey.
Kelly said the move would be part of a broader airline security effort to combat what he called “a real sophisticated threat.” He said no decision had been made as to the timing of any ban.
“We are still following the intelligence,” he said, “and are in the process of defining this, but we’re going to raise the bar generally speaking for aviation much higher than it is now.”
Airlines are concerned that a broad ban on laptops may erode customer demand. But none wants an incident aboard one of its airplanes.
“Whatever comes out, we’ll have to comply with,” Oscar Munoz, chief executive officer of United Airlines (UAL.N), told the company’s annual meeting last week.
Airlines were blindsided in January when President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning entry for 90 days to citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, sending airlines scrambling to determine who could board and who could not. The order was later blocked in the courts.
In the case of laptops, the administration is keeping the industry in the loop. Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) said in a statement it “continues to be in close contact with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,” while Munoz applauded the administration for giving the company a “heads up.”
“We’ve had constant updates on the subject,” he said. “We know more than most. And again, if there’s a credible threat out there, we need to make sure we take the appropriate measures.”
The thing that is so hilarious about all of this Islam stuff is that there is no finality to any of it.
There is no point at which anyone is claiming we will be able to say “okay well, we solved that issue with Islamic terrorism.”
They will literally say both of these things at the same time:
- We have to destroy ISIS’ base in Syria to stop the attacks in the West.
- ISIS is losing ground in Syria, so they are stepping up attacks in the West.
Here you go.
So there is no proposed solution, there isn’t even really an illusion of a solution.
So they do things like change the size of the toothpaste tube you’re allowed to carry, make you take your shoes off, maybe ban your laptop.
Same time they spy on you more, say you have to have your freedom of speech taken away, put military on the streets.
The honest people are the ones, like Sadiq Khan and Manuel Valls who tell you you’re just going to have to get used to terrorism, it’s a part of life.
Because it is either that, or you ban Sunni Moslems completely. There is no third option.
Annoying people with things like laptop bans gets them closer to the point where they are ready to break the sacred taboo and ask themselves: “what the hell are these people doing in our country in the first place?”