The TSA claims to have the power to fine travelers who back out of the security process. What exactly is the purpose of this potential fine?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it can fine individuals up to $11,000 for walking away from the airport security process…People in government say the fine is mostly a deterrent so that terrorists cannot back out of a security check once it starts.
Some very stupid things have been said about airport security recently. This is a new low.
For months, the secret talks unfolding between Taliban and Afghan leaders to end the war appeared to be showing promise, if only because of the appearance of a certain insurgent leader at one end of the table: Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement.
But now, it turns out, Mr. Mansour was apparently not Mr. Mansour at all. In an episode that could have been lifted from a spy novel, United States and Afghan officials now say the Afghan man was an impostor, and high-level discussions conducted with the assistance of NATO appear to have achieved little.
“It’s not him,” said a Western diplomat in Kabul intimately involved in the discussions. “And we gave him a lot of money.”
There are a couple hundred people in dog kennels in Cuba right now who can attest about the U.S. Government not really giving a shit about fact-checking whether or not someone’s actually a member of the Taliban.
A Catholic priest charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 2008 in the rural parish where he worked west of here was rearrested last week in Dallas and charged with trying to hire someone to kill his alleged victim.