Joan Rivers is many things: Funny lady. Jewelry mogul. Red carpet mercenary. But a terrorist?
Can we talk?
Rivers, 76, was deemed a danger to national security and booted from a Newark-bound flight in Costa Rica on Sunday by a jittery Continental Airlines gate agent who found the two names on her passport fishy.
Her passport reads: Joan Rosenberg AKA Joan Rivers. Rosenberg was her late husband’s last name.
The “nasty and cruel” Continental gate agent bumped Rivers from the last flight out Sunday and the comedian found herself alone (her daughter, Melissa, flew out to Los Angeles earlier in the day) and with no ATM card and just $100 cash, she said.
Rivers’ tale of woe put a famous face on travel’s new reality – one that leaves many feeling like common criminals.
“If I were going to make up an alias, I wouldn’t pick Rosenberg. I’d pick Jolie or Pitt,” said Rivers, back home Monday in New York with her sense of humor intact. “Do terrorists wear Manolo Blahniks? I can tell you Donna Karan does not make anything that hides a bomb,” she said.
Labels: airport» anti-Semitism» Continental Airline» Joan Rivers» KSM Terrorism
I had the same thing happen to me flying from Puerto Vallarta Mexico on Continental Airline in 2001 after 911. The airport security seems to have zero tolerance against Jews and appears to confuse Jewish people with terrorists. This is not an isolated incident and as a Jewish person I can say I had the same experience with the same airlines. I wonder if it was some of the same security people? In my situation it was only a few days after September 11th and I had been talking about the terrorist threat because I was afraid. I was after all getting on an airplane. they said because I was talking about terrorism in an airport that I was suspected of being a terrorist, which is peculiar because the other Americans who were not Jewish were also talking about terrorism. What do you expect people to talk about a few days after September 11th? Now we seem to have a pattern coming clearly from Continental Airlines. It would seem that they do this regularly to those that they suspect as being Jews. The hope being that they can bust them for something else after arresting them falsely. My leftist family of course blamed the victim, but this was not an isolated incident. For a long time my family has contended that I was at fault for talking about terrorism at an airport. I wasn't screaming about it. I was talking to a few people that also had concerns about a terrorist threat. It is of note that they were not sent off with the Mexican Federal police like I was. It is funny the incident was a decade ago, but obviously my situation was not an isolated incident. a decade later... and the truth is coming out. Continental Airlines has a problem. they had no right to not me allow me on a plane without psychotropic drugs. my father was nice enough to bribe a doctor in Mexico to say he had administered Haldol when in fact he hadn't, but the reality was that this game with Jews happens south of the border with this airline often
it's always the little things... they are hard to prove, but you know it in your heart. the red tape... the little mistakes. The "special" treatment. The overly polite and official behavior. Why on earth are airports afraid of a Jewish terrorist threat? why the politics of equivalence of course. If Islam is a terrorist threat then Judaism must me too. this is the thinking.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele: Hey, You Know Who's Not Ready to Lead? The GOP...
With 'friends' like Michael Steele, who needs enemies?...
(National Journal)- Appearing on Sean Hannity's nationally syndicated show the same day his new book, "Right Now," hit store shelves, Steele said the GOP is set for "nice pick-ups" in the House. But, he said, at the moment there aren't enough candidates to take out enough Dems.
Labels: fake» fighting Israel's Semitic War» fraud» Hezbollah» Hizbullah» Israel» Lebanon» Mickey Mouse» Neo-Cons» NYTimes» photography» photos
so it's the perception that caused you to exploit the viewer with posed and digitally edited photographs? a Fool Born Every Minute:
BEN CURTIS: Maybe it always was. I myself get all my news from the Internet — primarily the AP wire. I don’t watch much TV, I don’t have access to a wide range of English language papers, so I get most of my news from the Internet. Now, when you get news from the Internet, and especially if you’re getting it from blogs, you can really fine-tune the range of opinions that you receive on a daily basis, and you can fine-tune it to just those opinions that conform to your opinion.
so it's OK for Ben to use the internet to communicate with his radical element, but he is threatened by those Neo-Con blogs
BEN CURTIS: And when you understand how people who work for the media work and the difficulties they have there is a lot of mundane reasons why things happen — light, dust, cameras, trying to compress everything into one image. If the public understood more about the process, then perhaps there’d be less suspicion of it, although I suspect that’s probably not the case.
but when people do try to understand the process (like on blogs) then you are suspect of that? don't you think that statement is a bit arrogant Ben? Assuming that it isn't your fault that your media is abused in the media it is presented in, it is irresponsible and exploitative to not present the context or to make motions to clarify. Ben would have his audience believe the photographer has no intent in taking a picture of a toy in the scene of destruction. Then why was the technique used repeatedly?
It's important to understand that there is not just a single fraudulent Reuters photograph, nor even only one kind of fraudulent photograph. There are in fact dozens of photographs whose authenticity has been questioned, and they fall into four distinct categories.
The four types of photographic fraud perpetrated by Reuters photographers and editors are:
Labels: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi» Afghanistan» Al Qaeda» Ali bin Zeid» Ayman Al-Zawahiri» CIA» Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi» Jordan» King Abdullah II
Today's special: Crispy fried jihadis... via weaselzippers.net
A Jordanian double agent killed seven CIA officers as well as a Jordanian intelligence officer at the U.S. outpost in Khost province, Afghanistan, last week, NBC reports.
The asset, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, was a doctor from the hometown of slain Jordanian Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, who had been arrested by Jordanian authorities last year, and they thought, reformed. Al-Balawi reportedly told his Jordanian intelligence handler that he had information he had to give to the CIA related to Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian-born Al Qaeda deputy to Osama bin Laden. via politico.com
In an undated photo provided by Amy Messner, Scott Michael Roberson is seen. Roberson, 39, was working as a security officer for the CIA when the blast on Dec. 30, 2009 rocked the remote outpost in Khost province in Afghanistan, said his sister, Amy Messner of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Amy Messner) via kansascity.com
The Jordanian Embassy confirmed this morning that the Jordanian officer reported killed in the Khost attack, Sharif Ali bin Zeid, was a distant relative of King Abdullah II and the Jordanian ambassador to Washington, Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein. The embassy would not confirm that the Jordanian official was an intelligence official. via politico.com
The AP identifies a second of the seven CIA officials killed in the suicide attack as Scott Michael Roberson, 39, said to be working as a security officer for the CIA, and identified to the AP by his sister. Previously the family of Harold E. Brown has identified him as another of the American officials killed in the Khost attack. So far not publicly identified is the Khost CIA base chief, said to be a female veteran clandestine service officer with three children. via politico.com
Labels: Assad» Faisal» Saudi Arabia» Saudis» Syria
via daylife.comto those that thought that Harriri was held hostage to Syria... you are wrong. no one is being hostage to anyone. these elements are allied because they are going to attack Israel. Lebanon has Saudi backing. the Saudis are getting chummy with Syria. this clipping was taken from a Palestinian website that is hostile to Israel
|Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets|
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal
in Damascus March 22, 2010.
Damascus, January 5, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is expected to host the Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Damascus Tuesday, in a further sign of thawing relations between the two countries.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal
delivers a statement during a joint news conference
with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,
unseen, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010.
Faisal's visit to the Syrian capital follows visits to Riyadh by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal.
Diplomats in Damascus said efforts to revive the Israeli- Palestinian peace process would be 'near the top of the agenda' in the talks between al-Assad and Prince Saud al-Faisal.
The two would also discuss conflicts in Yemen and Iraq, diplomats said.
Relations between the Saudis and Syria have thawed in recent months, particularly following Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz's landmark visit to Damascus in October.
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