Sunday, April 17, 2005
If This Isn't Scary...
About 3 1/2 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, more than two dozen alleged illegal aliens — including four from so-called countries of special interest for terrorist activity — got jobs maintaining commercial jetliners in North Carolina.
They passed through criminal background checks and Social Security screenings. Six held the Federal Aviation Administration's top mechanical certification, allowing them to clear airplanes to return to service.
Scott Vines — who just learned that the quiet, unassuming Sudanese man who lived in the apartment below him was among those arrested — would like to know how.
"It's one thing to have an illegal alien working soybean fields or tobacco," he says. "But to have somebody working on aircraft ... that is scary."
Memo to President Bush and the slackjaws of both parties in Congress - seal the borders. I already think that the 9/11 attacks showed behavior bordering on criminal negligence on the behalf of our government; if we see another attack performed by illegal aliens, I think that anyone in Washington who's spoken against border-security improvements or has offered excuses as to why it's possible, well, those people should end up being taken away in handcuffs.