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Are America's airliners really safer now?

With all the ballyhoo by Bush about how he has made America stronger and safer, we still have serious problems that Bush refuses to talk about.

In a feature article in CNN: “Undercover investigators were able to slip explosives and weapons past security screeners during tests at 15 U.S. airports”. This is according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
USA Today and I quote: “Florida Republican Rep. John Mica as saying the results on weapons were bad enough, but the results on explosives were "absolutely horrendous."

The airport screeners are employees of the US Transportation Department. 

To top it all off an earlier report in 2003 by the Government Accountability Office had found that undercover agents were able to slip guns, knives and box cutters past screeners, the newspaper said.

The US Transportation Department is headed up by Mr. Norman Y. Mineta, a member of Bush's cabinet.

Michael Berglin

Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987

The EU votes for the installation of new US missiles in Europe

Reporting that an SAS operative stormed a Kenyan hotel "single-handedly" is not only a lie, it is also highly disrespectful to the Kenyan authorities.

The scandal of skewed reporting

Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987

The EU votes for the installation of new US missiles in Europe