America will be comforted to hear that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Global Entry Program” will soon be adding the citizens of Saudi Arabia to the list of low risk “trusted travelers” no longer requiring U.S. Customs checks. Apparently, Janet Napolitano has no fear of history repeating itself, since she has now agreed to DHS travel protocol changes— accommodating official Saudi travel requests—designed to “reaffirm our commitment to more effectively secure our two countries against threats while facilitating legitimate trade and travel.” Right.
I would like to invite Secretary Napolitano and her boss, Barrack Hussein Obama, to take a trip with me back in time to September 11, 2001. The day 19 wahhabi financed al-Qaeda operatives—15 of which were Saudi Arabian citizens living in the U.S. on expired visas—hijacked 4 airliners using box cutters, and managed to murder over 3000 people on U.S. soil. Somehow, this piece of U.S. history, the very reason for the creation of the DHS, is once again, conveniently ignored to appease the whims of Islamists who find customs inspections, offensive and inconvenient.
Presently, the DHS “Global Entry Program” serves ”known documented travelers” from the countries of Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands only. It has been reported that Israel is still in negotiations with U.S. officials regarding Israeli citizen’s inclusion in the DHS “trusted travelers“ program.
A few weeks back, the TSA announced that it would no longer enforce past policies prohibiting the carrying of pocket knives during air travel. However, if you are planning to fly to or stop over in the land of Mecca and Medina, you may wish to consult the State Department’s website on Saudi Arabian travel and customs policies. It would appear the Saudi’s have an entirely different philosophy on convenient travel and customs law for non-Saudi born travelers.
If you are a non-Saudi born, Saudi Arabia bound traveler, there are many restrictions imposed by the Saudi Arabian government found at http://travel.state.gov//travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_1012.html. However, let me just share a few small travel infractions that can put you face to face with unbending Saudi Islamic ideology.
Saudi Arabia requires the completion of a documented medical examination prior to entry and does not allow anyone diagnosed with HIV or AIDS to enter their country.
As per the U.S. Department of State, “the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General have no standing in Saudi Courts. “ Persons found in violation of Saudi law, “even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, imprisoned, or even executed.” In other words, when you hit Saudi sand, you are on your own. All non-Saudi born travelers entering Saudi Arabia must pass rigorous and strict customs inspections, no exceptions. Criticism of the Royal family, or Islam, is treated as a serious crime. The Monarchy does not permit any non- Muslim religious materials or jewelry. These items will be confiscated and destroyed. Pornography—an arbitrary term that could include any issue of Sports illustrated—and alcohol possession are strictly forbidden, and drug trafficking of any kind carries the death sentence
The State Department website—previously mentioned—has also outlined the very strict and untrustworthy Saudi entry/exit visa screening/approval process that all non-Saudi born visitors must endure. Nowhere, is there an exception made for “known documented travelers” as is now the case for Saudi’s entering the United States under the DHS “Global Entry Program.”
Everyday, innocent American citizens—citizens with Constitutional rights—are required by law to wait on U.S. airport lines to be interrogated, felt up, irradiated and generally humiliated by the High School graduates working at the TSA. Combat Veterans in wheel chairs returning to U.S. soil are targeted as potential flight risks, yet the Obama Administration has determined that TSA pat downs and U.S. Customs baggage inspections are now an inconvenience for Saudi citizens wishing to visit America.
It bears mentioning; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been designated—by the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom—as a “Country of Particular Concern” for its ongoing and merciless religious freedom violations. Saudi Arabia is the world’s principle financier of Islamic terrorism and an unabashed promoter of anti-western ideology. Saudi Arabia created Al Qaeda. Saudi oil money, laundered through U.S. based Islamic not-for-profit charities, paid for the 911 martyrdom operation that changed our world forever. Tens of thousands of American lives have been lost or torn apart fighting a war against a Saudi financed Islamist ideology, and contrary to the Presidents claims, they are still shooting at us, with bullets paid for, by Saudi oil profits.
President Obama and Janet Napolitano fail to understand that “legitimate” Saudi Arabian “trade” is terrorism. Facilitating its free travel in and out of the United States without adhering to the strictest of TSA and US Customs protocols is a gross dereliction of duty. This is not Benghazi. Saudi Arabia should have been cut off at the knees on September 12, 2001. All Islamic Charities and associated Sharia Compliant Banking operations in the U.S. should have been seized and liquidated. Unfortunately, neither Bush nor Obama have resolved this ongoing threat to our nation.
Why is it that our government and our President view Saudi Arabians as “trusted travelers,“ but none of us can get on a plane for a vacation or to attend a veterans funeral without undergoing interrogation and removing our belts and shoes?