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Clarion Readers: Quiet Skies Are Safer Skies

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U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers inspect airline passengers before they board their flights, at Lambert St. Louis International Airport in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo: ROBYN BECK / AFP / Getty Images)
U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers inspect airline passengers before they board their flights, at Lambert St. Louis International Airport in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo: ROBYN BECK / AFP / Getty Images)

An overwhelming majority of Clarion subscribers support the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Quiet Skies program. We brought the issue to your attention after The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) attacked this effort to improve safety for travelers.

Created in 2010, the  program tracks and gathers information on citizens not on terror watchlists or in screening databases for suspicious behavior while traveling.

The Poll

Do you think Quiet Skies is a necessary program?

Yes 83.99%
No 16.01%

Your Comments

Why is the U.S. one of the few countries that apologizes for profiling?  If something looks suspicious…

Hard call. We have seen ‘normal citizens” do things that are not normal. But I don’t agree with tracking people who do not deserve to be tracked.

It’s about time we learned from the Israelis!

It is better to prevent a violent incident on board a plane by discreet observation where it is easier to control. Strong arm violence does not require a weapon.

I don’t think it is necessarily a bad program but I don’t think it is a necessary program.

I have no problem with this. Would like to hear the actual results of this program. Has it been helpful in finding possible terrorists?

Not just Muslims are targeted in this program. A terrorist can be blue eyed and blond.

I am happy to be surveyed as long as it keeps me and my family safe…

A few years ago I took a trip to Israel & noticed advanced security in Tel Aviv.  I felt safer for it’s presence.  

From what I’ve read none of the TSA’s invasive programs or techniques have ever thwarted a terrorist plot. The more liberty we give up for supposed security.

You never know who could be planning something!

It costs money but saves lives.

I EXPECT to be watched.

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