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Posted: 10/17/2001 6:38:23 AM EDT
Check out this story from worldnetdaily.com at: [url]http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24955[/url] [size=4][b]Syrians flood flight schools[/b][/size=4] [b]14 enter at Dallas/Fort Worth; INS gives passport info to FBI[/b] WASHINGTON – In just the past two days, 14 Syrian men entered the U.S. through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on student visas to attend flight schools at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, WorldNetDaily has learned exclusively. The State Department lists Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism. The Syrian men, whose M-1 visas expire April 2002, flew in from London aboard two British Airways flights, with one group of seven arriving Sunday and the rest on Monday – the day before the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its post-attack ban on novice pilots flying private planes solo in airspace around major metropolitan areas. "Seems that they knew the private plane ban was going to be lifted today," said an Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector at DFW. After the second wave of Syrians deplaned, INS inspectors called the FBI, which asked inspectors to photocopy their passports and other papers, according to the INS source. The men, all clean-shaven and in their early 30s, were not detained, however, and the FBI did not interview them – although agents have recently questioned Middle Eastern students enrolled at Meacham field schools. The Syrians told immigration inspectors they came here to train to be pilots for their country's national airline. [b]Four of the eight schools at Meacham field are run by Middle Eastern men, airport records reviewed by WorldNetDaily show[/b]. Delta-Qualiflight Aeronautics, owned by Khaled Miloud, enrolls the largest share of Middle Eastern students, according to airport sources, who say Arabic is the main language spoken at the school. Miloud did not return phone calls. The schools, using Meacham field's two runways and flight simulators, train students to fly primarily single and twin-engine aircraft. The FBI would not comment on the Syrian students. But a spokeswoman for the bureau's Dallas office said agents have been "working very closely" with INS inspectors at DFW to monitor Middle Easterners coming into the U.S. on flight-school visas. * * * INS inspectors at DFW have detained "numerous" Middle Easterners who are in violation of immigration laws, she said. But the FBI has not arrested any in connection with the PENTTBOM investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. * * * Indeed, foreigners applying for a student visa have to fill out a federal application, called an I-20 form, and submit it to the American embassy in their country for approval. The form includes the name and address of the U.S. flight school. "I don't know why the feds are surprised" by the number of Middle Easterners enrolled at U.S. flight schools, he said. "The information is available in advance. They know these guys' names and where they're enrolled long before they arrive here." Read the rest of the story at the addy, above. I would think that the United States would suspend any visas for any foreigners coming to the US for flight instruction, simply as a precaution against training any future suicide pilots! Check 'em out a little more carefully NOW! Maybe not! Eric The(DidWeTrainAnyKamikazePilotsPriorToWWII?)H­un[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:43:39 AM EDT
I wonder what the "NEW" standard for checks will be?
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:46:57 AM EDT
Take the whole lot of them up in a plane and throw one of them out. See how many come back for the second lesson.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:51:07 AM EDT
Eric, [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1604000/1604633.stm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 6:58:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Malpaso: Take the whole lot of them up in a plane and throw one of them out. See how many come back for the second lesson.
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Or a[b]"bunch"[/b] after a few more arrive and a pack a 'shoot'[;)] over the desert of course!
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:13:39 AM EDT
Yes, [b]satcong[/b], I know that story, and I still can't believe that Zeevi was running around without bodyguard protection! Oh well, I'm certain that Israel will find the right people to pay back for this crime! And before anyone can say that it serves Israel right, since it routinely assassinates folks such as Abu Ali Mustafa, we must remember that Zeevi was a duly elected member of the Knesset, whereas Mustafa was simply a terrorist leader! Eric The(Sharon[u]Will[/u]PayThesePeopleBackInSpades!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:15:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2001 7:10:24 AM EDT by 5150BRY]
Just send them home in a bag! [-=(_)=-] [usa]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:33:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 5150BRY: Just send them home in a bag!
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These people have done nothing wrong. You act as if there has been a recent wave of Arab flight students in the U.S. People come here from all over the globe for civilian flight training and have for a long time. Yet now, any Arab who attempts to train should be killed. [-!-] What they should do is suspend flight training for EVERYONE here on a student visa.
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:36:51 AM EDT
"What they should do is suspend flight training for EVERYONE here on a student visa. " Satcong APPLAUDING this man Chimborazo...
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:39:05 AM EDT
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What they should do is suspend flight training for EVERYONE here on a student visa.
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Absolutely! And even more so if the visa was issued prior to 9-11-2001, since who knows just how thorough the US Embassy's, or Consulate's, background check of these students might have been before that date! Eric The(ButIt'sNotTooLateForBackgroundChecksOfThe­seGuysEither!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:40:19 AM EDT
We will take their money and we will flunk them. Without doubt. That is what will happen. Ben
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 7:41:49 AM EDT
People who want to be pilots carry that love from their early lives. It is doubtful they would just now be getting around to it. 30 years old. No way!! They would have already been pilots.. Benjamin
Link Posted: 10/17/2001 8:46:55 AM EDT
Welcome to the USA. We feed the children of our enemies, we train them to fight against us and we also train their terrorists. Whats next, we'll probably be arming them......OOOOPS we did that too. If we dont kill them all soon we'll end up killing ourselves. Guess I still have to hate my Govt. They should be leading us but instead they enjoy using their thumbs as seats. A$$holes. Guncrazy223 ----------------------------------------- Some people (in this case politicians) are only alive because its illgal to kill them.
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