Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Suck-urity What?

Michael Yon was handcuffed and detained at Sea-Tac for refusing to reveal his annual income to TSA.
When they handcuffed me, I said that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. Not Afghanistan. Definitely not Singapore or India or Nepal or Germany, not Brunei, not Indonesia, or Malaysia, or Kuwait or Qatar or United Arab Emirates. No county has treated me with the disrespect can that can be expected from our border bullies.
The story broke on his Facebook Fan Page (not yet on Michael Yon Online.) Michelle Malkin has more on Yon, and other tales of Punch and Judy TSA.

The big thing is, he's right. His annual income is irrelevant to any government agency outside the IRS. And even if they were asking about him carrying cash, that's not TSA's area of responsibility. If he's carrying in excess of $10000 USD, he has to declare it, sure, but that gets handled by US Customs, via FinCEN Form 105.

Something tells me a Green Beret, and a man who willingly goes unarmed in war zones, isn't going to take this lying down.


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