“Nigeria has criticised (sic) new security measures for passengers flying to and from the United States as unfair and said they amounted to discrimination against 150 million people.Extra checks including body pat-downs?!?! The horror! The audacity! How dare Nigerians be subjected to the security measures in which all Americans are also subject? Racist, I say! Racist!
“The US government has announced that travellers (sic) from 14 countries, including Nigeria, are to be subjected to extra checks including body pat-downs, after a young Nigerian was accused of trying to blow up a US jet on Christmas Day.”
Says Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili:
“It is unfair to discriminate against over 150 million people because of the behaviour of one person.”I expect the response from the Obami to be as predictable as this outrage from Nigeria. It will be something along the lines of, “You’re right, that was unfair and discriminatory. We’ll stop immediately.” How many others miss the “Cowboy Politics” of our last President right about now? Wouldn’t you like the response to be similar to what we Americans already hear any time we don’t like how we’re treated at the airport? “Don’t like it? Don’t fly.”
So, while the wheels of SmartPower™ grind out some appeasement, I will suggest a proper response to Ms. Akunyili:
“Unfair? I’ll show you unfair: no more flights to the United States for you. Miss those pat-downs now?”