Just when you think the FBI can’t get stupider
A few days ago the FBI sent a bulletin to 18,000 law enforcement agencies warning them to watch out for possible terrorists carrying – almanacs. Yes, almanacs.
Now this. A FBI screw up was behind Air France flight cancellations. There never was a terror risk.
But a French official now says six cases of mistaken identity were the reason a half-dozen Air France flights between Paris and Los Angeles were canceled last week.
U-S officials had told French counterparts that al-Qaida operatives might try to board the planes before Christmas.
Officials say errors in spelling and transcription of Arabic named played a role in the mix-up. One of the names on the list provided by the FBI turned out to be that of a five-year-old child.
Feel safer now? I didn’t think so…