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On the Terrorist Watch List? Don’t Even Try to Fly Over the U.S.: Air France Flight Diverted Because a Journalist, Who Is Critical of U.S. Foreign Policy, Was On Board

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Cryptogon [1]
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Madness.

Via: Progreso Weekly [2]:

Air France Flight 438, from Paris, was to land at Mexico City at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Five hours before landing, the captain’s voice announced that U.S. authorities had prohibited the plane from flying over U.S. territory. The explanation: among the passengers aboard was a person who was not welcome in the United States for reasons of national security.

A few minutes later, the same voice told the startled passengers that the plane was heading for Fort-de-France, Martinique, because the detour the plan needed to take to reach its destination was too long and the fuel was insufficient.

The stopover in that French territory in the Caribbean would be only to refuel the plane. Exhaustion was becoming an issue among the passengers. But the central question, spoken in undertones, was the identity of the “terrorist” passenger, because if the “gringos” say it, “it must be because he must be a terrorist.”

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Looking at those of us sitting in the back of the plane, two passengers said no terrorist could be there because “nobody there looks like a Muslim.”

Again in the air, and preparing for another four hours of travel, a man who identified himself as the copilot came to me. Trying to look discreet, he asked if I was “Mr. Calvo Ospina.” I told him yes.

“The captain wants to sleep, that’s why I came here,” he said, and he invited me to accompany him to the back of the plane. There, he told me that I was the person “responsible” for the detour. I was astonished.

My first reaction was to ask him: “Do you think I’m a terrorist?” He said no, that’s the reason I’m telling you this. He also assured me that it was strange that this was the first time it happened on an Air France plane.

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[4] Two men arrested after flight from Pakistan is diverted in UK airspace: http://www.prisonplanet.com/two-men-arrested-after-flight-from-pakistan-is-diverted-in-uk-airspace.html

[5] Air France Rio-Paris flight missing with 228 aboard: http://www.prisonplanet.com/air-france-rio-paris-flight-missing-with-228-aboard.html

[6] Hyper-paranoia in the police state: Commercial flight diverted after passengers say they don’t like in-flight movie: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hyper-paranoia-in-the-police-state-commercial-flight-diverted-after-passengers-say-they-dont-like-in-flight-movie.html

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[8] Mistakes on Terrorist Watch List Affect Even Children: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mistakes-on-terrorist-watch-list-affect-even-children.html

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