July 17, 2012, - 5:41 pm
This past weekend’s airline catering jihad against Business Class passengers, involving needles in food on U.S.-bound flights from the Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, should have been no surprise. And it’s yet more sigh-worthy evidence of predictable loopholes that should have been plugged long ago in the nearly 11 years since the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks on America. I long ago warned on this site and elsewhere of Muslim employees of airline catering concerns for several reasons. As I’ve noted, neither they nor the food is ever checked with the same security as airline passengers and their carry-ons. While neither you nor I can take drinks on a flight and they must be thrown out at security check points, the food goes through no screening and never has, nor do the people delivering it. And as I’ve noted, the same goes for airport employees here in the U.S. And there is even less security at foreign airports, where we have no control over much of anything. In fact, often airlines flying to the U.S. from foreign destinations refuse to give passenger manifests to the U.S. until the plane is in mid-air. That is why sometimes those on US-bound flights must land in Maine or turn around and land elsewhere. And the food and food service providers go through even less scrutiny.
I’ve also noted how individuals working for catering companies feeding U.S. troops were involved in Islamic terrorist plots. So, all of this was predictable. As I’ve pointed out on this site, Homeland Security sources told me that, after flying there to negotiate with them, Janet Napolitano couldn’t even get the Dutch and Schiphol officials to agree to allow our TSA to be involved in screening those who board US-bound flights. So, you can’t exactly expect the food to get more rigorous screening, but rather, less. As you watch this video, ignore effeminate FBI ABC consultant Brad Garrett, whose only expertise was as a kidnapping profiler and who is an Islamo-panderer. He’s full of crap when he says you cannot check all the food. If you can check the passengers and their bags, you can check the food far more easily. Food doesn’t have belts and shoes to remove or laptops to open. It doesn’t have to worry about TSA molestations, either. But bombs can easily be hidden in food. And it should have been regularly screened long ago.
Two passengers suffered minor injuries from needles found in the meat of sandwiches served aboard four Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States Sunday, federal officials report. And the FBI is now investigating those incidents.
The sandwiches were served to business class passengers, crew members and government employees flying from Amsterdam to the United States.
At least one batch of 17 sandwiches appeared to be made by a U.S. company based at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Those sandwiches were served board Delta’s flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul Sunday afternoon.
Two passengers aboard the flight found needles in their sandwiches, officials confirmed. The sandwiches were turned over by Delta to Customs and Border Patrol.
Two passengers sustained minor injuries after biting into the sandwiches and CBP officials found a third needle after confiscating the sandwiches, according to an official report.
According to Delta, the contaminated sandwiches were turkey sandwiches that were served in the business elite cabin to a small number of passengers. Since the incident, turkey sandwiches have been removed from flights out of Amsterdam and have been replaced by pre-packaged pizza, Delta said. . . .
Delta told authorities that Gate Gourmet, a U.S. company operating in Amsterdam, made the sandwiches.
Gate Gourmet said it is treating the incident “as a criminal act.”
“Gate Gourmet immediately launched a full investigation to determine the root cause of this disturbing incident, and we are treating this as a criminal act,” Gate Gourmet spokeswoman Christina Ulosevich said in a statement. “Nothing is more important to Gate Gourmet than the safety and well-being of the traveling public. The company also is cooperating fully with investigations by local and federal authorities and by our customer.”
Although federal air marshals were aboard the flight, they were not notified of the incident by the crew, authorities said, until deplaning. At that point the air marshals turned the incident over to the FBI, which was working with CBP and local police to investigate how the needles were put in the meat.
I hope that this incident with the needles is a warning for airlines like Delta that don’t invest the resources to protect passengers because it costs money. And the only way for that to happen is for passengers who unfortunately bit into the needs to sue the heck out of Delta and show that the airline did nothing to screen food and protect passengers. A lawsuit by one of the passengers is in the works, and I applaud that. 11 years after 9/11, there’s absolutely no excuse for this, except to save money. And that’s no excuse at all.
Don’t look for Delta or Gate Gourmet to look into Muslim employees, who were probably the perpetrators. Political correctness is more important than American lives. And only a lawsuit will change that.
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