Dec 29 2006
You think the Western governments have their act together after 5+ years of adjusting to the post 9-11 world and then you read something like this and you just have to wonder what people are doing all day long:
The Government’s terrorism watchdog is to call for tighter checks on executive jets arriving in Britain amid concern that foreign militants could use them to enter the country.
In a report to ministers, Lord Carlile of Berriew will raise fears about a loophole in flight notification rules that means the UK authorities are only told about the last place an aircraft took off from and not its original point of departure.
This means that an aircraft that takes off from the Middle East, Pakistan or other potential danger spot and touches down briefly in Paris is listed only as coming from France.
Lord Carlile, a QC appointed by the Government to monitor its counterterrorism measures, believes this is a potentially serious weakness that could be exploited by terrorists.
You think?! Relegating this flash of brilliance to The Duh! Files.