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Taking for granted

September 16, 2001 09:49AM
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] I read the part about being frisked (patted down) with sadness. We take that for granted here (UK) - it's part of all our flights and I don't notice any more, just expect it.
Yes, that's the part that struck me the most, too. There was some commentary at some point during the week that people were going to have to get used to and expect this, as other parts of the world have done.
Quite a few years ago, I travelled to Israel and Egypt during Christmas vacation with a group of friends. We were all so amazed that there were soldiers walking around with machine guns slung over their shoulders as casually as a backpack--out on the patio of a restaurant, walking along the beach of Lake Tiberius (the Sea of Galilee)--everywhere. We were frisked by armed guards before we could enter Manger Square on Christmas Eve. In the Tel Aviv airport, preparing to fly to Cairo, we were also frisked in little curtained rooms and all our baggage was thoroughly searched. We were all completely amazed by this--but it was business as usual there. It's sad to think that it could be like that over in North America from now on, too.
Thanks for sharing the letter, Myretta. It really is an historic document.
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The first plane out of Logan Airport

Myretta September 16, 2001 07:27AM

Very moving and surprising

Barbara Lynn September 17, 2001 12:12AM

Brave indeed....thank you. nfm.

Michele S. September 16, 2001 10:50PM

Thank you for sharing this....

Lynn September 16, 2001 02:33PM

An inspiring message

Inko September 16, 2001 01:09PM

Davidia September 16, 2001 12:26PM

A great message--Please tell him thank you NFM

Sansanee September 16, 2001 11:07AM

Great Letter

Golda September 16, 2001 11:03AM

I feel the same Golda.

JulieW September 17, 2001 02:01AM

Be sure to give us a report :-)

kathleen (elder) September 16, 2001 12:19PM

You have warmed the cockles of my heart. Thanks. Love. nfm

Linda Fern September 16, 2001 10:53AM

TKS Myretta nfm

William L September 16, 2001 09:47AM

Very brave, indeed.

Jezkalyn September 16, 2001 09:32AM


Ann2 September 16, 2001 09:10AM

The children

Barbara September 16, 2001 12:38PM

{{Ann}} and {{Katrin}} nfm

kathleen (elder) September 16, 2001 12:16PM

oh wow....

Daniela September 16, 2001 07:37AM

thanks for sharing this.

Mary Ellen September 16, 2001 08:49AM

Yes - .... but

Anne P September 16, 2001 09:10AM

Us too now

William L September 16, 2001 09:51AM

» Taking for granted

Barbara September 16, 2001 09:49AM

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