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Investigate This Blatant Civil Rights Violation Eric Holder!

I'm not holding my breath...
"Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly is discriminating against Israeli citizens by refusing to let them fly from U.S. airports."

"“No city in the world has closer ties to Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here at JFK. It’s not only illegal; it’s an affront to who we are,” said public advocate, and mayoral candidate, Bill de Blasio, who conducted a recent telephone sting on the Mideast nation’s airline.
When a member of de Blasio called the airline --trying to book a ticket from JFK to Mumbai, India -- identifying themselves as an Israeli passport holder, the caller was told by an agent that they would not be able to fly."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/07/15/saudi-airlines-refu...
Also covered at The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/16/ny-official-threa...



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They should be able to refuse

They should be able to refuse service to anyone they wish. They do not work for the public sector.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

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I think you missed the point.

This is an illustration of the in your face hypocrisy regarding rule of law, even if those laws are considered by some to be contrary to liberty. It is also an illustration of how the Saudis seem to get a pass as a matter of SOP.

Undo what Wilson did

Your saying it's hypocritical

Your saying it's hypocritical of the rule of law to not intervene in this matter?

I see what you mean by picking and choosing which laws to uphold, however in this case I see it as a win for liberty, even though there might be an agenda behind it.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

However

Because CURRANT laws in the USA make it illegal to discriminate on a person's origin, they do not have the power to operate discriminately.

An innocent person, who has committed no crime can not be turned down based on origin.

They absolutely have the right to tell Israelis in Saudi Arabia.. NO FLIGHT FOR YOU.. but they do not have that right here in the states.

I see NO win for liberty by backing a country that is upsurping Laws Americasn have to follow and fireant is right.. ERIC HOLDER and John Kerry for that matter should tell the airline to COMPLY WITH AMERICAN LAWS or don't land here.

What do I think will happen? I think the USA is indebted to the Saudis and won't do a thing.. so another airline will do it, and then another..

I predicted this with the Snowball Hoax.. it was all about closing the border to Americans. Here we go.

Interesting.

Interesting.

I believe my argument is in the definition of rule of law, I would not label such a usurpation as the rule of law. I guess in the context of fairness of the market it can be seen as such.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry