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Will FIFA 2010 really be safer without El Al ?

November 24, 2016 22:54

It is quite possible that El Al will stop flying to South Africa at the end of this month due to pressure from the anti-zionist lobby over whether El Al security operatives should continue to be granted have immunity.

So the question arises whether Or Tambo airport in Johannesburg will be endangered without Israeli style security at the airport.

Will it be a green light to the terrorists during the World Cup, if El Al is forced to stop flying to South Africa?

It should be noted that in 2008, El Al was voted "most secure airline in the world" by the magazine Global Traveler.

Dr Firoz Osman from Pretoria's extreme anti-zionist Media Review Network, of course, argues that FIFA 2010 will be safer without El Al:

"The Media Review Network expresses its disgust at the level of chutzpah displayed by the Israeli racist regime in the murder of a member of Hamas, Mahmoud al- Mabhouh in Dubai last month....

The recent Carte Blanche TV expose’ that Mossad agents were operating at O R Tambo airport with diplomatic passports issued by the Israeli government, is of grave concern for the South African government and its citizens.

The Media Review Network has previously warned of self-styled “terror experts and agents” hatching sinister plots to promote the climate of fear in South Africa.

Stealing the identities and passports of ordinary civilians to cloak their despicable crimes for ominous agendas during the world cup is a real possibility. South Africa needs to be alert to the dangers posed by plots manufactured by Mossad, masterfully incriminating the innocent for its evil deeds."

Christopher Walker's article entitled "Air Security: rest of the world needs to learn from El Al" gives a clue to why Pretoria's The Media Review Netowrk has been leading the campaign to ban El Al.

He writes: "In addition to its shameless pro-Jewish racial profiling, which involves widely different treatment for different types of passenger and individual questioning of passengers by Israeli staff (often women) trained in psychological techniques and are unafraid to ask the most intrusive details of the passenger's recent movements and intentions...

All El Al terminals around the world are patrolled by plain-clothes agents and fully armed police or military personnel who check for explosives, suspicious behaviour and other threats...

At passport control, passengers' names are checked against information from the FBI, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Scotland Yard, Shin Bet, Interpol and French Deuxieme Bureau data bases. All bags are routinely put through a decompression chamber simulating pressure once airborne that could trigger explosives...

As Michael Goldberg, president of the New York-based concern IDO Security Inc, which developed a device that can scan shoes while they are still on people's feet, said: "All must look to Israel and learn from them."

Issy Boim, a former agent for the Israeli equivalent of MI5, Shin Bet, explained that El Al's rigorous security procedures relied heavily on human intelligence. The difference between the Israeli and American systems, he said, is that the Israelis are looking primarily for the terror suspect, while the Americans are looking for weapons."

November 24, 2016 22:54

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