Subject: US travelers going abroad
There was an article in our paper about a new rule from the federal government requiring all visitors to the US and Americans travelling abroad to provide information to their carriers (airlines, cruise ships and cargo flights and vessels). This personal information, including identities and travel plans, will be imput into a data base to be used by several government agencies.. All this under the guise of national security and part of the war on terrorism.

Im as patriotic as anyone but, will any terrorist state that they are boarding a plane to Paris or Rome to commit an act of terror??? How will big brother knowing about our travel plans make us safer?? The hijackers travelled under their own names.

Am I paranoid??? What are your thoughts on this?? Marta & George Tamarac FL