Sunday, April 09, 2006

Are You on The List?

Before your next trip, you may want to stop by the "Specially Designated Nationals List" to make sure someone using your name isn't on it. It will save you a few hours being strip searched by Homeland Security on your next flight to Grandma's house.

Even if you're not planning a trip and want to make sure you're cleared to fly, it's worth your time stopping by the site to see the people & organizations that are considered undesirable by the US government. There's the usual suspects (terrorists of various stripes, drug smugglers) and groups like the Cold Comfort Farm Trust Co-operative in Zimbabwe that is apparently controlled by government lackies. They're on the list because: "By denying the Mugabe regime access to the US financial system and US persons, we're cutting off the flow of support they could use to further destabilize Zimbabwe" according to Robert Werner the director of US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

And some people who have been out of the news lately:
TAYLOR, Charles MacArthur (a.k.a. SOME, Jean-Paul; a.k.a. SONE, Jean-Paul; a.k.a. TAYLOR, Charles Ghankay); DOB 1 Sep 1947; Former President of Liberia (individual) [LIBERIA]

oh yeah, and this guy:
BIN LADEN, Osama (a.k.a. BIN LADEN, Usama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Osama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Usama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad); DOB 30 Jul 57; alt. DOB 1958; POB Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Yemen (individual) [SDT] [SDGT]


Blogger AKH said...

OH Great idea. I'm gonna check right now to make sure I can fly to Germany next month.

12:16 AM  

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