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That’s the only explanation. The Ninth Circuit told the world, with a great degree of confidence, that foreign invaders come to America for academic pursuits. They are all of them scholars, teachers and students. Your state university needs them. You need them. They’re good. End of story.

So when a Turkish man, on a flight from LA to Honolulu, tried to break into the cockpit whilst over the Pacific, something else had to be at work. Possibly some kind of microaggression. Who knows? Whatever it was, it was NOT terrorism. No cause for concern and certainly no reason to wake from the slumber of the TeeVee.

A Turkish national who tried to break into the cockpit Friday of a Honolulu-bound flight was subdued by passengers and flight crew shortly after charging his way into the first-class cabin.

They used duct tape, pillows and blankets to make sure he couldn’t get out of his seat in a security scare that prompted U.S. Pacific Command to scramble two F-22 Raptors from the Hawaii Air National Guard, which escorted the flight into Honolulu International Airport about 11:35 a.m.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Anil Uskanli, was on board AA Flight 31, which departed from Los Angeles International Airport at 8:34 a.m. local time.

No reason to be alarmed. The presence of the combat aircraft was purely ceremonial. All new arrivals in Hawaii are greeted by fighter jets, much like the Hula girls and Leis of old. Upon landing, FBI agents stand in for the girls these days. It’s a party.


Vivian Lewis.

The one impressive thing here was the reaction of the passengers. Gone are the passive, pre-9/11 days. Act up now and they will duct tape you to your seat.

And – AS ALWAYS – the suspect had a prior record. He apparently even had a similar security incident that very day at LAX. These types are ALWAYS known to the authorities and they ALWAYS have a record. Always.

This one even sported a towel on his head… They don’t always self-sterotype like that.

Aloha! (literally in this case) Snackbar!