War Blogger Handcuffed At Sea-Tac Airport For "Not Reporting Income"

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War Correspondent/Writer/Blogger Michael Yon claims via his Facebook Fan Page that he was detained at Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday morning (Jan. 5th) for “refusing to say how much money I make.”

Yon apparently is an ex-Green Beret turned war correspondent who’s covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obviously a well-traveled guy with combat experience, it’ll be interesting to hear the “other side” from TSA (if we ever do that is).

Here’s a screenshot of his Facebook posting:

And here’s the actual text of his post:

Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police…eventually came — they were professionals — and rescued me from the border bullies.

Our guess is that trying to get through TSA with a Passport that has stamps from Iraq and Afghanistan, then refusing to answer questions = p.o.’d rent-a-cop types who are on edge after the Christmas Day bombing attempt…

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4 Responses to “War Blogger Handcuffed At Sea-Tac Airport For "Not Reporting Income"”
  1. Mike C. says:

    Mr. Yon – I hope you bring this to our Senators/Representatives attention. I’d ask the TSA myself but that would likely put me on their list for mistreatment next time I fly.

  2. Miles says:

    Is this what Napolitano meant by the system works?

  3. Yizmo Gizmo says:

    I’m gonna go with TSA here.
    Imagine if they let him on the plane, not knowing
    his income. Imagine then that that income was used to
    pay off extremists to do their dirty work.
    Imagine a bunch of yahoos who notice that people
    are getting on planes without stating their incomes
    and that there’s an influx of non-disclosers on airplanes.
    It’s a slippery slope. In the post911 era.
    What else? Ummm. Where’s the last Cheney blurb? I feel weak.

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