The U.S. “Department of Homeland Security” just announced that anyone traveling to the US from England, France, Germany, Japan and about two dozen other "Visa Waiver" countries will be required to register electronically before boarding a plane or boat to the United States. The current Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of 27 countries -- most of them European countries that are strong U.S. allies -- to travel to the U.S. without a visa.
The US agency claims “the system will make it easier for U.S. officials to check travelers against terror watch lists, and will help travelers by allowing them to deal with possible problems before they get to U.S. borders…and this is "a 21st century solution" to the problem of keeping terrorists out of the United States.”
When informed of this, RAEL said “and for sure this system, created under the false pretext of "fighting terrorism", will be used to refuse access to the US to controversial artists, scientists or religious leaders. This yet another attack on Human Rights and freedom from the Bush administration.”
The US also recently went so far as to revoke some student Visas from Palestine which was blatant discrimination but soon realized that was a mistake and corrected the mistake. You can read several articles archived here over the years on this illusory “war on terrorism” which is nothing more than a way for a government to seize more power and control over a population. But here is a short summary and one of the most direct truths spoken. It was said by Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.
“Naturally, the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”