Michael Yon Detained at the Seattle Airport

Michael Yon, who runs a blogging/online magazine focusing on military blogging in Iraw and Afghanistan was recently detained at the Seattle airport. The reason? He declined to reveal his yearly income to security.

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. . . . When they handcuffed me, I said that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. Not Afghanistan. Definitely not Singapore or India or Nepal or Germany, not Brunei, not Indonesia, or Malaysia, or Kuwait or Qatar or United Arab Emirates. No county has treated me with the disrespect that can be expected from our border bullies.

I understand the need for better security but what does income level have to do with that? Is there a correlation between income level and terrorism?

Hat tip: Instapundit.

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