Indian + Diplomatic Passport = TSA Profile Match
Another Indian diplomat gets the treatment, this time in Austin. Colum Lynch has this useful wrap in WaPo on the issue of diplomats and security screening, see also my post about another recent incident in Mississippi.
I don’t get it: Why don’t diplomats get a pass, like crew? Has there ever been a terrorist attack undertaken by an accredited diplomat? It wouldn’t make much sense, even if a country wanted to do terrorist damage, insofar as it eliminates any deniability. I guess you could have a diplomat going rogue and doing al Qaeda’s bidding instead of his state employer’s; but is that small probability worth upsetting governments whose anti-terror cooperation is important to addressing more likely threats?