Man I love this country: a 13-year veteran of the Armed Forces and current commerical pilot has been placed on the terror watch list…..for converting to Islam. If he isn’t taken off of the list by Sept. 1st, he will lose his job. He is suing.
Scherfen served in the U.S. military for 13 years, as an Army infantryman in the first Gulf War and then as a helicopter pilot in the National Guard. After receiving an honorable discharge, he was hired as a pilot by Colgan Air Inc., a regional airline operating in the Northeast and Texas.
In April, Colgan informed Scherfen that he was on a government list and would be suspended from his job. He was told he faced termination on September 1 unless he was able to clear his name.
But Scherfen, of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, has been unable to do so and said he fears that it could mean he has no future as a pilot.
“My entire career depends on me getting off this list,” he said. “I probably won’t be able to get a job anywhere else in the world having this mark that I’m on this list.”
Care of CNN.
“Safety” at all cost.
The Pilot himself: “The problem with what the government is doing is that they really don’t care about innocent casualties.”
I cannot wait until this administration disappears (and, if we’re lucky, gets charged with war crimes by countries with chutzpa).