Cruz: FAA Flight Ban Was To "Strong-Arm Israel"

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    How can someone expect to be taken seriously, when they make comments like this?

    http://www.vox.com/2014/7/24/5933557/ted-cruz-israel-faa-flight-ban
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    Well, devil's advocate -- Israel has existed under intermittent hail of Hamas and/or Hezbollah rocket fire since time out of mind. How often is it that the FAA closes US traffic to Ben Gurion? Never, ish?
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    And if they didn't do it and we lost a passenger plane wonder what he would be saying?
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    And the fact that there really is no unique danger here that isn't present countless of other occasions isn't even an eyebrow-raiser for you?
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    Did you read the article I linked? If there was really that much danger wouldn't British Airways have suspended flights as well?
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    There's no danger unless a plane gets shot down then things change quickly. I said when they did it that it may be overreacting but I believe in erring on the side of caution.
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    Do we take our cues from other country's airlines?
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    It just shows which side he is really if he were truly honest about it. He is so anti war with us as it is.
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    As a pilot of a large commercial jet I can tell you I have a greater chance of being hit with a meteorite then one of those rockets with no heat guidance shot by Hamas. Certainly someone as smart as Obama knows that..
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    FlyingGator If you want to give it another stab sans the remark about another member I may answer it..
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    Sorry Hall. Answering questions with questions is not something you usually do and I was just having fun..hence the smiley face. Anyway, If you read the article I linked I think you will agree that Cruz is not as crazy as the OP makes him out to be in bringing up this scenario. We have seen Obama punish many of those that go against him using federal agencies so it certainly would not be unprecedented. Sorry again for the comparison..
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    As far as Cruz goes I pay absolutely no attention to him. I consider him a nut.

    The other article you either had to be a member or register which I didn't do.

    Now you can't copy and past that type of stuff but you can paraphrase it if you wish to and I will be glad to read what you write.
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    We should have taken the Brit's cue in Benghazi.
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/24/israel-flight-ban/13082351/
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    Weird. When I first linked it there was no membership required but now there is. Anyway, it basically pointed out that there have been similar issues in the past but the US never stopped flights, that other countries were not banning flights, nor was British Airways who are very safety minded, and that as soon as Cruz demanded answers from Obama to prove he wasn't up to his typical political shenanigans the ban was lifted. Anyway, I am sure, you can find other issues to prove Cruz is nuts in your mind but this one isn't one of them IMO.
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    However from what River posted it looks like we are not alone in suspending flights.
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    If you can't refute the message attack the messenger. Too predictable
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    a lot more than just the ones listed stopped flights for awhile until they were convinced that Israel had increased security measures.
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    the 'message' is his opinion and nothing more.

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