The Department of Homeland Security Saves America From Two British Kids On Vacation

by John Hawkins | January 31, 2012 3:38 am

How is it that this story[1], which sounds like some kind of bad Saturday Live skit, can actually be the state of national security more than a decade after 9/11?

TWO pals were barred from entering the US after innocent tweets joking about “destroying America” were picked up by the country’s anti-terror cops.

US special agents monitoring Twitter spotted Leigh Van Bryan’s messages weeks before he left for a holiday in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting.

Leigh, who also quipped about “digging up Marilyn Monroe” on Twitter, said they were treated like terrorists on arrival at a Los Angeles International Airport. The pair were held by armed guards and quizzed for five hours before being handcuffed, put in a van with illegal immigrants and locked up overnight.

…”The Homeland Security agents were treating me like some kind of terrorist. I kept saying they had got the wrong meaning from my tweet but they just told me ‘You’ve really f***ed up with that tweet, boy’.”

He was also quizzed about another tweet which quoted hit US comedy Family Guy and said: “3 weeks today, we’re totally in LA p*ssing people off on Hollywood Blvd and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up!”

Agents even checked the pair’s cases for SPADES and suspected that Emily was to act as “lookout” while Leigh raided the film beauty’s tomb.

Emily, 24, from Birmingham, said: “Officials told us we were not allowed into the country because of Leigh’s tweets.

“We just wanted to have a good time on holiday. That was all Leigh meant in his tweets.”

The funny thing is that if the two of them had tossed in a couple of comments about Muhammad and jihad, nobody at Homeland Security would have laid a glove on them out of fear that they’d be accused of profiling.

That’s our government!

They’re afraid to give any special attention to wild eyed, nervous looking 19-year-old Muslim males from Saudi Arabia, but the TSA acts like Rand Paul is a threat to the public when he wants to get on a plane.

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