Why? I suspect the answer to why I couldn't find this on the news is that our government doesn't want it to get spread around. After all, they control the media. If they want us to hear something, it's on the news. If not, it's not. I mean, this kind of thing should make the news, no? Here's what happened: My ex's friend was returning to Sea Tac airport last night from Czech Republic. Of course, there was a stop in between somewhere, not sure where...probably Amsterdam. Anyhow, they landed and instead of the plane going where it usually does to disembark, it went way over to the side of the tarmac or runway. The passengers were told to stay seated and keep their seat belts on. They sat and sat and sat for a long time. One lady stood up to get something from the rack where her bag was and was very sternly told to "Stay DOWN!!!!" This flight attendant had been very polite and soft spoken before, but now he spoke very harshly. So, there they waited and waited, not being told a thing. My ex's and my friend said everyone was murmuring and whispering, wondering what was going on while they sat, seat belted. This was about a 10+ hour flight, so they really had to be patient. Suddenly,:yikes: the door flew open and in rushed a whole bunch of machine gun carrying TSA agents, all dressed in black and helmets on etc....six going to stand in front of all 6 emergency exits on the 747. And several rushing down the isle to the rear of the plane, two rows of seats behind my friend's seat. They grabbed this Arabian guy and took him away off the plane. You can imagine how frightening that had to be to the passengers. Our friend thought...what if he had had a bomb strapped to him or something. He also said in his thick Czech accent, "My birthday was in April. But it's today too. I'm celebrating my birthday." lol. We all went out to lunch to a restaurant. And that was the end of that. I watched the news twice...two different times and searched online and couldn't find anything. It just seems so odd that they'd be keeping it hush hush when obviously there are people who know because they were there! So, what do you make of that? You know...I was thinking, maybe they made a mistake and he wasn't involved in anything sinister. They can haul anyone without probable cause or due process, I believe. Their rules aren't the same. If it were a bad guy, they must have known of some plot and intercepted it after finding out that he'd be on the plane. I've never loved flying. I can't stand the TSA b.s. But if this were a bad guy, then maybe, just maybe the TSA did their job instead of just molesting children and old ladies with colostomy bags. This story makes me really not want to fly, never mind the child molesting, groping TSA agents or the incredible pain I feel in my ears upon descent.