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US Apologizes to Billionaire Added to Terror No-fly List

 
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US Apologizes to Billionaire Added to Terror No-fly List
Gilbert Chagoury Still Doesn't Know 'Why I Was Branded A Terrorist'

The United States has issued a written apology to a jet-setting billionaire businessman with close ties to former President Bill Clinton whose name was added to the no-fly list in the wake of the attempted Christmas day bombing of an American passenger plane.


The Department of Homeland Security has apologized to Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, seen here with former President Bill Clinton, for placing him on a no-fly list.
(Courtesy Gilbert Chagoury)

Gilbert Chagoury, 64, a Nigerian citizen of Lebanese descent, was pulled off a private jet Jan. 15 at Teterboro airport in New Jersey and detained for more than four hours after federal agents discovered his name was on the then-recently updated no-fly list.

The private jet crew of two and four other passengers were detained for four-and-a-half hours while agents questioned Chagoury. He and the others were ultimately allowed to continue their trip to Paris.

"I think a huge mistake is an understatement," Chagoury said in a phone interview with ABCNews.com and the Center for Public Integrity.

"I cannot accept being labeled a terrorist when I am known all over the world as a person who loves peace. It really hurt," he said.

It took Chagoury, a well-known philanthropist and an ambassador to the United Nations educational office, more than four months and thousands of dollars in legal fees to get the U.S. government to offer an apology and to give him a waiver to fly freely across U.S. airspace.

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He needs to get over himself.
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is that the guy who sent tons of scam e-mails across the globe?

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05/30/2010 02:00 PM
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is that the guy who sent tons of scam e-mails across the globe?

gasp
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no, he's the one who REPLIED, and got paid.
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05/30/2010 02:08 PM
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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology

got nothing?

you're fucked

gota love the american justice system
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got a couple hundred thousand...not enough do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars...or do not get to fly-

Sickening isn't it-theone good thing, he is not on his plane...and maybe he does not think of himself like pelosi yuk

NANcy P and the jet the taxpayers bought her...what a joke and she can carry 200 people on it...so is she carrying her house duties on in the mile high club with rahm?

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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology

got nothing?

you're fucked

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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology


got nothing?

you're fucked

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oops, call it a blond moment.



The private jet crew of two and four other passengers were detained for four-and-a-half hours while agents questioned Chagoury. He and the others were ultimately allowed to continue their trip to Paris.

I guess he is privileged and takes the perks...

All that money and legalese to finally get his apology and flight privileges returned


Imagine if he were a mere citizen?
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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology

got nothing?

you're fucked

gota love the american justice system
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It's the justice system of every country in the world.
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lol!

billions of terrorists and a handful of DC good guys
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05/30/2010 02:23 PM
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Well he most definitely is a terrorist is he's a friend of Bill Clinton.

He was rightly put on the terrorist list and should be put back on it, same goes for the KKKlintons.

All those NWO muppets should be put on the list and in the camps.
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05/30/2010 02:26 PM
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Re: US Apologizes to Billionaire Added to Terror No-fly List
Gilbert Chagoury Still Doesn't Know 'Why I Was Branded A Terrorist'
 Quoting: Strings 986767

because gilbert chagourny isn't a jewish name
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05/30/2010 02:27 PM
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I thought the NO FLY list was for people flying Commercially only. I didn't realize that you couldn't fly at all ... even on charted aircraft.

A friend, an exec of a multi billion dollar company, had a name (probably the same as someone else's) that put him on the No Fly List shortly after it came out. It was a real PITA for the company to get him around the US as a result since he couldn't fly commercially and back then the No Fly List was sort of like the "Roach Motel" ... once you checked in you COULDN'T check out (ie: there was NO WAY to remove your name from that list for about it's first 18 months of existence.

No intervention anywhere worked for getting him off the list (btw he has served in the US Military and was at one point an unpaid advisor to the US Govt on some misc matters in his field).

Anyway they ended up charting aircraft, at a considerable expense to themselves, to fly him around when it was not a drivable distance.

Under this new scenario I guess he and his company would have been screwed ... since they couldn't have even charted a plane to fly him across country.
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05/30/2010 02:35 PM
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I haven't flown in about 15 years, but I bet I'm on the list just from being on this site all the time. ;)
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is that the guy who sent tons of scam e-mails across the globe?

gasp


no, he's the one who REPLIED, and got paid.
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i know the guy

he is a friendly lebanese man and his family is well respected.

his casino complex on the lagoon was one of my favorite places to go in Lagos.

and yes

money talks
and bullshit walks (or flys in this case)
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oops, call it a blond moment.



The private jet crew of two and four other passengers were detained for four-and-a-half hours while agents questioned Chagoury. He and the others were ultimately allowed to continue their trip to Paris.

I guess he is privileged and takes the perks...

All that money and legalese to finally get his apology and flight privileges returned


Imagine if he were a mere citizen?

 Quoting: ShadowDancer


If he were a mere citizen, he would have had a cavity search, and had to apologize on his knees for getting shit on the examiner's latex glove.

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I haven't flown in about 15 years, but I bet I'm on the list just from being on this site all the time. ;)
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do not worry.. GLP is going to have it's own airline and airports soon...and with all your dedication you will be flying 1st class on the Doomship !!!
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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology

got nothing?

you're fucked

gota love the american justice system
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qft
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05/30/2010 03:59 PM
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This is a fine example of how people can inadvertently put on the no fly list. Unfortunately, we are not all billionaires and cannot get ourselves off of the no fly list once we are put on it.
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Flying is getting so fucked up. I can't board without a hassle...

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I haven't flown in about 15 years, but I bet I'm on the list just from being on this site all the time. ;)


do not worry.. GLP is going to have it's own airline and airports soon...and with all your dedication you will be flying 1st class on the Doomship !!!
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05/30/2010 04:15 PM
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with a billion dollars he could buy his own plane.
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Gilbert Chagoury Still Doesn't Know 'Why I Was Branded A Terrorist'

"I cannot accept being labeled a terrorist when I am known all over the world as a person who loves peace. It really hurt," he said.

It took Chagoury, a well-known philanthropist and an ambassador to the United Nations educational office, more than four months and thousands of dollars in legal fees to get the U.S. government to offer an apology and to give him a waiver to fly freely across U.S. airspace.

 Quoting: Strings 986767

Sounds like a terrorist to me.
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05/30/2010 04:40 PM
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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology

got nothing?

you're fucked

gota love the american justice system
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


I thought you supported the patriot act and all the BS involved with 9/11/01 ?





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got a billion dollars?

then you get an apology

got nothing?

you're fucked

gota love the american justice system
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A written apology no doubt....
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05/30/2010 05:55 PM
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The United States has issued a written apology to a jet-setting billionaire businessman
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Would any of you get the same letter?
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Doesn't this billionare have his own fleet of planes?
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I'm shocked they can pull someone off a PRIVATE jet!

Common sense dictates that someone flying a private charter plane will be less likely to blow themselves up...

Common sense isn't common anymore... blink
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So why did they take him off the list? Lost of terrorists have money. They should have kept him on, no apology needed then lol
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The United States has issued a written apology to a jet-setting billionaire businessman


Would any of you get the same letter?
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Yes, IT IS CALLED 'I OWN YOU' (IOU). Is it bitching?

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