Independent War Correspondent Michael Yon Arrested at Seattle Airport

Independent war correspondent Michael Yon arrested at Seattle airport: Would not disclose income. (H/t:

Michael Yon

Here are Michael Yon’s Facebook status updates describing the issue:

Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eventually came — they were professionals — and rescued me from the border bullies.

When they handcuffed me, I said that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. Not Afghanistan. Definitely not Singapore or India or Nepal or Germany, not Brunei, not Indonesia, or Malaysia, or Kuwait or Qatar or United Arab Emirates. No county has treated me with the disrespect can that can be expected from our border bullies.

Actually…the Gold Medal for border harassment goes to Israel. The U.S. gets the Silver on border bullying. Among the most professional that I’ve encountered is UAE (United Arab Emirates) and also Singapore. Very professional. UAE confiscated my body armor during one trip, but took good care of the armor and gave it back at the airport when I left.

At least the CIA has the right priorities…

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