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9/11 Responders To Be Warned They Will Be Screened By FBI’s Terrorism Watch List

9/11 Responders To Be Warned They Will Be Screened By FBI's Terrorism Watch List:

Just when you thought lawmakers couldn’t be more sickening, you discover the new lows to which they will stoop for asshattery.

A provision in the new 9/11 health bill may be adding insult to injury for people who fell sick after their service in the aftermath of the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks, The Huffington Post has learned.

The tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others who survived the worst terrorist assault in U.S. history and risked their lives in its wake will soon be informed that their names must be run through the FBI’s terrorism watch list, according to a letter obtained by HuffPost.

Any of the responders who are not compared to the database of suspected terrorists would be barred from getting treatment for the numerous, worsening ailments that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Law was passed to address.

It’s a requirement that was tacked onto the law during the bitter debates over it last year.

The letter from Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, informs medical providers and administrators that they should begin letting patients know before the new program kicks in this July.

“This is absurd,” said Glen Kline, a former NYPD emergency services officer. “It’s silly. It’s stupid. It’s asinine.”

I’m sure my dear readers can come up with even more choice words for What This Is.

via Crooks and Liars

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2 comments to 9/11 Responders To Be Warned They Will Be Screened By FBI’s Terrorism Watch List

  • Missy

    Are you fucking KIDDING me? For serious?

    Whose dumbshit clusterfuck idea was this? And when do we get to take ‘em out back and beat them with sticks?

  • John P.

    Person A: “You know what would be a great way to piss people off, B?”
    Person B: “Write a new law that says nothing is sacred, A?”
    Person A: “Close, B, but I was thinking of something that not only violates sanctity but also casts a light of suspicion of terrorism onto the very people who suffer from it!”
    Person B: “That’s genius, A! And if anyone argues with us we’ll accuse them of being socialist for wanting to give people medical treatment with no strings attached!”