European countries tighten security following Nice terror attack Published time: It comes as France extends its state of emergency for an additional three months. In a Thursday television address following the fatal attack, French President Francois Hollande announced that the current state of emergency, which was set to expire on July 26, would be further extended.
With the tech bubble now officially popped and the DowJones tumbling points in their first two and half months in office, they found themselves staring in the face of a serious economic downturn.
John Maynard Keynes had argued that governments should spend their way out of recessions, providing economic stimulus with public works.
Bush's solution was for the government to deconstruct itself - hacking off great chunks of the public wealth and feeding them to corporate America, in the form of tax cuts on the one hand and lucrative contracts on the other.
Bush's budget director, the think-tank ideologue Mitch Daniels, pronounced: Joseph Allbaugh, the Republican party operative whom Bush put in charge of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Fema - the body responsible for responding to disasters, including terrorist attacks - described his new place of work as "an oversized entitlement programme".
With a frightened population wanting protection from a strong, solid government, the attacks could well have put an end to Bush's project of hollowing out government just as it was beginning. For a while, that even seemed to be the case.
Many naturally assumed that part of that change would be a re-evaluation of the radical anti-state agenda that Feulner and his ideological allies had been pushing for three decades, at home and around the world.
After all, the nature of the September 11 security failures exposed the results of more than 20 years of chipping away at the public sector and outsourcing government functions to profit-driven corporations.
Much as the flooding of New Orleans exposed the rotting condition of public infrastructure, the attacks pulled back the curtain on a state that had been allowed to grow dangerously weak: The first major victory of the Friedmanite counter-revolution in the United States had been Ronald Reagan's attack on the air-traffic controllers' union and his deregulation of the airlines.
Twenty years later, the entire air transit system had been privatised, deregulated and downsized, with the vast majority of airport security work performed by underpaid, poorly trained, non-union contractors. After the attacks, the inspector general of the department of transportation testified that the airlines, which were responsible for security on their flights, had skimped significantly to keep costs down.
On September 10, as long as flights were cheap and plentiful, none of that seemed to matter. Then, in October, envelopes with white powder were sent to lawmakers and journalists, spreading panic about the possibility of a major anthrax outbreak.
Once again, 90s privatisation looked very different in this new light: Had the federal government signed away its responsibility to protect the public from a major public health emergency? Furthermore, if it was true, as media reports kept claiming, that anthrax, smallpox and other deadly agents could be spread through the mail, the food supply or the water systems, was it really such a good idea to be pushing ahead with Bush's plans to privatise the postal service?
And what about all those laid-off food and water inspectors - could somebody bring them back? The backlash against the pro-corporate consensus only deepened in the face of new scandals such as that of Enron.
The crisis contributed to a general plummeting of faith in private industry to perform essential services, especially when it came out that it was Enron's manipulation of energy prices that had led to the massive blackouts in California a few months earlier.
Friedman, aged 90, was so concerned that the tides were shifting back toward Keynesianism that he complained that "businessmen are being presented in the public as second-class citizens".
While CEOs were falling from their pedestals, unionised public sector workers - the villains of Friedman's counter-revolution - were rapidly ascending in the public's estimation. Within two months of the attacks, trust in government was higher than it had been since - and that, remarked Bush to a crowd of federal employees, is "because of how you've performed your jobs".
The uncontested heroes of September 11 were the blue-collar first responders - the New York firefighters, police and rescue workers, of whom lost their lives as they tried to evacuate the towers and aid the victims.
Suddenly, America was in love with its men and women in all kinds of uniforms, and its politicians - slapping on NYPD and FDNY baseball caps with unseemly speed - were struggling to keep up with the new mood.
When Bush stood with the firefighters and rescue workers at Ground Zero on September 14 he was embracing some of the very unionised civil servants that the modern conservative movement had devoted itself to destroying.
Of course, he had to do it even Dick Cheney put on a hard hat in those daysbut he didn't have to do it so convincingly. Through some combination of genuine feeling on Bush's part and the public's projected desire for a leader worthy of the moment, these were the most moving speeches of Bush's political career.
For weeks after the attacks, the president went on a grand tour of the public sector - state schools, firehouses and memorials, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention - embracing and thanking civil servants for their contributions and humble patriotism.
He praised not only emergency services personnel but teachers, postal employees and healthcare workers. At these events, he treated work done in the public interest with a level of respect and dignity that had not been seen in the US in four decades. Cost-cutting was suddenly off the agenda, and in every speech the president gave, he announced some ambitious new public programme.
Although it was true that the White House was on the verge of spending huge amounts of taxpayer money to launch a new deal, it would be exclusively with corporate America, a straight-up transfer of hundreds of billions of public dollars a year into private hands.After the 9/11 attacks there was a huge spike in airport security.
Private security firms were hired to beef up security and Employee Training was a high priority. Private security firms were hired to beef up security and Employee Training was a high priority.5/5. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the largest airport in Turkey, and the third busiest in Europe after London’s Heathrow and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle.
Its total passenger traffic was some 61 million people in The explosions occurred in the airport’s international arrivals terminal.
Jan 15, · Jordan, he said, now comes close to matching Israel in its airport security and Amsterdam has become “pretty tight” following the terrorist attacks of the South Moluccans. After the September 11 attacks, questions were raised regarding the effectiveness of airport security at the time, as all 19 hijackers involved in 9/11 managed to pass existing checkpoints and board the airplanes without incident. In the months and years following September 11, , security at many airports worldwide was escalated to deter . Visa Security Program: Through the Visa Security Program (VSP), with concurrence from the Department of State, ICE deploys trained special agents overseas to high-risk visa activity posts in order to identify potential terrorist and criminal threats before they reach the United States. The VSP is currently deployed to 19 posts in 15 countries.
The attacks on the airport involved three suicide bombers. Visa Security Program: Through the Visa Security Program (VSP), with concurrence from the Department of State, ICE deploys trained special agents overseas to high-risk visa activity posts in order to identify potential terrorist and criminal threats before they reach the United States.
The VSP is currently deployed to 19 posts in 15 countries. Further east, the Czech Republic's top police officer says security has been boosted at the airport in Prague, as well as at other international airports, train stations, and other locations where sports and cultural events take place.
Watch video · In the midst of the Brussels airport attacks, this worker started saving people.
State unleashed its terrorist strike at Brussels Airport, most people fled the chaos. reports was working. Visa Security Program: Through the Visa Security Program (VSP), with concurrence from the Department of State, ICE deploys trained special agents overseas to high-risk visa activity posts in order to identify potential terrorist and criminal threats before they reach the United States.
The VSP is currently deployed to 19 posts in 15 countries.