Israeli Airport Security

Andrew Exum (aka Abu Muqawama) is a Middle East scholar and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He founded Abu Muqawama, a blog about insurgencies which can be found on the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) website (http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama).

On Saturday, Mr. Exum blogged about his recent experience with Israeli airport security personnel. Its title is “I don’t know how to say this [in Hebrew], but I’m kind of a big deal [on the internet].”

My favorite part is this excerpt from his conversation with a security officer:

Her: Have you ever been to Iraq?

Me: Yes.

Her: What were you doing there?

Me: Overthrowing the government.

[She looks confused].

Her: Have you ever been to Afghanistan or Pakistan?

Me: Yes, to Afghanistan.

Her: Well… what were you doing there?

Me: Overthrowing the government.

I highly recommend this post to anyone who wants a good laugh about going through airport security.

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