http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/01/30/terror.threat/index.html Let me rephrase my original posting a bit: My point was that you never see the government shutting down American flights. Since they only recently started grounding planes recently, I have noticed that they have only been grounding planes from other countries. I was saying, in my previous rant, that the government is picking on the other countries in the world and putting our problems off on them. French flights have been grounded many times since they decided not to ally with the US. By the way - I did read the entire article, and the blame was not expressed literaly, but it was more the fact that they only ground planes from other countries. This strikes me as a sort of blame on othe other countries. I was making an apparently futile attempt to be sarcastic about how the other countries cause the US problems. I was saying that the other countries really don't cause us problems, but the US puts blame on the other countries. Thank you.