Has the USA finally gone stark raving mad? Don't answer that!
Since when does an overly nervous paranoid reaction justify spending thousands of dollars on isolating an aircraft, surrounding it with police cars and interrogating three clearly unrelated and innocent passengers.
The "see something, say something" campaign has a LOT to answer for. Unfortunately, the incident reporter will be hailed a 'hero' for speaking up when what they really need is to endure the EXACT same treatment as was meted out to their victims.
Please, read Shoshana Hebshi's account of her really bad day.
And for an alternate view of how the past decade might have progressed, The Onion has some really good news.