Catching stupid terrorists

Nowadays, it is quite easy to get a tourist visa to the United States, but there are some tricks. Probably the following question is the most idiotic to apply for VISA waiver to USA.

"Have you ever been or are you now involved in espionage or sabotage; or in terrorist activities; or genocide; or between 1933 and 1945 were involved, in any way, in persecutions associated with Nazi Germany or its allies?”

Unfortunately, you have to answer this idiotic question three times.
First when you buy the plane ticket, then at the airport – in my case Oslo. Suppose you were a terrorist or a spy, you would then tell someone via a form...

I was getting a little tired of the idiocy and told the American security officer at Oslo airport that I wasn't an idiot when I got tired of his questions had to go through another security check and they rummaged through my wallet.
But I wasn't alone, they also controlled a number of Norwegian guys who were as far from the stereotype of a terrorist as you can imagine.

The third time the same question is asked is in the green form you get on the flight from Department of Homeland security. Maybe the customs think you answer differently when you are asked the same question several times? In 1945, my mother was 5 years old and I was not even considered, so I have never had any contact with Nazis. Nor have I been involved in genocide or terrorism….

It would be interesting to know detailed statistics about this form.
I wonder in my quiet mind how many spies, Nazis or terrorists US customs and border protection has managed to catch with this razor sharp question. If a person was a terrorist or a spy, they would hardly answer yes to the question. Are there such stupid spies?

Once in the US, I got into a conversation with some acquaintances who worked as police officers in NYC. They laughed when I told them about the VISA issues and complained about the increased security requirements at the airports. Nowadays they avoided flying…

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