December 6, 2022
The Biden Administration creates one crisis after another, and sadly this week was no different. I spoke with Sonya Labosco, from the Air Marshal National Council, who warns air travel is ‘less safe’ as Air Marshals assist Border Patrol with migrant influx assisting in humanitarian efforts. That sounds nice and all, but who is protecting the skies?!
Historically, the United States has had three planes hijacked. In September of 1970, the terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) successfully hijacked three jumbo jets and later blew them up in Jordan. At the time, there were just 12 air marshals, and they weren’t flying regularly.
On June 14, 1985, when flight 847 was hijacked shortly after takeoff from Athens. The hijackers demanded the release of 700 Shia Muslims from Israeli custody and took the plane repeatedly to Beirut and Algiers. The passengers and crew endured a three-day intercontinental ordeal. Some passengers were threatened, and some were beaten. United States Navy diver Robert Stethem was murdered, and his body was thrown onto the apron. Dozens of passengers were held hostage over the next two weeks until released by their captors after some of their demands were met.
On Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush was blindsided when terrorists hijacked four jumbo jets and crashed them into the twin towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. There were only 33 active air marshals.
Since then, the number of air marshals has increased considerably to an estimated 3,000 — but not all of them are ensuring the skies are safe. Highly specialized federal air marshals have been taken out of the skies and deployed to the southern border. Sonya Labaso warns they are there on humanitarian efforts to sit with patients and pass out water as some of their assigned tasks, not the transportation security duties they are trained to do.
With the holidays among us, we are in our busiest travel season of the year. Sonya warns that currently, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is sending hundreds of federal air marshals per month to the border. Those air marshals are now not covering high-risk flights; the number Sonya says is classified.
What is clear is that our borders are wide open, and our security in the skies is threatened. The Biden Administration has created this humanitarian crisis at the border and has made our skies vulnerable. This must end.
Sonya Labosco joined the Federal Air Marshal Service in June of 2002. Assigned as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Sonya was charged with supervising and mentoring Federal Air Marshals on behalf of the Transportation Security Administration. She coordinated, developed, implemented, and supervised law enforcement activities within the transportation domain both domestically and internationally.
During her career with the Federal Air Marshal Service, she served as a Federal Air Marshal and was promoted to the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge in 2007. She has served in numerous supervisory assignments at the Orlando International Airport and Sanford Airport as the Assistant Federal Security Director, the Global Response Team Supervisor, the Critical Incident Response Team, and the National Coordinator for Assistant Federal Security Directors. Sonya retired in 2014 after twenty-four years in law enforcement.
Website: https://airmarshalnc.com/ Read Story: Air marshals sound alarm about being sent to border: ‘Demolishing our chances to stop another 9/11’
I met Connor Callanan when I came across his viral video on Instagram. It was a beautifully done, ten-minute documentary detailing his struggles with his hospitalized, Covid positive father. With nowhere to turn and being told there was nothing they could do for him, he reached out to social media for any advice on how he could help his father. He received a wealth of information on covid treatments and therapies. He relayed this research to his father’s medical team at the hospital and was laughed at. He didn’t take no for an answer. Here is his story of persistence, faith, and advocacy.
My name is Connor Callanan, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve had a burning desire to see the world and tell stories. I first started traveling alone at a young age. The things I was experiencing made me feel alive and connected to myself and the world. They changed the way I saw life. I first picked up a camera because it gave me a voice. I wanted to share these moments with other people so that they, too could feel alive and connected. Over the last decade, I’ve worked to build my life and career around the pursuit of capturing moments. I’ve traveled all over searching for stories with meaning. What I didn’t know is that the most meaningful story would come right from my own backyard. Fighting for my father’s life. The man who made all of this possible for me. When my Dad was dying in the hospital, I felt helpless and voiceless. I could see very clearly that something wasn’t right.
So once again, I pulled out my camera. After I watched Ivermectin save him, I watched the hospital refuse to let the family in the room next door try. It broke my heart and pissed me off. I decided then that I would put all my energy into sharing our story and helping other families advocate for their loved ones. After watching Ivermectin work for others, I knew I had to try and make a film to share the truth about what was happening with more people. I spent over a year researching and putting it together. My hope was that the story would reach one other family that was desperately in need like mine was. I hoped that seeing a first hand experience could raise awareness and help awaken others to the reality that we are facing. Ultimately I hoped that the film would somehow unite and guide the human race towards the light during this dark and scary time in history.
Video Facebook: https://fb.watch/h8R2QF-HbU/?mibextid=qC1gEa Video Rumble: https://rumble.com/v1vjtts-how-we-saved-my-dads-life-with-ivermectin.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_uhse GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-john-callanan-beat-covid?member=13774571&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer
Nurses Out Loud can be heard on weekdays at 10 am ET, and an encore plays at 10 pm. Listen on iHeart Radio, our world-class media player, or our free apps on Apple, Android, or Alexa. All episodes can be found on podcast networks worldwide the day after airing on talk radio.