Wednesday, April 28, 2004

From the U.S. Visa application form:
Do you seek to enter the United States to engage in export control violations, subversive or terrorist activities, or any other unlawful purpose? Choose: YES NO
Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization as currently designated by the U.S. Secretary of State? Choose: YES NO
Have you ever participated in persecutions directed by the Nazi government of Germany; Choose: YES NO
or have you ever participated in genocide? Choose: YES NO
Have you ever violated the terms of a U.S. visa, or been unlawfully present in, or deported from, the United States? Choose: YES NO
Have you ever withheld custody of a U.S. citizen child outside the United States from a person granted legal custody by a U.S. court, voted in the United States in violation of any law or regulation, or renounced U.S. citizenship for the purpose of avoiding taxation?Choose: YES NO

Hmm, Osama Bin laden with intelligence reports would say... May be?
A terrorist who knows his code of conduct and who was taught "Honesty is the best city" and "Truth is the virtue of all terrorists" and "Dont lie even if you face being gagged and blind folded for a few years in Guantanamo Bay, where all the camera's can see you walking around but you can only see a cloth made in Indosesia"

I guess these were asked to be included by CIA as a part of its renewed vigor at intelligence collection and analysis.

Piece de resistance: At the bottom of these questions the document says "While a YES answer does not automatically signify ineligibility for a visa, if you answered YES you may be required to personally appear before consular officer." So if I am terrorist, I would say yes coz my teacher taught me to say yes and then I go to the Consulate so that I can get a free ticket to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 2 birds (read countries) in one shot (read yes).