Air France Security Personnel

Air France seems to have made some questionable hiring decisions.

    The company put in charge of security for Air France flights employed a convicted murderer and a number of others with serious criminal records, it emerged yesterday. . . .

    As a result of a search of criminal records more than 30 agents were grounded as a potential security risk.

    The police also looked into the record of Pretory’s sub-contractors.

    This led to unconfirmed reports that some guards had been sent for arms training courses in Middle Eastern countries suspected of harbouring terrorists.

(Link via Instapundit.)

There’s a simple way for Air France to spin the hiring of murderers and other questionable characters for important security roles, though.

They could simply explain that the CEO of Air France has “Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Geopolitics and Running an Airline I Learned in Kindergarten” hanging on his wall, and he figured “takes one to know one.”

That way, it was just an earnest effort to provide better security. Or maybe he just figured that if these folks couldn’t get an important and sensitive job in a post-9/11 world, that the terrorists would have won.

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