PROFILING IS THE ANSWER
By: Edward P. Shallow
I have always reflected on why we have not used profiling in Arizona and Texas as a weapon against the invasion by the illegal criminals who have wreaked havoc on the citizens of Arizona and Texas with their criminal activities
It was apparent to me that I would be denounced as a right wing zealot for advocating the use of profiling to save America from the onslaught of the drug lords and parasites that have cost American taxpayers billions of dollars to provide the criminals with food stamps, education and healthcare. These are the people Obama and his socialist Democrats intend to invoke the so-called Dream Act that grant amnesty to 2.1 million illegals, the net result, some two million new voters for the Democrat party that would keep them in power for decades to come.
This brings me to another issue that profiling would be in order, that is the multitude of problems facing travelers as they are confronted by inept TSA agents treating American citizens like criminals.
On this issue, I find I am not alone in my advocacy of profiling.
Consider David Rittgers of the Cato Institute, an attorney and legal policy analyst, author of “Naked truth”: Air travelers now face a few choices: Submit to the body scanner, endure an invasive manual pat-down or accept an $11,000 civil fine. This is Security Theater at its finest. The scanners work against high-density objects such as guns and knives, but so do the traditional magnetometers. Mr. Rittgers goes on to indicate al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has already found another way to defeat the technology: hiding bombs inside the human body. Terrorists already know how to beat body scanners but the federal government still spends billions on this gadget. Scanners clearly fail a cost benefit analysis. TSA’s message is” “Be seen naked or get groped.”
Just this morning, a retired teacher, (Mr. Sawyer) with a bladder condition requiring him to wear a urinary pouch was given the pat-down, explained to the TSA agent that any pressure on the pouch would break the seal, and during the procedure, the agent did disengage the pouch resulting in Mr. Sawyer and his clothing being soaked in his urine.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer in his insightful column, “Tell TSA: The junk stops here” makes light of: Do not touch my junk is the anthem of the modern man, the Tea Party patriot, the late-life libertarian, the midterm election voter. Do not touch my junk, ObamaCare–get out of my doctor is examining room, I am wearing a paper-thin gown slit down the back. Do not touch my junk, Google–Street View is cool, but get off my street. Don’t touch my junk, you airport security goon–my package belongs to no one but me, and you really think I’m a Nigerian nut job preparing for my 72 virgin orgy by blowing my Johnson to kingdom come?
Mr. Krauthammer continues to inform readers: The only reason we continue to do this is that people are too cowed to even question the absurd taboo against profiling–when the profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable and universally known. Therefore, instead of seeking out terrorists, we seek out tubes of gel in stroller pouches. This time you have gone to far, Big Bro. The sleeping giant awakes. Take my shoes, remove my belt, waste my time and try my patience. BUT do not touch my junk.
Now for the grand finally, authored by KT McFarland, A Fox News National Security Analyst: “Forget Body Scans and Pat Downs–Let’s Get Busy Profiling”.
I quote in part: Why don’t we start profiling for terrorists and stop trying to put everyone from toddlers to granny through the same security procedures at airports? We are wasting money, time and the people’s patience in an effort to be politically correct.
Al Qaeda has moved on! They are putting bombs in UPS packages that make their way from cargo planes to passenger planes. They are plotting to place bombs inside bodies–the human bodies of suicide bombers, or of corpses or even animals–which will then be detonated remotely once the plane is in flight. Full body scanners are useless against those threats!
Al Qaeda’s pattern has been to constantly adapt their offense, and force us into spending valuable resources on defense. While we are busy focusing on preventing the last attack, they have moved on to the next one.
But, let me say it again, the terrorists have moved on–the UPS packages sent last month were a dry run for their next move–to put bombs in cargo that is then loaded onto civilian or cargo aircraft and detonated to blow up over major population centers.
There is a saying in the military that generals always prepare to fight the last war, well apparently so do Homeland Security officials. Let us use some common sense and start looking for terrorists, not frisking toddlers. In addition, let us put our resources into protecting all of us from the next attack, not the last one.