Saturday, December 26, 2009

For Universal Screening

(fm the BC thread "Over Detroit")

Sorting passengers for additional screening by the use of a trained Behavior Detection Officer (BDO) works. That does not mean that universal screening, including elderly men and girls who look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, can be abandoned. Terrorists are not only young men from the Middle-east. Members of other groups, especially Europeans who can blend in, are targeted for recruitment. Forty years ago the Palestinians learned how to seduce European girls and then give them a going away present to take on the plane. Just look at the movie "The Battle of Algiers" to see how over 50 years ago they used European looking girls to smuggle explosives past a check point. The film is fiction. The lessons are true.

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