The US has announced that it will begin profiling US-bound passengers to determine who should get extra screening.
The measures will replace mandatory enhanced screening of all travellers from 14 nations, brought in after the failed attack on a flight in December.
Travellers will be picked out according to how closely they match intelligence on potential terrorist threats.So does that mean the Japanese granny gets pulled aside for a "random" screening, or does she get waved through since she doesn't fit the profile? Hard to say since Janet speaks that clear-as-mud security lingo. It is evident, however, that the Obami are trying to pre-empt criticism that the new measures constitute profiling by claiming
The new screening strategy results from a review ordered by President Obama.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the new measures would use "real-time, threat-based intelligence along with multiple, random layers of security, both seen and unseen, to more effectively mitigate evolving terrorist threats"...
"This is not a system that can be called profiling in the traditional sense. It is intelligence-based," the newspaper quoted an official as saying.It won't work, guys. CAIR is still going to have an anti-profiling melt down.