Did Political Correctness Cause 9/ll?

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    Finger-pointing seems to be the primary pastime in Washington. Nobody in the current administration wants to admit that their new "kinder..friendlier" attitude has not made us safer but instead has returned us to a pre-9/11 footing. They're still trying kill us...this time with an explosive diaper. All of the kind words and bowing of the President hasn't changed the minds of those who want to kill Americans. All it has done is return us back to being an easy target.

    They changed the names to put on a friendly less confrontational front, redefined what we were to call attacks and attackers and now we've had one security breach after another since Christmas. This weekend administration spokesmen still had that *Deer in the headlights* look on their faces because they just can't seem to grasp that their methods aren't working and will not work for one reason......they can't seem to identify threats for fear of offending someone..

    So is Political Correctness a tool Al Qaeda uses to attack us? It wasn't so much who was to blame but what philosophy led to successful attacks.

    Is Political Correctness making it easy to take a risk by returning GITMO prisoners to their home countries even when their home countries are the source of many of the terrorist threats?

    Oh, I'm sorry...."Man-made disasters."

    Is the War On Terror....oh I'm sorry...."Overseas Contingency Operation".....is all of this an exercise in futility because we currently have a President and an administration that can't see the threat for what it is because of Political Correctness?
     
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    No.
     
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    Explain..

    Isn't profiling a taboo?

    Isn't profiling one of the best tools Israel uses to prevent attacks on airliners?

    Isn't it a fact that the President and his state-run media is so afraid to actually identify attackers as terrorists one of the causes?
     
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    The Israelis don't profile in the sense you mean. They suspect everyone is a terrorist until convinced otherwise. They spend a lot more money on airport security than we do, percentage wise. If you are willing to pony up the money for this you should contact your representatives. I am unconvinced of the necessity at this time.



    Ben Gurion International Airport is one of the world's most heavily secured airports.[32] Security operates on several levels.[33]

    • All cars, taxis, buses and trucks go through a preliminary security checkpoint before entering the airport compound. Armed guards spot-check the vehicles by looking into cars, taxis and boarding buses, exchanging a few words with the driver and passengers.
    • Armed security personnel stationed at the terminal entrances keep a close watch on those who enter the buildings. If someone arouses their suspicion or looks nervous, they may strike up a conversation to further assess the person's intent. Plainclothes armed personnel patrol the area outside the building, and hidden surveillance cameras operate at all times.[34]
    • Inside the building, both uniformed and plainclothes security officers are on constant patrol.
    • Departing passengers are personally questioned by security agents even before arriving at the check-in desk. This interview can last as little as five minutes, or as long as an hour if a passenger is selected for additional screening. Luggage and body searches may be conducted. After the search, bags are placed through an X-ray machine before passengers proceed to the check-in counters. All that said, El Al and Ben Gurion airport has for a long time realised that the person is more important than their bags.[citation needed] Therefore, occasionally, if security have assessed a person as a low risk, they will pass them straight through to the check-in desks, bypassing the main x-ray machines. Note that hand baggage is always x-rayed later on.
    • After check-in, checked baggage is put in a pressure chamber to trigger any possible explosive devices. Passengers continue through to personal security and passport control, as in other airports. Before passing through the metal detectors and placing hand baggage through the X-ray machine, passports are re-checked and additional questions may be asked. Before boarding the aircraft, passports and boarding passes are checked once again.
    • Security procedures for incoming flights are not as stringent, but passengers may be questioned by passport control depending on country of origin, or countries visited prior to arrival in Israel. Passengers who have recently visited countries at war with Israel (all Arab countries except Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Mauritania and Qatar) may be subject to further questioning.[35]
     
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    A retired Israeli security official said that profiling was a key security tool.

    You can't keep the skies safe if you turn your head when a 22 year old who pays cash for his one-way ticket and has no bags to check in and has no valid visa wants to fly to America...but instead strip-searches Granny.
     
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    Yes, they profile mannerisms, not looks.

    Nothing to do with political correctness.
     
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    So only specific factors can be taken into consideration.

    Not ethnicity, not religion, not age, not the fact that he doesn't have any baggage.....just if he looks scared.

    So first-time fliers are in for it.....even if they're 12.

    The problem with your argument is that it ignores the obvious. It's an easy mark.
     
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