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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jan 14, 2010 at 15:21

I want to extend Dr Pipes argument that the people rather than the weapons are the real threat. Airport security is part of border security. Even if a suspected radical were to enter the US without any intent or means of blowing up the flight, is that a good reason to have this individual in the country ? Is it not a greater threat to have this radical inside the country and radicalize even more people, possibly with a violent outcome ?

This is infiltration and its first step is getting into the target country. I mandate profiling on a level such that no enemies even if unarmed are to enter the country at all. On the other hand there is no reason at all to regard just anybody who wants to board a flight as an enemy. It is this logic that is absurd, you want to fly equals you are terrorist suspect.

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