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Whos Whats and Wheres of Profiling

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Aug 22, 2006 at 23:55

Dr. Pipes is not wrong when he notes that racial profiling is on its way, yet not at waters edge.The Whos to profile is easy enough to understand with the will and its humane application being the challenge. I think America will find the firm but fair balance.But lets not fool ourselves into feeling that all bad guys hang out at only airports.

Spain will remind you to watch the trains. England will remind you to watch the buses and subways . Russia will tell you to watch the schools, and Israel will tell you to also watch where you eat pizza and drink coffee. Keeping our airports safe and sound(cargo air included) is very important. But the story doesnt end just there.

If Dr. Pipes is curious as to what it will take before we wake up to even the gimmies of terrorism prevention, consider this sorry question. Iran and their comrade Syria have been profiled as the great cause of terrorism and warfare.So what has anyone done about them?

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