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Reader comment on item: Should airport security procedures include ethnic and religious profiling?
in response to reader comment: Profiling

Submitted by GERARDO LARREA FRENCH (United States), Jul 10, 2007 at 01:36

Profiling against a particular group, race or people is nothing more than complete ignorance! Profiling based on beliefs, color, physical appearance is also a tremendous mistake which can only lead to decisions that affect innocent people and create more hate a divisions between people from different cultures living within this our country the "United States of America".

Terrorists do not come in a particular color and they are not of a particular faith and they are not dressed in a special and or particular way and in fact they do not necessarily come from a same train of thought.

A terrorist can be anyone who is anywhere with a specific and strategic plan to be implemented when the right time, the right resources and circumstances align themselves permitting a high probability of success.

In many ways a terrorist can be compared with an executive since the whole process of an attack follows the same procedures used when making long term or even short term projects and goals a reality in a corporation.

In order to understand our enemies with must first realize that a terrorist does not have one face, one color or one voice.

In order to understand fully our enemies we must reach out and by that I mean that we must learn about other cultures, other ways of thinking and living and we need to look deep into other beliefs. Above all we must put ourselves in the shoes of our enemies and we must live and feel their life situations so we can begin to understand what really makes them tick.

Too many of our leaders are constantly making the wrong decisions for our country and our people basically because they do not have the cultural and psychological experience and background to understand the governments and people from other nations throughout the world.

We must always remember that this country was founded by people from different nations and cultures. The strength, the greatness and uniqueness of this country is the result of the diversity of its people and their cultures which has resulted in the country we know today as the United States of America.

Submitted by: Gerardo Larrea French (US Navy Veteran)


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