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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Yet another example of the levels of incompetence in government......
    There will always be a kook with a cause...
    Assuch, we must remain vigilant at all times....
    I meant that it's confusing because we've spent nearly a trillion dollars on a global war and so very little on the people operating within our country. I'm more concerned about people who state they want a new revolution, or that they want to fight the U.S. government than I am with people a few thousand miles away. Specially the true believers. You know. The ones who use words like freedom and liberty EVERY chance they get? Yeah. Those types are the ones we should be watching for.
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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    It is a thousand times more likely that an American citizen will be killed by another American than by an Islamic extremist. Why are some here so afraid?

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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Frankly, this whole thing was a cock-up from the git-go.

    The guy bought an overseas plane ticket with CASH. He had NO LUGGAGE.

    HELLO!?!?

    If the airline counter people were better trained (or had a freakin' ounce of common sense) he would never have been sold a ticket in the first place.

    Forget profiling, use some damned common sense, people!

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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I actually agree. What is confusing is that according to some of our defence people - the biggest imminent threat we face is from domestic groups when it comes to terrorism. Anti-abortion groups, environmentalists firebombing labs, fundy christians and the occasional Libertarian with way too much access to guns.
    Indeed. Except for the last one because there's no such thing as way too much access to guns. But regardless, the government will tell us to fear those guys soon enough. Right now we need to be reminded why we're spending trillions in the ME fighting meaningless wars with pretty much no plan, no idea for success, no time table for it, and which will pretty much not improve anything. And for that one, we have to fear the ME terrorists. One huge ass government war + excuse at a time. When they want to start doing real time tracking of US citizens and monitoring of phone calls, travels, etc., they'll bring in the domestic terrorist as a force we need to be afraid of.
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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    It is a thousand times more likely that an American citizen will be killed by another American than by an Islamic extremist. Why are some here so afraid?
    You would understand if you were old enough to remember 9/11.....

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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    It is a thousand times more likely that an American citizen will be killed by another American than by an Islamic extremist. Why are some here so afraid?
    to me, it just makes sense to pay attention to who is committing these types of crimes. what i don't understand is if the guy was on a "watch list"....who was WATCHING him?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Frankly, this whole thing was a cock-up from the git-go.

    The guy bought an overseas plane ticket with CASH. He had NO LUGGAGE.

    HELLO!?!?

    If the airline counter people were better trained (or had a freakin' ounce of common sense) he would never have been sold a ticket in the first place.

    Forget profiling, use some damned common sense, people!
    Agreed....
    But he should have been sold the ticket, the proper authorities notified & he should have been thoroughly searched, then arrested....
    I think everyone can agree this was an EPIC FAIL, on many levels....

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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    I'd use profiling and then hire one of the guys from Lie to Me. That's the foolproof method.

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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    You would understand if you were old enough to remember 9/11.....
    I am sorry you are so afraid of terrorists. I am not. From the fear I see in this thread it looks the the terrorists won.
    Last edited by Dirty Harry; 12-29-09 at 01:14 PM.

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    Re: Is it time to profile on airline flights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    I am sorry you are so afraid of terrorists. I am not. From the fear I see in this thread it looks the the terrorists won.
    I don't fear them, I loathe them....
    As long as we keep killing them, they have not won....

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