” Don’t touch my junk” may sound like a crude remark to many Americans, but I dare say it is no more crude than the way TSA employees treat the air traveling public. Tyner made the remark when he was told the TSA pat down he was about to experience would include a palms up feeling of his groin. An audio recording of the event was captured on his cell phone and has since gone viral on the internet.
We are told the invasive TSA procedures currently in use at American airports are necessary to protect us from terrorists but there is a growing concern among citizens that things are out of control. Part of the reason we have arrived at this point is that we have bent over backwards to accommodate politically correct thinking.
The nation of Israel is unique because it is in a constant state of virtual war with its neighbors. Israel is surrounded by nations bent on its destruction. As expected, airport security in Israel is tight. Yet, their approach to security is much different than in the USA. In Israel, racial profiling is part of the security process. According to an article found at Breitbart.com, Ariel Merari an Israeli terrorism expert, says ethnic profiling is both effective and unavoidable. “It’s foolishness not to use profiles when you know that most terrorists come from certain ethnic groups and certain age groups. A bomber on a plane is likely to be Muslim and young, not an elderly Holocaust survivor. We’re talking about preventing a lot of casualties, and that justifies inconveniencing a certain ethnic group.”
The headline for The Drudge Report on November 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm PST, reads, “The Terrorists Have Won” with an image of an older, caucasian nun in full habit submitting to a TSA “pat down.” Most sensible people would not suspect a Roman Catholic nun of terrorist intent. I doubt the nun was as brash as John Tyner, but I have no doubt it is time to revamp airport security in the USA. Perhaps it is time we learned something about airport security from the nation of Israel.
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