April 2, 2010

REMEMBER WHEN THAT USED TO BE RACIST?:

U.S. to use profiling checks for incoming flights: The new system is a response to an attempt to blow up a plane last year by a Nigerian passenger (David S. Cloud, 4/02/10, LA Times)

The Obama administration will announce Friday a new screening system for flights to the United States under which passengers who fit an intelligence profile of potential terrorists will be searched before boarding their flight, a senior administration official said.

The procedures, which have been approved by President Obama, are aimed at preventing another terror attack like the one attempted by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian suspected of ties to al Qaeda who tried to blow up an airliner Christmas Day with a bomb hidden in his under wear, the official said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2010 5:46 AM
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