Gee! A Oklahoma man caught in his home state of Oklahoma, trying to board a plane with a bomb, and this proves that OVERALL profiling doesn't work? What was his intent in doing so? It's not yet known. Obviously a deranged or mentally disturbed individual. If it is discovered that it was due to a radical Islamic teaching telling him to do so, and he wanted to kill as many American infidels as he could, then some may have an argument. I doubt that is the reasoning we'll discover as to why though. In other words, its not something we are seeing as a consistent
pattern. Can we say the same with the other?
I'm glad he was stupid enough to hide it in his luggage
.... where at AIRPORTS all luggage is screened
. So he was bound to get caught. Why? We have implemented the technology, in this particular instance, that was pretty much gonna catch him - an x-ray machine.
The fact is - we have a situation/climate in this world now were foreign
terrorists from a particular ethnic region/background, and following a perverted form of Islam, have already done so, and continue to target mass transit systems and heavily populated areas, in order to kill as many innocent as possible.
And if some want to naively dismiss that fact, then so be it.
Bu as Jaycint pointed out - how was he caught? Is it feasible to use such screeners at subway stations, such as NYC for example, where large amounts of people are going to and fro? If so - GREAT! Do it!
That is all, and any American, regardless of ideology
, is asking. But the fact is - civil liberties group think that even those search methods are an intrusion and unconstitutional.