Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Leave it to zee Germans to figure out a way to increase airport efficiency in the Warren Terrah age.  Reuters:

German airports should consider "profiling" passengers, a controversial practice used by other countries that risks discriminating passengers according to criteria such as religious and ethnic background.

The chief executive of the Duesseldorf airport, Christoph Blume, said in a German daily newspaper on Tuesday that grouping passengers into different categories of risk could put an end to the ever-growing number of security checks.

"Every new incident leads to further controls and security measures. This results in a race to upgrade equipment that at some point will reach their technological and operating limits," Blume told the Rheinische Post.

"This way (through profiling), control systems could be more effectively employed for the well-being of all participants," he said.

Considering not even the Israelis think profiling is effective (it just shifts the terrorist recruiting to those who don't fit the profile) I have to wonder how this is more "efficient".

Oh, and I'll the let the irony of a German proposing something like this sink in for a bit.

Have a nice day.

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