Trump Is Right on Profiling

In the wake of Orlando, the topic of profiling has come up again via Donald Trump and others. Given the horrific extent of the massacre, this is highly understandable, even though profiling has always struck me as an ironic subject for an obvious reasons: everybody already profiles!

Well, maybe not everybody. Some of those we call leaders (presidents, vice presidents, secretaries of state, etc.) — perpetually cosseted by the Secret Service — have the luxury of pontificating in true morally narcissistic fashion about the supposed evils of this activity and demanding their minions follow suit. The rest of us live in the real world. We profile.

  • Frances

    Want to bet the secret service and other agencies who provide security to politicians and high-profile types profile all the time.

  • BillyHW

    Trump is like a stopped clock that’s right 20,000 times a day.

  • Jay Harper

    Only one Airline in the world has never had a high jacking:
    El Al, the Israeli airline, because they profile.

    • Almost:
      “El Al Flight 426 was an El Al passenger flight hijacked on July 23, 1968 by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), setting off a wave of hijackings by the PFLP.”

      But profiling put a stop to it.

      And when Jews/Israelis say “never again” they mean “never again”. And they don’t ask permission from the U.N. to go after their enemies:

      “Operation Entebbe was a successful counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976.[6] A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers had been hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine…and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells…The operation took place at night. Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda for the rescue operation…”