January 8, 2010
Not only does the government want to see your naked body in full, living color, they also want to read your mind. “A would-be terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind,” reports the Associated Press.
|What would your reaction be if you saw a big blow-up of this image on a wall at the airport?|
An Israeli company is developing a system that matches high technology up with and behavioral psychology. It’s called WeCU, short for “We See You” (the same way Big Brother sees you). It projects images on a wall and monitors reactions of people. “If you strolled through an airport and saw a picture of your mother, Givon explained, you couldn’t help but respond.” Or if you were a terrorist, the logic goes, you’d respond to a terror group logo or other familiar imagery. The reaction to these images could be a darting of the eyes, an increased heartbeat, a nervous twitch or faster breathing, said company CEO Ehud Givon.
If the system observes suspicious behavior, a person is detained and interrogated. “One by one, you can screen out from the flow of people those with specific malicious intent,” Givon said.
Okay, now the problems begin to arise. We are told the underwear bomber and the shoe bomber and a number of other would-be bombers (all of them in fact false flag patsies) are from al-Qaeda, an organization without formal structure and no branding or logo (unlike Hezbollah or Hamas). The only readily identifiable image associated with al-Qaeda is the face of the late Osama bin Laden.
If a large photo of Osama was plastered on the wall at the airport, what would your reaction be? You’d certainly dart your eyes. You may even stand there with your mouth open. You’d likely get special treatment by TSA goons.
[efoods]How about a lie detector test? The Ministry of Homeland Security has actually proposed this. “One system being studied by Homeland Security is called the Future Attribute Screening Technology, or FAST, and works like a souped-up polygraph,” reports the Associated Press. “It would subject people pulled aside for additional screening to a battery of tests, including scans of facial movements and pupil dilation, for signs of deception. Small platforms similar to the balancing boards used in the Nintendo Wii would help detect fidgeting.”
FAST project manager Robert Burns said the system could be made to work passively, scanning people as they walk through a security line.
How many false positives such a harebrained idea would produce is not addressed.
U.S. officials are considering the Israeli model for airport security. Israel practices profiling. “At Ben-Gurion Airport, Jewish Israelis typically pass through smoothly, while others may be taken aside for closer interrogation or even strip searches.” In other words, if you are an Arab or a Palestinian, you will be strip searched and be subjected to body cavity searches.
Imagine the predictable result of this: thousands of people who look like Arabs pulled aside with the ultimate result of producing chaos in airport operation. Don’t count on the dim bulbs hired by the TSA to be capable of telling the difference between Arabs and Mexicans.
This idea, however, thrills the neocons. Blogger and concentration camp apologist Michelle Malkin went on Fox News the other day and said Arabs should be profiled and get the same sort of treatment Arabs endure in Israel.
Finally, the Cato Institute believes airport security should be privatized. Jim Harper, director of information policy at Cato, “concedes that privatizing airport security is probably wishful thinking, and the idea has not gotten any traction.”
Of course it has not gained any traction. Because the idea is not to catch supposed terrorists (who are demonstrably false flag patsies) but is rather part of a government effort to condition the public that it is normal (even patriotic) to submit to unreasonable, dangerous, and invasive “security” measures. Airports are incubators for tyranny and the emerging police state. It has nothing to do with your safety and security. It’s all about conditioning you to submit to government.