posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 11:59 PM
You, yes You are a potential terrorist.
Welcome to the very real and impending concepts of Pre-Crime, and Thought Police Folks...
Which Travelers Have 'Hostile Intent'?
Biometric Device May Have the Answer
By JONATHAN KARP and LAURA MECKLER
August 14, 2006; Page B1
At airport security checkpoints in Knoxville, Tenn. this summer, scores of departing passengers were chosen to step behind a curtain, sit in a
metallic oval booth and don headphones.
With one hand inserted into a sensor that monitors physical responses, the travelers used the other hand to answer questions on a touch screen about
their plans. A machine measured biometric responses -- blood pressure, pulse and sweat levels -- that then were analyzed by software. The idea was to
ferret out U.S. officials who were carrying out carefully constructed but make-believe terrorist missions....
Neither the TSA nor Suspect Detection Systems Ltd., the Israeli company, will discuss the Knoxville trial, whose primary goal was to uncover the
designated bad guys, not to identify threats among real travelers. They won't even say what questions were asked of travelers, though the system is
generally designed to measure physical responses to hot-button questions like "Are you planning to immigrate illegally?" or "Are you smuggling
At 200,000 of your bucks a piece, these machines are being trial ran as a new technology for Airport Security yet amount to little more than a
fancified Polygraph. Apparently traveling by air will include submitting to a polygraph?
New Israeli system IDs terrorists without profiling
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Friday, June 24, 2005
TEL AVIV — An Israeli company has developed a system to identify past and potential terrorists.
The company said the system uses polygraph-like tools to identify insurgents — even when they do not have weapons — within three minutes.
The passenger places his passport on a scanner and the other hand on a sensor. He is then asked to answer written questions indicated by the passport
while a special detector measures physiological responses.
Executives said the SDS-VR-1000 system, meant to replace human selectors, was based on the expertise of former officials from the Mossad and Israel
Former MOSSAD and ISA officials contracted with handling US Airport security... Great.
Israeli airport technology detects intent of terrorists
9 May 2005
Built to replace human selectors or random check ups of visitors, the SDS-VR-1000 is based on the assumption that sophisticated terrorists might not
be included in suspect lists....
According to Shoval, the SDS system is a truly unique product, one that could only have been developed in the cultural and political climate of
Yeah Shoval, that's what worries me buddy.
Before you ask me what's wrong with beefing up airline security, let's have a look at the list of what they consider to be their 'potential
Police and Security Forces, Government Agencies, Airlines, Port Authorities, Custom, Drug Agencies, Banks, Homeland Security.
Sounds like a Hollywood Movie? Shoval apprently agrees...
Consider it a personal polygraph machine, that will make air travelers infinitely safer, says SDS CEO Shabtai Shoval, a former division manager at
Comverse Technology who founded SDS along with former head of the Israel Police's polygraph division Yeshayahu Horowitz and former deputy Mossad
chief Amiram Levin.
"Our system makes an initial assessment within three minutes. If the system identifies a suspect, he can be sent to a personal agent to complete the
investigation," Shoval said. Shoval explained that the inspiration his journey from Comverse to airport security was spurred by the September 11
attacks, as well as a viewing of a Tom Cruise movie.
"I happened to see the movie Minority Report - with Tom Cruise. I thought to myself, how great it would be to be able to prophesize a crime before it
happens," he told ISRAEL21c.
"Among my staff in the telemarketing division of Comverse were two people formerly from the Shabak (Israel's General Security Services). After 9-11,
we said to ourselves, maybe we should change direction toward the field of homeland security. 'What's the major problem that 9-11 has presented to
the world,' we asked?
"Our conclusion was the fundamental issue that international terrorism has gotten sophisticated enough to enable terrorists to get into the target
country without any weapons and with their own identity. Therefore, they can then create a strategic terror attack from within, without carrying in
any means with them," he said....
"As they say in the movies, we have the technology to do this."
Precrime folks, from the CEO of the company himself.
Shouldn't we be looking for um, I don't know, weapons or bombs rather than some ambiguous hostile intent based on some automated racial profiling
here? Seems to me that that two hundred thousand of your dollars could be much better spent on Explosives-detection systems or hiring more personel.
With Cameras on the streets, Cameras on School Buses and in Classrooms, NSA Phone Tapping, and who the hell knows what else, don't we have enough Big
Brother in our lives? How long before these machines are in our banks, or our Courtrooms? How long before some Dictatorial Max Hedrom is telling you
that you harbor some hostile intent and can't go to work today? How long are we going to keep contracting out our national security interests to
people like Shabtai Shoval?