If there is one word which makes all liberals jump upright in self-righteous fury, it is called “profiling” and they see it as something evil. What it comes down to is to look at what a criminal or terrorist looked like in past events, and then creating a profile for the police or intelligence agencies to look for right now. History in motion then.
A normal person will not be bothered with such things, at the end of the day it is so that profiling works very well. For instance, we know that the average white woman in America will have 2.5 kids and be married twice in her life. We know what certain age groups spend and on what and we know how many sexual partners the average person has, gay or heterosexual. We know this because we did profiling and it happens everywhere. Yes, every time you complete an online survey you are being fed into a data base and the marketers will know what you are looking for and what you like or dislike. On the internet we call it “spyware” and everyone does so. You can conduct your own experiment - start sending emails to mates on washing machines, and I guarantee you, after you did that and completed a few searches for washing machines, you will get spam mail selling washing machines. The words have been picked up and they know, and so you are targeted. Whatever you search or do online is stored and analysed. Even Facebook (and other sites, not only them) - from time to time you are asked to show your interests, and guess what, when someone advertises, he marks off, this or that interest, and so targets his advertisements to what is called an “audience.” There is no such thing as a free ride, lunch or website. Not at all. So I am sure you get the picture.
In counter terrorism, which is mostly what the GMJ Books are about when not about the love story between Angelique Dawson and Geoffrey Foxtrot, profiling will be discussed in greater detail in the new book, GMJ 21, not written yet but will be soon. There are interesting facts about profiling: We know for instance what a potential suicide bomber, like the 9/11 “pilots” bank accounts look like and we can flag such accounts and prevent further criminal acts. We know the age and gender of most Muslim extremists and we know how they operate and what they do. This is interesting because all terrorism stays a crime at the end of the day, a police matter combined with Special Forces and secret agents. Rarely can an infantry line unit do much, they have no counter terrorism function and note please, there is a big difference between counter terrorism and counter insurgency and conventional war, unless you know the differences and you will, if your read GMJ, you cannot compare them. I am not insulting the infantry lads.
Why then, if we have a winning system of identifying terrorists and criminals are the liberals among us whining so much about it? Are they soft on crime and terrorism? You figure that out, I don’t know because they whine like jet engines when the crime or terrorism struck home to where they live, then suddenly they have no problem with “police brutality” and whatever else. But in general, they say that profiling is unfair because they fear that race groups are targeted. Well, in a place like America the statistics will show that by far the majority of inmates are black men, same here and unlike there I think social injustices do play a large role in their misfortune here, we live in a place with no jobs and an economy being ruined by bad leadership. Yet, the facts, and it is facts, cannot be stated openly because that would be wrong, racist, according the liberals. Of course, profiling does not say every black man is a criminal or every Muslim is a terrorist, not at all, it indicates (not proven beyond doubt, shows, points) that the majority of previously caught criminals or terrorist, are black males or Muslim males, coming from a certain country or countries, in a certain age group, receiving certain incomes in a certain way from a certain country known as Saudi Arabia. And this according to the liberals is so wrong that the entire system of profiling must be banned even if efficient. I believe and many others agree, that such thinking is plainly ridiculous and just another example of human rights taken to absurd lengths. To protect the innocents, profiling must be done, and it must be followed up and the word must be spread to the terrorist hunters. There is no other way and if the indications in profiling is unfortunate, then wake up and change your ways. Stop whining.
George M James is a pseudo name for the author and used for security reasons. He is an expert on counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency operations in sub-Saharan Africa, a military historian and published author of more than 50 books. In the GMJ Series, you will learn about Covert Operations, Special Forces techniques, current political analyses and military history not known outside the select few. Every GMJ Book is based on historical fact and often what is revealed in a GMJ Book is published by the mainstream media a short while later. Many of the GMJ Books are used as training material by Police Forces (SWAT) across the world. Note please that GMJ does not claim to have served in South African Army or Police Special Forces.