Janet Napolitano will be visiting Israel in the coming days and plans to meet with Israeli airport security officials because they do such a sterling job of rooting out Arab terror by profiling any traveler with any personal quality or characteristic that smacks remotely of being Arab or an Arab sympathizer. That’s sure a perspective we want to introduce into American airline screening procedures. Racial profiling…yup, that’s a concept whose time has come.
And while she’s at it, Napolitano might want to begin making discreet inquiries about a possible future visit to Israel by her boss, Pres. Obama. It seems that his middle name will be a dead giveaway to Israeli security agents to give him the treatment regarding his entirely suspicious background: born in an African partly-Muslim country, Arab middle name, dark skin, clearly pro-Palestinian views, hobnobbing with suspected terrorists, previous visits to Arab countries, etc. Remember what they did to Donna Shalala? And she was coming to Israel to address an anti-BDS conference! While Napolitano is at it she should make sure that there’s no Arab ancestry in her Italian background. And get rid of any visits to Arab countries on her passport. It might raise red flags when she goes through security herself.
It would be a tad embarrassing if, after Air Force One lands at Ben Gurion instead of a triumphal President descending the plane’s stairway to a smiling reception from Prime Minster Netanyahu and his cabinet, instead he’s greeted by some Shabak flunkies who enter the plane, refuse to let him disembark, and pester him with questions and challenges about his suspect past.
It appears that Napolitano has drunk the Kool Aid offered by Israeli security consultants who, after two recent U.S. airline terror scares, were trying to peddle the notion that Israeli security procedures were far superior at rooting out the rotten Arab apples. What will it take to put this ridiculous notion to rest? Perhaps a stab in the heart like the killing of Dracula? Oops, this will get me in trouble if I ever try to enter Israel myself again. I’ve appeared to advocate violence against Israeli security procedures. Just in case, let me point out that this was a metaphorical statement. I don’t like the procedures. Stabbing them through the heart was a figure of speech. Though I doubt Shabak agents have ever studied literature or even rhetoric so the nuance will be lost on them.