[funsec] Biometric "gated communities" in Baghdad

Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah rMslade at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 23 11:29:36 CDT 2007


From:           	"Richard M. Smith" <rms at computerbytesman.com>
Date sent:      	Mon, 23 Apr 2007 08:16:38 -0400

> U.S. military is walling off at least 10 of Baghdad's most violent
> neighborhoods and using biometric technology to track some of their residents,
> creating what officers call "gated communities" in an attempt to carve out oases
> of safety in this war-ravaged city.

Aside from the use of biometrics, interesting use of terminology.  Are these 
actually "gated communities" (to protect "our kind") or "ghettos" (to keep the 
nasty people locked away from us)?

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