Spelling of Foreign Names and Terror Tracking

Gerry writes \”Just thinking how this little problem reminds me of library issues…..

1) name authority, 2) romanization, 3) immigrant records and genealogy, anyone?\”

The Story says computerized databases at the FBI, CIA,
Immigration and Naturalization Service and
other agencies bulge with lists of suspected
terrorists. Some of the names identify actual
terrorists. Others are aliases, misspellings,
alternative spellings or misidentifications of
putative bad guys. And without extensive
fieldwork, there is no way to tell them apart.