Originally posted by Stryke 9:
What I wanna know- why didn't the passengers DO anything? I was expecting it to turn out that a third of the passengers on each plane were terrorists, sufficient numbers to subdue the rest if armed. Instead, we learn that at least in that one plane it was ONE GUY, and all of them were armed with a friggin' half- inch boxcutter!
I don't know about anyone else, but if I knew I was gonna die anyway I'd have jumped the hijacker, no matter what he had on him...
Keep in mind...so far the ONLY flight that we know were the passengers knew they were going to die is the flight that crashed and did not hit it's target. The same one were passengers DID attempt something,..at least cell phone chatter stated this.
Now keep this in mind ppl...until now...ALL hijacked planes we've dealt with were not mass murders.....yes some had several deaths...but never have we had a plane hijacked to be used as a bomb. Thus the crew was under the impression "Ok if I try something ppl may be hurt or worse...but if we wait and play calm and do as we're told we may make it out alive"
This has now changed...bet on if another plane is ever hijacked...the passgeners WILL recall this event and the WILL fight back.
Personally I think Pilots and Co-Pilots should be issued a sidearm with lo velocity rounds (which wouldn't pierce the skin of the plane but still take out a person). If a guy in walking secuirty in a SHOPPING MALL is granted a firearm...WTF isn't the guy running a 747???
But one thing is certain...the world itself is now shaken and as Kazan put it...the Dragon has been awakened. Look at all the counties that have for decades opposed the USA...Cuba...Korea,..etc All coming out against this action and in support of the US? No I don't belive it's 100% because it's a terrible thing to have happened,..I believe with all my heart it's more the point of the US has been hit hard and on home soil,..and the world is shaking because they KNOW we will NOT sit back and tlak this one out. Peral Harbor woke the dragon into WW2 and we know how that went. Those at the root of this will pay,..and bet the US will be a different place from now on.
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