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  • Lessons learned

    Posted by ken on September 14th, 2004 (All posts by )

    Let’s recap.

    On September 11, 2001, hijackers on four separate commercial airliners got their ugly mitts on the controls for the purpose of staging kamikaze attacks.

    The only group of hijackers that failed to complete their kamikaze attacks failed because the good guys, the non-terrorist passengers, fought back.

    This sobering lesson prompted our fearless leaders to institute a new airline security policy that consists of depriving the good guys of everything they could possibly use as a weapon.

    I feel safer already.

    (I’ll be flying later today. I wonder if the security guys would object to me bringing a rock. Probably so…. some terrorist might get hurt with that thing!)


    4 Responses to “Lessons learned”

    1. SparcVark Says:

      I wear heavy boots and make sure I have at least one biggish hardbound book in my carry-on. Better than nothing.

    2. Lee Says:

      They are not depriving “good guys” of weapons: They are disarming all suspects.

      Since 9/11 we are all suspects now.

    3. chris Says:

      I just saw a democratic senator on television 2 days ago decrying the “stonewalling” of this administration that didn’t allow us to “get to the cause” of the 9/11 tragedies..


      How has the cause of the attacks somehow become an unknown?

    4. johnny Says:

      I cant muster the imagination to ‘see’ 4 terrorist even boarding an aircraft where 10% of the passengers ‘might’ be armed.