Fighting back
Posted by aogFriday, 26 March 2010 at 19:02 TrackBack Ping URL

I want to touch on this comment by Hey Skipper

The common strategy prior to 9/11 was to accede to hijacker demands in order to ensure passenger safety.

How do I know? I was flying for a passenger airline then.

You will, of course, remember hijackings where airplanes flew all over heck and gone, and had hijackers in the cockpit all the while.

After 9/11, the common strategy changed completely. No matter how many pax are getting killed in back, the crew will take the airplane to the closest suitable airport where it will be met with armed force.

Has anyone else noticed how many fewer hijackings have occurred since this change? Another one for the pacifism kills files.

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erp Friday, 26 March 2010 at 19:42

Same thing when people were told not to fight back if attacked whether at home, in their cars or in public places. The bad guys were empowered. Now that’s changed. Lots of the bad guys are in jail and people are empowered and even carry guns. Much better this way.

Hey Skipper Saturday, 27 March 2010 at 11:16

The oddest thing about the common strategy was that it meant we would always do what we swore never to do: negotiate with terrorists.

No one I knew of, including yours truly, sussed that. Just as no one imagined Islamists would recapitulate the Divine Wind.

The new strategy, combined with intrusion resistant cockpit doors, and a significant number of armed pilots, means there will be no more hijackings.

Like you say, pacifism kills.

erp:

What, you mean concealed carry has not resulted in a bloodbath? That can’t be; the MSM promised.

erp Saturday, 27 March 2010 at 15:11

You can tell the media were wrong about concealed carry because they are no longer bleating about it.

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