Re: TERRORISM: looking for solutions

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 10:18:03 MDT

On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Greg Burch wrote:

> I think the risk of a repeat attack using the same methods by the same
> group or similar ones is very low. The 9/11/01 attacks have put a spotlight
> on the gaping security holes that the attackers were able to exploit and
> those holes will now be plugged. The cost of plugging them WILL likely
> bankrupt a number of airlines, though and, in that, the terrorists will have
> secured yet another victory.

If nothing else, the passengers probably reacted with the assumption that,
like all previous hijackings, they were to be held for some sort of
ransom. If they knew that they were going to die anyway, they would
fight. This is apparently what happened on the flight that crashed in
Pennslyvania. It is going to be a hell of a lot harder to hijack any
plane again in the future.

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