TERRORISM: Re: looking for solutions

From: Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 11:57:27 MDT

>From: Ken Clements <Ken@Innovation-On-Demand.com>

>>"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:

>>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

>As indicated by S.J. above, I do not think we need to look for new
>solutions. It is the idea that hijacking equals death of the
>passengers, and perhaps thousands of others on the ground, that
>will stop this. When people understand this, a hijacking
>situation reverts to the deepest primal human response. No matter
>what weapons they have, it would be very difficult for a few to
>stand against a mob ofover a hundred humans who have reverted to
>lizard brain.

Indeed now that the cat is out of the bag this is unlikely to work
in the future, and I'm sure additional safeguards will be added.
(maybe a bulkhead between pilots and passengers).

Another possibility is some sort of international database for air
travelers, maybe everyone using a passport everywhere with an
instacheck system like we use for guns.


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