Re: TERRORISM: looking for solutions

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 23:44:49 MDT

>From: Michael Wiik <>

>The attack has already made air travel safer. People on a plane that has
>been hijacked must now and forevermore assume the plane will be used as
>a cruise missile. No more 'stay calm and you wont get hurt'. This should
>highly incentivize the passengers to rush the hijackers.
>Hijacking for hostage-taking purposes seems no longer viable for any
>individual or group. The ante has been raised considerably. Thus, so has
>the difficulty of pulling something like this off ever again.
>I feel safer already.

Roger that. God forbid I'm ever on a plane that gets hijacked. But if I
am, God help that poor hijacker.


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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