posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 07:22 AM
Here is a story that makes me think that we have gone almost too far in our trying to prevent terrorism.
"US Air Force jets were only minutes away from shooting down an aircraft carrying a senior politician after it entered restricted airspace over
Washington last month, officials said yesterday."
then the article continues...
"The crisis, on June 9, stemmed from a broken transponder, the system that emits a signal to the air traffic controllers, on Mr Fletcher's aircraft.
His pilot alerted the Federal Aviation Administration but the advice was not passed on to the military and homeland security officials around
Ok, look, technology fails, I work as an IT Specialist and if there is one thing I know, its that computers will stop working. Eventually something
terrible will result because of our being on high alert. But then again, maybe we will prevent something terrible too. I guess it is just the price we
have to pay.