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The conspiracy theorists are part of a global "chemtrail" movement that claims jets are spraying toxic chemicals over heavily-populated towns and cities around the world.
"Threats to shoot down aircraft or harming pilots are becoming more prevalent, overt and alarming," says Mike Glynn, a current airline captain and former vice-president of the Australian and International Pilots Association.
While most can be discounted as empty threats, there remains the possibility that some unhinged individual or group may act. It is beginning to cause consternation in pilot ranks.
“the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.”
Originally posted by SpaDe_
I read through that whole article, and funny enough they never source a credible threat made, or any threat at all for that matter. A couple of people waiting to question a pilot is hardly threatening especially when they are doing it in a public place like the airport. This was poor wording for a story title by the writer IMO, because his own article does nothing but talk about the different possibilities of chem/con trails.