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Originally posted by MrSpad
A 2 inch knife on a plane is about as effective as a plastic fork as a weapon.
Originally posted by Gridrebel
S&F OP, another straw on the camels back. I did a search on Sulaiman Abu Ghaith's 22 page rant and can't find much. Does anyone have a source for the complete document or is it even available? It would be nice to know what else he has said.
By the way OP, I hope the reason you're not going to post is because of negative comments. Everyone has their opinions and we all know what they're like. Just ignore them.
Originally posted by prophetboy12
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Now lets look at Fast and Furious. Guns to our enemies over the boarder. Sequester and take agents off the boarder and make immigration problems more dangerous. I Think were being set up!!!!!!!!! again.
Originally posted by Hefficide
Knives on planes, at this point, regardless of personal feelings, are a non-sequitur concerning the potential for another 9/11 type event. It was not the box cutters that enabled 9/11 - it was expectation. Up until 9/11 being hijacked didn't mean getting flown into a building and killed - it meant getting taken to some out of the way airport for some sort of stand-off. Thus the crews and passengers that sad September day were not thinking in terms of having to stop the hijackers from doing what they did as there was no precedent for what they did.
Those passengers almost surely felt that the greatest danger to them would be an overzealous rescue operation on a tarmac - not what actually happened.
Now the paradigm and understandings have shifted. A man, or group of men with small knives will never be able to take another plane - as the did on 9/11 because the passengers, this time around, will react and behave quite differently now.