Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
reply to post by eriktheawful
Because you are talking about incoming traffic to US airspace. 9/11 was domestic traffic.
Now, I might be wrong here...but didn't they claim that the reason for no timely response from the Pentaghon was because they sent interceptors
towards Atlantic, thinking it was an outside attack or something along those lines...
Than it makes no sense...because..if it were an outside threat, they would have detected it long before entering it's airspace...wouldn't they ?
Only the domestic traffic was an apparent blind spot....
So why than send them towards Atlantic, when you know that any outside threat would have been detected ?
Don't quote me on this one...I haven't been into 9/11 lately...so might have mixed up some reports.
Take a look at the situation then:
Up until that date, commercial jets were hijacked with ransom demands, or blown up while still in the sky.
No one was using them as a weapon before then.
No one on the jets got on a radio and sent messages as to their intents. They just did it with no announcements made.
So you get a building hit. No one has any idea what the heck is going on. Was it an accident or not?
Another building gets hit. Now you're trying to figure out what is going on. Was one an accident, and the other on purpose? Where did these planes
A third building get's hit. Now it's become obvious, and you're trying to figure out what jets are not where they are suppose to be, which ones are
a threat. Are their others? Could ones with their transponders still on and in their flight paths also be a threat? Do we shoot all the planes out of
the sky? What if that third one was it? (it wasn't but the 4th didn't make it). What if their are 10 more?
Not the same as having aircraft coming in from outside our air space.
Now for that: jets coming in from our air space.
Military jets? Okay, well they are going to need a staging area. If they take off from NK, they are going to be watched and tracked all the way, if
they approach US air space, they'll be warned to stay out. If they continue, the moment they enter US air space, they are shot down. End of it right
If it's from a staging area......where? How many air craft carries does NK have? Hmmm?
Or are we thinking Dr. Fumanchu and a secret island that no one knows about? (starting to sound like something out of a James Bond movie now).
Wait! I got it. NK has secret air bases in Canada! Or maybe Mexico........right?
This isn't going to work for them. They'd have to do the same thing that was done on 9/11. Hijack commercial jets that are already here.
But keep in mind: protocols now are different than they were before 9/11