A Question

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… regarding what defensive action was taken by the U.S. military on September 11, 2001 when four airliners were hijacked all at the same time. There might have been some fighters in the air over New York after one of the airliners hit the World Trade Center, but nobody got shot down, or even challenged. Nothing much happened by way of air defense after the second plane hit the second tower, either, or when the other two airliners were pretty much known to be up to no good.

And now, five years later, apparently you can still hop in a light plane, fly right into New York City and crash into a skyscraper.

So here’s my question: Exactly what has the government been doing for the past five years to “make us safer” from terrorists? I mean aside from pissing off the entire Islamic world, alienating most of our allies and allowing two members of the “axis of evil” to get atomic bombs.

I guess if I were a terrorist, I’d be loading up my Cessna with explosives and getting ready to meet the 72 virgins in Manhattan.

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4 Replies to “A Question”

  1. I don’t know much about flying small planes, but it’s inexcusable that the government keeps yielding to the pilots of such and letting them course through the cities of America and over the downtown areas. I don’t care how much fun it is for the pilots. Others have fun jumping off of high places and opening their parachutes halfway down, but it’s not legal to jump off of skyscrapers, you notice. Fuck a bunch of sight-seeing airplane nuts, let ’em suffer! These two could just as easily have wiped out a dozen kids at a birthday party in one of those apartments. What’s so cool about that?

  2. Ron – Of course it would be terrible if they were just joyriding and people were hurt or killed, but I was wondering how they got past Homeland Security and right into the heart of New York. Isn’t the President telling us we’re safer now?

  3. I was wondering the same thing. I heard one “expert” say that a small plane won’t do any more damage than a large truck if it crashes into something. In other words, we should also be afraid of large trucks which, of course, would be impossible to restrict. It all scares me. Expecially since the term “explosives” itself is so much more dangerous these days.

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