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  •  Well, that and... (4+ / 0-)

    The 9/11 hijackers broke the social convent of the action.  Namely, if you cooperate and give into my demands, you will get out of this alive.  Now that the social contract has been broken, people will rush a hijacker, even if he has a knife or gun.

    'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

    by RichM on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:11:58 AM PST

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    •  The half life of this tactic (1+ / 0-)
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      was from the time the third plane was hijacked until Flight 93.  No one wielding a knife or any other weapon is going to succeed against an entire flight full of passengers since they know assume they will die anyway, so why not take a shot at stopping it.  Ask Richard Reid how well that worked out for him.

    •  Rush a hijacker. And likely get seriously injured (2+ / 0-)
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      or killed.

      I'll say it again....this is a crazy thread. All these people posting comments that seem to imply that as long as the flight deck is secure, everything is fine.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:07:43 AM PST

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      •  I know, right?! (0+ / 0-)

        Crazy is the right word.  I was a flight attendant so this hits a little close to home.

        Seriously, I'm mindboggled at some of these comments.

        We all made this journey for a reason. -- President Barack Obama (February 10, 2007)

        by arabian on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 11:00:28 PM PST

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