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  •  Why do we have to? (3+ / 0-)

    Really.  Why?  Is the purpose to make the airports the target, so terrorists don't try hitting Times Square or something?  Oh, wait.

    The answer to the question of flying planes in buildings was to secure the cockpit.

    The goal is appropriate levels of vigilance, not insanity.

    •  Securing the cockpit would have done nothing (0+ / 0-)

      to stop a competent shoe bomber. Since you're thinking of 9/11 there's little reason to think there can't be shoe bombers just as competent as the guys who learned to fly jumbo jets by playing computer games.

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