Friday, December 25, 2009

Thoughts on Northwest Airlines Flight 253

If you don't know by now, a Nigerian national affiliated with al Qaeda tried to blowup Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. Fortunately, he was subdued by several other passengers and no one was killed.

Although the White House regards this as an attempted terrorist attack it worries me that people won't take this incident as seriously as they should. This will be chalked up as another Richard Reid like incident. Richard Reid is thought of as a buffoon rather than someone intent on mass murder.

On the other hand, you would think that al Qaeda operatives would know by now that if they hijack commercial aircraft then passengers will fight back.

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