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Bwia L-1011 On Terror Webside Sparks Concern  
User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2594 times:

Hey, Guys

I just came across a news article (linked below) that talked about a BWIA Tristar (old color scheme) being posted on a terrorist website and appeared to be exploding. This obviously sparked concern in Trinidad and the Unted States. I have no idea why BWIA was selected; perhaps just a coincidence, or a calculated conspiracy is in the works. The intersting thing is BWIA got rid of it's Tristars a long time ago, and the color scheme was changed even before the Tristars were retired.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article?id=36561175

Neil


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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2549 times:

Absolutely horrid... but then again it could be nothing more than a coincidence. I sincerely doubt that mid-east terror cells will attempt to harm Caribbean or Latin American nations, after all if anyone is feeling the squeeze from American arrogance it aught to be that region.




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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2516 times:

Come on, these idiots, maybe the terrorist who lived in the caribbean region, just found a picture of a plane in an old holiday folder or magazine and used it on their website, being a BWIA plane doesn't mean anything, for them it's no use to do all the hassle to find a likelier plane they want to target, as their point of doom is clear is enough now.


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User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2467 times:

Flybyguy:

I sincerely doubt that mid-east terror cells will attempt to harm Caribbean or Latin American nations

Trinidad & Tobago, agreed, pretty unlikely, but Argentina suffered two Islamist terror attacks in the early '90s (Israeli Embassy in 1992 (26 dead) and AMIA Jewish community centre in 1994 (85 dead)), so nothing can ever be fully ruled out with terrorists...

Two things though:

  • A BWIA plane (obviously not an L-1011) would have one of the highest elements of surprise for an airborne attack. It's a pretty unthinkable scenario for most.


  • At least one of BWIA's L-1011s went to the desert wearing old colours (look closely):



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    Of course, it's implausible that either an L-1011 or a BWIA plane will be used in a terror attack, but it could just as well be a reminder that no aircraft or airline is safe from the threat of hijacking. Remember, surprise is key for terrorists...

    Regards,

    ZXV




    How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
    User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8199 posts, RR: 54
    Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

    Come on guys, 99% of air travellers don't know what plane (or even airline, wot with codeshares n all) they're on. Why would a terrorist / web designer in Yemen give a shit? "Er, Yassin, you building this website on behalf of our glorious struggle against the infidels is great and everything, but you've used a USAirways 737-200, and that type was retired over a year ago. If Osama sees this we'll be in double trouble. Must do better."


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    User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5305 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

    '''A BWIA plane (obviously not an L-1011) would have one of the highest elements of surprise for an airborne attack. It's a pretty unthinkable scenario for most.'''

    That makes it an easy target, don't forget that. They will be less prepared and there will be less security then an El Al plane for example.

    KL911



    User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

    Kl911:

    Re-read the extract:

    '''A BWIA plane (obviously not an L-1011) would have one of the highest elements of surprise for an airborne attack. It's a pretty unthinkable scenario for most.'''

    Already said what you said!  Big grin

    ZXV




    How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
    User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3674 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

    Did anyone catch this at the end of the article?

    "according to the official, "this could have been a photo taken by an amateur and posted on a website dedicated to showing pictures of planes from around the world. From there, anyone could have access to it.""

    Did this photo come from here?

    Just curious - I'm sure they're just using a photo they found somewhere, but that quote sounds like the guy was talking about this site.



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