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Tom Clancy Scenario - How To Preven Foreign Planes  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Tom Clancy scenario - how to preven foreign planes from deliberately crashing into important US buildings?

If any of you read "Executive Orders" by author Tom Clancy, then you know what I'm talking about... (a JAL pilot crashed into the U.S. Capitol deliberately, eliminating every member of the U.S. governement, except Jack Ryan, who became the president)

Are there safeguards agains foreign airline pilots from doing what the terrorists did on 9/11? Obviously when the flight originated from overseas(Europe or Asia), it has little fuel left and can only cause smaller damages... It seems like all the attention in improving security has been directed at domestin U.S. airline opereation.

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User currently offlineJet Joc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

That scenario you are talking about came from 'Debt of Honor'. Executive Orders was about the bio-terrorism from Iran which infected the US with the Ebola virus.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

I shouldn't have opened this thread. I was planning to read "Executive orders" and "Debt of Honor". I guess I'll have to find something else to read...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

The obvious:

Fighters or SAM batteries around important cities.

Move airports away from major cities, and close ones that are close by, like DCA.

Note that most foreign carrier security was (And is still) much better than the US domestic security, even after 9/11.


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

I'm in the middle of The Bear and the Dragon - gripping stuff!!  Big thumbs up

User currently onlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

actually the ebola virus and a JAL 747 crashing into the Capitol are both in Executive Orders if memory serves me correctly.

SOrry to ruin it for others


User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

No, the JAL crash was at the VERY END of Debt of Honor. Executive Orders opens IMMEDIATELY AFTER the crash.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Ebola Virus was Rainbow Six....

Actually once you secure against the planes, you have another problem...

Clive Cussler's new novel has a giant Liquid Natural Gas supertanker running aground at full speed into lower Manhattan and exploding right at (what was) the World Trade Center.

Spooky.


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