Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
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The Singapore Government has announced that Mas Selamat Kastari, the Jemaah Islamiyah leader on the run from Singapore was planning to hijack a British or a Singapore Airlines aircraft and crash it into Singapore's award winning Changi airport.
Mas Selamat said his aim was to stop the US attack on Afghanistan but the leader has fled to Thailand as previously reported in other threads.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6341 posts, RR: 56 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Terrorists will want to create terror. They don't think about why they should do it, or whether it would solve any problems. Even with all the heightened security, I am afraid to say it is still very very easy for a professional to hijack a plane.
Flyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 744 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1477 times:
As Cx_flyboy said, the idea is to create terror. That's wot terroists do, it would have scared even more people and those that are starting to fly again. It would have a massive impact on SQ and SIN. He could crash the plane where other planes with pax on them and caused thousands of deaths.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
I think it was immature and it's good that plan foiled. What are they doing to do for their cause? Not much. People distance themselves from their Muslim religion as "normal" Muslims try and distance themselves away but to a non-muslim it just makes them lose respect for Muslims.... if you know what I mean.
Anyway, thank God that didn't happen. It would've been a completed disaster
Nightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1187 times:
Well as far as I'm concerned, the attack was foiled. As long as the civilized world can foil these attacks time and time again, we can eliminate terrorism. Now that airline security is taking a HUGE step forward, terrorists like Mas Selamat will be crapping their pants and fleeing in vain from our brothers in law enforcement. Remember, the allied forces against terrorism around the globe will ultimately prevail in the war against terrorism !
Deltaownsall From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
FlyBoeing-nice to hear why a 744 is such a great plane for hijacking, when I'm flying on SQ 744s in and out of SIN like 6 times this summer,including flights to and from BKK Oh well...I kick terrorists' asses when they get up to upper deck raffles class But seriously...how are they thinking that this would stop the war on Afghanistan? This shows that some terrorists really are just out to kill and cause terror...any info on if this guy has been/is being apprehended by anyone?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 7710 posts, RR: 55 Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1047 times:
Does anyone know anything about this? Really? I'm sure loads of people (including a contributor to Airliners.net, TropicalSkies, who flew a light plane into a bank building in Florida) have had the thought in the wake of what happened last year, but I doubt this guy was particularly serious. I'm not saying it's impossible, in fact a major act of violence against the west is almost inevitable with what's happening in the middle east, but this particular incident sounds like it was never going to amount to much. One disaffected nutter doesn't have the wherewithall or resources to do anything on this scale. More likely the Singapore gov't are trying to look sexy.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6341 posts, RR: 56 Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1012 times:
Years ago a plot was unveiled in the Philippines where two UA 744s were going to be blown up simultaneously; one over Kowloon City on finals to Kai Tak, and I forget where the other was. Fortunately, it never happened as that would have killed thousands.
Docpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1938 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 991 times:
Cedarjet: I agree with you. Even I can say " I AM GOING TO HIJACK A BA PLANE FROM SYDNEY AND CRASH IT INTO CHANGI ON 22nd July 2002" And then start drawing a rough map of the plane, take some photos of Sydney airport, mark "Kill zones" on a map of Changi Airport which I can obtain easily from one of their information counters... Hmm. All this will be used as evidence against me won't it?
And crashing a plane into Singapore's airport, which 99.99% of Americans haven't heard of and the other 0.01% only think of it as a place where you get flogged for chewing gum.... they'd probably think we're an islamic state too and wonder why islamic states are starting to fight with one another. Bush will probably go 'Where? What? What Singapore??'. It will not have stopped the US airstrikes in Afghanistan.
A major act of terror requires an enormous amount of resources. Singapore is a small densely population city of 4 million people. As such, it'll be impossible to plan such an attack without anyone squealing on you or finding out. Even in the best of times, the massive internal security apparatus of this country is very effective.