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Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:34 am

Why didn't they?? They didn't have guns, and I am sure the number of terrorists were less then the number of passengers.

May those who died be in a better place.
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:37 am

I wondered that myself. I think if I saw some knife wielding nut I'd take my carry-on bag and bash their skull in. One thing is they could of had some kind of explosive like a hand grenade.
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:40 am

They probably made false threats like "I'll blow this thing if any of you try anything stupid" so the pax figured the nut would get the plane down and demand money to release them. I don't think they realized what their fate was until it was just too late. Sad
 
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:43 am

good point I Like To Fly. But I know I would still try to attempt to take him down, after I crap my pants.
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:44 am

How can you ask a question like that?.... how the hell do you know what was going on onboard those planes.
 
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:46 am

I don't know what was going on up there, I am curious.
And I did ask that question.

But from what the lady said on the phone, they have knives and box cutters.

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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:51 am

The terrorists that could accomplish the horror of this magnitude were, in the first place, highly organized and well trained. They probably went through all the possiblilites and scenarios. The case of passenger resistance was very likely one of them. It is almost certain that the pax didn't know that they were all going down until the very last moment, and that the terrorists did everything they could to create panic and prevent any thoughts of resistance.

The real question here is: why didn't the CIA, with its multi-billion dollar resources, manage to prevent, or at least warn about the possibility for this sort of operation. This tragedy will have to lead to fundamental reconsiderations of the U.S. defense policy, and, of course, airline security measures.

The fact is: the American trillion dollar military machine is unable to defend us from this sort of attack.
 
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:52 am

Monte, another very good point. I feel aweful for the people in the air, and the pilots.
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorist

Wed Sep 12, 2001 3:26 pm

Re: the CIA

you know those $300 rebate checks.....

Sorry, but I need some humor after today.
 
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorist

Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:36 pm

Please, let's stop speculating about what happened onboard the aircrafts, the whole thing is terrible enough. Maybe there will be some light on that matter when they find the black boxes and cockpit voice recorders, analyse them and release data to the media.
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Passengers overthrowing hijackers only works in movies, in my opinion.

The question is, how was it possible to hijack four (!) planes in the USA at the same time, from the two biggest airlines?



 
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:53 pm

another difficulty on passengers or crew teaming up on a well-trained team is position.
They were in the cockpit, probably with an armed man in the cockpit door.
The only way to get past that person is to attack headon, and you have no weapon while he does. There is also not enough room for several people to attack at once so it is one on one. As their intentions were probably not made clear (hijackings happen more often, mostly the aircraft is put down somewhere and the passengers deplane after some work by police) it would also be considered not needed as they would be all right soon. We are talking Americans here, the police will solve this situation soon, right?
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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 5:08 pm

I heard that a british journalist who knows very well Ben Laden was warned that a major attack on US interests was scheduled.
However, the CIA didn't see it coming.
They probably had much helps from insiders.


By the way, it could make some people reconsider their opinion about the flight TWA 800.

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RE: Why Didn't The Passengers Team Up On Terrorists?

Wed Sep 12, 2001 5:09 pm

This is what we were talking about at work.

3-5 terrorists sure if 8-12 civlians are stabbed its not to bad, your gonna die anyway

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