Once again, another "black 11" (9/11 N.Y., 3/11 MAD). Maybe someone can say that the second one is not related with aviation... Well... Could be. Terrible episodes in human history.
Some airline (LY to be exact) has armed marshals in their flights. An excellent record of no incidents due to tight security (in the ground and in the air).
I heard (not official information) that some recent cancelled flights from BA and AF from London and Paris to US cities, were because the denial of UK and France to use marshals in their flights, and some pressure from the US on this point? Of course all are rumors... But, are they today justify?
Do we imitate El Al security policy?