Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Crying wolf?

Yet another incident on an aircraft:

Report: 12 passengers arrested after diverted Northwest flight lands

I hate to even think this, but do you suppose that the jihadis are getting smart, creating non-events so that no one will believe it when it's the real thing? Anyone? Anyone?

2 comments:

Hunter said...

Not sure about them using assets to create false positives, although it is possible.

Based on other reports about "dry runs", I could see them attempting certain behaviors to see what triggers a response and what is ignored. Or trying to quietly test things like cell communications with the ground, to see if someone on the ground could signal detonation with a cell...

And don't forget another choice - they were stupid. We must always allow for that. :)

Rich said...

I don't know if we'll ever become blasé enough to forget that people monkeying around with airliners brought 9/11 about.

At least I hope not...

-Rich