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?


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...