Dade wrote:I tend to agree with you, Coach, but the majority of Americans believe it's necessary.
It's ridiculous. Locking the freaking captain's door is all we needed to do to prevent the 9/11 issue. Well, that and the idiot Bush listening to his intelligence personnel. That and making the idiot intelligence personnel work together and do their fucking job. But, instead we punish the general populace for the incompetence of a few.
That's a little naive, in my opinion. Certain truths exist and saying that all we needed to do was lock the door to the cabin is all we need to do is to deny those truths.
The reason that 911 worked wasn't because the cockpit door was unlocked. It was because, until then, we never fathomed the possibility that a hijacker was hijacking a plane to use it as a weapon and kill himself in the process. Air crews were trained to cooperate with the hijackers and to do as they were told. The 9/11 hijackers knew this and used it to their advantage. In fact, the people who resisted and caused the fourth plane to crash in that field only did what they did because they were on the phones and had learned about the other three planes.