Friday, December 25, 2009

Orange Update: Overpowered

clipped from
A Nigerian man tried to set off an explosive device aboard a U.S. passenger plane as it approached Detroit Friday, but was overpowered by passengers and crew and the aircraft landed safely, U.S. officials said.

The suspect suffered third-degree burns and was taken into custody.

The passengers, two of whom suffered minor injuries, disembarked safely from the Delta Air Lines plane, which had departed from Amsterdam.

"We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism," a White House official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Really, screening doesn't matter much since 9-11 other than to try to keep explosives and guns off the planes. Everyone knows now that they need to attack anyone suspicious with full force or you're for sure going to end up a shower of cinders anyway.

Letting the passengers have knives is probably a good thing as long as we make sure there's lots of them aboard.