"Terror in the Skies, Again?"

Jim Dixon jdd at dixons.org
Mon Jul 26 06:29:23 PDT 2004

On Mon, 26 Jul 2004, ken wrote:

> > Sounds to me like Al-Qaeda is just getting the most mileage they can out
> > of their little PR Event a couple of years ago. They don't even need to
> > blow up anything to get the most bang for their buck.
> >
> > Hell, in this story the biggest threat was the incompetence of the airline.
> Assuming its true (*) the one security breach is the action of the
>   cabin crew member who tried to reassure this woman by going on
> about air marshalls.   That security breach should certainly get
> them sacked, and probably interrogated by the men in cheap suits.
> Or does she assume that apparently nervous middle-aged
> middle-class white women can't be bombers?
> (*)  (which it might be, US print journalistic standards are
> higher than our British ones - if I read this in a UK paper like
> the Dally Mail or the Sun I'd assume it was some rambling racist
> fantasy put ion as political propaganda - on the other hand our
> broadcast journalism is mostly better than yours, so there)

The article was reprinted in the News Review section of yesterday's
Sunday Times (which Americans seem to prefer calling "the London

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