Musicians of Terror

Liam’s most recent blog post on Hey Listen linked to an article that scared the crap out of me, so I had to steal it and post it myself. Actually, it will continue to scare me because I’ll be thinking about it every time I fly. As if I’m not paranoid enough already.

My husband immediately walked to the first class section to talk with the flight attendant. I might be overreacting, but I’ve been watching some really suspicious things…Before he could finish his statement, the flight attendant pulled him into the galley. In a quiet voice she explained that they were all concerned about what was going on. The captain was aware. The flight attendants were passing notes to each other. She said that there were people on board higher up than you and me watching the men….

It’s truly disturbing and reads like chapter in a Tom Clancy novel, with one unfortunate difference: The story is NOT fiction. Plus, it only happened a couple of weeks ago. Read it in it’s entirety.

I understand the concept that air marshals need to stay quiet unless and until something actually happens, but what about those lame stewardesses? Personally, I think Northwest needs to train their stewardesses better. They need to be those bitches-from-hell that we’ve all experienced on planes – the ones we’ve grown to dislike – that make you stay in your seat and don’t allow you to wander or stand around the cabin. Those same flight attendants may save your life in today’s climate where crazed lunatics are prepared to explode their bodies. I’d rather have a little(or even a lot if the situation warrants it) of that bitchiness, than the meek behavior of the girls on this flight. Scary stuff and some serious nightmare material.

I also must comment on the fact that there are airports around that don’t rescreen travelers after they’ve been in a terminal where there are food outlets using metal eating utensils. Huh? And possibly even gift shops with other sharp or flammable objects that can be used as weapons by members of the Religion Of Peace. I am baffled. Why isn’t something being done about this? 9/11 was going on three years ago. Have we not learned anything from it?

Oh, and two screenings maximum for potential terrorists if they happen to have the same ethnic make-up? Who are they kidding? Chances are they will have the same ethnicity, from what we’ve already learned. So, we’re rolling the dice and hoping we pick the right two to check. Brilliant! The ACLU can go to hell.

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