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Re: Drop the bomb and .....
Just my opinion here, SkyMarshalls are a bad idea. Apparently they have been using them for a while, but their numbers are limited.
My point - you are going to put an armed person on the plane - good in theory, but what are you going to arm them with - most likely a gun. Fair enough, but even the dumba$$ terrorists knew not to bring a gun on board. One stray bullet and the whole plane depressurizes.
Also - one skymarshall per plane - 3 - 6 hijackers per plane, who wins - odds are the hijackers - they overpower the skymarshall and suddenly our enemies have a gun.
So if you want skymarshalls I would suggest not giving them weapons, but tactical training, because obviously there are more passengers than hijackers, gang up on them.
I'm getting long winded here, however one more point. Most security measures are meant for "rational" hi-jackers (if there is such a thing), however these people were suicide bombers, no security measures can absolutely protect you from someone that isn't afraid to die.
Just my humble opinion.
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