Now that this tragedy has occurred, what can be done domestically to prevent something like this from happening again? Obviously, going after the culprit is the initial reaction. I hope that we do this with caution, although I agree that if the country/countries harbouring them do not turn them over, we should take them by force. But taking care of this special case does not solve the problem in general. What sort of security measures should we be taking? Obviously, higher security at airports. But no matter the security at the airport, it is always possible to hijack a plane. It just takes determination and some sort of weapon that is not detected by security at the airport (ceramic knives, pens, pencils, martial artists, etc.). Would we be better served with security personnel on every flight? Arm the pilots? What can be done to prevent this from happening again?
In a separate train of thought, I think that it is exceedingly important to rebuild the WTC as soon as possible. We need to make the point that we are not afraid, and show the people responsible that they have not won. For those who can think about this, should we rebuild the towers as they were before or should they have some other design? What else can we do?
Piscis Babelis est parvus, flavus, et hiridicus, et est probabiliter insolitissima raritas in toto mundo.
We were talking about this last night. Something needs to be done about theplanes themselves. Like the cockpit needs to be sealed or something and the only way to open it is if the pilots want to get out, but not if someone wants to get in. And maybe a hijack button that once pressed will put the plane on autopilot and it will only fly to a determined destination no matter who tries to fly it. But something needs to be done physically on the planes to prevent things like this from happening.
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