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TSA Starts Allowing Small Knives on Flights

What made 9-11 work for the terrorists was the silly policy of non-resistance to hijackings. People were told that hijackers were nice people who were going to do nothing more unpleasant than take them on a short diversion to Cuba and that there was no possibility of anyone getting hurt. We know now that this was a foolish myth and that our best hope of survival is to swarm the terrorists and bring them down. We've proven several times since 2001 that passengers are capable of seeing to their own safety in just that fashion.
NormRx Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:00 PM
If a terrorist tries to take over an airplane just urinate, defecate or vomit on them. If you are female you can also tell him you are on your period or pregnant.
NormRx Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:00 PM
If a terrorist tries to take over an airplane just urinate, defecate or vomit on them. If you are female you can also tell him you are on your period or pregnant.
Mark in CA Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:02 PM
Good point, MO4. The next time I fly, I should carry a 2 inch razor sharp pocket knife with me. So should everyone.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:52 PM
TSA sure didn't stop any terrorist up to this point in time.

In what will be viewed as another post-sequestration sacrifice, the Transport Security Administration will begin to permit small pocket knives, baseball bats, and other sports equipment onboard commercial flights starting April 25th. TSA head John Pistole defended the administration’s decision, explaining the need to reduce banned items and decrease wait times.

Proponents argue that there have been significant changes in air travel since 9/11, including reinforced pilot doors and motivated passengers. Douglas Laird, a former security director of Northwest Air, believes the damage that could be inflicted by a small knife is negligible, in a quote from USA Today:

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