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DKStreet Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:56 PM
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43. This was a time bomb waiting to happen...
excuse the pun. Actually, he did what he was TRAINED to do..so he did the CORRECT thing. It appears to be a tragedy nonetheless, and one in which everybody involved will have to live with. Trust me, there will be more...it's the world we live in now.
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  -I'm sorry, but the Air Mashal did the right thing. Yollam  Dec-08-05 11:55 AM   #0 
  - Were you there?  Thtwudbeme   Dec-08-05 11:56 AM   #1 
  - Were any of us?  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-08-05 11:58 AM   #8 
     - Except....that his whole post is judging what those people did.  Thtwudbeme   Dec-08-05 12:15 PM   #31 
  - I agree n/t  dcfirefighter   Dec-08-05 11:57 AM   #2 
  - Me too.  Pirate Smile   Dec-08-05 11:58 AM   #7 
     - 100% true.  Yollam   Dec-08-05 12:10 PM   #27 
     - I agree too.  AX10   Dec-08-05 03:58 PM   #56 
  - I tend to think you're right  wryter2000   Dec-08-05 11:57 AM   #3 
  - Please show me where he "told the crew he had a bomb"  RagingInMiami   Dec-08-05 11:57 AM   #4 
  - Really. I'm getting sick of the embellishments.  jeanarrett   Dec-08-05 04:05 PM   #60 
  - When the facts come out, that bomb claim will be proven untrue.  soothsayer   Dec-08-05 11:57 AM   #5 
  - Unless you have other information  dcfirefighter   Dec-08-05 12:05 PM   #17 
  - None of us really have any information yet. We'll see how it pans  soothsayer   Dec-08-05 12:08 PM   #24 
  - If that's the case  Puglover   Dec-08-05 12:30 PM   #39 
  - If that's the case  moez   Dec-08-05 04:03 PM   #57 
     - Your attitude  Puglover   Dec-08-05 07:23 PM   #90 
  - great - always good to know that an air marshall  sui generis   Dec-08-05 04:28 PM   #71 
  - Exactly.  redqueen   Dec-08-05 04:14 PM   #66 
  - I agree with you. nt  Connie_Corleone   Dec-08-05 11:58 AM   #6 
  - The only thing I question is  wakeme2008   Dec-08-05 11:59 AM   #9 
  - I agree - the truth will probably be disturbing, either way  sui generis   Dec-08-05 12:08 PM   #23 
     - My son-in-law was an Air Marshal up until about a year ago  Democrat 4 Ever   Dec-08-05 12:58 PM   #44 
        - I can't reserve judgement  sui generis   Dec-08-05 02:07 PM   #51 
           - It is a hard, thankless job. All any of us think about it seems are  Democrat 4 Ever   Dec-08-05 03:51 PM   #55 
           - thanks for the link -  sui generis   Dec-08-05 04:25 PM   #70 
           - The plane wasn't landing. It hadn't taken off yet.  jeanarrett   Dec-08-05 04:10 PM   #63 
  - I reserve judgement  mmonk   Dec-08-05 12:00 PM   #10 
  - Exactly--reserve judgment--don't play into the fearmongering!--eom  BJW   Dec-08-05 12:05 PM   #19 
  - i agree with you. n/t  catmother   Dec-08-05 12:01 PM   #11 
  - I agree with you.  SharonRB   Dec-08-05 12:01 PM   #12 
  - Dont blame the Air Marshal, but dont you think he made the wrong choice?  Democrats_win   Dec-08-05 12:02 PM   #13 
  - Regarding his having already made it through security, I have seen  Pirate Smile   Dec-08-05 12:06 PM   #21 
  - yes, they should have kept him alive to torture him for info!  soothsayer   Dec-08-05 12:09 PM   #26 
  - What are the chances he had a bomb? Look here:  MercutioATC   Dec-08-05 12:11 PM   #28 
  - Do you have a link to that? "told the crew" he had a bomb  leftstreet   Dec-08-05 12:03 PM   #14 
  - You're jumping to conclusions  ultraist   Dec-08-05 12:04 PM   #15 
  - All the people saying he was "murdered for being bipolar"...  Yollam   Dec-08-05 12:15 PM   #30 
  - Jesus. The plane was not in the air. It had not taken off yet.  jeanarrett   Dec-08-05 04:13 PM   #65 
  - I don't  dkofos   Dec-08-05 12:04 PM   #16 
  - If he said he had a bomb, then I agree  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-08-05 12:05 PM   #18 
  - That is the crucial point.  Yollam   Dec-08-05 12:17 PM   #32 
  - Indeed.  TallahasseeGrannie   Dec-08-05 12:21 PM   #36 
  - Even if he didn't say "bomb" it was probably justified  Quixote1818   Dec-08-05 05:21 PM   #82 
     - .  Quixote1818   Dec-08-05 05:57 PM   #83 
  - I have to call Mom  sui generis   Dec-08-05 04:41 PM   #76 
  - I bet the Marshall's said "I thought he had a bomb"  Quixote1818   Dec-08-05 06:01 PM   #84 
  - I agree too.  tx_dem41   Dec-08-05 12:06 PM   #20 
  - It actually doesn't appear to be a minority.  Pirate Smile   Dec-08-05 12:09 PM   #25 
  - I agree with you, at this point. If the facts change, then I will have  pdxmom   Dec-08-05 12:07 PM   #22 
  - And if the facts change, we need to remember the AM had to respond  havocmom   Dec-08-05 12:17 PM   #33 
     - That's what I mean. I realize that they had to work with the information  pdxmom   Dec-08-05 02:06 PM   #50 
  - Why'd the flight crew make the passengers stay on the plane...  rucky   Dec-08-05 12:13 PM   #29 
  - Because the "bomber" had run out of the plane?  Yollam   Dec-08-05 12:18 PM   #34 
  - Because the alleged bomb had just left the plane???  MercutioATC   Dec-08-05 12:19 PM   #35 
     - Conflicting stories as to where he was shot:  rucky   Dec-08-05 12:32 PM   #41 
  - I'm still waiting for more info, but I agree based on...  aikoaiko   Dec-08-05 12:27 PM   #37 
  - Yes, it is sad.  Yollam   Dec-08-05 12:31 PM   #40 
  - Yep, based upon what we knw, the Air Marshall is a true hero. n/t  Walt Starr   Dec-08-05 12:28 PM   #38 
  - I've heard more then  Puglover   Dec-08-05 12:42 PM   #42 
  - This was a time bomb waiting to happen...  DKStreet   Dec-08-05 12:56 PM   #43 
  - I agree  npincus   Dec-08-05 01:00 PM   #45 
  - Another aspect to consider...  EOTE   Dec-08-05 01:02 PM   #46 
  - Why shoot to kill?  goodhue   Dec-08-05 01:32 PM   #47 
  - They're trained to aim for center mass,  Balbus   Dec-08-05 01:37 PM   #48 
     - What bomb?  goodhue   Dec-08-05 02:38 PM   #54 
        - The bomb the air marshal thought he had.  Balbus   Dec-08-05 04:34 PM   #74 
           - Why did the air marshall think he had a bomb?  goodhue   Dec-08-05 04:35 PM   #75 
              - Because, according to him, he was told he had a bomb.  Balbus   Dec-08-05 04:50 PM   #79 
                 - Who told him that?  goodhue   Dec-09-05 08:55 AM   #91 
  - From what I have read and seen  Texasgal   Dec-08-05 01:40 PM   #49 
  - You are fucking wrong and I hope you don't have a bipolar in your  NVMojo   Dec-08-05 02:20 PM   #52 
  - If I did, and I had any doubt about their behavior on a plane...  Yollam   Dec-08-05 02:35 PM   #53 
     - now an eyewitness is saying he never heard him say "Bomb"  chimpsrsmarter   Dec-08-05 04:03 PM   #59 
  - This is wishy-washy at best...  Xenotime   Dec-08-05 04:03 PM   #58 
  - Since this post is obviously a joke, I feel compelled to point out...  T Town Jake   Dec-08-05 04:08 PM   #62 
     - Maybe not, given some of the posts I've seen.  NYC Liberal   Dec-08-05 04:19 PM   #68 
  - Im waiting to pass judgement on this  Endangered Specie   Dec-08-05 04:06 PM   #61 
  - I agree, and it's the FIRST shooting by Air Marshalls  RadiDem   Dec-08-05 04:12 PM   #64 
  - His record does speak for itself  FredScuttle   Dec-08-05 04:23 PM   #69 
  - and after 9/11 how many people have been killed by terrorists  sui generis   Dec-08-05 04:30 PM   #72 
  - World-wide terrorism is actually on the rise dramatically since 9/11.  Bucky   Dec-08-05 04:43 PM   #77 
     - yeah but as it stands today  sui generis   Dec-08-05 04:44 PM   #78 
  - Thank you. Of course the streets don't have metal detectors  Bucky   Dec-08-05 04:32 PM   #73 
  - I reserve judgment. Your edit says it all.  redqueen   Dec-08-05 04:16 PM   #67 
  - one thing is certain  sui generis   Dec-08-05 04:53 PM   #80 
  - So called air marshals are  Little Star   Dec-08-05 05:07 PM   #81 
  - I agree!  Southpawkicker   Dec-08-05 06:03 PM   #85 
  - The point you miss is, if you are flying, you are a potential target now.  sfexpat2000   Dec-08-05 06:09 PM   #86 
     - I'm not going to lose sleep worrying about that  Southpawkicker   Dec-08-05 06:18 PM   #88 
        - Yes, if people "act strangely"  sfexpat2000   Dec-08-05 06:24 PM   #89 
  - I think the guy had a death wish  Quixote1818   Dec-08-05 06:16 PM   #87 
  - Just for the record, I think you are on to something  OhioBlues   Dec-09-05 09:04 AM   #92 
 

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