The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65619   Message #1082138
Posted By: Ebbie
30-Dec-03 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Guns on planes
Subject: RE: BS: Guns on planes
I once read a book by someone allegedly expert in counterintelligence. Supposedly he at one time was an assassin or something of the sort, on the theory of 'it takes one to know one'. He made the same point that Rapaire makes above, that the first thing a hijacker will do- is trained to do- in an effort to gain the compliance of the passengers the most quickly and with the least bloodshed is to grab one person and cut his/her throat.

In today's world it probably would not be as reliably effective- they say that passengers today get involved immediately.