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How 9/11 Could Have Been Avoided

Could the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have been prevented? Can a similar attack be prevented in the future?

According to fellow blogger Christopher Knight, the answer to both questions is a resounding "Yes." His latest post spells it out.

First of all, we need to overcome the sheep mentality that keeps us looking to the government for a solution:
    Here's the crux of the problem as I see it, and it's only gotten worse since 9/11: we are too damned dependent on the government to protect us from even the slightest threats. Somewhere along the way we forgot that we are Americans...and that means we're supposed to look after ourselves and each other, without begging Big Brother to do it for us.
Secondly, we need to restore the right to keep and bear arms:
    Ask yourself this: would Mohammed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 hijackers have been able to overtake a single plane had even one responsible passenger been onboard with a gun? Would they have even considered going through with their suicide missions if it crossed their minds that there might possibly be several armed passengers aboard their intended flights? Certainly the 9/11 hijackers were crazy...but I doubt they would be so insane as to not take that into consideration had there been the slightest threat of retaliation if they tried to pull it off once in the air.
The idea of armed passengers may make some people squeamish, but we have already witnessed the alternative. Do we really need to go through that again before we realize the benefits of living in a truly free society?

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Blogger Ryan S. said...

Could the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have been prevented? Can a similar attack be prevented in the future?

If only the government were not restrained by the Bill of Rights, the machinations of constitution huggers and civil libertarians, who usurp the right of the police state to protect us!

9/12/06, 10:40 PM  

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