Sunday, December 27, 2009


Story so far: Guy straps a bomb to his leg, detonates it. Passenger jumps him, beats the snot out of him. At some point the bomb malfed, because of inept engineering, or the efforts of the citizen or both.

This is the bit that I have not seen anyone else talking about:

A Predator did not blow him up. Delta Force did not kick down his door. A US Marshal did not put the cuffs on him.

The government could not stop this guy.

A citizen did, or did his best to do so.

To wait for the government to be your savior is to be a bystander in your own life.


What do you say about a 'system' that allowed a known-terrorist to fly with a bomb in his crotch?

What we are focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel. And one thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked.

Secretary Napolitano, this was not a system 'working'.  This is what people out here in the real world call a system that 'failed'.

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