Thursday, May 29, 2003

What next?
InstaPundit picked up on a report of an attempted hijacking using wooden stakes. I agree with Reynolds - hijacking just isn't as easy as it used to be. Good. The passengers on that plane that helped subdue the culprit deserve medals.

I love this line from the report:
Mr Anderson said the man went through metal detectors at Melbourne airport which failed to pick up the sticks.

Well, I've found my toaster fails to make soup, but that's hardly unexpected. Are wood detectors in our future?

This does make me wonder, though. How creative will hijackers become? Surely it is possible to make a gun, or some other projectile weapon, out of wood or plastic. Or a knife. If we see more people using non-metallic weapons like this, I fear the time will come when everyone will be searched before boarding an airplane, no matter what. It'll happen.


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