I’m not really sure where to put this, but I’m going to dump it here, since it could fit into almost any of the Forums.
I was in the dentist’s office today and while I was waiting some two hours for him to come yank a tooth, I read a fairly recent Reader’s Digest (it was the one that has Bruce Willis on the cover) as it was the only thing handy. In it was an article on a French judge who leads the French anti-terror effort. On a raid in 1994 they found plans for an Al Qaeda operation. The terrorists were going to hijack a jet-liner and crash it into the Effel Tower!!!
So its obvious that Al Qaeda had been planning to use jets as cruise missiles for some time. I’m puzzled why this information wasn’t shared with the rest of the world when it was discovered. It might not have prevented the events of 9/11, but then again, it might have hampered their efforts enough that fewer people would have been killed.
I realize that this isn’t exactly MPSIMS material, but I couldn’t think of a better place to put.