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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, December 28, 2009

Counter opinion

Isn't the lesson that they can't blow up an airliner. that they're not this all capable, cartoonish, evil cabal?

I mean, how many attempts have they plotted and how many airliners have they blown up?

(And yes, they may someday succeed, but, at this point, I'm counting five failed "plots" in a row.)

Later: Including 9/11, "Therefore, the odds of being on given departure which is the subject of a terrorist incident have been 1 in 10,408,947 over the past decade. By contrast, the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are about 1 in 500,000. This means that you could board 20 flights per year and still be less likely to be the subject of an attempted terrorist attack than to be struck by lightning."


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