Thank God for that brave Dutchman! But what about all those boastful macho posts I read here on Free Republic about how airline terrorists better beware if they try anything like that again on a U.S. flight because they will be “taken down” in short order their brave American seatmates. According to news reports NOT A SINGLE American passenger made ANY move against the terrorist, even after hearing a bang and seeing smoke coming from his seat. (Full disclosure: I’m a proud American who gets a little tired of these big talkers)
I think you are confused. What the 911 hijacking ended is the practice of hijacking airplanes and taking them somewhere to negotiate for the release of the passengers. Ever since 911 it has been assumed that a hijacking will be a suicide attempt. The fact that no one instantly got up to jump on a bomb doesn’t change that.
Why do you think this guys heroism is a need for you to insult people? Perhaps this was the closest man to him when he yelled Allah Achmed? What’s your motivation for the insults?
You think everyone's a "big talker"... and you're "a little tired of these 'big talkers'"... Let me guess, you're different from 'big talkers', you'd be the first to stand and lead the assault. Here's the facts: the type of person who enjoys thrusting himself into the limelight BY PUTTING DOWN OTHERS is usually the biggest coward.