Post 9-11-01 rules: Fight back or get shot down.
If this was a flight with Ethiopian Christian passengers on it and it was hijacked, I figure they were fully aware of this lesson years, decades even, before 9/11. Another one of those nations that understood these kinds of threats when Americans were wholly sheltered from them.
“Post 9-11-01 rules: Fight back or get shot down.”
That day changed everything.