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Do half of the American people
really fear terrorists could shoot
down a commercial jet in the U.S.?

Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/17/2014 5:10:37 AM

What does it mean when nearly half of the American people fear that terrorists could shoot down a commercial airliner in the U.S. as Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky over Ukraine? Forty-seven percent of the respondents to the latest Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey being released Friday said they are somewhat or very worried about such a terrorist attack within this country. If that seems like an indicator of failing public trust in the American government, it is but it´s not the only such indicator in the survey. No confidence vote Three-fourths of the respondents said the recent increase in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine, 8/17/2014 6:15:29 AM     (No. 9968777)

Could? I don´t remember the number of the flight that was shot down right off the run way in New York many years ago, but too many people saw a fire going up. So my question would be "could again?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/17/2014 7:05:14 AM     (No. 9968801)

#1, TWA Flight 800 crashed off Long Island July 17, 1996 twelve minutes after takeoff from JFK. After four years of investigation, the official probable cause was explosion in fuel tank. Questioned by some asserting missile involved but nothing ever proven.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/17/2014 7:37:06 AM     (No. 9968830)

These are not your father´s terrorists. They´re working smarter not harder.

I´d type a more applicable cliches but the following, typed frequently in the months after 9/11, will suffice:

They want to kill us.

It´s all you really need to know. Adjust your lifestyle accordingly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/17/2014 9:36:05 AM     (No. 9968962)

Thats right on twa 800. The news is just rampant with stories of electrically initiated kerosene explosions, isn´t it? And people wonder why there is less trust in government.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WestCoast, 8/17/2014 11:54:10 AM     (No. 9969116)

How´s this - 10 major U.S. airports, 1 mile from the approach end of the runway, airliner at what? maybe 5000 feet. Two ISIS soldiers at each with a shoulder launched anti aircraft missile, come out of a van on the side of a roadway - you can finish the scenario yourself, but tell me that couldn´t easily happen.
Bottom line, radical, if not all of, islam is not compatible with any, let alone modern civilization.

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