Without that amazing young passenger who dove toward this terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and stopped him while putting himself in harm's way, even burning his own hands, that plane of some 270 passengers would have been blown up. It wasn't our security system that saved them all.
We can't count on a super hero every time we fly. We need a serious security system. I don't even know the name of this young man, but thank him for all he has done. He's one in a million.
12/29/09 : The superhero's name is Jasper Scheringa, a Dutch passenger on the Northwest airline heading for Detroit. I can find nothing on him, other than Dutch news. He was certainly brave and acted quickly. I saw him interviewed on Fox News, and that's all I've seen or read. I did read a translation from Dutch inferring that the al Quaida may try to harm him possibly for rescuing the plane. Perhaps that's why all has been silent about him.