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When passengers on board 9-11's doomed Flight 93 attacked the terrorists in control of the plane, one of the last things heard was Todd Beamer's inspirational exhortation: "Let's roll!"

That's pretty much what passengers on board Northwest Flight 253 did, in foiling a frightening attempt to bring down the plane near Detroit on Christmas Day. A flying Dutchman, Jasper Schuringa, landed on the terrorist and heroically snuffed out his plans.

Message to terrorists: That's just how we roll.

In their blind and life-loathing rage at anything non-Muslim, our enemies sorely underestimate Westerners. Our security systems may be wholly imperfect, and our kindness and openness leaves us vulnerable. But the Western spirit is perfectly suited to defending our lives with a vengeance.

They mistake our love of life and our desire to enjoy the many gifts God has bestowed on us as weakness. They had no idea how the folks on Flight 93 would fight to the death. They seemed unprepared for how this nation would take the fight to them on foreign soil after 9-11. And that pitiable, blundering sad-sack jihadist on Flight 253 had no inkling how quickly and fiercely Westerners would fight back.

We are peace-loving people. Yet, when provoked, there is no greater force on Earth. We have had to fight the world's battles since 2001, and will continue to do so. And when a murderous moron tries to take hundreds down in an airplane, we won't sit idly by. We'll take you down instead.

That's just how we roll.

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johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 12/29/09 - 06:13 am
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Of course, Dems aren't

Of course, Dems aren't included in the roll. But they do enjoy the benefits.

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55 F-100 12/29/09 - 09:13 am
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The better ending to this

The better ending to this story would have been if the Muslim jihadist had been force fed raw sausage and thrown out of the plane and all of the passengers could have testified about the accidental opening of the door as the jihadist walked by it.

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bdittle 12/29/09 - 10:51 am
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Good one johnston! (read

Good one johnston! (read with much sarcasm in my voice) Being that the roller was from the Netherlands, it makes a lot of sense bringing in partisanship. (more sarcasm)

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southernguy08 12/29/09 - 11:07 am
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I wonder what it will take to
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I wonder what it will take to get the bhl to accept the fact that we MUST have extra security in this country to protect us from these Islamanazis, even to the point of giving up some civil liberties. Will we have to have a 9/11 on steroids? Good grief people, it wasn't that long ago we were looking at people jumping out of those burning towers! Wake up...WE ARE AT WAR!!!!

bdittle
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bdittle 12/29/09 - 01:39 pm
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We have scanners that can

We have scanners that can look through clothes, but the installations have been delayed because of cost and "privacy" issues. I say put some rules in on which TSA employees can view and penalties for any images that end up on the internet and damn the modesty... install those things in every port of entry.

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change display name 12/29/09 - 01:46 pm
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"A flying Dutchman." Funny.

"A flying Dutchman." Funny.

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