Air Transport World

A truly helpful suggestion.... (Dr. Mary Jane Rachner's terrorism prevention idea)

Dr. Mary Jane Rachner, self-proclaimed candidate for Congress from St. Paul, Minn., has a solution to the hijacking problem. She wired her solution to Congress and issued a press release that, strangely enough, has been overlooked by the media in general. ATW, however, was lucky enough to get a copy and herewith passes it along for consideration.

Starting with the sound observation that "We must mot take a risk that a hijacking incident could escalate to nuclear war," Rachner suggests that President Reagan "issue an ultimatum that in the future as a matter of policy American travelers will not be rescued from hijackers."

That announcement should have terrorists quaking in their shorts, but wait, there's more. …

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