Time for a fireside chat about heroes in general and America security:
Yesterday the United States escaped yet another terrorist attack on a plane. A Nigerian ignited an incendiary device in his lap while the NW/Delta flight descended into the Detroit, Michigan airport. The flight originated in Amsterdam.
The terrorist who is being described as having Al Queda connections picked up his marching orders and incendiary device in Yemen. The terrorist, however, was unsuccessful. His actions were thwarted by some brave passenger on the flight. Basically he was jumped by passengers and flight attendants who ran towards him with fire extinguishers, according to witnesses.
We don’t know any full details yet and we do know that eye witness accounts are often inaccurate and lack accurate facts. However, on this blog we have discussed the concept of the ‘hero.’ Most of us have stated that we feel the term is overused and overworked and used to describe people who really haven’t showed extraordinary behavior. We just say ‘hero’ because its a nice word.
Are these passengers and flight attendants heroes for stopping a terror attack? What makes a real hero? We hope you will participate in our fireside chat. Click the arrow to start the fireplace.