You know that recent post about Heather Penney, the female pilot who was ordered to take down Flight 93 on 9/11 by ramming into it in a suicide attack? Well, it gets even worse. As far as she knew, her FATHER, a United pilot working out of the east coast, might have been flying that plane!
I asked what was disturbing about all of this, but some of you couldn’t seem to tell what I might be referring to, in some cases going so far as to laud her heroic willingness to sacrifice her life. Here are some things that bother me:
(1) Our military was going to take down an airliner, killing all of these innocent Americans, which was what the terrorists were planning to do. If the purpose was to defend the White House or the Capitol building, evacuate those structures. But the military is supposed to defend their countrymen, not kill them.(2) Ordering a suicide attack is monstrous in itself.
(3) If we have jet fighters ready to defend us, why were they unarmed? What good are military aircraft without weapons? Were we really so unprepared, not only to obtain intelligence of a terrorist attack, but also to counter a military attack against our country?
(4) Yes, I’m bothered by women in combat. That they are in airplanes, far above the fray, dropping bombs and shooting missiles, is supposed to make a difference? Women have the power to bring new life into the world. They shouldn’t be put in the position of ending people’s lives.
(5) This woman would have not only killed strangers, but her own father?