NORAD: Shooting down stolen plane not considered

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Adam Dylan Leon stole an aircraft from Canada, police said. ST. LOUIS - The agency charged with defending North American air space never seriously considered shooting down a rogue pilot who flew into U.S. airspace because it quickly determined that he had no hostile intent, a spokesman said Wednesday.
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moneyfornuthin

White Plains, NY

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#2
Apr 8, 2009
 
now the usa will pay his way for 10 years in jail...send a bill to canada
Mike

New York, NY

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Apr 8, 2009
 
"Leon would face up to 10 years in prison if convicted and would serve any sentence in the U.S. before being deported, Hanaway said"

More waste of Taxpayers money, Go Figure
Tom

Huntington, NY

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Apr 8, 2009
 
How quickly our government forgets. I guess under the Obama administration it would have been politically incorrect to blow this a-hole out of the sky. Ship his butt back to Canada.

“NO AMNESTY!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Elizabeth, NJ

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#5
Apr 8, 2009
 
So NORAD never had any intentions of shooting the plane down. So why scramble 2 jets to fly around wasting fuel. Also, why is it always quickly determined in all these incidents that there was no terror threat. How do we know this wasn't a test of our system by terrorist to see just what we would do. I don't feel any safer than I did since 9/11.

Since: Dec 07

Raleigh, NC

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Apr 9, 2009
 
"For the life of me, I can't understand why this guy wasn't shot down by our military. How could ANYONE know what his intent was? He might have had chemical weapons on board, or maybe even a nuke. What prevented him from crashing into a power plant and taking out a power grid? Why is this such a "ho-hum" non-story in the press? I just don't get it... what does homeland security do? He didn't acknowledge radio transmissions, ignored military jets buzzing him and wasn't even met on the ground by police... WHY??? Do we need another terrorist attack BIGGER than 9/11 to wake up???"

I asked this YESTERDAY! No one seems to care!
America Sucks Now

Los Angeles, CA

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Apr 9, 2009
 
I didn't know we had mind readers in the military. This fool could have been testing the waters to determine if the US had enough spine to shoot down a plane. Obviously we do not.
Bushwacker

Long Beach, NY

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#8
Apr 9, 2009
 
Shut Up Dummy wrote:
So, he's mentally disturbed,changed his Muslim name stole a plane, had a death wish, refused all attempts at contact and refused direct orders from armed fighter jets yet somehow, they quickly determined he had no hostile intent? How the F did they figure that out?
I think Lucy got some 'splainin' to do.
you got that right!!!

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