By some twist of computer fate whenever I click on a post in your RSS feed in Safari, the posts following are totally random and never in date sequence. Today's Blather Review shuffle put this post under your amazing review of United 93.
Great post and great review, thank you.
Steve, cool! :)
Thanks, Edie! :D
excellent post! I have a theory regarding the ringleader. he might not have been the ringleader because he was the "strongest" but because he was the only one who could fly a plane and consequently the smartest. Probably the best educated, and thus the most likely to have second thoughts. He would have had more to lose by commiting suicide. We know that this crew was a fuck up, since they did in fact delay for a long time. They weren't supposed to get all the way into Pennsylvania.
Good point, Annika.
It's also unclear to me if the two hijackers that were with the passengers (while the other two were in the cockpit) understood that this was a suicide mission. The only evidence there might have been was when the pilot read the message about the WTC. He said "Our brothers were successful" and the other guy went to give the other two highjackers the good news. But, we didn't hear what the guy told them -- not even in Arabic. I think the movie leaves it open that those two weren't told everything.