Princeton, N.J. -- This is regarding "Bombs easy to make, hard to
detect; Liquid with peroxide similar to failed 1995 nitroglycerin plot" (News,
Aug. 11), by Jeremy Manier, Tribune staff reporter.
Some simple steps for
preventing terrorism on planes: Ban all drinks. Have the flight attendants serve
enough drinks for free or for a nominal fee. Ban all MP3 players. Let people
upload their music to an airline's Web site, and listen to it on airline-issued
headphones during the flight.
And so on.
Most of the "essentials"
that people now bring on the planes can be easily replaced with safe,
airline-issued ones for the duration of the flight.