TOWHEY: Maybe it’s too easy to shoot down an airliner

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

How do you shoot down a civilian passenger jet on a scheduled flight with a military surface-to-air missile – by accident? Far too easily, it would appear. If you’re my age, you may remember watching the night skies over Baghdad on TV as the first cruise missiles rained down on the city in the first U.S. Desert War.