The botched bombing — foiled by a faulty detonator and brave passengers, not by homeland security bureaucrats or any preemptive measures by intel officials
A passenger apparently left his seat (against regulations) to subdue the bomber as he was attempting to detonate the explosives. If the system had worked as designed, the bomber might have had a second chance to destroy the plane. I think it's time to acknowledge that alert citizens are our first line of defense. We shouldn't make bureaucratic rules that prevent individuals from dealing directly with threats.