History Headscratchers / DieHard

16th Apr '16 9:10:32 AM GallowsNoose
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*** Remember also, these FBI agents are spoiling for a fight. It is always a good idea when going into a fight to get any advantages you can and by taking out the power it sows confusion among the enemy. It would cost hostage lives but they were already treating civilian deaths with a "meh". They just misunderstood their enemy's intentions and planning.
15th Jan '16 5:54:26 PM bartraeke
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** Specifically, when John says this, you can hear the machine gun fire in the background, and he's clearly not firing at all. Also, they show an angle that has the gunfire coming from a much lower floor.
4th Jan '16 1:00:45 PM Damar
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** John did not shoot at Al, it was one of the terrorists opening up with a M-60 now that their ploy to make everything seem normal for now had been undone and sought to kill him before he could radio for help. You even see John watching the shooting and mockingly saying "Welcome to the party, pal.".

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** John did not shoot at Al, it was one of the terrorists opening up with a M-60 now that their ploy to make everything seem normal for now had been undone and sought to kill him before he could radio for help. You even see John watching the shooting and mockingly saying snarkingly say "Welcome to the party, pal.".
4th Jan '16 12:59:47 PM Damar
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** John did not shoot at Al, it was one of the terrorists opening up with a M-60 now that their ploy to make everything seem normal for now had been undone and sought to kill him before he could radio for help. You even see John watching the shooting and mockingly saying "Welcome to the party, pal.".
26th Dec '15 7:52:06 AM mcb
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* When John drops a dead mook on the squad car to grab the cop's attention (so far so good), he opens fire at it for a good measure. And keeps shooting. At a moving target, from considerable distance, and his weapon wasn't exactly a sniper rife. How the hell could he be sure he wasn't going to hit, and kill, the perfectly innocent policeman behind the wheel?
18th Dec '15 7:20:50 AM DCamp20
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*** Hmm, this idea [[Series/BreakingBad}} sounds familiar]]...

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*** Hmm, this idea [[Series/BreakingBad}} [[Series/BreakingBad sounds familiar]]...
17th Dec '15 3:23:35 PM tomandtish
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** He actually comments on it when he kills the first one. John (after trying to put on the shoes): "A million bad guys in the world, and I kill the one with feet smaller than my sister's".
7th Dec '15 3:41:35 PM Lightning4119
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** There's another possible explanation - they're trying to avoid leaving evidence. Yeah, the exploded hacker smeared across the walls is a bit suspicious, but as mentioned above, it seems like a lot of people don't know that computers don't just blow up. Identifying chemical residue as plastic explosive takes longer than identifying some debris recovered from the site as a remote detonator or a timer. Rigging it to the computer itself so the hacker detonates the bomb himself eliminates that evidence. The end effect is it buys them a little more time to enact their plan. It's still a stretch, but less so than "we just wanted to make it complicated."



** Killing someone while committing a felony is a capital offense in most states, California included. So technically they were all at risk for the death penalty the moment Hans shot Takai. The point isn't to avoid the penalties. It's to throw the cops off. The authorities will approach the situation differently if they think it's terrorists than if they think it's a heist. Makes them easier to manipulate.

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** Killing someone while committing a felony is a capital offense in most states, California included. So technically they were all at risk for the death penalty the moment Hans shot Takai.Takagi. The point isn't to avoid the penalties. It's to throw the cops off. The authorities will approach the situation differently if they think it's terrorists than if they think it's a heist. Makes them easier to manipulate.



*** They may not have wanted to risk it.



**** It has been revealed more recently that the NSA has been spying on allied countries. While this is mostly in the form of wiretapping, it isn't out of the question in what is otherwise a simple action flick, for a drone to appear over Russian skies. Keep in mind, the US did send an armed drone over the Phillipines back in 2012 and took out a village in the process in order to sniff out some terrorists.

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**** It has been revealed more recently that the NSA has been spying on allied countries. While this is mostly in the form of wiretapping, it isn't out of the question in what is otherwise a simple action flick, for a drone to appear over Russian skies. Keep in mind, the US did send an armed drone over the Phillipines Philippines back in 2012 and took out a village in the process in order to sniff out some terrorists.
27th Aug '15 10:35:25 PM Philweasel
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** Is Hans a gunman? He uses them a couple of times, but he's the brains of the operation rather than the muscle. He may barely know the first thing about operating one.
25th Jun '15 10:51:44 AM Lightning4119
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** This feels like a weak excuse, but maybe he wasn't used to the weight of a police-issue Beretta and couldn't be sure? And he didn't want to seem too familiar with guns, so he wouldn't be able to check by ejecting the magazine and examining it.
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