Lida’s post reminds me of Snakes on a Plane.  Work with me here:

Hijacking a plane was Ekinici’s “best” option to get asylum?  That, my friends, is straight out of Snakes on a Plane:  Eddie Kim (bad guy who put the snakes on the plane) turns to a colleague in a fit of moral indignation and shouts, “Don’t you think I’ve exhausted every other option?”  Because, of course, the only option left is to put snakes…on a plane.

Ekinici’s logic is just as bad, but way less cool because his plot does not involve Samuel L. Jackson.