Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Murdered School Children

I guess that FBI statement about not being concerned about all those foreign nationals with ties to extremists groups getting jobs as school bus drivers will be retracted now- and those foreign nationals will surely be booted out of the country immediately. Won't they? I mean, surely the risk of American school children being murdered by terrorists will prompt some action against them? Doesn't the safety of US kids trump any politically correct concerns the authorities have about hurting foreigner's feelings? Why not institute a policy of hiring only American citizens as school employees, whether it be bus drivers, janitors, crossing guards or whatever? Is that "offensive" in some way? Tough. Children's lives are worth more than hurt feelings.

Authorities fear the school massacre that shook Russia a few years ago may be a dress rehearsal for what al-Qaida plans to do in America – only on a grander scale, launching multiple school attacks simultaneously across the country.

Yet terror cells secreted inside America may be planning to use buses, as well as other vehicles and methods, as a Trojan horse to infiltrate school campuses and massacre students and teachers.

"The enemy is infiltrating us at all levels, and certainly school bus drivers are one area to look at," warned retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, president of Killology Research Group, an anti-terror consultancy that trains the FBI and other law enforcement. "And how about high school, middle school and elementary school cafeteria workers? Janitors? Delivery people?"

Grossman says some school district security officials he works with have expressed concerns about some of the Muslim employees schools are hiring.

"But no one dares profile them," he told WND.

Which is the big problem- how many dead American children will it take for the authorities to wake up and start being serious about security- and put it ahead of political correctness? If those in charge of school security have concerns they need to act on them now- sure, they might upset some people but so what? Terrorists already know that 99.9% of schools are gun free zones- no one in there can stop them. The time to act is before kids start getting killed.

If an American Beslan does happen, then those in the police, Homeland Security, the FBI, Immigration and any other organisation that could have done something to prevent it should be jailed for negligence. For years now we've been warning of the dangers of open borders, lax immigration policies, a refusal to profile and numerous other massive gaps in security- nothing appears to have been done about it and there's simply no excuse.

For too long now, a nation at war hasn't taken security seriously at all and I dread to think that they might pay for that with the lives of their children. It's been nearly three years since the horrors of Beslan- what have schools in the US or Britain done in that time to prepare for the possibility that it might happen to them?

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