This is flat nuts.
Starting off with the first statement that caught my eye,“We need to practice under conditions as real as possible in order to evaluate our procedures and plans so that they're as effective as possible.”
Hey wouldn't that mean you set the tone of the entire drill by using real life scenarios? Like having suicidal terrorists take over a school with the intent of killing as many as possible? Can you say Beslan? Sure you can! So why spin a scenario out of whole cloth involving a religious group that, despite the contstant negative stereotyping, has yet to be responsible for the death of one innocent child? Why Christians, why the title "New Crusaders"?
And that brings us to the next one to catch my eye, Investigators described them as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the “New Crusaders” who don't believe in separation of church and state.
Pardon me all over the place but can you show me ANY modern country where Christians are running the show with the civil authorities? And no, the Vatican doesn't count!
Let's see, hmmm (scratching head, smell of burning wood) what religion routinely tries to meld itself into the ruling class of the nation it's in? Hmmm, starts with "I", it's on the tip of my tongue (drumming fingers on desk, coworker firing erasers at me to stop).
Is it "Islam" by any chance?
I'll wrap it up with this,“This should really show how well we work together and respond,” Corter said. “If mistakes are made, we want to know how they should be corrected".
If we're talking about a circle jerk, I'd say you fools have proven you work quite well together. The prime mistake made was in believing this farce can in any way prepare you for another Beslan. And yeah dummy, THAT should be the number one example of just how extreme religious fanatics can get when taking school children hostage!
Why can't we stop with this PC crap and start calling a spade a spade? If the taxpayers money is going to be spent prepping for a possible nightmare scenario why not go for the most realistic example we have yet to date? Lets stop being concerned about the followers of the pedophile prophet and how politically correct our posturing has been.
Furthermore, organizations like the Catholic League would gain a hell of a lot more credibility if they went after these numbskull school administrators and civil servants and left nutjob artists who make chocolate statues of Jesus alone. THAT'S where an organization like that can really step up to the plate to make a difference!!
Just my opinion.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
This is flat nuts.