Sunday, January 14, 2007

Mass Slaughter in our Schools: the Terrorists’ Chilling Plan

We daily send our children off to school, a perfect terrorist target. In 49 of the 50 states, the terrorists are guaranteed that teachers and school officials will not be armed and the children will not be defended. Modern schools are built like forts, and once the terrorist get in, they will be able to easily defend their position. In my mind, a public school would be very high on the terrorist target list of places that would get the most world wide coverage and cause the greatest amount of fear in America. Yet, we still debate, not on how to protect our children in school, but if we should even allow them protection.

DesertRat from Ordnance-Corner posted the following article from This article covers known terrorist threats to our public schools, it explains how they could happen, and some of the immediate effects of a major attack upon an American public school.

Part 1 of a 3-part series

By Chuck Remsberg

Probably the last place you want to think of terrorists striking is your kids’ school. But according to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference on the East Coast, preparations for attacks on American schools that will bring rivers of blood and staggering body counts are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps.

• The intended attackers have bluntly warned us they’re going to do it.

• They’re already begun testing school-related targets here.

• They’ve given us a catastrophic model to train against, which we’ve
largely ignored and they’ve learned more deadly tactics from.

“We don’t know for sure what they will do. But by definition, a successful attack is one we are not ready for,” declared one of the instructors, Lt.Col. Dave Grossman. Our schools fit that description to a “T”—as in Terrorism and Threat.
"...a successful attack is one we are not ready for." Are we in any way, shape or form ready for an attack upon a public school? No, not even the least bit ready. Some cities may have plans in place for what to do after a school is attacked, but there is pretty much nothing in the way of prevention. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that some politicians are working to ensure the exact opposite.

Why schools? I have commented on this issue here. The author of this article has two reasons of his own:

1. Our values. “The most sacred thing to us is our children, our babies,” Rassa said. Killing hundreds of them at a time would significantly “boost Islamic morale and lower that of the enemy” (us). In Grossman’s words, terrorists see this effort as “an attempt to defile our nation” by leaving it “stunned to its soul.”

2. Our lack of preparation. Police agencies “aren’t used to this,” Rassa said. “We deal with acts of a criminal nature. This is an act of war,” but because of our laws “we can’t depend on the military to help us,” at least at the outset.
An attack upon a public school would be a stunning blow.

School personnel, Rassa said, “are not even close” to being either mentally or physically prepared. “Most don’t even have response plans for handling a single active shooter. Their world is taught to nurture and care for people. They don’t want to deal with this.”

The American public, “sticking their heads in the sand, can’t be mentally prepared,” he said. “They’re going to freak when it happens,” their stubborn denial making the crisis “all the more shocking.”
It is not only "school personnel" that do not want to deal with this, neither do our politicians. They would rather make symbolic gestures such as assault weapons bans or one handgun a month laws than accept the fact that we live in a dangerous world, and that our best defense is a well armed free citizenry.

How do we know that the terrorist are targeting our schools?

Al-Qaeda has publicly asserted the “right” to kill 2,000,000 American children, Rassa explained, and has warned that “operations are in stages of preparation” now. He played vivid videotapes confiscated in Afghanistan, showing al-Qaeda terrorists practicing the takeover of a school. The trainees issue commands in English, rehearse separating youngsters into manageable groups and meeting any resistance with violence. Some “hostages” are taken to the rooftop, dangled over the edge, then “shot.”

“Any place that has given [Islamic terrorists] trouble, they’ve come after the kids,” Grossman said. Muslim religious literature, according to Rassa, states clearly that the killing of children not only is “permitted” in Islam but is “approved” by Mohammed, so long as the perpetrators “are striving for the general good” as interpreted by that religion.

He cited instances in Indonesia where girls on their way to school have been beheaded and in other countries where children have been shot, mutilated, raped or burned alive.

In this country this year [’06], Rassa said, there have been several school bus-related incidents involving Middle Eastern males that raise suspicion of terrorist activity. These include the surprise boarding of a school bus in Florida by two men in trench coats, who may have been on a canvassing mission, and the attempt in New York State by an Arab male to obtain a job as a school bus driver using fraudulent Social Security documents. The latter gave an address in Detroit, home to a large colony of fundamentalist Muslims. Rassa claimed that floor plans for half a dozen schools in Virginia, Texas and New Jersey have been recovered from terrorist hands in Iraq.
Did that send a chill down your spine? Did that open your eyes to the potential that our schools could be attacked? If not, read on:

The terrorists’ tactical model.

A “dress rehearsal for what terrorists plan to do to us” has already taken place, Rassa and Grossman agreed. That was the brutal takedown in 2004 of a school that served children from 6 to 17 years old in Beslan, Russia. Some 100 terrorists were involved, nearly half of whom were discreetly embedded in the large crowd of parents, staff and kids who showed up for the first day of school; the rest arrived for the surprise attack in SUVs, troop carriers and big sedans. Across a three-day siege, 700 people were wounded and 338 killed, including 172 youngsters.
The article details what happened during that incident, the total lack of humanity shown by these terrorist. Who is going to protect our children from an act such as this? The military is not garrisoned in our schools and the police have only a small presence in a very small percentage of our public schools. This is the very reason why a free citizen has the right (some would even say the responsibility) to keep and bear arms. It is the "people" who would have the first chance at putting a stop to such an attack here in America. And, in all to many instances, it is the people who have given up that right and passed off that responsibility to others.

What is the likely means of attack upon a school in the United States?

Probably not so many terrorists involved at a single location. Moving that big a contingent into place would likely attract too much attention and thwart the attack. Grossman describes a more likely possibility, in his opinion: Terrorist cells of four operatives each will strike simultaneously at four different schools. They’ll probably pick middle schools with no police officers on site, where the girls are “old enough to rape” but students are not big enough to fight back effectively.

The targets will probably be in states “with no concealed-carry laws and no hunting culture” and in communities where “police do not have rifles.” Rural areas may be favored, where 30 minutes or more could be required for responders to arrive in force.

The attackers will “mow down every kid and teacher they see” as they move in to seize the school. They’ll plant bombs throughout the buildings, and “ rape, murder and throw out bodies like they did in Russia.” Emergency vehicles responding and children fleeing will be blown up by car bombs in the parking lot.

In all, 100 to 300 children could be slaughtered in a first strike. Terrorists capable of this are already embedded in communities “all over America,” Grossman and Rassa agreed. More will probably gain entry surreptitiously from Mexico, making southern California potentially a prime target.
This danger is real, and it is imminent. How are we going to protect our schools? We elect folks who are supposed to be securing our freedoms and liberties. Instead many of them choose to attempt to disarm us and to make us dependant upon the .gov for protection. What our legislatures should be doing is funding and supporting a true civilian marksmanship program and maybe even civil defense groups. At the very minimum they should be supporting our RKBA, not for sporting purposes, but to support the true intent of the Second Amendment, to maintain the security of a free state.


Fletch said...

Incredible. I knew schools would make a good target, but I had no idea they were actively training to target schools, nor that they had a history of doing so.

Truly chilling.


Anonymous said...

I knew about Beslan, and have been telling people about it for some time. Other than that, dittos to what ExistingThing said. Chilling and linked!