Thursday, October 07, 2004


In reference to the last post, I give you this post from Josh Marshal:

AP: "The Education Department has advised school leaders nationwide to watch for people spying on their buildings or buses to help detect any possibility of terrorism like the deadly school siege in Russia. The warning follows an analysis by   the FBI and the Homeland Security Department of the siege that killed nearly 340 people, many of them students, in the city of Beslan last month. 'The horror of this attack may have created significant anxiety in our own country among parents, students, faculty staff and other community members,' Deputy Education Secretary Eugene Hickok said in a letter to schools and education groups ... The Education Department sent its letter by e-mail Wednesday to school police, state school officers, school boards, groups representing principals and many other organizations." (emphasis added)

Pretty much on schedule, right?

Here's the thing: the essence of this warning sounds legitimate to me. We should be concerned that terrorists might take a cue from what happened in Russia and try something like that here.

Yet even a level-headed individual like Josh Marshal treats the report with skepticism, a skepticism born of the rampant lying of this administration.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could actually trust this report to be true and not just an example of "stoking the fears of terrorism"?


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