Seems that a memo (sent to the Attorney General of each state)has been released that states members on a extemist/terror watch list have sought
licenses to drive school buses. The FBI and DHS are stating that there are 'no active' plots, but then again, that is what they said in the months
leading up to 9/11. That the people they were shadoing were not a threat.
Suspected members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said yesterday, in a
cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said, "Parents and children have nothing to fear."
Asked about the alert notice, the FBI's Rich Kolko said, "There are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason
for concern," although law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to watch out for kids' safety.
The bulletin, parts of which were read to The Associated Press, did not say how often foreign extremists have sought to acquire licenses to drive
school buses, or where. It was sent yesterday as part of what officials said was a routine FBI and Homeland Security Department advisory to local law
It noted "recent suspicious activity" by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror
Foreigners under recent investigation include "some with ties to extremist groups" who have been able to "purchase buses and acquire licenses,"
the bulletin says.
The FBI is this article seems to say that there is no threat, just as the people who were training to be pilots were no threat prior to 9/11. This is
the exact same mentatlity that led to that. Now, it also seems that after some warrants were served on suspected terrorists, plans, bus routes and
information on public school systems were found. This article provided other information that I am trying to confirm.
Bus drivers in several school districts in the US have been advised to "pay particular attention to any unusual activity around school buses; to
unusual vehicles; to vehicles repeatedly seen in the vicinity; and, to any vehicles or individuals in unauthorized locations." If any of those
situations are observed, bus drivers are advised to "follow your school bus security plan, advising the appropriate authorities."
As written in the Payson Roundup, school bus drivers in Payson, Arizona received a letter from DPS Student Transportation supervisor Vicki Barnett
outlining unusual things to look for and how to handle a potential terrorist takeover operation. Also in the letter, Barnett wrote, "the small rural
schools should remain vigilant, especially during the next six weeks."
Trainingfor potential terrorist takeover situations? Is this not a little extreme for a person who is making about 10 bucks an hour. Is this the
warning that we have been waiting to hear, or is this more hype? It has long been theorized, even on this site, that terrorists will next go after
what we love, and that is our family. They attempted to attack our infrastructure on 9/11, and we retaliated with the Gulf war. It is only a matter of
time before they retaliate again. With whispers of Osama revealing himself and Pakistan the stage is set. This is exactly like the ramp up to 9/11.
Remember the 2 Saudis, here on student visas, who got on a school bus in Tampa and then lied about where they were from.
If you were a scared student, you would not lie. Was that a reaction test to what would be done if this occured? Would seem like a dry run to me.
Remember the failed attempt at the college football game last year. It is coming soon, but will we be prepared.
Remember the man who rented and drove and SUV into a crowd trying to kill as many as possible.
This post is not for fear mongering, this is active vigilance that we must use before our children are hurt. Contact your local authorities and see if
they have recieved any information on these warnings.
[edit on 19-3-2007 by esdad71]
[edit on 19-3-2007 by esdad71]