In September of 2004 the worst terrorist act against a school happened in Beslan, Russia.
The Beslan school hostage crisis involved a group of Chechen separatists (who have been run by Al Qaeda since 1994) took more than 1,200
schoolchildren and adults hostage on September 1, 2004. The gunmen corralled everyone into the gym and sat them on the floor. They took the 16
strongest men and made them barricade the door, and then they shot them in the head. A man then tried to calm all the children down, the children
ranged from age 4 to 18, they shot him in the head. They wired the gym with explosives. They told authorities that for every terrorist killed they
would kill 50 children, if they tried to storm the building they would blow it up. They placed children in front of the windows to protect against
police snipers. Over the next three days the temperature in the gym rose to well over 100 degrees, teenage girls were raped mercilessly, no one was
given water or food. It ended when police stormed the building on day three. The terrorist blew their explosives. Three hundred thirty-four civilians
were killed, including 186 children and hundreds more were wounded. Go to you tube and type Beslan and you will find the terrorists videos along with
the news reports from those three days.
Osama bin Laden has promised America that he would deliver all of these horrors to America 100 fold.
In 2003 American forces in Afghanistan found multiple videotapes that detailed the training of terrorists to attack schools and classrooms.
The New York Post says the al-Qaida tapes include the rehearsed shooting of schoolchildren and the taking of hostages.
Portions of the tapes viewed by the newspaper showed a hostage-taking exercise and three scenarios where masked men, armed with AK-47s, pistols and
hand grenades, storm a school-like brick building. In one assault, two gunmen rappel from the roof onto a ledge and wait for the go-ahead via two-way
The Post recounts the school assault in detail:
"Two of the kidnappers are sitting in the cafeteria," a narrator says in Arabic.
At the command "move!" a janitor sweeping a hallway inside drops his broom and pulls out a gun. Others burst into rooms, fire automatic weapons and
bark English commands at a group of children and adults, apparently locals and other camp residents co-opted for the exercise.
"Sit," a hooded terrorist yells to the children, who shriek in horror. "Don't move, don't move," he says. The children are made to kneel and
place their hands on the walls while adults stand with hands raised and are frisked.
The armed thugs then herd their captives down the hallways as they shout in English , "Go in here!" and "Don't move!" Some hostages are then
ordered to the roof.
"I don't want to go," one sham victim pleads in Arabic.
"Go before I kill you," a rifle-toting thug barks back.
The camera then zooms in on a terrorist, who stomps on a fake child dummy’s head.
On the rooftop, a lookout announces the arrival of police. A terrorist then drags a "hostage" to the ledge for display.
American troops have found several more training grounds that have desks and cutouts the size of children that have bullet holes through them.
Hundreds of police reports have been made across the country that all sound eerily similar. They go something like this. Officer was running radar in
a school zone. The officer then notices a car or van that has multiple Arab men in the car taking pictures of the school. The officer approaches the
men and they usually claim to be photography students, or architecture students, journalists. Since there is nothing illegal about taking pictures of
a school and they all have proper documentation then he can just tell the men to move along their way. Nothing else happens except a report being
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