I don't know if the authorities responsible for this sort of exercise are arrogant or stupid, but either way they show a complete disregard for the
welfare of our children and / or the safety of the population.
It's all too easy to dismiss a story like this as another exercise by the Daily Mail to frighten people, but if you strip the stories down to their
bare bones, what have we got? And why shouldn't we know about it? Don't shoot the messenger.
OK, in a country of 60 odd million people, recently we've had just a handful of stories like this, but look at the picture that is emerging. If we
all laugh it off as Daily Mail hysteria then nothing will be done to stop it.
I would add that in all cases, the relevant authorities did not deny the story. They were given an adequate chance to defend themselves, which they
did. Very inadequately, in my opinion.
I think numbers are irrelevant. I don't care if it's 60 million, 6 thousand, 6 hundred or 6.
If the authorities can do this to one set of people, then they can do it to all of us. If we don't complain then why won't they do it again? And
next time they might do it to us or our children.
We should remember that before we dismiss these stories as trivial. And also bear in mind that there were complaints in the press about the first
story I am listing and yet two similar incidents have since been reported.
So recently (and not all these stories are about schools. I want to highlight more of the ridiculous events some sections of the population have been
School teachers staged an alien invasion, not telling the children or their parents that it was just an exercise. The local police were involved in
this, making it look more real.
School teachers set up a scenario in which some children were told that they were about to be removed from their homes and families because they were
not very bright. With no warning to the children or their parents that this exercise was to be staged.
School teachers stage an incident in which a popular teacher is gunned down in front of pupils. In this case some of them knew it was not real, but
A 5 year old boy climbed a tree and school teachers refused to help him get down. A passer-by who rescued him was reported to the police for trespass
and accused of being abusive to staff (good on her if she gave them an earful).
Residents of a coastal town had leaflets put through their door telling them that there had been radiation leak and advising them how to cope with the
crisis. This turned out to be an 'exercise'. It seems that there was some warning about it in the local press and radio, but no checks were made to
ensure that everyone was aware of what was going on. Consequently, many residents thought it was a real situation.
This last one seems to have been the idea of local policemen. They wanted to go round the town at night checking the doors and windows of residents
and if they were found to be unlocked, the residents would be woken and given a telling off.
Residents who find squatters camping in their back gardens are told that the police and the local council cannot help to remove them. The
householders are advised to remove the intruders themselves by acting like bouncers:
There are threads on all these stories on ATS. I should say that all the wording in this post is mine. To save space I have put links directly under
my own words. There are no actual quotes from the newspapers.
[edit on 27-3-2010 by berenike]