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In Russia on Saturday to observe the third anniversary of the Beslan school massacre, in which killed 332 people, including more than half were children. The main commemoration was launched by ringing bells in severoosetskom Beslan where the hostage drama took place. Chechen terrorists seized the first September 2004 primary school, where three days without food or water and detained more than a thousand hostages. The terrorists demanded to be withdrawn from Chechnya by Russian troops.
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.
If a similar assault were launched against a school in your jurisdiction, how would you and your agency respond? Consider this modest sampling of challenges that were deliberately planned or arose from the ensuing chaos at Beslan, as outlined by Rassa:
Originally posted by xuenchen
It looks to me as if the MSM was told to "hold" the "news" until after it was finished.
probably to allow for "observations" and data collections to take place.
public reactions to unannounced events are valuable for upcoming planned events by TPTB.
an old thread here www.abovetopsecret.com...
has some interesting views.