posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:48 PM
I wanted to get my thoughts on todays events out and see what others think.
As we all know, University of Texas at Austin, and North Dakota State University in Fargo were both evacuated today due to bomb threats. I cannot
speak for what has been going on in Texas the last week or so, but I can speak of North Dakota.
I live in North Dakota, and so far this past week we have had bomb threats at the Hector International Airport in Fargo, and Grand Forks International
Airport in Grand Forks. Add to the that the bomb threat at NDSU today, and North Dakota is suddenly becoming a place where we may no longer to be able
to consider ourselves a place where a person can go and never have to worry about the violence of terrorism like other parts of the world.
One thing struck me odd today. Texas and North Dakota are the two highest oil producing states in the country, and today both states were threatened
today by a bomb threat at major universities.
Now if this was a dry run, what was learned?
The most important information learned would be what type of emergency response would be initiated. This threat would allow people to determine how
long it took to have police on scene, where they parked and set up check points, how many police units were on scene, also how long it took to
evacuate the university. This is all important information.
At NDSU, the evacuation was of 20,000 people, and it was done very swiftly and for that I commend the students, staff, and law enforcement for being
able to do that.
What do you think folks? Was this a dry run, or just a strange coincidence?