Sunday, October 24, 2004

Terrorist attack potential - U.S. Schools - update.

As we head into the last week of the campaign, I will post what I hope will be my last comment on the 25 Chechen rebels that may have crossed illegally into the U.S. through Mexico recently.

As you will recall, plans for schools in 6 U.S. districts were recently found on an Iraqi computer disk. This news became more alarming when it was learned that Chechen terrorists like the ones that initiated the Beslan massacre may have crossed illegally into the U.S.

A September column from Mark Steyn notes an equally disturbing item that indicates that the planning for such an attack may have been in the works for some time:

Could what happened in Beslan happen in the US? Two months ago, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on a fellow called Mohamad Kamal Elzahabi, a suspected terrorist who'd fought with his fellow jihadi in Chechnya and somehow wound up in Minnesota, where he'd applied for licences to transport hazardous materials and drive school buses.

The column is from September 7, 2004 - (don't be fooled by the UK date system) - I have kept it in my file of "things to post." Nine days prior to election day seems like a good time for me to issue another warning about this disaster in the making.

Could something like this be part of the "October surprise" we all fear? More on that later.

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