Will The Real Terrorists Please Step Forward?
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — The scenario has played out in real life across America: Gunfire echoes through a school and students are held hostage.In the great scheme of things is this terribly important? No, not really. However, I think it does show the depths and desperation to not point a finger at those who are committing literally thousands of terror attacks all over the world, and nonsense protestations aside, committing plenty of acts of terror right here at home.
But police, faculty and staff lived out their own make-believe version yesterday of just such a tragedy at Burlington Township High School, complete with Kevlar-clad officers, armed suspects and students portraying the wounded and dead.
The purpose of the drill was to test the reactions of police, faculty and administration.
“You perform as you practice,” Superintendent Chris Manno said prior to the exercise. “We need to practice under conditions as real as possible in order to evaluate our procedures and plans so that they're as effective as possible.”
The mock terror attack involved two irate men armed with handguns who invaded the high school through the front door. They pretended to shoot several students in the hallway and then barricaded themselves in the media center with 10 student hostages.
Two Burlington Township police detectives portrayed the gunmen. Investigators described them as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the “New Crusaders” who don't believe in separation of church and state. The mock gunmen went to the school seeking justice because the daughter of one had been expelled for praying before class.
I love when I'm talking to a leftist asshat about terrorism and they trot out McVeigh or the abortion bomber as though these statistically insignificant incidents, which by the way I fully acknowledge (with the minor caveat that McVeigh was most decidedly NOT a Christian and may I recommend reading the Third Terrorist?)
But these handful of "christian" bad guys are trotted out with faithful regularity by those who are simply desperate to prove that Christianity is just as bad.
Uh-huh, sorry to piss on your parade guys but no, it's just not true. No matter how much you may personally loathe Christianity, that hardly makes Christians terrorists, does it? In fact we know precisely who the terrorists are, and some of us even have the nuts to call them by their proper name.
Get over it and take a big bite out of a reality sandwich, it'll do ya some good!
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