SA's are targeted?

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  1. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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  2. Dixieland

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    Very alarming.
     
  3. parentalunit2

    parentalunit2 Parent

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    This really shouldn’t be ‘news’ to anyone. Any American military base is viewed as a target, therefore the service academies are included in this category. Hence the disaster drills that are enacted regularly.
     
  4. Zaphod

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    Respectfully, file under "duh"...

    The Service Academies are highly-visible light targets full of the best and brightest. No guns allowed, of course, so the fish are all in a nice little barrel.

    But that's okay. Assault weapons are illegal in NY, CT, and MD, so nothing will happen at USMA, USCGA, or USNA. At Colorado Springs, the bad guys will only be allowed 10 rounds. :rolleyes:

    Hell, all some Allahu-ackbar-screaming ****** would have to do is drive a deuce-and-a-half with a bomb in it onto Ward Field during a P-rade and he'd wipe out the Brigade....

    Such fun thoughts to have....:mad:

    I sincerely hope that SOMEONE has thought about this and taken some sort of EFFECTIVE action...



    This is nothing new, BTW..... I remember sitting around in groups talking about this stuff way back in my day, and the threat back then wasn't anywhere near what it is now...
     
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  5. parentalunit2

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    Yeah, what Zap said above. And this is one more glaring example of the so often parroted on this forum - “Your kid isn’t just going off to college…..they have joined the military.”
     
  6. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Most places in the US are relatively soft targets. This is nothing new. Fortunately, most of the smart terrorists are not bent on suicide, and most suicidal terrorists don't seem to be that smart.

    Also helping is that among any group of 3 or 4 US bomb-planners is usually at least one FBI agent.
     
  7. Blondie1

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    Any educator in America today will say --it is no longer a matter of if someone with a gun shows up on campus bent on mass destruction--every teacher knows it is only a matter of when. My DS is no greater a target at a SA than any student in America. It is just the world we live today.
     
  8. PupNSuds

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    Schools are actually very safe and violence has steadily been decreasing at them in the past few decades. Don't believe all the media hype.
     
  9. USCGA13STN

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    I attended 7th Grade in Waterford, Connecticut, right down the street from the Coast Guard Academy where I would eventually wind up going to college. I remember we used to have "terrorist drills" (in the days after 9/11) being so close to two major targets it just made sense: The Milford Power Plant which supplies nuclear power to a large portion of the seaboard, and Groton Military base where they keep a large part of the East Coast Sub Fleet.

    Its a fact of life: Anywhere that the military can be disrupted is a target. Why not the military Academies, where you can cripple the incoming officer fleet for at least 4 years?
     

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