Once again, they have us on defense. The number one tool of terrorists is to incite fear, and that is what appears to be happening right now in Los Angeles. The second largest school district in the United States, with over 655,000 students, is closing all schools today after a school board member received an “electronic threat” in the early hours of the morning. The threat was not to just one or two schools, but to “many schools” according to the Superintendent, Ramon Cortines. He said the message mentioned “backpacks and other packages”, and the email the district sent out to parents referred to it as a bomb threat.
Obviously, this is paralyzing the city, and affecting hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and school and law enforcement officials. The Superintendent went on to say they often receive threats, but none of this magnitude. He cited recent events in San Bernardino, and the national and international climate as deciding factors in determining his course of action. He is not taking any chances with the welfare of the students. There is no definitive word on where the email originated, but a law enforcement official said it appeared to come from “overseas”.
There is not enough information yet to call this a “terrorist threat”, but it would not surprise me. The easiest way to take over a country is from the inside, and what better way to start than by shutting down major cities. Terrorists do not need a military presence to defeat us; they can do that by impeding our ability to function.
What will happen if they select Washington D.C. as their next target? As American’s, we better take a stand against the ineffectiveness of our so-called leader, and demand that he or someone with backbone put this country on offense where we belong.