March 16, 2007, - 3:21 pm

FBI/DHS: Terrorists Signing Up to Drive School Buses; But “Don’t Worry”

You know the drill. Nothing is ever connected to terrorism, in the FBI’s public statements. And no-one is ever at risk.
That’s why it’s laughable to hear the same refrain, today, as FBI officials acknowledge that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent out a bulletin to law enforcement all over the country, warning that Islamic terrorists are signing up to be school bus drivers. AP reports:

Members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said “parents and children have nothing to fear.”

Asked about the alert notice, the FBI’s Rich Kolko said “there are no threats, no plots and no history leading us to believe there is any reason for concern.” . . .
It noted “recent suspicious activity” by foreigners who either drive school buses or are licensed to drive them, according to a counterterror official who read parts of the document to The Associated Press.
Foreigners under recent investigation include “some with ties to extremist groups” who have been able to “purchase buses and acquire licenses,” the bulletin says.
But Homeland Security and the FBI “have no information indicating these individuals are involved in a terrorist plot against the homeland,” it says. The memo also notes: “Most attempts by foreign nationals in the United States to acquire school bus licenses to drive them are legitimate.”

Sure, they are. Last year, I detailed, extensively, the story of –the two Saudi students who did a dry run on a Tampa, Florida school bus. They , because they weren’t a threat either. Right?
“Move along. Nothing to see here.”
Thanks to reader Sonia for the tip.

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11 Responses

It’s only a matter of time before they do something on those buses and kill those poor, innocent children.
Just you watch.

Squirrel3D on March 16, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Anyone have locality info on these incidents?

timjansing on March 16, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Dear Debbie;
If there is nothing to fear, then why send out a warning??? This makes absolutely no damn sense!!!
And I agree with Squirrel3D. I would never trust a muslim bus driver. Especially with a bunch of children.

EJO on March 16, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Yet another reason to homeschool!

MadMom on March 16, 2007 at 10:11 pm

Terrorists are signing up to drive busses? Sure they are. How did we find out? Where they writing “terrorist” on their job application under career experience? Give me a break. This simple fear-mongering.

Cerin on March 17, 2007 at 12:28 am

Crazy. Guess we have to wait till they figure out how to sneak stuff across the southern border because we know how secure that is /sarc and then they’ll be blowing up our busses instead of theirs. But maybe after they start blowing things up, we’ll then make sure that a bill gets passed to identify these terrorist tied bus drivers with maybe a red license plate!
Thank god I’ll be homeschooling mine.
cerin, you are naive. They checked the backgrounds and know their ties to these terrorist orgs. Get a grip and wake up.

Highrise on March 17, 2007 at 4:13 am

Anyone in the FBI ever hear about Beslan? They know damn well it’s a threat or they wouldn’t have published the story. Besides, driving a school bus would be a great way to do surveillance on particular targets or to use as a VBIED (vehicle incendiary explosive device). No one would suspect a school bus. You could pack quite a bit of explosives on a school bus.

Minnie Mouse on March 17, 2007 at 9:09 am

In some states a CDL is required to drive a school bus. Obviously, this then gives the person a valid license and references to move on to bigger trucks, notwithstanding, the obvious threat to our children. Sometimes in their haste to report there is no threat, the FBI and DHS miss/ignore the obvious. Some things never change.

legacycustoms on March 17, 2007 at 9:44 am

Yet these bastards are still allowed into this country.
More goodness and light coming from the Religion of Murder.
We need to nuke Mecca and prove to these knuckle-dragging Neanderthals that their religion is nothing more than a cult. Once they see that giant black cube in Mecca demolished, they will come to realize their religion is a fraud…just as their phony profit was a fraud.

Thee_Bruno on March 17, 2007 at 11:05 am

I gather that they gave them licenses, anyway, right? Unbelievable.
So we will investigate you and give you a license as long as you have not already threatened someone.

PJ on March 17, 2007 at 1:13 pm

This isn’t rocket science folks. The threat is quite real and was only a matter of time before this very issue got addressed. Yes, drivers do have to have CDL’s to operate buses. In the course of my duties I have been contacted several well-known transport services to assist in background checks involving highly suspicious individuals attempting to secure employment as over-the-road truckers hauling explosive/caustic payloads. These hairballs didn’t belong in this country to begin with, nevertheless behind the wheel of an 80,000 lb. bomb. Don’t be fooled regarding the FBI’s “Don’t worry folks, no cause for alarm” rhetoric. That’s because they don’t have a clue where to start looking as evidenced by my phone ringing off the hook with them on the other end asking for my expertise.

1shot1kill on March 19, 2007 at 9:57 am

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