A friend of mine brought up some interesting and bizarre points about the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter/terrorist. I won’t reproduce his post here because it was on Facebook but these were my observations, and my reply.
YEAH, AND NOT ONLY THAT…
I was thinking somewhat along these same lines myself.
One thing I’ll add that really, really bothered me (and I mentioned to my wife immediately as we watched it unfold) is that neither the airport itself nor the local PDs had any evacuation plan or filtering plan once the events went down. Instead passengers were not checked and then immediately separated form the field of fire or the attack zone. Rather they (including pregnant women and little children) were simply herded into open, outdoor, unshielded “containment areas” to await clearing all known and suspected attack locales.
The perp was obviously a good shot. According to reports so far he hit many of his victims in the head.
Suppose this had been a much larger operation with other guerrillas or terrorist or mass murders in sniping positions throughout the grounds?
Herding people together (including children, women, and pregnant women) in open air, undefended and uncovered containment areas would have been an absolute recipe for unmitigated disaster.
You see how this disorganized and unplanned shit went down. Now think about how it could have easily went down.
And for God’s sake fix it…
Also, as another friend pointed out none of the SWAT, FBI tactical teams or police movements should have been filmed or allowed to be broadcast until after the event and the grounds secured and the perp(s) either dead or in custody. And the whole operation, given the uncertainty and the size of the place should have had drones being operated to locate possible suspects, to gather intel, and to film and clear areas for evacuation routes.
A lot of lessons should be and should have been learned from this (and prior attacks). But, if not for Obama’s DHS and the way he down-politicized many branches of government, a lot of this should have been pre-acted and prepared for. Red Teams should have run this scenario years and years ago.
Policies and contingency plans should have long ago been established and in place.
It’s like we have to relearn this crap every single time it occurs. And still never draw a useful lesson.
This kind of pointless, effeminate, unprepared shit endangers everyone and really, really bothers me.
I hope Trump will kill this shit before a lot more Americans die.
This whole thing stank and could have been infinitely worse.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The moment that gunman Esteban Santiago opened fire on travelers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday was captured by security cameras.
The video, which was shared with TMZ, shows Santiago reaching for a gun from his waistband and opening fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2.
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Right when the shooting starts people dropped to the ground for safety.
The shooting claimed the lives of five people and injured six others.
Officials said it is still unclear why the shooter picked the Fort Lauderdale airport and what his motivation was to attack.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel appeared Sunday morning on the Local 10 News show “This Week In South Florida” to speak about the shooting.
He said Santiago told investigators that the a chip was placed in his head by an agency .
“The CIA or some agency had put a chip in his head and they were programming him and they forced him to watch a video on ISIS, and that changed and (he) said he was paid a certain amount of money by ISIS an hour or two later, so at this point we really don’t know,” Israel said.
Santiago is slated to remain at Broward County jail, where he is being held on federal charges that could carry a death sentence, until Monday when he is expected to be transferred to a federal facility in Miami.