Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sirens sound - you know the Drill


Because Israeli officials worried that people in vulnerable attack areas near the Lebanese border or West Bank might panic, Israel's widely heralded nationwide air raid drill at 2 pm did not have quite the expected impact. Media coverage was spotty, but showed that the public could cope with a rain of phony Qassam rockets, a fake gas attack and a staged prison riot. But, most tellingly, in some strategic places intelligence agents warned of actual terror threats, so there was not enough manpower to see through this high profile drill.
Here in Jerusalem, if actual nuclear Armageddon had been unleased, Izzy would have been unable to hear any siren and take precautions against the final flash. Pardon the expression, but that's quite a buzz kill. So was the stalled traffic on Highway number two near Tel Aviv. By all reports, it seemed like the usual traffic jam, not any end of the world scenarios. So the poets are right: when the time is nigh, drill-preparedness or not, it'll end not with a bang, but a whimper, folks.

from Ynet News, Sderot schoolkids are attack-ready

2 comments:

Grand Exalted Druid said...

Do you want this to stop?

Kill your enemies.

'nuff said.

bagel boy said...

"We have met the enemy and he is us."
--Pogo