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Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
25-Jul-11 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: security concerns about Norway shooting
Subject: RE: BS: security concerns about Norway shooting
A massive bomb goes off right in the heart of the capital city and immediately the call goes out for assistance from all emergency services and you have all your police, all your paramedics and all doctors on call heading towards that situation at speed.

You have nobody left to respond to anything else until that situation is assessed and under control.

You don't have the slightest clue as to how many people you will need, so you pull them all in.

To turn around even a small section of that response and send them in another direction is not the work of minutes. They are not travelling in a body, but arriving piecemeal, which means a great deal of work finding out who is where, and redirecting those nearest.

The phone lines will be jammed solid with people trying to check on relatives in the bombed area.

In other words, TOTAL CHAOS!

There is one person responsible for all those deaths, and looking for somebody else to blame, while natural, is extremely unfair.

The police and authorities did their best, IMO, in dealing with a situation which was unforseeable, and therefore unforseen.

Exactly as in the July 7th London bombings, lessons will be learned and they will do better if it happens again.

Nothing succeeds like 20/20 hindsight, especially when it is used to apportion responsibility unfairly.

Don T.