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Thread #139327   Message #3195446
Posted By: GUEST,mg
25-Jul-11 - 10:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: security concerns about Norway shooting
Subject: RE: BS: security concerns about Norway shooting
We have not heard about the ferry captain. Was he/she involved in the rescue? If not, why not?

Says the leader of the camp was on ferry with madman. Then she went to the main lodge or whatever, met with unarmed (God save us) security/policeman. They were suspicious. I have read elsewhere that unarmed policeman was suspicious and questionned madman but this is the first I have heard of camp director. Above story says madman followed them to the lodge and shot them. I have read other stories..we won't know for ages exactly what happened.

One real tragedy here is their equivalent of 911 system. They tried calling and were told not to call unless it was related to Oslo explosion...well, I would say it was. There was, as far as I can see, between 5:10 and 5:25 before police were notified..did they receive calls from the victims? How were calls routed? Of course the system would have been overwhelmed..but why would they be calling OSlo when there were local police nearby?

Oh the helicopter situation is sad. One story said the pilot was on vacation. Another said helicopter was available 5 out of 7 days. Several have said the helicopter was for observation only and not able to transport the team..then why are they talking about not being able to use the helicoptor because it was not available if they could not use it in the first place. Something just does not make sense.

If there is a ferry, and police need to get to the island..can they not secure the ferry? Unless the ferry is out in the middle of the lake picking up the possibly dying children.

Some things do not make sense. And yes, I would rather light a virtual candle somewhere and consider my job done but I think every citizen at least of every free country has to ask these questions and find out some answers and apply them to their own place. mg