Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Eleven Egyptian men entered the United States on student visas, but instead of showing up for their college classes in Montana, they disappeared.

The FBI assures us "There is no threat associated with these men. We have simply asked law enforcement's assistance in locating them so that the FBI and ICE may interview them."

And yet, ABC reports that the FBI warns law enforcement that the men are to be "approached with caution."

Are the "students" here just in time for the 5th anniversary of 9/11?

Let's hope not.

Wednesday Update: One of the students was apprehended today. The other 10 are still at large.

Update: 3 down, 8 to go.


Blogger UGN said...

Since 9/11 I've told anyone who would listen that anyone here on any kind of temporary visa from terrorist states be sent home. I still don't understand why this is such a radical idea. We don't have to be mean about it, just apologize for the inconvenience and tell them they have to leave--some bad people ruined it for the rest of you. So sorry.

I think back to those students from San Diego who laughed and high-fived in the library when they learned of 9/11. Why are they still here?

1:47 PM  
Blogger UGN said...

A riddle for you...

How do we help law enforcement "look" for these Egyptians without profiling them? That would be wrong unless they look like 80-year-old grandmas!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yep!! Rush Limbaugh did a great bit on that at the end of his show today. We're darned if we do profile and darned if we don't, it seems...

It particularly concerns me that the FBI rushes so quickly to assure us no terrorism is involved (i.e., the shooting at LAX a while back). How do they know yet, anyway?? I'm not exactly comforted.

I still want to know about the guy who got on the flight with "hollowed out" shoes and other suspicious stuff in Houston a few weeks ago. Did that really turn out to be a non-story?


1:58 PM  

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