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The California wildfires have come within a quarter-mile of the property where Blackwater wants to build a West Coast training facility, but the company's on-site manager isn't worried. He says the fires won't deter Blackwater from moving ahead with its controversial plans
On the contrary, he said, the proposed facility would benefit the community if it is threatened by fire again. He said it could be used as a "command center" with bunkhouses for evacuees and water tanks with a 35,000-gallon capacity.
Bonfiglio said Blackwater has made three deliveries of food, water, personal hygiene products and generator fuel to 300 area residents, many of whom have been trapped for days without supplies.
Ms. Wright and I were told by the border guards that our names appeared on an FBI criminal database and we were therefore "inadmissible."
This FBI database, called the National Crime Information Center, was created to assist U.S. law enforcement agencies in finding fugitives, convicted sex offenders, missing persons, and members of terrorist organizations and violent gangs.
It is hard to believe Canada, the country that had welcomed Vietnam war resisters with open arms, is closing its doors to peacemakers protesting another unpopular war.
February 15, 2007 Mr. Bertelli Quote on San Diego & Terrorism Threat
"If you start with San Diego, a few miles away is the busiest border crossing in the world," Bertelli said. "In a year, you get between 50 and 55 million people crossing. It is home to the Navy's 3rd Fleet and the marines at Camp Pendleton. It has all the hallmarks of a major metropolitan area that we felt would put them at a great risk of terrorist incident."
JMCO = Just My Cynical Opinion