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About the missing Egyptian students

by grimgraphix / August 14, 2006 3:06 AM PDT

Head Line news has announced that the remaining students were arrested while living in an apartment in Richmond, VA.

The news keeps flashing a line up of the students pictures... some of the pictures are covered by a blue banner that says "STUDENT RESCUED"... Can anyone tell me what that is about?

Has anyone else seen what I'm talking about?

grim

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Won't provide a link but it's been in the news
by Steven Haninger / August 14, 2006 9:52 AM PDT

that (I believe the number was 11) some Egyptian students en route to a school in Montana?? had disappeared. In other words, they did not turn up at their final desination. From the beginning it was noted that these students were not considered terror suspects but a manhunt was underway. One by one they reappeared in several cities. At least one (in Chicago, I believe) was caught when trying to use a plane ticket to get to Montana but was not at the connection site which had been booked. At least one report suggested some of the students went job hunting instead of showing up at school. The arrests made were because they were in violation of their passport requirements as they were here for schooling. A Google search should provide plenty of hits. Again, however, official reports indicated they were not considered as terror threats though the media would like folks to consider that possibility.

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They were still (apparently) pulling a scam....
by Josh K / August 14, 2006 11:11 PM PDT

...if they were just using the student visas as a way of getting into the US and had no intention of actually attending school here.

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Not considered terror threats
by Evie / August 15, 2006 1:27 AM PDT

NOW, perhaps.

Many of the 9/11 hijackers were here for years, quietly living their lives, biding time until the pieces were in place. Point being, when they came to this country, much the same thing could have been said about them.

Use the student visa to gain legal entry then disappear into "society" and join a movement later.

At a minimum they violated the law and should be deported post haste. Their names should be put on an international watch list "just in case".

Perhaps we could make a bit less of a fuss, but OTOH, I think the fuss is good so long as we aren't scaring folks needlessly.

Evie Happy

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Student rescued??
by Maggie6243 / August 15, 2006 1:34 AM PDT

It should have been "student captured". It's not like they were kidnapped. It sounds to me like they had a plan.I'm sure we will hear more about them in the future, after something terrible happens....Maggie

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