American mall operators shunned armed or trained security personnel and frankly they think a visible police presence is bad for business. They also go out of their way to post silly “Gun Free Zone” signs everywhere.
Our mall operators have really only placed a target on the butt of every man woman and child that can be found inside any large mall.
Kenya was better prepared to respond to mall attacks there. They are used to urban terrorism unlike our nations police forces.
Imagine L.A.’s magnificent Beverly Center Mall. On any given day thousands of shoppers are strolling through without a care in the world. Among them behind sunglasses and hats are A list celebrities. Of course there are children, toddlers, and even infants everywhere.
In the Westgate attack the thugs took hostages. The victims were savagely raped, tortured and soon beheaded. The orgy of violence was unimaginably horrific. Imagine what they’d do to any of our more popular movie stars?
The death toll could easily exceed 2000 before a siege by just ten terrorists may end. Terrorists could quietly enter as workmen pushing weapons, fuel and bombs on carts from their cars. The mall floor plans are available to everyone including terrorists.
Perhaps as hundreds of happy little Christian children are waiting to see Santa Claus some perverted Muslims may unleash the unthinkable.
The LAPD would be minutes away and reluctant to enter the mall at all until they can amass with a large police presence and that may take an hour or more.
I’m simply asking how would this style of attack be ended? I remain convinced such an attack would face minimal resistance and melt Los Angeles to its core.