To: NavySEAL F-16
I agree with his display of leadership. It was sorely needed. But I don't agree with his orders to lower weapons. As has been pointed out in earlier posts, there is complete lawlessness and anarchy, with many people heavily armed. While the citizens don't need to feel threatened by the troops, neither should the troops on patrol be in any position other than ready to return fire and gain control quickly.
posted on 09/03/2005 9:30:25 AM PDT
While on active duty at Ft Sill Oklahoma in the early 70's my battalion was given a good bit of riot control training in case we were needed in some US city to control anti war protesters. I assure you that most American solders do not want the order to shoot US citizens. Current Rules of Engagement even forbid shooting looters. HOWEVER, if threatened or fired upon they will kill you on the spot........
posted on 09/03/2005 9:47:01 AM PDT
(I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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