How would you US citizens feel if you were on the receiving end of Predator drones, cyber attacks and Shock and Awe?
As opposed to having our homes invaded by men with assault rifles, who shoot our dogs and kill, injure, and terrorize innocent people? I think you need to take another look at what is happening in the United States.
Exactly. There was a disturbing case in my backwater suburb recently that illustrates it... Police had a warrant for a 20-year-old murder suspect's arrest, knew where he lived (with his parents & teen brother) & worked, and he had been in court a week earlier. So without contacting *our* police, 40-50 heavily armed Homeland Security agents burst into the family's home at 4:20 AM yelling and lobbing flash grenades & tear gas through the windows. When the guy and his 57-year-old father crawled out from the hallway armed because they thought it was armed intruders, the agents reacted with a "hail of gunfire" that penetrated internal & external house walls and evidently shot 3 of their own men. (If anyone was wondering whether they can protect themselves from the government by owning guns, there's your answer.)
The photo gallery in the local paper shows the agents, weapons, military truck brought in on a tractor-trailer, damage to the house, etc.
Also unsurprisingly, the agents went after the family's pet boxers:
One of the family's two dogs [Sadie] was shot and killed. The other [Tyson] had bolted and escaped, though an agent chased it with a gun, [the 57-year-old father] said...moved to tears by the memory, said he begged the agents, “Don't kill my dogs!”
From what I've read, it was similar to the incident where agents killed an extremely old arthritic labrador -- the 20-year-old used to exercise Tyson on a leash by riding his bike around the neighborhood after work, and a teen neighbor that talked with him about the dogs a few times implied they were friendly in another interview.
Anyone wondering why we don't rebel: one columnist wrote about the reaction he got to a column/post merely questioning the raid. Given this is a liberal region, non-Americans might see why we're kind of fucked...