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Comment Re:Geotag those military bases! (Score 1) 976

Let me clue you in on something.

You're at a checkpoint. There's a guy in the crowd who is clearly got something bad planned. You can do nothing, because he is "not a threat."

The guy whips out a gun and sprays the checkpoint. Several of your guys get injured. You can do nothing, because he is in a crowd of innocents. He runs into a building and drops the gun. He then walks into the street. You can do nothing. Why? Because he is "not a threat" anymore.

Our rules of engagement are over-the-top in trying to protect against collateral damage. I'm no soldier myself, but I got to listen to three of them bemoaning about this situation - a corpsman, a SIGINT guy, and a guy who's position was unclear to me but was in charge of 20 infantry.

Yet you still have people like you, who think we mow down dozens of children at a time, just for giggles.

Comment Re:Geotag those military bases! (Score 3, Interesting) 976

Clicking a few at random, they all seem relatively justified.

Suspect refuses to drop knife. Suspect gets up and approaches officers - suspect gets shot.
Suspect hiding in a drainage pipe. Suspect is belligerent, and aims gun at officers - suspect gets shot.
Suspect escapes from handcuffs and aims gun at officers - suspect gets shot.
Suspect drives car aggressively towards officers - suspect gets shot.

Notice a theme, here? Most of these involve the suspect threatening imminent harm or death to the officers, so they respond with force.

This proves nothing beyond the fact that the USA is a large and diverse country.

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