“U.S. forces can only enter Afghan homes in extraordinary circumstances when the life or limb of Americans is at stake.”

(NewsObserver.com)

You know what this means?

Residents of Kabul are more secure from US forces invading their homes than are residents of Boston.

About Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett got his letter of marque from the Supreme Court of Texas in May 1995. He is famous for having no sense of humor when it comes to totalitarianism.
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  1. Izaak says:

    A few weeks ago a deputy sheriff in my county shot a thirteen-year-old kid seven times because the kid had a BB gun that looked like an AK-47. I served in Iraq from 04-05. The first thing I thought of when I read the headline was how many kids with (real) AK’s I saw in Iraq (an active war zone) and how many times I never shot any of them. There are similarities between that war and American law enforcement’s war on our country’s civilian population. Professional restraint is not one of them.

    • Michael Stuart says:

      Ah, but you see Izaak, officer safety uber alles.
      Their most important duty is to come home alive; nevermind their job’s not even in the top ten most dangerous, they’re under attack.

      Unsure by what, they create the dangers daily in their own minds–and shoot kids with BB guns.

      Officer safety. Now more important than all those laws “for the chiiiiiiiiiildren”.

  2. AM says:

    Just to add another similar story to the mix:

    http://7d.blogs.com/offmessage/2013/11/burlington-police-fatally-shoot-shovel-wielding-man.html

    Thank you for your service Izaak and the reflection.

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