posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 04:14 PM
Good post on a touchy subject.
This underlines why Millitary Troops should not be used in this sort of situation. They don't have the training to police civilian populations!!
ESPECIALLY their own.
This problem extends to Iraq, of cource. Those troops are trained to fight battles... to pull the trigger and in wars, NOT to deal with chaos and
tramatic urban situations.
It might be a good idea to take a note from your buddies to the north...
Our main police force, the RCMP, are actually classified as millitary personel. Thus, we are able to deploy them anywhere at any time and they can act
as overseers for millitary opperations.
It's an idea worth noting. It's working very well for us in Afganistan (where we've actually managed to do a large scale opp WITHOUT shooting
anyone) and it would work well in this case if we were allowed to send 'em.
Otherwise, the national guard needs to be trained differently. Homeland defence should not be about Shock and Awe. It needs to be about humanity.