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Gov. Bobby Jindal says members of the National Guard came under fire this morning in Ville Platte, La.
"Sometime after midnight, somewhere between two and three criminals, we believe they were attempting to loot those supplies, actually opened fire," he says. "They fired about five or six shots at the National Guardsmen. The MPs, the military police, that were there took shelter behind their military vehicle. They returned fire with their M-16 rifles. The criminals fled."
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
reply to post by DocMoreau
In that situation they were absolutely justified in firing back at the scum bags that shot at them. If provoked into a self defense situation I believe they have the right to protect themselves regardless if it is a citizen.
Originally posted by DocMoreau
reply to post by CaptGizmo
reply to post by 38181
They may have been 'justified' by their orders, please don't think I am condoning looting. I just don't like the the threshold of American Society that gets crossed when Citizens are ordered to shoot to kill other Citizens, no matter what the circumstances or justifications. Maybe I am a bit creeped out to have Jesse Ventura calling for full scale revolution, riots on the streets of St. Paul, and now this incident where Guardsmen are shooting at CItizens and Vice Versa.
One has to wonder who the 'looters' were if people were under curfew in the area, and a majority of the people evacuated. The 'looters' would seem to be a 'known entity' to the people in the area.
I guess what I am saying is perhaps the incident did not occur how it is being portrayed in the media....