greeney2 wrote:So what do you do now? Prosocute people if they made a mistake of helping? Fire them for being good people in a crisis? Haig was admonished by the Congress for what he did, which was really said "we have to do this but we were glad you did what you did"?
Of course not. You don't prosecute someone just because they were scared. It's not really their fault, now is it?
But you DO get the message out there that you can't just call on the military every time a window rattles or a door handle shakes.
You keep saying this was a trival event, but killing 10 people including your family and taking potshots killing randon people, children I think also, is hardly trivial.
In the military's eyes, it is. It's a complete waste of our nation's armed forces.
Was the North Hollywood shootout trivial, or everytday business in Los Angeles? What is trivial is a witchhunt for something that ended up a judgement call by people in a real crisis.
What judgment call? No one MADE a call. If the governor or the defense secretary made this call you speak of then I wouldn't be having this discussion with you. I'd be all for it if it went through the proper channels.
But all I see here, like I said, is one timid deer who thought, "Well hey, the MP was here last time, so they should be here again!" That's NOT how it should work. That's NOT what our laws state.
Would anyone argue if the same people came out to help the fire department with a church or school full of people burning, or would you stand for the duty officer telling them, "I can't, its illegal".
I'd stand for both and condemn neither one of them. If the people want to help they'll do it anyways, but that doesn't excuse the officer from telling them that they can't.
Put this into proper perspective and imagine if you lived in this town during that problem. So even if it technically was illegal, how did it affect you living in California, or Washington, or anyplace else? The big picture is at best, a mistake only to secure peace and safety, than it was over. Nobodys liberty was affected or violated, even if it was imporper proceedure.
Since we're running on a hypothetical, I wouldn't want the f**king army called in. I'd want my police force, who I (theoretically) call upon and have much more riding on the line on a daily basis than the military men and women of this country.
War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.
Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.
Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.
War = Life