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I’ve spent the entirety of my adult life working for the United States Government. Sure, it was all with the military, although post 9/11, there has been a whole lot of sharing and swapping of capabilities going on. So, it’s not like I haven’t seen other government types in action. Once you get action guys out of and away from the Beltway, the opportunity to work with other government agencies is both rewarding and humbling. I wish the Great American Public writ large could see the sacrifices and risk accepted by all these guys to keep the Homeland, and our people, safe. Lost causes, forlorn hopes and knowledge that you’ll probably get bureaucratically cut off at the knees are the coin of the realm. You deal with it; it comes with the job.
But everywhere I’ve been, I’ve seen people go above and beyond innumerable times to help out a fallen brother. The extremes of risk your public servants are willing to assume when another USG official person is in danger of losing life, limb or vision is truly astounding: everything stops, everything becomes focused on getting the MEDEVAC in and the injured person out.
Same, too, with the Rules of Engagement. Whatever the political sensitivities of employing lethal force, whatever the shackles imposed/emplaced by our political masters, you pull the plug and go full dynamic and kinetic if that’s what you need to do to help a brother preserve life, limb or vision. The (usually the varmint in this scenario) Congressional staffer or political operative with 20/20 hindsight can go pound sand. There are all kind of unsung heroes, that put everything on the line to keep their fellow citizens safe.
Now, in our own cities, we have law enforcement officers combatting civil unrest, combatting the organized and purposeful violence that no citizen of a functioning Republic should suffer.
And those causing the unrest are blinding Law Enforcement Officers with lasers, perhaps permanently. I’m sure the Antifa or BLM kiddies that are shooting industrial lasers at law enforcement think it’s very cool. I’m sure they go home, after a night of riots, and snigger to each other that they have a hole card with their lasers.
Put up snipers (and, really, we’re talking an urban environment in which a 200m shot would be considered “long-range,” so even marksmen would do), have optics on their scopes that would let them ID immediately the industrial strength lasers that are being used to blind honest cops, and shoot them dead. Keep eyes on the target once its down, and kill anyone that tries to recover the laser.
Good men have been blinded doing their best to keep Americans safe, blinded by personnel with malice and intent. Fine. You want to play for stakes encompassing life, limb or vision, you got it.
Kill these guys dead.Published in