Can anyone here imagine a group of ten ordinary American police officers standing, cowed, behind building corners and simply watching such a slaughter? I doubt it. There may be tactical considerations, and some reasonable self-preservation making a degree of caution possible, but a two-man team with AKs and grenades would not last long even in a place like Los Angeles. Transplant that same situation into most of the rest of America, that beyond the deep-urban elites, and the conclusion of the attack would be swift, brutal, and total, and not in favor of the attackers.
Let those same terrorists figuratively come ashore in a place like Pennsylvania, Texas, or Wyoming, and the police would be arriving only in time to distribute body bags and take pictures.
Cherry River Blog
December 4, 2008
Via David Hardy.
[As pointed out in the comments to the post: one word, “Columbine”. But from both Columbine and 9/11 (flight 93) the police and private citizens learned valuable lessons. Sometimes fighting back NOW is the proper course of action. As long as people have the tools to fight I think the proper mindset will surface when the situation presents itself–even if it is somewhat repressed by modern society.–Joe]