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Monday, June 01, 2020

This Fish is Rotting Rapidly

And we'd do it, too, if not for that meddling "rule of law!"

What are the rules for the use of force? Does looting justify shooting? 

No. Federal military forces responding to civil unrest comply with Standing Rules for the use of Force (SRUF). These rules are generally less permissive than Standing Rules of Engagement (SROE) that the military uses in operational environments overseas and more traditional military missions. Both sets of rules are promulgated via the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and tailored to the individual mission. To be sure, these rules governing the use of force are policy guidance, but they reflect the complex strategic, legal, and morality issues that are in play whenever the U.S. military uses force on our own soil.

Kill 'em all!  Teach 'em a lesson!  Right, Senator?  Bring in a few helicopter gunships to soften 'em up, then drop paratroopers firing as they land right in the middle of 'em!


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