Monday, July 23, 2012

Semper Fidelis, to whom?

Now that the Empire's Marines have had about eleven full years of experience as street cops in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are forming "law enforcement" units.  When I saw that at first, I thought maybe it was for internal purposes, you know, like MP's.  But I was wrong.  To wit:

The pull quote that jumped out a me was:  " 'Am I a Marine or a cop? Can I be both?" he said. "Cops apply human rights law and Marines apply the law of war. Now that it's blended, it makes it tougher for the young men and women who have to make the decision as to when deadly force is not appropriate.' "

The thing that gets me is the AP, who is doing the reporting, is quick to say it's for fighting against drug cartels and other criminal elements, in South America and other places.  What they're not saying is what are the chances these elite forces will be utilised by local law enforcement agencies?  What if Cobb County, Georgia needs "assistance" in tracking drug runners on Interstate 75?  When will it end?  Any time the government expands it's power, it's a 99.9999999999999999% chance they will not surrender it.  We already have too much federal intervention, why are the people allowing this to happen?

They are the employees and we are the employers.  When are both sides going to wake up and realise that?

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