I cannot possibly imagine the additional grief added to the inexplicable loss of a son/ husband/ father/ brother then to realize that it was at the hands of a so called military ally.
You may have seen the following comment somewhere before. I thought it is an idea that might catch on within our DOD if they hear it somewhere. Then again, I expect it is acceptable collateral damage as long as they are not at risk. Which by the way, being in the DOD is relatively non-risk for those who assiduously avoid the combat arms occupations; and, anyone who says this is acceptable collateral damage has never been a trigger puller.
When I was with Blackwater if we were training the local mohammedans a few of our guys would always be locked & loaded and standing in the back of the classroom on alert for any nonsense such as this. None were ever tempted to ‘act out’ like this. Had anyone even raised an eyebrow in a threatening manner, he would have been shot immediately, no questions asked, no warning shots given, and no time-outs offered.
I guess our DOD is too PC to protect our guys. After all, what are the lives of a few good American military guys worth in exchange for not hurting the House of Islam’s feelings? Apparently – not much/ not enough to take the precautions necessary to prevent it.
Apparently our best & brightest decision makers would not want to hurt the feelings of those murderous followers of mohammed who are intent on waging jihad (not internal struggle) on the House of War.