Wednesday, February 5, 2014


How sad that we have to be lectured on our police procedures by an Iraqi:
Kazem al-Mikdadi, an academic researcher at the University of Baghdad, told Al-Monitor, “The decision to kill those wanted instead of arresting them is not politically legitimate according to the constitution. … Naturally, in countries that respect human rights, a wanted person must be arrested, interrogated and handed over for justice, even if he ends up being executed. … What’s important is that it happens according to the law.
… The politicians didn’t denounce the decision of the military generals. … It seems that the law of the jungle prevails.”
Oh. My bad. He wasn't talking about American cops who kill the things that frustrate them. He was talking about this.
Your local police force. Nothing to be worried about.


OldAFSarge said...

While there is a visceral satisfaction in having the bad guys get gunned down right away, "dead men tell no tales". No bad guy, no intel. And really, just tying them to lamp posts and shooting them out of hand? I'm sure Saddam is grinning from where ever he wound up.

Buck said...

The linked story gave me a pop-up that asked if I wanted to receive their newsletter every day. I came pretty close to doing so.

Getting back on-topic... What Chris said.

HMS Defiant said...

Ruthlessly killing one's enemies does tend to make for lots more enemies, as we learn every single time a drone attack kills. You would think that these people never heard of the side-effects of martyrdom.

The problem that all of the Arab kingdoms and western friends have is that they still honor an ancient tradition of freeing the guilty after locking them up for awhile. It's kind of like there is no real celebration without turning loose the killers to kill again. This sort of thing tends to make security forces very angry because they risk their lives to capture these killers but then get to hear those same killers assure them that when they get out, they will hunt down their captors and kill them, their families and burn down their house.

It's a poser.

HMS Defiant said...

They tend to write interesting stuff.