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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Miami incident

Tonight, I watched a national news program that questioned the shooting at the Miami airport.

Here are the facts: A man walks onto the plane. An argument breaks out between him and his wife. He storms through the cabin, saying he’s carrying a bomb in his bag. Then, air marshals on board shoot him. It was later revealed, by the wife, that the man was bi-polar and hadn’t taken his medication.

They shot him. And then the rest of passengers were asked to place their hands on their head and deboard, treated like suspects.

So, people now question the air marshals for killing a man who didn’t comply with their orders. And for treating the passengers like suspects, too, after the fact.

In my opinion, the air marshals did their job, even if there was no bomb. Had they hesitated or waited for the man to take his medication and there was a bomb, the media would then question why suspect was not shot. Got to love our talking heads.

I’m sure now the very left, like John Kerry, will now say that no American flight passenger is safe and that Air Marshals are terrorists.


At 11:04 AM, Blogger kbug said...

Sad but true, Casanova, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. It just seems to be par for the course these days...

At 3:34 PM, Blogger JUST A MOM said...

YYYOU sir are right!!!!!!

At 10:08 PM, Blogger strykeraunt said...

I haven't really had a chance to watch the news too much, but I hope you are wrong. These guys did exactly what they needed to do (especially in this day and age), even though it did end up being very unfortunate. And even though it was very unfortunate, I would not want these guys to hesitate in the future.


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