Today's Quiz:You should find this one more difficult than the previous quiz.Police did not carry out an aggressive, military-style raid to accomplish which of the following purposes?(a) To find the source of a parody Twitter feed(b) To check a bar for underage drinkers(c) To recover a large number of overdue library books(d) To enforce copyright law against a DJ(e) To check whether barbers had valid barbering licenses(f) To apprehend Tibetan monks who overstayed their visas(g) They did that in all these casesI think it is worth considering this one for a moment, so I'm going to put the answer and further discussion after the jump below.
If you find it slightly terrifying that they did this (and by "this," I mean used a SWAT team or a gang of officers using similar tactics) for any of those purposes, congratulations, you are sane. The answer is (c): to my knowledge, a SWAT team has never been used to recover overdue library books, but I think that example is no less ridiculous than the others. And inevery one of those other cases, police aggressively stormed the premises with guns drawn, wearing body armor and even masks, though they had no reason to think there would be any danger.The Tibetan monks were here on a peace mission, for Christ's sake.Well, not for Christ's sake, but you know what I mean.
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From Political Wire:
“The U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Obama to exert a high degree of personal control over the campaign, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for any strike in Syrian territory,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
To expand on something I said on Twitter earlier today: considering just how much the Left loves to describe every military action in terms of Vietnam, you would think that more of them would actually have a basic familiarity with the war, its origins, and how we fought it.