I wouldn’t use “stun Grenades”

The US embassy in Iraq was “stormed” by protestors.

Embassy security used “Stun Grenades”and “tear gas” to drive them back….

This is US sovereign soil. The Iraqi police (“Security Forces” have failed to keep the mob outside the walls. Were it up to me, I’d not use non-lethal force to protect the compound and the people within.

I’d use whatever force was required to keep those walls and gates secure.
Send a message. “Don’t fuck with the US”.

Do I want to see people killed? No, not at all. But being nice or using “Non lethal” force works for only so long…..Especially with a mob of folks like that.

A pile of dead bodies works better. Once they breach the gate, then all bets are off. If the Iraqi government wants to protect it’s citizens, then they need to step up and provide security outside the walls. Letting a mob run amok inside the walls is, in itself, a message.

The US too needs to send a message. Being nice doesn’t send the appropriate message.

It is all well and good to be nice if your opponent is rational. If they aren’t, then one must Stop Being Nice. Nothing says “Don’t fuck with the US, this is a line you cannot cross than wounded or dead members of the Mob.

If you keep on being Nice, then you end up with the same sort of situation that Carter gave us back in 1979.

Enough is enough. Stop being Nice. Be Firm, instead.

People respect firm, I would bet good money that it will only happen once. Then the Mob will respect the boundaries.


Funny strange, not Funny ha-ha.

The shooter in the Texas Church at White Settlement has not yet been identified.
In most incidents like this in the past, we know the identity and ideology of the shooter.
This time, not so much.

I wonder why? Perhaps because this time it was conservatives who were targeted and the shooter isn’t a member of a “right wing” group?
Perhaps there is another reason…I dunno

ETA: Keith Kinnunen. But no other information. Which is wierd, ’cause normally we have all sorts of data immediately after an incident. 

It ain’t the GUNZ

It’s the CULTURE

Peter brings the news with a link to this article….

Conclusion: What we already knew: Gun violence is a (poor) black culture issue.
But also:
Gun SUICIDE is a  white cultural issue.
And the two are not related, really.

Go read the article…It pretty well lays it out.

Not really news to anyone who pays attention. But perhaps it will shed some light for those who just listen to the headlines rather than collect the facts.

At the end of it, CRIME in general is a black issue. Gun Crime is a significant part of that, but it really is the culture that is the issue.

Cries and accusations of racism in 3….2…..1….

The day after;

I gained 4 lbs eating all the delicacies that come out only once a year.

‘Twas good to see my family, especially the nieces and nephews, Most of them have grown up and have been making their own way in the world, so I don’t see them as much.

We ate and talked and cleaned up and then, way too soon, it was time for us to return to our own homes.

It was a good day.