Thursday, April 10, 2014

Steyn: A Trip to the Museum


Mark Steyn likes my "America, I love you but your police are out of control" line.

Why are we talking about this again?

And by "we" I mean me and Mark Steyn!

Doesn't that have a fabulous ring to it? 

Anyway, I digress...

A family in America was almost gunned down in cold blood at the Air Force Museum by American military police at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

As Steyn notes;

"As I wrote a week ago:
Apparently the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military. So when a lone shooter opens up at an army base, Fort Shock'n'Awe has to call 911 and "shelter in place" until the county sheriff arrives. For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform.
"But apparently that's only true if you want to stand on a table yelling "Allahu Akbar!" and gunning down large numbers at people. By contrast, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, for some Third Grade student and his gran'ma visiting the Air Force Museum, the US military has all the firepower it needs to terrorize the kid and his sister. That's reassuring to know, isn't it? "

"If the boy had put "Soldier of Allah" on his business card and been emailing Anwar al-Awlaki night after night, that would have been fine. But instead the kid made the mistake of playing the license-plate game in a museum parking lot."