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Thursday, September 03, 2020

Why Trump should NOT send in the troops

Well, the guy is a Colonel, so he knows what he's talking about.

But what folks do not understand are the practical problems with Trump using troops (sending federal law enforcement officers presents similar problems, but also a unique and big one – there just aren’t as many federal cops as there are soldiers). The devil is in the details, and the devil here makes Trump pulling the trigger on the troops in the current situation a very bad idea. We should support his strategic patience and not do what the Democrats want by getting mad at the president for refusing to stumble into an ambush.

Every point he makes there is true.  But there's more.  Portland isn't worth one single Soldier's life.  Portland isn't worth sending one single Soldier to jail, and you know damn well and good that it would happen if a Soldier had to protect himself with lethal force that the Portland Star Chamber would lock them up even as they let the Marxist shitbags walk free.

Is Chicago worth one Solder's life?  No.  So why would we send Soldiers in to a situation where their lives are in danger, and they're not allowed to defend themselves?

Seattle?  Ditto.

None of these cities are worth the risk to Soldiers' lives.  Let them burn.

Kenosha?  That might be a good risk/reward trade off.  But not Milwaukee. 

So DON'T send in the troops.  It's just not worth it.

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