Friday, December 18, 2009

I'd Like to Order a Raid Please. Hold the Fries.

Watch and then read.

Let me see if I can understand this. We have a terrorist camp under operation by a radical Muslim cleric in which there is video that shows militants being trained to slit throats - coincidentally the exact same procedure of throat slitting that allowed these same radical Muslims to hijack planes and fly them into buildings killing almost 3,000 innocent men, women, and children in one morning). However, nothing happens to this little terrorist training camp in upstate New York.

However, every federal agency under the sun has more time to do things like the following.

In 1984, Randy Weaver and neighbor Terry Kinnison had a dispute over a $3,000 land deal. (Kinnison subsequently lost the lawsuit and was ordered to pay Weaver an additional $2,100 in court costs and damages.) Kinnison wrote letters to the FBI, Secret Service and county sheriff alleging Weaver had threatened to kill the Pope, the President and the governor of Idaho. This dispute resulted, eventually, with the involvement of the ATF, FBI, Secret Service, and the U.S. Marshals Service and an armed raid and 4 day siege of the Weaver family.

In May of 1992, the ATF issued a search warrant claiming that there were over 150 weapons and 8,100 rounds of ammunition in the compound of the Branch Dividians Seventh Day Adventists in Waco, Texas. A subsequent 51-day siege by the FBI ended with a raging fire that destroyed the compound. 76 people - 24 of them British nationals, including more than 20 children, and two pregnant women - were killed.

In 2008, the home of Cheye Calvo, mayor of DC suburb Berwyn Heights, was raided by the Sheriff's Office SWAT team after 30lbs of marijuana was delivered to his home. They broke down his door, shot his two black Labradors, and interrogated him and his wife as their dogs bled to death. Calvo had no idea about the package, which was still outside, unopened and perhaps waiting for its real recipient to pick it up. Berwyn Heights Police Chief later said county police and the Sheriff's Office had not notified his department of the raid and further explained that the town police could have conducted the search without a SWAT team. "You can't tell me the chief of police of a municipality wouldn't have been able to knock on the door of the mayor of that municipality, gain his confidence and enter the residence," Murphy said. "It would not have been a necessity to shoot and kill this man's dogs."

I guess the lesson here is own guns, piss off your neighbor or have some thug pick your house as a drug drop off for a box of pot and you'll see your own government bust through the door with guns blazing. Operate a real radical Muslim terrorist training camp that results in real death and terror - no problemo.

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