But they are THE TARGETS! I was stuck behind two idiot 12 year old boys today in the street who were deep in some heated debate and were walking at the pace of snails as I was passing by a large contingency of police vehicles, officers, etc. I wanted to just get by there as fast as possible but my choice was to keep behind the kids, make a rather tight detour between a tow truck and two police motorcycles, or get run over by the oncoming traffic. I don't care how good they may be at protecting US, their presence everywhere and the fact that they are targets, actually puts us all at risk as collateral damage.Dusak wrote:At the end of the day it is up to the individual what action they will take if the bubble ever bursts. My thoughts on the matter is that the faith I have in the security personnel in protecting this country
I know all expats feel the needs to praise the police constantly to keep their visas, but use your minds for once and realize that the presence of police near you is probably the largest risk to your safety right now, not because they aren't doing their best to protect you, but because if a terrorist has a choice between a civilian and a policeman who happens to have a civilian nearby, it will always be the latter that is targeted.