Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Why not tell them to just yell "Baaa-baaaa"

like the sheep they want them to be?

A chilling excerpt from this review of Guns and Violence: The English Experience:
Coming to the aid of crime victims is strongly discouraged. British subjects are taught that, if they are attacked by a criminal, they should not yell “Help! Help!” because such cries might encourager a bystander to use physical force against the criminal. Rather, victims are supposed to yell, “Call the police.” Likewise, the government tells Britons that when they are attacked, they should not fight back, but should instead curl into a ball or take a similar defensive posture.

If a properly-behaved British bystander does “call the police,” the response may be lethally slow. Vicky Horgan and her sister Emma Walton were shot by Stuart Horgan on June 6, 2004.[33] A total of sixty calls to 999 (the US’s equivalent to 9-1-1) were made, but help did not arrive for over an hour. The Express explained that a major cause of the delay was police reluctance to confront an armed criminal.
May I never find it necessary to visit England.

CENTCOM is watching!

The good folks over at CENTCOM noticed my link to the best video of the year, and sent me a nice email thanking me for it. Buttle's World is honored by their visit. Servicemen are always welcome here.

On their web site I found YASTMSMWC (Yet Another Story The Main Stream Media Won't Cover).

If, before I visited their web page, you had asked me whether women were joining the police department in Iraq, I would have said of course not.

And I would have been wrong
“We find that she is much better at interrogation than most of her male counterparts, especially when it comes to interrogating women. She quickly identifies the hot buttons and knows how to get the right information,” Aswar said.

I think a lot of men would like being interrogated by her. But not the Islamofacists, which makes me extra glad she's on the job.