I've been trying to watch my language, but there's just no other way to describe the miserable excuse for a human being that is John Gibson (HT: Atrios.):
Five in the NogginCome to think of it, "fucking asshole" is a pretty good description of whoever at RedState.org wrote this:
...My faith has been renewed in the Brits. Even though they talk a good politically correct game out in public, evidently, behind the scenes they are as ruthless as I would expect from a civilized country under attack by bloodthirsty barbarians who have been brainwashed.
...I love the way the Brits have 10 million cameras sticking up the nose of every citizen no matter where they are, except in the loo.
...What is also good is the Brit police tactics that we saw at work in the subway Friday morning. The tackle and kill team is incredible, if for no other reason than their bravery. Can you imagine the job of those cops? Tackle the guy wearing a vest bomb and hope your colleague is right behind with the gun to put five bullets in the noggin before he sets off the bomb.
Turns out he didn't have a bomb, and turns out he wasn't one of the four bombers Thursday. And if it turns out ultimately that he had nothing to do with anything, no doubt there will be hell to pay. But the police say he was linked to the terror probe, so let's wait and see.
Meantime, got to admire the cojones of those Brit cops to go after him like that. All of this trumps any of my other complaints that the Brits weren't making the right noises about fighting terror. They like to go about things a bit more quietly than us. Not my style, but okay, fine — as long as they get the five in the noggin of the right bomber boy. They do that and I'm fine.
So for the moment, alls well. Just catch the four bombers. Five in the noggin is fine. Don't complain that sounds barbaric. We're fighting barbaric.
CHOOSING SIDES: The Muslim Council of Britain is upset that police at the Stockwell tube station in London knocked an Asian man (in the UK, this usually signifies south Asian) to the floor of a subway car and shot him dead -- five bullets in succession -- as he lay prone. Think this through: a man of the same apparent ethnicity as the suicide and would-be bombers of 7/7 and 7/21 flees from police; he is wearing a bulky winter coat in summer; and there is an active suicide bomb threat in the Underground. Did the police have reasonable alternatives? Not unless you consider yet more scores dead a risk worth running. Unfortunately, shoot to kill is the only real tactic available in the presence of a suicide terror threat. Not only do both parties get what they want, public safety is maximized.Unless, of course, you are a member of the public who happens to be "a man of the same apparent ethnicity" as the bombers. Then you're fucked. But everybody else - you know, the regular people - can rest easy.