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I, the undersigned, petition the government to:
Allow US military personnel to "fire back when fired upon" without having to ask for permission.
   
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Monday, Sep 24th, 2012 12:27 AM
The current Rules of Engagement imposed upon troops in Afghanistan by the Commander in Chief forbid our forces from firing unless they can confirm there are no civilians in the vicinity. These rules are publicized so our enemies know they just stand next to a civilian when they fire and our troops will not be allowed to fire back. These kinds of rules amount to treason since they support the enemies of our nation. Same thing with limiting security forces in our embassies to rubber bullets. If our citizens are placed in hostile environments, the primary objective should be to achieve the required military objectives as quickly as possible with the minimum loss of US lives. If the politicians can't handle the political fallout, don't send in the troops.
Saturday, Mar 30th, 2013 12:20 AM
That is stupid! How can one know for certain that are absolutely no civilions in the vicinity? I did not know that about our embassies. That is so-o-o wrong! Hypocritical - Security?
Monday, Jul 8th, 2013 3:03 AM
I think back to Kent State where it was said that the National Guard was fired upon first by the students. But then again... there's the FBI agent who fired his weapon as the 19yr old Boston bomber was getting out of the boat and the LEOs thought he fired the shot...
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