Dec 7, 2005

one down, millions to go

Air marshal fatally shoots man at Miami airport
An agitated passenger who claimed to have a bomb in his backpack was shot and killed by a federal air marshal Wednesday after he bolted frantically from a jetliner that was boarding for take off, officials said. No bomb was found.
As a wise man once said, "He's an idiot. He's dead. Good."
I heard people today defending the actions of the officer, but qualifying their stance with the obligatory "But it's still a tragedy." Fuck that. Anyone who possesses the mental vigor to claim he has a bomb on his person and then refuses to comply with police orders gets zero sympathy from me, terrorist or not, surviving family or not.
Most strict libertarians would likely moan about increasing state power perpetuating a state of fear or some such nonsense. I on the other hand hold no grudge against state officers striking down those of us either too dangerous or simply incompetent to be trusted during wartime.
Why so down, Bill?
We're missing a moron. We're missing a moron!


YaKdUsT said...

You break the law, You pay the price! Hand goes in bag, i would of shot him as well!

Cynicus Prime said...

Actually, the only "law" he broke was that of natural selection, for which he paid the only consequence. All the better, I say.

Bell Curve said...

Assuming it is actually true he said those things, and it all went down that way, sure, I agree.


In the UK shooting of a Brazilian thought to be a suicide bomber, all sorts of things were claimed by the cops that made it seem totally justified... execpt every single claim then fell apart. So I will wait until all the facts are in and they are treble checked before patting anyone on the back.

Cynicus Prime said...

It goes without saying that every comment posted on this site is done so assuming a great many things, primarily that the information reported is true. If the air marshals were trigger happy and decided to play eenie-meanie, then obviously my opinion changes. But I do not, nor should anyone else, assume that such a thing occured.