Thursday, August 20, 2015

Yes, Killing Can Save Lives

I noted that to win hearts and minds, you have to kill the evil hearts and minds. There is a corollary to this rule that should be stated, of course.

A British sniper killed ISIL murderers as they were about to murder (quoting the British paper):

The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away.

The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking part in the sick planned execution.

ISIS militants had decreed that the little boy and his father must die after branding them “infidels” because they refused to denounce their faith.

They were just seconds from death when the hero sniper intervened to stop the barbaric killing in the Syrian desert. The pair were part of the minority Shia sect of Islam which ISIS considers to be heretical.

So there is a corollary to my rule: to win hearts and minds, you have to protect the innocent hearts and minds.