Thursday, January 11, 2007
On 9/11, some lunatics screamed that the US should have reacted quicker to the threat of aircraft being seized and even shot them down. It may have worked, or may not have - however, the possibility should exist that such an action could be taken.
In Germany, however, the dumpkopfs in the country are refusing to allow the government to have that same power - to shoot down terrorist aircraft - because it could be "a license to kill."
Apparently, some Germans would rather have 3,000 dead than 200.
Row Over Shooting Down Planes Rekindles in Germany
Germany's interior minister wants to change the constitution to allow the military to shoot down planes if terrorists use them as weapons. The plan has been harshly criticized by others.
Less than a year after Germany's highest court declared a law allowing the destruction of terrorist-controlled planes as unconstitutional, German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble now plans to amend the constitution to allow this.
In its Tuesday edition, the Süddeutsche Zeitung quoted Schäuble, a member of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union, as saying that the amendment would create a so-called "de facto defense situation," which would allow Germany's military to shoot down the plane.
On Feb. 15, 2006, the high court had rejected a new law that would have allowed planes to be shot down. Judges said that it was impossible to weigh the lives of people on the ground against the innocent passengers sitting in the plane.
Politicians across the political spectrum have already rejected the idea.
"Schäuble is trying to side-step the constitutional court," Volker Beck of the opposition Greens party told Netzeitung, adding that German parliamentarians should not create a "license to kill."
This is precisely why liberals should not be in charge of governments. They are a danger to themselves and everyone around them.