During the Second World War, units of the United States Marine Corps launched the offensive to invade the island of Iwo Jima on this date in 1945. We took the fight to the Imperial Japanese forces, on their territory.
In completely unrelated news, law enforcement authorities are finally changing how they want people to react to an attacker – fight back. The article that tickled this thought is in the print edition of the Arizona Republic today, with a byline of Kevin Johnson writing for USAToday. Naturally, since it advocates NOT being a sheep led to slaughter, I can’t seem to find it online.
Law enforcement authorities are increasingly advising school officials, and even young students, to physically confront attackers as a final line of defense.
“Final line”? Why not right out the gate? Take them on, they are expecting to find a building full of targets, not a confrontation. Standing up to them, en masse, would shut them down faster than hiding in the closet until realizing that the authorities are not coming fast enough.
I sure miss the days when people who broke the law were called on it and held responsible for their actions.
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