Mumbai, India – “Now I understand”

December 2nd, 2008  

Dr. Piazza,

Thank you for posting the letter from Mr. Paswar regarding Mumbai, India.

NOW I understand!

All week I kept asking myself (and friends) “how could ten men hold off trained commando teams for 3+ days?”

Because India is a gunless (and apparently a clueless) society. How can they expect to have effective SWAT and terrorist response teams unless the members have had access and experience with guns throughout their lives?

Besides the obvious carnage and destruction, one news picture sticks with me. It was of an Indian police or military member lying prone across street from the Taj hotel. He was firing a bipod mounted large caliber weapon into the windows of the hotel.  He would fire and then leave his weapon in the street and immediately run behind the nearest building–I guess incase there was return fire. In my view, this shows ignorance and total lack of adequate training for someone issued such a weapon.

I am sure many Americans were thinking, “give me a small US Special-Ops team from Afghanistan/Iraq and they would have cleared the problem and be drinking coffee in the hotel restaurant within an hour.”

Look forward to your Monday postings.

Roger P.
Paradise, CA

PS:  This morning I took you up on the Legacy Lifetime Membership.  Great deal.  Looking forward to taking additional classes after I complete the 5-day Armed Citizen Corp class.  Will be scheduling a date for one of the April classes.

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