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Old July 8 2013, 10:22 PM   #299
Crazy Eddie
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

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what are you talking about? finding the Mexican army isn't the job of US Border Patrol.
I'm sure it isn't, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't get involved if a group of Mexican soldiers showed up at the border in a fighting mood.

do you believe that if California was invaded that the LAPD would be digging foxholes and setting gun emplacements?

Are you maybe under-estimating the fact that "We are about to get invaded by a foreign country!" is a big fucking deal and generally an "all hands on deck!" sort of affair? You do know what an "invasion" is, right?

I'm beginning to think you don't have any real concept of what police vs military do. militaries fight wars on behalf of the sovereign. police departments do not...
Except when they do. And again is the basic premise of their founding purpose: Starfleet was created to explore space and handle emergencies. They classify war as just another emergency; only the Federation knows why.
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