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Terry K BS: Murder of the directly linked terrorist (269* d) RE: BS: Murder of the directly linked terrorist 23 Jul 05


The police apparently use low velocity bullets so as to reduce the chance of collateral damage, and work on the principle that a single shot would be insufficient. Bear in mind that a suicide bomber can detonate his device instantly so causing his death is unavoidable, and has to be a little bit more instant. Shots to the head disable the nervous system so that even an involuntary action by the terrorist is not possible, whereas shots to the body would not do this. Apparently they have taken advice from the Israeli authorities on these points.

Whether the guy had explosives or not was not up for discussion. The police definitely will be called upon to justify their actions and we may well find this is part of a "standard procedure".

A question to the people who would prefer the guy to have been killed with less shots - why? what difference does it make?

I saw this explanation on the telly so it must be true.

cheers, Terry


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