German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung is under fire for declaring that he would order a hijacked passenger jet to be shot down if it were being used in a terror attack, despite last year’s Constitutional Court ruling that it would be illegal. (Spiegel)
I’m stunned at the gross level of sheer stupidity in this. I’m not speaking about Minister Jung, though he should have answered with the vague that “all options would be considered”. The highest court in Germany has intervened in matters of national defense and severely weakened their country. I echo Hot Air‘s question of “If the court was meeting as the hijacked plane was zooming toward it, would the court change its no shoot down ruling?” If the people of Berlin, Hamburg, Muncih, or Frankfurt ever have to face a day like this…
…one wonders what their opinions of this decision will be afterwards. God help us from such useful idiots who mistakenly believe they are doing good. Of course, the fact that Germany has a “union representing the interests of military personnel” is breath-taking in itself, but that’s another matter.
— John (Average Gay Joe)