4000 out of 64 million sounds like kind of a lot of potential terrorists. And it's probably hard to get off the list, and there will be pressure to add to the list to show it's working, so it will only grow. How long until there are 10,000 on the list, or 50,000?
It's a big step towards the neo-liberal agenda of lifting the market to a super-national body ('globalization'), safe from voting citizens' possible demands for social benefits, free health care, and education.
Sounds more like fascism. I assume "neo-liberal" means "policies I don't like"?
"Well-trained fighters" was referring to US combat military personnel. AC was claiming one of them* could single-handedly take down a SWAT team without getting killed, which is quite unlikely despite the disparity in training and skills.
* I'm not sure why he lumped together SOCOM types with MPs but whatever
The MP's are better trained, therefore less likely to miss, less likely to commit a spray n pray shoot and will only use very directed fire.
I don't think we were talking about MPs, but anyway the difference is that they are not going to randomly charge into some apartment with their guns drawn for uncertain reasons. They will have a pretty good idea who is there and why, and with what weapons. As the actual service member said, if it turned out to be some guy that wasn't a threat, they would just wait for him to come out of the apartment and then approach him calmly to talk.
And one of these days the local police will be called in to SWAT a former black ops or USAC/USMC MP and the body count will be SWAT all dead, former military operator alive and kicking.
They're well-trained fighters, not Neo. A single Marine in his jammies is not going to take out a whole SWAT team.
But apparently police agencies don't believe in the need for any of this, because in their mind (at least as far as the public is concerned) everyone from the arresting deputy all the way down the line is 100% trustworthy and infallible.
The more cynical explanation is that their goal is not accuracy but convictions.