In the news today - Marines Kill Driver at Haiti Checkpoint. I was wondering why the armed forces doesn't use spike strips at their checkpoints. They have designed strips of spikes that can be armed and disarmed remotely, so why not lay a couple of these babies out a few hundred yards away from the checkpoint?
If it's a friendly vehicle then retract the spikes, otherwise leave them armed. If it's an unknowing civilian
, then most likely he'll stop after having all of his tires blown out. If it's a determined suicide bomber
, then he won't stop but will be slowed down, allowing the soldiers to react.
I dunno, they probably already use them. Thoughts?
(Marines are fuX0r3d over)
Comm: Who wants a HMG? I think you deserve one, Piyopiyo.
Me: Thanks, but I don't need one where I'M going!