The idea of disarming civilians for their own good is a special kind of insanity. Whether we’re talking nations or individuals, there’s only way to achieve peace: establish the threat of mutually assured destruction. That’s it. That’s your lot. Any peace, safety and/or security we have is based on this principle. Anyone who believes that America is somehow exempt is promoting a dangerous make that deadly delusion. Read this story [via news.yahoo.com] of disarmed Kenyans slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists at the world’s oldest continually inhabited town and know this: our gun rights are the only reason it hasn’t happened/won’t happen here . . .
The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya’s security forces. Cars and buildings still smoldered at daybreak . . .
Like the gunmen who attacked Nairobi’s Westgate Mall last year, the Mpeketoni attackers gave life-or-death religious tests, a witness said, killing those who were not Muslim.
“They came to our house at around 8 p.m. and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims. My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head and chest,” said Anne Gathigi.
Another resident, John Waweru, said his two brothers were killed because the attackers did not like that the brothers did not speak Somali.
My brother who stay next door to me were killed as I watched. I was peeping from my window and I clearly heard them speak to my brothers in Somali and it seems since my brothers did not meet their expectations, they sprayed them with bullets and moved on,” said Waweru.
At the Breeze View Hotel, the gunmen pulled the men aside and ordered the women to watch as they killed them, saying it was what Kenyan troops are doing to Somali men inside Somalia, a police commander said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to share such details of the attack.
Kenya’s top police commander, David Kimaiyo, said the death toll was 48. A police spokeswoman said authorities believe that several dozen attackers took part.
This is what happens to a disarmed populace. [h/t b0bb33z3r]