Originally Posted by CantRepeat
TBH, I have no idea how many rounds were fired on the boat or how the assault went down. Other then video that showed some flash bangs thrown and the long arm on the assault truck that pulled the cover off I have no clue what happened.
I watched a video of them shooting at the boat and even if half of the reports were reflected sound, they fired a lot of rounds. Being the good little skeptic that I am and knowing that this was in a residential area, I have to wonder if they were all using live rounds. If they used blanks, it would sound like a war zone and maybe they figured that he would just surrender, rather than die. I saw a video that was supposedly from just before they went after him and someone was telling the officers/NG troops to get out of the parking lot across the street, so none of them would be hit.
This is America and they were on TV. Was it scripted? I think some of it was. The DOJ, ATF and other agencies have taken a well-deserved beating for the failed missions they have conducted and I think the Administration felt it necessary to do a bit of damage control. I have seen no accounts of the damage to the boat and from all accounts, Tsarnaev's only wounds were from the night before. How he got out without being shredded, I don't know. I have to think that someone involved in the operation knows enough about boats that they could make an educated guess about how far the floor is from the keel and unless he was in the bilge or on the seat cushions, that would be the logical area to fire into. With their training, I would hope they didn't succumb to what amounts to 'buck fever' when it hit the fan.
To be honest, if the Police and NG stage a scenario that sounds like a war zone to a wounded guy in a boat, I have no problem with it if it works. Less property damage, less loss of life (which I'm really getting tired of) and they get info from the guy. I call that a win. All of the attention-seekers are really pissing me off and it just reinforces my opinion that too many people are pathetic and completely disappointing to me.