Obama Administration Instruction To Border Patrol If They Are Fired Upon: ‘Run Away’ And ‘Hide’

Do you remember the Monty Python flick about the “Holy Grail”?

What did they do whenever they were attacked?

“Run away!” 

And Obama hastily adds, “and hide.”

Now the United States Border Patrol are making Monty Python required instructional viewing to comply with Obama’s new policy:

Border Patrol union blasts Homeland Security instructions to ‘run away’ and ‘hide’ from gunmen
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published June 29, 2012

Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an “active shooter.”

It’s one thing to tell civilian employees to cower under a desk if a gunman starts spraying fire in a confined area, say members of Tucson Local 2544/National Border Patrol Council, but to give armed law enforcement professionals the same advice is downright insulting. The instructions from DHS come in the form of pamphlets and a mandatory computer tutorial.

“We are now taught in an ‘Active Shooter’ course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to ‘run away’ and ‘hide’” union leader Brandon Judd wrote on the website of 3,300-member union local. “If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become ‘aggressive’ and ‘throw things’ at him or her. We are then advised to ‘call law enforcement’ and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered).”

The FEMA-administered computer course, entitled “IS-907- Active Shooter: What You Can Do,” is a 45-minute tutorial that provides guidance to all employees on how to recognize indicators of possible workplace violence and what to do should their office be invaded by gunmen and focuses around three main options; either evacuate, hide out, or in dire circumstances, take action.

Main Points of the “Active Shooter” training course
  • Evacuate: If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.
  • Hide out: If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find
  • Take action: As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or
    incapacitate the active shooter.

Once the course is completed, employees are urged to download additional materials including a summary booklet and pocket-sized card outlining protocol, which was also handed out to employees two months ago.

One DHS employee told FoxNews.com the instruction cards were handed out to employees six weeks ago. At the time, he assumed they were only for civilian employees, not armed law enforcement officers within the department, which oversees the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“Requiring BP agents to follow the same steps is egregious,” he said.

DHS officials maintain that the Active Shooter course was designed for all employees—civilian and law-enforcement officers– and no one should rush into a situation where they, or others around them, could get hurt.

“The Department of Homeland Security takes very seriously its responsibility to protect all of its employees from threats that may surface in the workplace,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel said in a written statement to FoxNews.com

“CBP workforce training is designed to prepare all employees, including leaders, managers, supervisors, law enforcement personnel and non-law enforcement personnel, to understand their own roles and the roles of their fellow employees in responding to threats. In an active shooter scenario, employees are taught to take actions that keep them alive.”

But members of Local 2544 say they are obligated to protect the public in such a situation, whether they are on duty or not. Given the instructions, some wonder if they would be disciplined for taking down a gunman in a situation like the Fort Hood shooting or the January, 2011 case in Casa Adobes, in which a deranged gunmen shot 19 people, including Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Six people were killed.

“It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm,” the union local’s website says.

Here’s the new border reality under Barack Obama:



Under Obama, illegal immigration is not a crime.

If an illegal immigrant shoots at a Border Patrol agent, it is not a crime.

If the Border Patrol agent returns fire – you know, not having ran away and hidden – THAT is a crime.

God … Damn … America…

And here’s the official response from Mexico:

I’m so ashamed.  Mind you, I could be even MORE ashamed; I could be a US Border Patrol agent trying to find a shrub to hide behind.

The Monty Python administration border policy has come to full fruition.  It’s the Ministry of Silly Walks applied to border security.  That’s the level of absurdity going on.

And it is all being done by a president who is willing to treasonously betray America in order to win the Hispanic vote.

Brian Terry was responsible for his own death.  He should have “evacuated the premises” and “found a place to hide.”  So it’s not Eric Holder’s fault just because he gave the Mexican drug cartel murderers the guns to shoot Officer Terry with.

Update, July 3, 2012:  Border Patrol officers have issued the following statement:

Telling law enforcement officers that in all instances they are to run away and hide from some thug while innocent victims are butchered is simply inexcusable and pathetic.”


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10 Responses to “Obama Administration Instruction To Border Patrol If They Are Fired Upon: ‘Run Away’ And ‘Hide’”

  1. Kenneth Courier Says:

    Hello. This is off-topic of your current posting, but you seem like a thoughtful and knowledgeable person who could help, and I’m wondering if you would address this dilemma.

    I have proudly voted for the Republican candidate for president every year since 1972 (cast my first vote for Richard Nixon that year). However, I’m considering abstaining from the 2012 presidential vote. Why? I really don’t know what to think about Mormonism.

    As you know, Romney is Mormon. I consider this to be a heretic sect of true Christianity. I am not adverse to voting for non-Christian candidates. For example, I have voted for Jewish candidates in the past. But the more I learn about Mormonism, the more abhorrent it seems to me.

    I really want to see Obama get defeated at the polls. But I’m in a genuine quandry here. Can you help? I’d be very interested if you addressed this in a blog posting, as I have several friends who are in the same quandry as me.

    Thanking you in advance, and keep up the good work!

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Kenneth Courier,

    I understand and sympathize with your dislike of voting for a Mormon. I’m not real thrilled with the idea either.

    I wrote in a previous article that this election will mark the first time in American history in which neither candidate was a Christian. It’s a shame.

    Obama is most certainly NOT a Christian. His “Christianity” is liberation theology, which the current Pope condemned as a non-Christian heresy as a Cardinal in charge of religious doctrine. Liberation theology is Marxism with a candy coating of pseudo-Christianity to make it seem palatable. Among other things, Obama has repeatedly denied “individual salvation” in Christ by faith and affirmed “corporate salvation” that he believes he attains by making America Marxist and thus “caring for the poor.”

    See here for Obama referring to his “corporate salvation” and see here for an expose on how bad that is.

    Theologically, Mormonism is very definitely a heresy of Christianity. The Tri-Unity of the Godhead is at the heart of Christian theology. John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-17 and Hebrews 1:3 are just a couple of the passages that make clear that the Word, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Christ, was the Creator. And Genesis 1:1 and 1:27 definitively states that GOD created the earth and man. Jesus is therefore God the Son and God in His essence. He created man in HIS image so He could assume man’s image in order to live a perfect life on earth and die for our sins. Mormonism fails wildly theologically.

    But politically, Mormonism is rather close to true Christianity. Mormons have largely adopted the Judeo-Christian worldview when it comes to politics and to moral behavior.

    Obama, by contrast, is diametrically opposed to everything that Christianity stands for, theologically, politically, and otherwise.

    And I would submit to you that we are not electing a theologian, but a politician. And politically, a conservative Mormon is VERY close to an evangelical Christian.

    But let me say a little more.

    If you don’t vote for Mitt Romney this Novemember, it won’t merely be that Mitt Romney loses; it will be that Barack Obama wins.

    Obama is so genuinely evil that we’re in a situation not all that dissimilar to what we faced when we allied ourselves with Stalin to defeat Hitler. What I’m saying is that even on the theory that Romney will be bad, Obama is so much worse that you’ve got to vote for Romney to prevent the far greater evil of Obama.

    There are Christians who want to be moral purists and say they won’t vote for anything other than the perfect candidate. But very often in life we are forced to choose between the lesser evil and a far worse evil – and the moral person ought to choose the lesser evil to prevent the greater one. Here’s an example: your in 1942 Germany, and the Nazis come to your door and ask if you are sheltering any Jews. It turns out you ARE sheltering Jews. Well, do you lie? Lying is wrong, isn’t it? But if you tell the truth, the Nazis will haul the Jews off to their deaths. Which is more evil? I’m saying I would look at those Nazis and I would lie like a skunk in order to prevent the greater evil of what the Nazis would do. And I am literally saying that lying would be the RIGHT thing to do were that to happen.

    In the same way, in this case, voting for Romney is the right thing to do.

    I’m not trying to say that morality is relative; I’m stating the fact that sometimes “the truly right thing to do” simply is not an option, and we are forced to choose the lesser of two evils. And the lesser of two evils is the “right” choice in such a circumstance. Because if you DON’T choose the lesser of two evils, the GREATER of the two evils will take over by fiat.

    In conclusion, I know just how you feel. I’ve decided that I’m going to write as a CHRISTIAN conservative after the election and largely get out of politics. If Obama wins, well, I did my best to warn people and I believe that true disaster will overtake America during a second Obama term. I literally believe that America will economically collapse if Obama is re-elected by the time his second term is up. If Romney wins, on the other hand, I’ll be relieved, but not “happy.” And I simply won’t want to carry Mitt Romney’s water for the next four years.

    But I am going to vote for Mitt Romney in November. I will crawl off my death bed to vote for Romney, even though he is a Mormon. Because while Romney will be far from ideal, the alternative is truly evil.

    I hope that helps you make your decision.

    If you have any other questions, please ask them and I’ll try to specifically address it/them.

  3. The Busy Post Says:

    Reblogged this on The Busy Post and commented:
    They are ILLEGALS; not Killer Rabbits!!

    Tim: There he is!
    King Arthur: Where?
    Tim: There!
    King Arthur: What? Behind the rabbit?
    Tim: It *is* the rabbit!
    King Arthur: You silly sod!
    Tim: What?
    King Arthur: You got us all worked up!
    Tim: Well, that’s no ordinary rabbit.
    King Arthur: Ohh.
    Tim: That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
    Sir Robin: You tit! I soiled my armor I was so scared!
    Tim: Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!
    Sir Galahad: Get stuffed!
    Tim: He’ll do you up a treat, mate.
    Sir Galahad: Oh, yeah?
    Sir Robin: You manky Scots git!
    Tim: I’m warning you!
    Sir Robin: What’s he do? Nibble your bum?
    Tim: He’s got huge, sharp… er… He can leap about. Look at the bones!
    King Arthur: Go on, Bors. Chop his head off!
    Sir Bors: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin’ right up!
    Share this quote
    [after Bors is killed by the killer rabbit]
    Tim: I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn’t you? Oh, it’s just a harmless little *bunny*, isn’t it?

  4. John Liming Says:

    Nothing wrong with a little heresy among friends, now is there guys? Especially if it is among Righties! Go for it!

  5. Michael Eden Says:

    John Liming,

    My two words for you are “mental case.”

    What in the world does your nonsense have to do with Obama ordering the Border Patrol to literally ‘hide’ and ‘run away’ rather than protect themselves against drug cartel killers who accompany the illegal immigrant invasion force overwhelming our nation’s social support structure just so Obama can cynically get more of the Hispanic vote???

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    Busy Post,

    Well, now thanks to Obama’s incredibly evil Fast and Furious, our illegal immigrant “bunnies” are now armed with 2,000 more assault weapons.

  7. The Busy Post Says:

    I’m surprised the new manual did not instruct the border patrol agents to drive the ‘bunnies’ to the nearest hotel and pay for a weeks stay.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    That’s the next iteration of Obama’s Border Patrol procedure.

    You see, Obama doesn’t want to anger the ignorant masses while buying the Hispanic vote. He has to do this stuff gradual-like.

  9. The Busy Post Says:

    So John really gets around…..

  10. John Liming Says:

    Michal Eden,

    How very kind of you to respond to my comments. I sincerely appreciate the input – – – obtuse as it may be. Remember to do yourself a favor in 2012 and vote Democrat. End of discussion.

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