Should you ever find yourself surrounded by the United States Navy, holding an American hostage, and (supposedly) out of ammunition, follow these three simple steps:
- Carefully put down your now-useless weapons.
- Carefully place your hands on your heads and kneel.
- Yell out, as loudly as you can, “DON’T SHOOT! WE SURRENDER! DON’T SHOOT!”
That might keep you from getting shot by the United States Navy. I say “might” – like Ed Morrissey, I’m a firm believer in the need to make it clear that it’s inadvisable to take Americans prisoner in the first place – but, believe me: it’s better odds than the alternative.
Because actions have consequences.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.