Martin Burnham’s bullet-riddled body was found “covering” his wife. What a hero; apparently he tried to protect her to the last.
According to Lt. Col. Padua, the Scout Ranger Team was using selective sniper tactics to take out terrorists, so the automatic weapons fire that killed Mr. Burnham had to have come from the Sayaff side.
Well, now I’m far less inclined to rush to judgement in condemnation of the military for the deaths, but now that the Abu Sayaff have no hostages, the time to attack is now. Also some input from Soliven, plus some history of the terrorist events in Munich in 1972.