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mizscarlett43
I think the point Jacobsen was making
Mon Jan 23, 2012 09:33
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was that Garrett shot from ambush whenever possible--Stinking Springs being the perfect example.
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But see here, Chris Lampe: I don't think we're ever going to agree about much of anything re BtK, and this is the perfect example. To you, I gather, Garrett was a legitimate lawman, a stand up guy who was just doin' his duty.

To me on the other hand he was a paid assassin, hired by the Santa Fe Ring to get rid of a potential threat to their hegemony, and dropped like a hot potato as soon as he'd accomplished what he was paid to do. That it took him months if not years to collect his fee/blood money seems to me to be a fitting irony

That's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it. Peace...

  • Re: Lucas, all due respect but IChris Lampe, Mon Jan 23 08:59
    I have to say that there is no way I would call Pat Garrett a coward. Going out and hunting outlaws who are known killers is not something a coward would do. I think the key to staying alive as a... more
    • I think the point Jacobsen was making — mizscarlett43, Mon Jan 23 09:33
      • Re: I think the point Jacobsen was makingChris Lampe, Tue Jan 24 11:08
        "was that Garrett shot from ambush whenever possible--Stinking Springs being the perfect example" Bonney, Middleton, Waite, French, McNab & Brown killd Brady and Hindman from ambush. Bonney took Bell ... more
        • Re: I think the point Jacobsen was makingLucas Speer, Tue Jan 24 15:40
          I agree with you 100 percent! Billy killed Brady and Hindman from a concealed hiding place. If Garrett was a coward then we certainly would have to place Billy in the same category by these... more
          • Warjim lynch, Tue Jan 24 15:57
            I think one point you and Chris are mising is that there was a war going on in Lincoln County. You certainly don't warn the Taliban when you about to off them.No such thing was happening in Ft Sumner.
            • Good point, Jim. It was called the mizscarlett43, Tue Jan 24 16:39
              Lincoln County War , after all; whereas what happened in Stinking Springs and later in Ft. Sumner was assassination, IMO anyway. YMMV, of course.
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