'They' would be the ones given authority to use the sword against 'evil'. Ammo would include atomic weapons in this case. Civilians don't have anything bigger than than a shotgun, 'they' have laser guided munitions. In Democracies the Gov is there by the will of the people, what they do is by the will of those same people. Should correction come from above (really it is a 'when' and not a 'should') the ones that support certain action will be treated by God the very same way as if they were actually pulling the triggers.
Once you see a cloud that looks like that over Jerusalem you might be looking at the impossible.
As it is, did any dopplar radar track the storm (just to verify it was acting normal)?
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