Frank I’ll be as polite as I can from this point on or just short with you…
Blanket statements like smelling a rat wins no points in any form of a debate, infact it gives away your weaknesses.
I spent 3 years working in the jail, most cops don’t consider that as being “in” LE even though I was sworn and certified at the time.
When ones augment is faulty or flawed the one putting forth that argument tends to attack his/her opponent, which is what you seem to be bent on doing.
You can go over there and give peace a chance, I'll stay here and cover you in case it doesn't work out.