I find it very unbelievable that we’re debating and pondering what caused Youseff Muhammad Abdulazeez to gun down four U.S. Marines and one U.S. sailor. It’s as if we don’t want to believe the truth before us and are seeking any way possible to dismiss what we all know — this was an Islamic terrorist attack. Who cares about any connection with international terrorist organizations? Folks — OK, the Obama administration — seem to not comprehend that with social media, the reach of Islamic jihadists is widespread.
We hear the jihadist’s family is speaking out. They’re shocked, and they’re blaming depression — are you kidding me? And, of course, you can bet the liberal progressive media will do everything possible to portray Abdulazeez as the victim. He faced discrimination. His name caused him angst and concern.
This will be no different than Nidal Hasan supposedly suffering from “pre-post traumatic stress disorder,” due to his orders to a combat zone. And still, to this day, Hasan’s heinous and nefarious action is termed “workplace violence” by the Obama administration.
Abdulazeez was not just some troubled and disturbed young man; he was an Islamic terrorist. He planned this out and posted about it on social media. When are we going to dump the PC mess and admit who the enemy truly is?
And the PC foolishness has seriously infiltrated the highest ranks of the U.S. military. As reported by US News:
Military officials said security at recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but the Army’s top officer said it’s too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection.
“I think we have to be careful about over-arming ourselves, and I’m not talking about where you end up attacking each other,” Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, told reporters. Instead, he said, it’s more about “accidental discharges and everything else that goes along with having weapons that are loaded that causes injuries.”
Defense Secretary Ash Carter late Friday asked the military services to determine if additional steps can be taken to ensure people are safe at military installations, and said he wants a report back by the end of next week.
The comments came as Navy officials confirmed a separate incident outside Atlanta, where a recruiter accidently shot himself in the leg with his personal .45-caliber pistol while discussing the Tennessee shootings with one of his recruits. Officials said he showed the sailor the unloaded gun, then reloaded it and inadvertently discharged it as he was putting it back in his holster.
So let me get this right, the stupidity of one chucklehead is the basis for deciding that we need to be patient? One who may not EVER have had any weapons training whatsoever since Basic? Notice there is no reference to the service background of this Navy recruiter. I find it utterly unconscionable that the chief of staff of the U.S. Army, a combat veteran, would say such nonsense — and I know General Odierno very well; matter of fact, I’m looking at a picture of us together as I write in my home office. General Odierno’s comments are nothing more than a paid political advertisement, courtesy of the Obama administration.
So how many of our undefended, unarmed men and women must die before military senior leadership say ‘enough’? Does General Odierno have an issue about accidental discharges when soldiers go to the firing range? It’s this type of mindset that leads to insidious rules of engagement, not just here but in combat zones as well.
We awoke Saturday morning to learn that a fifth American serviceman lost his life, a U.S. Navy sailor. And because of one sailor who was not paying attention at some other recruiting station, we are in no rush to “overarm” ourselves. What a copout statement; it’s just shocking.
Now, I have to ask the simple question, who authorized the Navy recruiter in Atlanta to have a .45 cal pistol at the recruiting station? What were the approving procedures and weapons training and qualifications that went along with that decision? In my assessment, this incident does not provide an excuse, but rather a failure of leadership — lots of that going on right now.
However, it’s not just General Odierno’s response that’s troubling. Consider the response from our Commander-in-Chief, who issued a congratulatory message for Eid-al-Fitr, and on Friday whisked off to New York City for a Democrat fundraiser and a Broadway show. I think the Islamic jihadists are as perplexed as most of us are. They must be asking themselves, what do we have to do to get this guy Obama’s attention? Trust me, we’ve been asking the same question. And to think that the Empire State building was lit up in green to commemorate the end of Ramadan last Friday, as we mourned the deaths of four Marines and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith fought for his life — which he lost.
This is how the political, social and cultural elites responded. And sadly, the military elites have been compromised — one has to ask if they travel about with armed security? Are our generals not concerned about “accidental discharges” by their PSDs (Personal Security Details)? What a sad commentary.
What a sad and pathetic state in which our men and women in uniform find themselves — with our military’s current leadership vacuum. This only serves to further embolden America’s enemies. All we can pray for is that in seventeen months, America awakens.
If you want a continuance of the tragedy — then go ahead, elect a Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders,or Elizabeth Warren. Any of whom would have our men and women carrying Nerf bats to ward off the enemy.
After all, our brave troops cannot hurt themselves — nor the enemy — with Nerf bats.