By Thomas Madison
Today’s political/military environment (I join those two words because the Pentagon has become nothing more than a warehouse filled with Obamabots) in Washington is like watching a bizarre movie in which nothing makes sense except that the next scene is going to be more bizarre than the last. The directionless plot is completely disconnected from plausible reality, and the characters spend most of their time simply staring at each other. A regrettable waste of time and money.
A real-life horror movie is taking place in our midst. It was revealed yesterday that Navy Lieutenant Commander Timothy White, who bravely faced and returned fire against the terrorist in Chattanooga, who was intent on taking as many lives as he could, is facing court-martial for defending himself and his subordinates. It is hard to tell how many lives Lieutenant Commander White saved with his action, distracting the enemy and delaying his murderous mayhem until help arrived. Thus, I have a few words for the powers that be at the Pentagon.
I would like to remind you of the oath you swore. I swore the same oath in 1979:
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
You will note that your allegiance is to “the Constitution of the United States,” which you have sworn to “support and defend against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic…” Your allegiance is not to any political constituency, nor to any resident of the White House, which makes your action in the case of Lieutenant Commander Timothy White shameful, at best, derelict in your duty at worst, and it is YOU who should be facing court-martial.
YOU are to blame for the deaths of our servicemembers in Chattanooga. Rather than fulfill your sworn obligation to support and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic, you are court-martialing the one who actually did fulfill his obligation to defend. Are you seeing anything wrong with this picture?
Rather than insuring that your subordinates are well-defended in the field you not only ignore your sworn duty to support and defend, you prohibit them from defending themselves. If your commander ordered you to shove the muzzle of your loaded sidearm into your mouth and pull the trigger, would you do it? No! That is an unlawful order! Then why would you leave your subordinates defenseless in the field?
Bill Clinton’s order, back in the day, prohibiting members of our armed forces from the means to defend themselves was and is an unlawful order, and should be viewed as such. DISOBEY IT! as Lieutenant Commander White rightfully and heroically did. You have every Constitutional right to do so. Arm your troops! If they are in uniform, they should be armed. Even if they are not in uniform, they should be allowed to arm themselves if they so choose (the haircut and many other signs make them nearly as vulnerable out of uniform as in uniform). Your loyalty is to your troops, the Constitution, and the people of the United States, who are paying your salaries, while you are leaving their loved ones to die in the field, defenseless.
Lieutenant Commander White should be given a medal for valor, not a court-martial. He obeyed his sworn duty. You did not!
From Allen West:
I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory. That’s why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation — which came Friday afternoon via text message.
There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts.
But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off.
As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy officer and Marine reportedly returned fire at the shooter who killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., even though current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred.
The cold-blooded assault killed four Marines and one active-duty Navy reservist. The center’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, used his personal firearm to engage the shooter during the attack, according to sources quoted in the Navy Times. A report from The Washington Post said that one of the Marines killed in the shooting might have been carrying a 9 mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the shooter.
At the time, Western Journalism wrote, Lt. Cmdr. White could face disciplinary action for violating policy about possessing a weapon on the facility that was supposedly a gun-free zone. The investigation into the attack is ongoing, and authorities will not know if White or the Marine hit the shooter until an autopsy and a ballistics report have been completed.
Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property.
The text message asked if it would be possible for Lt.Cmdr White to reach out to me. To wit I replied, affirmative.
What kind of freaking idiots are in charge of our Armed Forces — pardon me, our “unArmed Forces”? What would they prefer that Abdulazeez had been able to kill all the Marines and Sailors at the Naval Support Reserve Center? Let me draw an interesting contrast: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is more concerned about lifting the ban on transgendered Sailors. Mabus has a problem in that for the first time since 2007 the US Navy will not have a Carrier Battle Group operating in the Persian Gulf. But this knucklehead has no problem with the Navy seeking to destroy the career of a Sailor, a commander of an installation, returning fire against an Islamic jihadist attack. I do not care if it was his personal weapon, he deserves a medal for facing the enemy.
Folks, this has become the Obama military that will not implement policies for our men and women in uniform to be protected — but will punish them if they do protect themselves. What ever happened to the Navy of John Paul Jones, Farragut, Halsey, and Nimitz? What has happened in our America where we believe that our men and women in uniform — especially the commanders — are just targets for these damn Islamic jihadists?