On July 16, a Muslim terrorist, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, tragically and senselessly murdered five American Marines at a military recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a “gun-free zone” incident in which citizens are not allowed to protect themselves with fire arms, a right given to them by God and the Second Amendment.
As ridiculous as it is to disallow our soldiers to protect themselves from Muslim madmen, it is now established that the one brave Navy officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, who used his personal firearm in an attempt to stop the Islamic terrorist, will be charged for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property by the U.S. Navy.
Let that sink in. The man who TRIED TO STOP the Muslim terrorist madman is being charged!
After having the news confirmed to him, retired Lt. Col. and former Congressman Allen West was understandably outraged, as all Americans should be, over the news. West wondered if the Navy would have preferred that Abdulazeez been able to kill all the Marines, calling the decision-makers “freaking idiots” and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus a “knucklehead” who’s more concerned with allowing transgenders in the military.
Instead of being punished, West says that Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White “deserves a medal” for his bravery:
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.
Allen West points out the obvious here, the the U.S. Military has tragically become dangerously politicized and has been fundamentally transformed into the “Obama military.”
“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? Can you imagine the message this sends to ISIS and all the enemies of America?” West asked.
We all know the answer to that question, it’s a message of weakness that Obama wants America’s enemies to receive.