Ok, here’s a simple question. Well, at least I thought it was a simple question. Given a Muslim extremist terrorist and your average, gun-owning, American citizen, which would you consider a threat? If you ask the Obama administration, they won’t even use the word “terrorist” to describe the man who opened fired into a military recruiting office, but they have no problem labeling Americans who have stepped forward to help as a “threat.”
Last week, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez stood in front of a military recruiting center and killed four Marines and a Navy petty officer. Per current regulations, military members who staff these buildings are not allowed to be armed. In other words, they are sitting ducks.
Since the shootings, the Obama administration has gone out of its way to NOT call attention to the fact that Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a muslim extremist who focused his hatred on a symbol of American power: our military.
Obama’s FBI won’t call Abdulazeez a terrorist, instead labeling him a “homegrown violent extremist.” According to the Associated Press news story, terrorists are “killers with an ideological agenda, experts say. They intend for their violence to send shock waves, to strike fear and influence policy.” Hmmmm… he sure sounds like a terrorist to me!
And what has Barack Obama and his team done about it? How has policy been influenced? A directive from the Pentagon suggests that recruiting centers “lower their blinds” so as not to draw attention. Another action that was taken was to tell recruiters to “not wear their military uniforms for now.”
So, that’s the remedy. First, we don’t address the true threat which is radical Muslim extremism. Second, Obama’s plan is to close blinds and not wear uniforms. Pathetic.
Thankfully, ordinary American citizens are stepping forward to do the job of protecting these military men and women who aren’t allowed to protect themselves. As reported by the Associated Press, “citizens are showing up at military recruiting centers around the country, saying they plan to protect recruiters following last week’s killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.”
“We’re here to serve and protect,” Clint Janney said Tuesday, wearing a Taurus 9mm handgun as he stood in a parking lot across from a recruiting center on the west side of Columbus. “What the government won’t do, we will do.”
Similar posts have been set up outside recruitment centers in several cities around the country, from Spanaway, Washington, to Hiram, Georgia. Other sites are in Madison, Wisconsin; McAllen, Texas; Auburn Hills, Michigan; Phoenix; and several locations in Tennessee, including Murfreesboro.
Despite what the citizens are doing, Obama and the media will not address the real threat. Even in that news story, the Associated Press reporter writes, “There’s no evidence that such centers are in danger.” Are you kidding??? How many military buildings — whether a recruiting center or base — need to be attacked before there is “evidence?”
And how are these armed citizens being treated? According to a story at Stars and Stripes, the Army “has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.” That’s right — a threat.
Recruiters were ordered not to interact or acknowledge the armed civilians, who have been greeted by a mix of concern, indifference and gratitude by the public.
“If questioned by these alleged concerned citizens, be polite, professional and terminate the conversation immediately and report the incident to local law enforcement …,” the command advised.
So what are our military men and women supposed to do? Sit around for the next attack? If Obama’s team doesn’t want ordinary men and women stepping forward, then do something about it! American military buildings are not designed to be target practice for muslim extremists! In the wake of what’s been happening, to not let these men and women be armed is a disgrace by Obama and his entire team.