Thursday, January 10, 2013

Obama's Coffee Bitch on gun control

2 days, 9 hours ago
In his own words.
Former Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who led the war in Afghanistan, endorsed strong gun control laws Tuesday on Morning Joe.
“I spent a career carrying typically either an M16 or an M4 Carbine. An M4 Carbine fires a .223 caliber round which is 5.56 mm at about 3000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It’s designed for that,” McChrystal explained. “That’s what our soldiers ought to carry. I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America.”
“We’ve got to take a serious look—I understand everyone’s desire to have whatever they want—but we’ve got to protect our children, we’ve got to protect our police, we’ve got to protect our population,” McChrystal said. “Serious action is necessary. Sometimes we talk about very limited actions on the edges and I just don’t think that’s enough.”
“The number of people in America killed by firearms is extraordinary compared to other nations, and I don’t think we’re a bloodthirsty country,” he said. “We need to look at everything we can do to safeguard our people.”

First of all, when McChrystal carried a weapon it had selective fire capability, unlike my own rifles, but I don’t want to press that difference too far because I think it should be legal for mine to have selective fire capability too.
But the irony is that McChrystal, who issued the most restrictive rules of engagement ever promulgated on American troops, waxes know-it-all on what it takes to keep our people safe.  He can micromanage the campaign, release a bunch of inept, bureaucratic  PowerPoint jockeys into highly protected mega-bases to command the troops under fire in the field, turn so-called general purpose troops into constabulary patrolmen, and become a laughingstock when his juvenile staff turned party-animal with Rolling Stone.  But he didn’t manage the campaign in such a manner as to keep our children in uniform safe in Afghanistan.  If he didn’t do that, why should I care what he has to say about anything else regarding my safety?
This is what happens when media stars think they know somethng about policy.  So here is a suggestion for Mr. McChrystal.  You go read the lamentations at this article from the families and widows of SFC Kenneth Westbrook, Gunnery Sgt Aaron M Kenefick, Corpsman James Ray “Doc” Layton, and others in the Ganjgal engagement.  You know the one I’m talking about, even if others have forgotten.  You and I will never forget.  The one where they left our men to perish without fire support because of your rules of engagement.  You sleep with this reality, if you can, you ponder on those men and their lives morning and night, and you lament with the widows and families.  And then you tell me why I should give a shit what you have to say about anything, much less what it takes to keep my children or loved ones safe?

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Anonymous said...

Fuck him and the corporate fascist bankster`s he really serve`s .

Anonymous said...

mcchrystal is NOT a fighting general. Look at his chest lettuce, NOT ONE AWARD FOR COMBAT. NEVER FIRED A WEAPON OR LEAD A SQUAD IN A FIRE FIGHT.

Old Goat Patrol said...

Does McChrystal have a CIB?

Anonymous said...

We all knew his stance on gun control serving under him. He is a democrat after all. The military is much fuller of these guys than is believed. At that level they are all political appointees.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this YouTube video? It refutes the BS about how we are such a bloodthirsty country compared to others.

Thanks for the info you've put up. It's helped this concerned Mama find some info that I'd been looking for on being smart when the SHTF.

-Concerned Mama

Tony Tsquared said...

Fuck McChrystal - this is the SOB that shut down all of the pizza, sub, chicken, and hamburger places in Afghanistan in 2009-10. I never understood the fucked up logic in that while in turn limiting the rules of engagement so we couldn't fire back without command approval.

It was always a great motivator to get away from a COP to a FOB that had the fast food to get a break from the crappy chow that was served at the OP's.

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is look at Stanley's awards. He wears the EIB, not the CIB. The rest of them are "I showed up" badges.

Anonymous said...

jeebus lord, that left a mark !

HTF can all these brilliant folk have forgotten LA ? ....

Clue-free idiots, unmoored from any grasp of human nature, history, facts or logic

But they're better than us, m'kay ?


Susan Price said...

There is NOTHING more DANGEROUS then a wounded animal, especially a MOTHER BEAR!!! Nuff said, one of these fallen Marine Heroes of the Ganjgal Ambush, of that tragic date of 8 September 2009, was my son, and he and his fallen brothers were denied, abandoned and neglected, of any air and artillery support...We the families of the fallen don't buy into the PROPAGANDA of this administration!!!!

wirecutter said...

My sympathies and respect, Susan.