Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez presumably thought there would be nothing waiting for him but sitting ducks to shoot at the gun-free zones he attacked in Chattanooga. Fortunately not everyone mindlessly obeys lunatic orders:
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.
Mohammod Abdulazeez was slain [July 16] after allegedly firing dozens of shots at two separate military facilities, including the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga. 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 Abdulazeez. The Navy officer could face disciplinary action for violating policy about possessing a weapon on the facility that was supposed a gun-free zone.
I thought, surely the military would not prosecute an officer for defending himself and others from enemy attack. Imagine what it would do to morale to have the brass brazenly side with the enemy, given that the gun-free zone policy still being in place after the shootings at Fort Hood already has people in the service wondering whether their orders come down from friend or foe.
Allen West confirms that I was wrong:
Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received [Friday], 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?
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?
What happened is that an anti-American leftist was made Commander in Chief.
Can you imagine the message this sends to ISIS and all the enemies of America?
This contrast underscores the message:
Here we have a known deserter, Bowe Bergdahl, out getting picked up smoking marijuana, or at a house growing marijuana. According to Susan Rice, he served with honor and distinction. The real men of honor such as Army 1LT Clint Lorance, and now it seems Lt. Cmdr White, are forced into jail.
Ponder this, Obama will pardon drug dealers, but men who fight the enemy are imprisoned? Now, can someone, any one of you inane characterless liberal progressive trolls explain that to me? Explain it to us that you would rather have had more Sailors and Marines die than for this Navy Commander to draw his personal weapon in defense of his command.
According to Obama’s ideology, sailors and Marines are racist neocolonialist oppressors. Abdulazeez was just practicing his revered Islamic faith as it has always been practiced from the beginning.
Here we have a president and secretary of state sitting down with a sworn enemy in Iran who holds four Americans hostage, and we’re going to bring charges against an American Naval Commander who returned fire against the enemy.
It is becoming clear that we are ruled by our enemies.
He did say he would side with the Muslims.
On tips from Sean C, Stormfax, DinaRehn, seaoh, Lyle, Merchant of Venom, and Troy.