Never gonna give you up, you Islamic terrorist bastards!
Never gonna give you up, you Islamic terrorist bastards!
Is an Islamic terrorist killed by a weapon using this sight any more dead than if not?
Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.
The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.
U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious “Crusade” in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.
One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Other references include citations from the books of Revelation, Matthew and John dealing with Jesus as “the light of the world.” John 8:12, referred to on the gun sights as JN8:12, reads, “Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Trijicon confirmed to ABCNews.com that it adds the biblical codes to the sights sold to the U.S. military. Tom Munson, director of sales and marketing for Trijicon, which is based in Wixom, Michigan, said the inscriptions “have always been there” and said there was nothing wrong or illegal with adding them. Munson said the issue was being raised by a group that is “not Christian.” The company has said the practice began under its founder, Glyn Bindon, a devout Christian from South Africa who was killed in a 2003 plane crash.
I’m thinking not, so what’s the big deal? Oh yeah, this is going to offend someone’s sensibilities. Probably not any US military members who would be using them, because they got bigger problems I am thinking – like sighting in on some guy trying to kill them. Of course, the Army will have it changed quickly since they can’t even come up with the guts to say the Fort Hood shooting was terrorism in their official report, much less have the balls deal with this none-issue. And I imagine the Marines, as tough as they are, will also fold because, well, they will just have to because our civilian leadership doesn’t want to offend the people it is killing.
Must have happy faces on the dead bodies of our enemies, you know.
As to Muslims using the sight being offended. Screw-em. Give em guns without sights then and see how they do.
Stormbringer has an excellent post about this in which he gives an historical prospective and also in which disagrees with me on the seriousness of the whole thing. I get his point about the Crusades and all, but I personally don’t believe you can inflame non-radical Muslims by something like this. And absent a mass conversion to Islam by all Americans I don’t see how anything we do or don’t do will make any difference in the attitude of those radical Muslims already trying to kill us. This is a religious war to them no matter how we see it and while I don’t believe we should be taking up banners with Crosses on them, I certainly don’t think worrying about some small detail like this makes a difference one way or the other.
Then again I’m sitting back here fat dumb and happy now so maybe it’s easier for me to brush this aside as political correctness gone wild and not a potential threat to the guys and gals out there fighting now. So if it does endanger our troops then get rid of them. I just don’t see how it does.
What with all the hammering of TSA and, now the CIA, in screwing-up the whole Panty Bomber deal, can we now at least take a moment to say a word of thanks to the brave and dedicated CIA officers who were killed in Afghanistan this past Thursday. I realize they were just lazy, incompetent, overpaid public employees like the rest of us, but still, they deserve just a few blog lines for giving their lives in defense of their country, don’t you think?
As for me, I have no trouble whatsoever in thanking these brave warriors.
God bless them and their families.
2. Time waster of last night. God help our troops being led by this waffling Carter-clone. BTW, in that speech there were 45 uses of the word “I” and zero uses of the word “Victory.” Make of that what you will.
3. The 50 Worst Cars of All Time. I had one of the AMC selectees.
4. Chris Matthews, calls West Point an “enemy camp.” Eh, liberals think our own military is the enemy – what’s new about that? Matthews is a slimy thing though that is for sure.
5. Tiger Woods’ wife beat him up? Good joke I heard. As she was swinging at him with the club, he yelled, “No, don’t use the wood, use the nine iron.” I don’t golf, but I was told that is funny.
Hat-tip to Three Donia for the photo at the top.
For not posting and it’s getting old. Both to you and to me. But the fact is things have been very busy lately at work and my father is experiencing some possibly serious medical issues that have taken my mind away from this little hobby. Bear with me.
Cap and Trade is dead they say. Not going to be finished until Spring which means not in an election year which, unless the economy really does a turn-around, not at all.
That’s a good thing.
The push for Obamacare? Still alive but taking more and more hits every day. Latest blunder on our socialist overlord’s part is picking a fight with the Pink Ribbon crowd over breast cancer screening. What morons. Getting between a woman and her boobs is a dangerous thing indeed.
Good news though, because it is serving to wake-up more and more Americans to the fact that government-run health care will include rationing of this sort big time. Yeah, yeah, Barry and the Dems are swimming backward from it now, but seriously does anyone believe they won’t do this very thing over and over under a government program? And forget it if you are elderly. It’s pushing the wheelchairs down the stairs for you.
Oh, Barry went to Japan once again made a total fool of himself. First Pacific President my ass. And the way he bowed to the Japanese Emperor you would have thought it was date night with Michelle. And the Chinese. Plenty of time for photo-ops of him wearing his favorite Mao jacket, but no time to meet with real Chinese folks.
He has done nothing to improve our standing in the world. People respect strength and he is not a strong man. Trying terrorists in a civilian court is not strong. Being too much of a quivering wimp to call the Fort Hood shooting Islamic terrorism is not strong.
Sends a great message.
They also want a man who keeps his word and knows his mind. Which Barry doesn’t. Close Gitmo down by January? Well, no. Make a decision, any decision, on Afghanistan? Maybe in a few weeks.
What a putz this guy is. Carter times infinity.
Speaking of strong, well, women, Sarah Palin released her new book. I don’t have one yet but I am hoping for a copy for Christmas. I don’t know if she has a shot at the presidency or not but I am confident she would be a good one. Perhaps a great one. Certainly a better one that we have now.
By a long shot.
Have you ever noticed that blogging is so much more easy and fun when you don’t have to link all the time. Well, it is. So just look this stuff up if you don’t believe me.
Oh, speaking of Carter. Did you hear that he actually thinks his actions during the Iranian Hostage Crisis helped things? Look it up. He did. Talk about self-delusion.
Hey, that’s it. I got to go. Hopefully things will slow down after Thanksgiving (which I may be working).
Oh, hat-tip to Theo for the picture. It’s worth a link.
“Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that uh we see devastation on a daily basis. You don’t blame a group.”
Not that it’s new to blame guns for shootings. It’s not. What’s new is blaming guns for shooting on an Army installation. It is makes about as much sense as not mentioning Ronald Reagan during the Berlin Wall anniversary.
Oh yeah, that didn’t happen either.
Rewriting history and disappearing people. Isn’t that what communists have historically done?
Bye, bye Reagan. Year One is now officially the Year of Obama.
But back to the shooting.
Daley doesn’t want to blame a group of people for this action. He wants to blame guns. But if there had been no guns available wouldn’t this Muslim coward have simply built him a nice little backpack bomb and lit the fuse as he yelled, “Allah Akbar” for all to hear?
The answer is yes.
But that wouldn’t be his fault.
Blame discrimination against him and other Muslims in America, despite the fact that there is no evidence that it even exists, much less results in some fantasy backlash that appeasers continue to push.
Blame anything and anyone BUT the real problem.
Hat-tip to Theo for the cartoon.