Ignoring the obvious


At least 50  people were killed and another 53 wounded in a nightclub in Orlando in a terrorist attack.  The shooter was from Port St. Lucie and traveled nearly 150 miles to carry out his attack, indicating that this was substantially pre-planned.

The world is currently one week into Ramadan, and already the West mourning the most violent holiest month of the Islamic calendar.

Mass murder and terrorism during Ramadan is a well known phenomenon.  Hamas has called Ramadan “a month of Jihad.”  One Friday during Ramadan, June 26, 2015 to be specific, saw coordinated terrorist attacks around the world and came to be known as “Bloody Friday.”  The US State Department has warned US travelers abroad to be wary of violence during Ramadan.

The father or the Orlando shooter said that his son wasn’t motivated by religion.  It was seeing two men kiss in Miami that motivated the shooting

I am inclined not to call BS on this.  Orlando shooter claimed allegiance to ISIS.  ISIS  has been persecuting gays throughout the Middle East in really horrible ways (Warning).  ISIS has called for more violence during Ramadan, as an act of martyrdom during the holy month counts more.  I’m guessing that the shooter wanted to fast track it to some virgins.

The latest news has the Santa Monica PD stopping another man with guns and possibly bombs headed to the L.A. Pride Parade.  I’m going to believe that this is more than a coincidence. (Altered until more news is available)

President Obama’s statement on the shooting was weak tea, flavored with more anti-gun platitudes than a grasp of reality.

Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.

Contrast that to a shooting carried out a few days ago in Tel Aviv, where two Palestinians decided to celebrate Ramadan by shooting up a market, killing four.  Israel responded by closing the border between Israel and Gaza and the West Bank for the remainder of Ramadan.  Israel is not the same civil society as the US and does not have a constitution with enumerated rights and limitations on the government; so Israel can get away with things like that.  Israel is also no stranger to Ramadan terrorism in previous years.

Obama was not alone in his out of touch bumblef**k response to this attack.  Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal stated:

As we learn more in shock and horror about the deadliest mass shooting in our history, my heart breaks for the families of loved ones lost or injured – and for our nation, continuing to suffer from this unspeakable epidemic of gun violence.  The Senate’s inaction on commonsense gun violence prevention makes it complicit in this public health crisis. Prayers and platitudes are insufficient. The American public is beseeching us to act on commonsense, sensible gun violence prevention measures, and we must heed that call.

Various politicians, celebs, pundits, and other idiots have turned to Twitter to express why this is all the fault of the NRA.

Preventing terrorism and mass murder in the US is difficult, more difficult than any other nation, because our Constitution expressly protects the civil liberties of US citizens and limits the powers of the Government.  We can do better to prevent these attacks while preserving the rights and privacy of our citizens.  We need to do better.  But a first step is to recognize the cause of this type of attack and not blame the innocent because of politics.



  1. There’s a good reason why I’ve become such a fan of Milo Yiannopulous.
    (excerpt from an interview he was in THREE MONTHS AGO.)

  2. I’ve been reading the news on these events out of a professional interest especially since this was my monthly Army Reserve training weekend.
    I have read that he was a security guard and held both security guard and firearm licenses. I don’t know exactly what you need to do to be licensed, but I’m guessing there’s a background check or two in there somewhere.
    Ironically, this weekend is the only time where I’m not supposed to be armed since carry on military facilities is verboten.
    We’ve been very fortunate in the US that up until now whether through good Intel or dumb luck we haven’t experienced as many terrorist acts as other places. I’m thinking times are a changing in that respect.
    Colonel Cooper said it best though,

    “One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street… these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time.”

  3. I have reluctantly reached the conclusion that there are some persons so fanatically wed to their status as victims, that they feel threatened by people who choose NOT to be victims and arm themselves. Thus, they seek to make “non-victims” as heloless as they are. I won’t pretend to understand the illogic, but it seems to relate to their being shamed by their own passiveness, which they attempt to justify by ever-greater leaps of illogic…

  4. Shoot back.

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