The real purpose of the Venezuelan Military

I saw this at Military.com

Venezuelan Army Attempts to Scare US Marines with Video

A video allegedly produced by the Venezuelan government to scare US Marines was recently posted on Facebook. The caption, according to Google Translate, reads: “ATTENTION: It is not a video of a humorous television program, it is a video of the Venezuelan government to scare the US Marines.” Needless to say, it failed gloriously.

As you watch this and wonder how the hell this could scare US Marines, what you need to remember what is the real purpose of the Venezuelan Military.

If you look at the Wikipedia page List of wars involving Venezuela what you will see is that after the Venezuelan War of Independence, there were two short lived blockades by European, then after 1908 the only fighting was coups and revolutions.

The purpose of the Venezuelan military is not for the defense of Venezuela from foreign invasion, but to suppress political uprisings and intimidate unarmed civilians.

To a Marine who survived Fallujah, this is a comedy sketch.

For a hungry Venezuelan protesting that he stood in line all day for the bakery to run out of bread before he got any, the sight of a guy with an AK-47, bayonet mounted, running at him screaming is enough to make him turn tail.

The people who made this video thought it would work on US Marines because they are used to it working on crowds of Venezuelans just trying to pick through a dumpster looking for something to eat.

Whenever you see an overly extravagant, ridiculous, military display from some despotic nation, remember this: all of that is intended to scare the citizens of the despotic nation far more than any foreign power.

The Left’s talking points give the New Zealand shooter exactly what he wanted

Two weeks ago I covered a bill by Florida Rep Ted Douche to make all semiautomatic rifles and shotguns NFA items.

That was far fetched until the New Zealand Mosque Shooting.

Now a semi-auto ban of some sort is gaining steam with the Left.

Beto, at the most mildest, wont’ take yours but will let you keep the ones you already have (until you die that is, than your children can’t inherit them).

This isn’t Clinton’s AWB mind you.  No more “post ban” configurations.

Is it semi auto and does it shoot 223?  Banned.

This “the AR-15 is a weapon of war and designed to kill… blah blah blah…” was echoed by Joe Scarborough using this article from The Atlantic.

This is the article:

M-16: A Bureaucratic Horror Story
Why the rifles jammed

I will dissect this article in a later post, but the key points for Joe and Beto are this.

The subcommittee, headed by Representative Ichord, a Democrat from Missouri, conducted a lengthy inquiry into the origins of the M-16 problem. Much of the credit for the hearings belongs to the committee’s counsel, Earl J. Morgan. The hearing record, nearly 600 pages long, is a forgotten document, which received modest press attention at the time and calls up only dim recollections now. Yet it is a pure portrayal of the banality of evil.

Nearly a century before American troops were ordered into Vietnam, weapons designers had made a discovery in the science of “wound ballistics.” The discovery was that a small, fast-traveling bullet often did a great deal more damage than a larger round when fired into human or (for the experiments) animal flesh. A large artillery round might pass straight through a human body, but a small bullet could act like a gouge. During the early stages of the congressional hearing, Ichord asked Eugene Stoner, the designer of the original version of the M-16, to explain the apparent paradox of a small bullet’s destructive power.

Ah yes, the banality of evil.  More lethal means evil to these people..

A gun is a tool.  A 22 ounce, checkered face, framing hammer is more lethal than a 5 ounce tack hammer, but when you need to drive a 10d nail into a joist, a 22 ounce framing hammer is the tool you need.

As a weapons designer, I want the weapons I design to be as effective as possible at killing people.  In the hands of the good guys, that’s a plus.

When a solder kills and enemy combatant or a police officer kills a perpetrator so fast the bad guy doesn’t have the time to shoot back, and the good guy goes home alive, that’s not evil.  That’s a job well done in my book.

I remember reading about how the Marine were using 3 inch deer slugs in Iraq.  Apparently the 5.56 wasn’t killing jihadists fast enough and they would pull a grenade or set off a suicide bomb before they died, killing out guys.

A 3 inch, 1.25 ounce deer slug, center of mass was so traumatic, it shut people off like a light.  No more final “Allahu Akbar” and then pull the pin on a grenade.

Enhanced lethality saves lives.

How does Joe Scarborough defend his position?

Oh yes, the “I have black friends” defense.

Let me translate:

I have a gun, maybe an old hand-me-down, maybe a high end trap gun, but defiantly not something black, plastic, and scary looking.  I don’t keep my gun in my New York penthouse, and I never go to the range with it.  As a “Republican” formerly from north Florida, I was forced to mouth pities about protecting your deer rifle to get elected.  But let’s be honest, I’m an MSNBC host in New York City, married to the daughter of Jimmy Carter’s soft-on-communism and Iran, National Security Adviser.  Clearly, I do not respect the history or meaning of the Second Amendment, but I’m going to use the gun in the closet of one of my vacation homes as credibility to mask my anti-gun attitudes.  

So we have two celebrity former politicians and political influencers going after AR-15’s now it is time to hear from a pop culture and social media influencer.

If you think people like this don’t matter, you clearly have not been following the Democrats use of celebrity endorsements to direct the youth vote.

 

 

More gun industry blood libel.  That gun makers only sell semi autos because they are evil people who value profits and no human lives, and they know that if they stopped making them the world would be a better place with rainbows and puppy smiles everywhere, but no, they want the money.

Keep in mind that after Kim here had $4 million in Jewelry stolen from her, turned her mansion into a fortress with round the clock armed security.  So it’s fine for her hired muscle to draw their guns on a vandal (in a way that would get any of us arrested for brandishing) but you and I can’t own a semi auto.

Now we head over to an sitting member of Congress, US Senator Chris Murphy.

First of all, lots of people hunt with AR pattern rifles.  Even if you think the 223 is too small for deer, the 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, 450 Bushmaster, 300 AAC Blackout (supersonic loads), the new Winchester 350 Legend, and a whole host of wildcats are not.  That doesn’t include AR-10 pattern rifles in 243 Win, 308, and other similar size calibers.

Second, bullshit on “nobody needs a semi-automatic rifle to defend their home.”  We have ample evidence of people doing just that.  Furthermore, no politician has the right to tell me what tool I can use when I need it.  You don’t get to tell me I can’t use a semi-auto to defend my home, and you don’t get to tell me my kitchen knives are too pointy or my hammers are too big.

Frankly, I don’t care what mass shooters think they need.  The Port Arthur Massacre in Australia was carried out in part with a pump action shotgun.  The Aussies banned those.  Now they debate things like lever actions because they still have too fast a rate of fire.

Once the politicians ban semi-autos, they are going to go after everything else.  Why does a hunter need more than one round in his gun anyway, any ethical hunter shouldn’t have to use more than one bullet.  

Remember what the New Zealand shooter said in his manifesto (I apologize for not finding the whole text, the media is doing a good job censoring the internet).

He says he also wanted “to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural, political and racial divide within the United states.

“This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.”

So the shooter went on this rampage for the very specific purpose of making Leftists in the US crack down on gun rights.

They are doing EXACTLY what he wanted.

This is no different than had the Democrats on September 12, 2001 come out and said “there is no reason to be a Jew or a Christian, Americans are going to have to convert to Islam.”

It caves to the whim of terrorists, violates the Constitution, and seeks to eradicate a vibrant American culture by forbidding its practice.

This is the new push for the Democrats.  Not just an assault weapons ban but a total ban on semi-autos.  These people don’t know much about guns, but they did learn enough to know how we got around the Clinton AWB by feature removal.  They want to prevent that from happening again so they are upping the ante, see California, New York, and Connecticut.

This is going to be a major part of the 2020 election, I guarantee it.

Politically Correct absurdity in Holland

Paul K. made me aware of this idiocy.

CCTV captures Turkish ‘gunman’ on Dutch tram moments before ‘terrorist-motivated’ shooting spree left three people dead and nine others wounded – as police warn public not to approach suspect

Police release photo of Gökmen Tanis, 37, captured on the tram’s CCTV just minutes before the shooting
……
Police have also instructed all schools, as well as mosques and transportation hubs, in the city to keep their doors closed, while the manhunt continues

Must be a Turkish Mennonite and not a Turkish Muslim on a rampage. You know how crazy them Mennonites get when pushed.

 

I did not see this one coming – Editorial: Governing by poll is a lousy idea -The Florida Times-Union.

Set aside for a moment some holes in Rizzo’s argument: tougher gun laws would not have prevented the Douglas High shooting, or most mass shootings; crime has gone down drastically even as the number of guns across America has proliferated; most states already allow faculty to be armed in some fashion, and school shootings remain relatively rare events.

Let’s instead apply the vision the Founding Founders had for America when creating our system: that government policies should be set by elected officials, and not public passion.

….

On this issue, if we want to heed a majority, then consider that the Douglas High commission studied the massacre more closely than anyone else, and voted 13-1 for arming teachers. Reportedly the panel was swayed by the testimony of some Douglas High teachers themselves, who said they wish they’d had a gun that fateful day.

Gov. DeSantis and GOP lawmakers should follow the commission’s recommendation and enact the proposal that would allow teachers who volunteer to be trained to carry guns to do so. The next poll on that will occur in November 2020.

Editorial: Governing by poll is a lousy idea 
By The Editorial Board Posted Mar 17, 2019 at 12:01 AM

Wow. This was the Editorial Board of The Florida Times-Union and not of a regular or guest columnist.

The Left with the help of most Media has been crafty enough to parse the arming of teachers not as a volunteer endeavor for a few but a forceful mandate to all. To see one Florida newspaper actually print the truth an supporting it, is quite refreshing.

Allow me to quote again:

Reportedly the panel was swayed by the testimony of some Douglas High teachers themselves, who said they wish they’d had a gun that fateful day.

It is sad that we keep hearing the same sentiment after massacres: People were disarmed and even to their agreement, but once the killing started, they realized they had nothing to stop it and the only thing they could be was victims or witnesses.
The issues Democrats are having is with SB 7030  – School Safety and Security which removes the prohibition against classroom
teachers to serve in the School Guardian program. They made a huge bet on supporting the slogan of “Keeping Guns Out Of Classrooms” and that, by force, had to include banning all teachers from carrying or risk the infamous camel nose under the tent flap.
I do not expect a lot of traction gained here. I doubt we will see the big papers follow the lead of The Florida Times-Union and call for the real hardening of schools. It is just against the Liberal vein and thus it cannot be accepted.

When New Zealand authorities face an “Ugly” American

New Zealand has a very ample law that allows the government to declare anything you say or write prohibited and subjected to censorship. The Films, Videos and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2015 allows government to simply say “Oh! that is bad, it must be censored and whatever information related to it must be retained and turned in for prosecution.

That is all fine and dandy till you try to pull that shit with an US citizen living in the US.

 

Here is the text, enlarge to read.

The LLC is registered in Florida under the ownership of the individual mentioned, but it is inactive which is not strange and possibly another slap in the face for KiwiPD.

Fuck ’em. Instead of investigating the massacre, you waste time chasing the video thru the net? You are gloriously dumb if you think you can.

Hat Tip to BlogSon Justin

The New Zealand narrative is being crafted to protect Ihan Omar

Remember on Saturday I covered when some Progressive Palestinian activists from NYU decided to yell at Chelsea Clinton, blaming her for the New Zealand mosque shooting because she called out Ilahn Omar’s antisemitism.

The narrative is being created to protect Ilhan Omar and the rest of her Progressive Jew hating ilk from being challenged, less calling out Muslim antisemitism leads to another mosque shooting.

First up, Linda Sarsour is pushing this.

Yeah, the internet piled on Omar because she’s just an innocent black, African, Muslim, refugee woman.  Nothing but her identify.  It’s not like she has a history of saying horrific things and standing by horrific people.  Nope, just her identity.

Sarsour has been a staunch defender of Omar, Tlaib, and AOC.

But worse than than, BuzzFeed decided to give the girl who yelled at Chelsea Clinton a guest columnist spot.

Opinion: We Confronted Chelsea Clinton At The Christchurch Vigil. Here’s Why.
The activists who confronted Chelsea Clinton at the vigil for victims of the Christchurch massacre explain their actions.

We did a double take when we first noticed Chelsea Clinton was at the vigil. Just weeks before this tragedy, we bore witness to a bigoted, anti-Muslim mob coming after Rep. Ilhan Omar for speaking the truth about the massive influence of the Israel lobby in this country. As people in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for freedom and human rights, we were profoundly disappointed when Chelsea Clinton used her platform to fan those flames. We believe that Ilhan Omar did nothing wrong except challenge the status quo, but the way many people chose to criticize Omar made her vulnerable to anti-Muslim hatred and death threats.

We were shocked when Clinton arrived at the vigil, given that she had not yet apologized to Rep. Omar for the public vilification against her. We thought it was inappropriate for her to show up to a vigil for a community she had so recently stoked hatred against. We were not alone in feeling uncomfortable — many students were dismayed to see her there.

See, it’s not that Omar said things that were antisemitic, just questioning Israeli lobbying money in Congress.

Chelsea Clinton’s slap on the wrist criticism of Omar’s antisemitism, that was vile Islamophobic hatred.

I wonder what kind of person could take that position with  straight face.

This kind.

 

One who advocates for Israeli genocide.  That kind.

This is the progressive narrative now:

Them: “The Jews are evil, wipe out Israel.”

Us: “That’s a horribly antisemitic thing to say.”

Them: “Stop being Islamophobic.  Your worse are causing anti-Muslim hate crimes.”

This coming from the same people who claim that Jews use accusations of antisemitism to shut down debate about Israel.

Apparently debate over topics like an anti-Israeli final solution.

We are watching this narrative form right before our eyes, and we cannot allow it to happen.