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Tuesday, June 2

Murder in Little Rock; Silence in the White House (Updated)

Two young soldiers, straight out of Basic Training, are standing outside the Army-Navy recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, when a vehicle pulls up and shots ring out. One soldier, William Long, 24, of Conway dies. The other, Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville falls seriously wounded but able to crawl to the recruiting station door. A short time later, police stop a vehicle on the interstate and arrest Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed, 24, formerly known as Carlos Bledsoe, a convert to Islam. He is later charged and pleads not guilty to first degree murder and fifteen (15) counts of engaging in a terrorist act.

The young soldiers had not been deployed anywhere. They were assigned as "hometown recruiters" for two weeks. Soldiers dying in a combat zone is unremarkable. Soldiers being targeted in Little Rock because they are American soldiers seems remarkable to me.

Muhammed had reportedly gone to Yemen on a Somali passport to study jihad in a religious school. Once back in the states, he apparently decided to put his training in the "religion of peace" to use. This, too, is unremarkable.

What is remarkable to me is the utter silence about these murders, this act of domestic jihad, from the White House. The same President who decried the murder of Dr. Tiller, a late-term abortion specialist in Kansas, hasn't said a word about young soldiers being murdered in Little Rock, hasn't said a word of condolence to the families, and hasn't condemned the actions of this thug acting in the name of Allah. I guess in his eyes, the soldiers and their families aren't worthy of the same concern as an abortionist.

While we haven't heard from the President or Attorney General, Daris Long, the father of the fallen soldier, a former Marine, spoke eloquently to KATV, Little Rock, of the pain his family has suffered and the goodness of others. With his father as an example, William Long should have proven to be a fine soldier.



  1. I've read your posts on MM...Supporting the troops as Commander-in-Chief is a basic responsibility. I'm sure though, the photo-op of the coffin from Arkansas, is not ideal from our Ayatollah-in-Chiefs point of view.

  2. BTW... I like your web site. Nice balance between firearms and Liberty.

  3. I've sent two posts...Is there a problem with them ?

  4. Have you found my three previous posts yet?

  5. Thanks for the kind words. I'm sorry about the delay in moderating your comments, but I don't live on my computer. I have a wife, a dog, a yard, and everything. I don't agree with calling President Obama the "Ayatolla in Chief," because I'm not sure he believes in anything other than himself and because the office of the President of the United States of America must be respected. I don't like or trust Barack H. Obama and have on occasion referred to him as "Da One," but he is the President. I won't be like the leftists that called George "Dubya" Bush hateful names.

    Welcome to my blog, and I invite you to comment further.


  6. Fair enough and, I meant no disrespect toward the office, just the current holder of it. Sometimes, I get carried away with passion but, I like your blog and I will return to it often. I know it's challenging trying to balance real life with the internet world and, I hope you enjoy every precious moment with your family. I was just appalled at the disrespect of those who depend on freedom without a clue where it comes from. Jack Nicholson said it so well in " A Few good men " IMO , he was a much more sympathetic character than Tom Cruise.
    Col. Jessep:" Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to. "
    Best statement in favor of our military Hollywood ever allowed on the silver screen.


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