Saturday, August 1, 2015

Idiots in Charge

One of the military officers who returned fire on the Chattanooga jihadi is being charged for doing so:
Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, 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 time for revolution is coming; at least the time for an opposition political party.

UPDATE: Navy now denies that they have filed charges.


Michael K said...

I have since read that this is not going to happen. It must have created a firestorm.

Will said...

What the Navy said is that they are not CURRENTLY planning on charging him. They haven't finished with the investigation, is the reason why.

After that, all bets are off. I figure they will either charge him with a crime, or figure out how to force him out, in some way that makes him an object lesson for other military members. Probably they will look for ways to strip him of various benefits.

His major problem is that he wasn't effective in battle against the jihadi. If he had killed him before the other deaths occurred, he would be golden. Look at it like a medal award. Most are for accomplishing a difficult and dangerous objective, quite often on personal initiative. They rarely award medals for failing the attempt.