"There has to be quality to begin with to be redeemed"
Funny you should bring that up, Ken..."quality", or "character", I mean...
Imagine my surprise, after coming home this evening from an overnight backpacking trip (unlike some on here, I actually do get away from the computer), and there was a very rude and nasty note in my in-box from Mr. Ken Thompson. I will not repeat it here, but i'll just say it was not very nice. Evidently, my post about Jihawg ammo cause some people to break out the torches and pitchforks.
That post I made was a partial joke and was half serious. It seems some people on here have absolutely no sense of humor. I can actually see it as a viable alternative to lead bullets. Did you guys think it was a fake, ethnic joke GIF? It's not. It is real, working ammunition. Made by real, working American businessmen.
From the Jihawg.com ammo site:
"In the fall of 2010, patriots from Idaho County, Idaho sat around a campfire enjoying an adult beverage. The discussion turned to concern and disgust that a mosque was being built at ground zero. Everyone in attendance agreed that freedom of religion is paramount for all peoples of Earth but this showed poor taste and had a sense of "rubbing our noses" into 9/11 tragedy. The discussion turned toward possible solutions to stop such a great insult.
History of dealings with radical islam from the days of Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates to actions of Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing in the early 1900’s in the Philippines gave clarity to a modern day market solution-Jihawg Ammo. Our preference is peace first but if a fight is to be had we are determined and resolved to win. Thus came the beginning of the truest form of defensive ammunition ever created in history.
A natural deterrent that prevents violence just by owning it but will strike fear into the hearts of those bent upon hate, violence and murder. Jihawg Ammo is certified "Haraam" or unclean. According to the belief system of the radical islamist becoming "unclean" during Jihad will prevent their attaining entrance into heaven. Jihawg Ammo is a natural deterrent to radical and suicidal acts of violence.
Our Porcine Coating (Pattern Pending) is infused with the highest quality pork product made right here in America. Jihawg Ammo is produced in the great state of Idaho.
We at Jihawg Ammo hope you will stock up on Jihawg as a natural deterrent to the ever growing threat of radical islam and sharia law. We, however, stress that the nullifying principle of our product is only effective if you are attacked by an islamist in jihad. Otherwise, our ammo functions just like any other ammunition so we obviously insist upon defensive use of our ammo only-not offensive. "
If it were up to me, EVERY American soldier, airman, sailor and Marine would be issued this ammo! It would be an effective deterrent to the enemy...RADICAL ISLAM...yeah, I said it...RADICAL ISLAM, and it probably would save countless lives. Do you realize exactly what the rules of engagement is for a US Marine in Afghanistan? Do not fire. Period. The official statement is just a tad different, but I can assure you, it's BS. The Taliban shoots to kill and our men and women are not allowed to shoot back unless faced with no other alternative (they always have another alternative and rarely get backed into a corner). Small groups, one or two of the Taliban, will shoot at the Marines, wounding or killing our people and then drop the rifle and run away (or give up and be fed and housed!), because he knows we are not allowed to shoot, especially if he is unarmed or has just dropped his weapon. We are fighting a war, guys. The objective is to win that war. Period. The people we are at war with are radical Muslims. That is a fact. Period. If using "pork flavored bullets" will accomplish the end goal, or even just freak out/cause distress to, our enemy, we should do it.
Instead of being afraid of the might of U.S. firepower, enemy fighters use our rules of engagement and restrictions on air support against us. When faced with a split-second decision of whether to shoot, soldiers and Marines many times must hesitate—or be investigated and/or court martiald. Or, as in the case of the 2009 Battle of Ganjgal, excessive restrictions on air and artillery assets unfortunately meant excessive American deaths. There is a reason most of the US deaths during the Afghan war have occurred since Obama took office in 2008. If we do not allow our military to carry out their mission...to locate, close with, and UTTERLY DESTROY the enemy by fire and maneuver, as is the infantry’s goal, and support them with the assets they need, then the next two years will be marked with more American deaths, many more wounded, continued training failures of the ANA and eventual stall in recruitment of Afghan security forces, and a country left in ruins. Here's an idea...how about rooting for our side for a change?
One other thing... did I attack any religion? No, I did not. I offered an alternative to lead bullets. If you took the post I made to be anti-Muslim, that was your jump to a political correct conclusion/delusion and you were wrong. I have known many peaceful Muslims, but the fringe element we are at war with in Afghanistan is Muslim, nonetheless. That is fact. I am not surprised that there are some people on here so thin skinned and easily offended, just because someone does not conform to their liberal agendas or world views, but it still saddens me, just the same that they feel the need to personally attack that person or poster. The more I think about it and the politically correct backlash it has inflamed in some members on here, the more I think the topic was just being used as an excuse to assassinate me on the forums because I am a conservative and do not (will not) agree with the heard mentality. Would the reaction have been the same if I had posted a condom filled bullet that explodes when you shoot it into a Catholic church? Some probably would have found that perfectly acceptable. I do not agree with a lot of the things people say on lots of threads, but I refuse to stoop to the level that some have by sending hateful e-mails and trash talking on the forums. I will defend my position, though. I will not bow to political correctness when it violates my values or beliefs, no matter how many e-mails I get. After all, political correctness is just tyranny with manners.
As many of you know from some of my previous posts, my son is currently a US Marine in Afghanistan. Last week, his unit was ambushed and, due to the rules of engagement, this is the result for three of his best friends. Why don't we ask THEM what they think of Jihawg ammo. (not sure if the birds are for the Taliban or our politicians):
PS--A BIG thank you to all the members that sent me positive e-mails of encouragement. I appreciate it very much.