Our very own Gen. Jack D. Ripper
By Jim Kouri
While the insanity over the Mark Foley scandal continues within the Beltway and the news media are egging on the Democrats to demand that Speaker of the House Denny Hastert step-down from his position, another story is being ignored. Perhaps the person who should be stepping down from his government position is the Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne.
He makes General Jack D. Ripper, the mad air base commander in the satirical motion picture Dr. Strangelove, look sane.
Secretary Wynne told a reporter at the Houston Chronicle in September that nonlethal weapons such as high-powered microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before they are used on the battlefield. Just that bit should drive most Americans to put pen to paper writing letters for Wynne's removal. But then he explained the reason for experimenting with American citizens lives.
"Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions in the international community over any possible safety concerns," said Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne.
"If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne.
Oh? So I guess we should set off a nuclear device in New York before we -- God forbid -- use one against an enemy? Not to make certain it works, but so we don't get criticized by the international community. "Look United Nations, we nuked 8 million Americans. We're not bad guys, just misunderstood."
Wait. It gets worse. I looked for stories in the mainstream media about Wynne's cavalier attitude over the testing of weapons on Americans prior to their use on Jihadists. But, except for a few blogs and small town newspapers, I didn't find a story about madman Wynne anywhere in the national media. Sure, the usual bloggers on both sides of the political spectrum mentioned Wynne's statement about his wacky idea, but the elite media ignored it.
I've thought about it and I can't help believing the reason there was no outrage or even news coverage about Wynne's outrageous -- outrageous -- proposal is that the liberal media don't care if Americans are killed or maimed by their own government. They just don't want foreigners -- even terrorists -- killed or maimed by our government.
One need only to look at the Waco Massacre to understand my suspicions about the liberals. The Branch Davidian compound may have housed religious fanatics and they may even have armed themselves to repel perceived enemies, but for Attorney General Janet Reno to unleash hell on men, women and children to this day angers me.
Our fellow Americans, albeit a bit on the wacky side, were subjected to loud music blasting 24/7 (hear that Sen. McCain? Where were you?) and the usual tactics used by law enforcement in barricade situations. And then it happened. American cops attacked the compound and burned, mutilated, maimed and killed men, women and children.
It's a good thing it happened on Bill Clinton's watch or the news media would have probably demanded that the Attorney General, the directors of the agencies involved and even the President step down. But that reaction is reserved for GOP political leaders.
Some of the tactics used against the fanatics at the Branch Davidian are the same that bring tears to the eyes of John McCain when he hears we use them on Jihadists and illegal enemy combatants.
Liberals do not oppose the use of deadly force. They only oppose it when they're not doing the killing. And then they oppose it when soldiers and cops actually try to kill the enemy. Panties on the head of a Muslim? Barking dogs? Did you see those grown men in the senate behave like whining wash-women? Senator Dick Durbin called our soldiers Nazis!
But some of the same lawmakers who bombard us daily with reports and studies and investigations of alleged military atrocities overseas -- Kerry, McCain (Hillary Clinton, now a senator, was the First Lady during the Waco Massacre) -- fell silent over the Nazi tactics utilized against American citizens.
So if someone needs to step-down, leave Denny Hastert alone and demand Wynne's resignation.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a staff writer for the New Media Alliance. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He's also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri's own website is located at http://jimkouri.us