Russell and Duenes

Scratch and Sniff

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On Thursday, Army Gen. David Petraeus, Central Command’s top officer, called the practice of coding military weapons with Scripture verses on the scopes “disturbing.”  He went on to add that “this is a serious concern to me and the other commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan,” and “cultural and religious sensitivities are important considerations in the conduct of military operations.”

Really? If we were culturally and religiously sensitive then we would have packed up our Bible scopes and left these countries years ago.  Is Gen. Petraeus finding enscripted Bible codes on weapons and scopes more disturbing than using those guns to blow holes in Muslims? It is the most ridiculous notion that a reference to Jesus equals disturbing insensitivity.  And what Muslim will ever get close enough to the scope of a military issued machine gun or rifle to break out their monocles and study the scopes serial number anyway? If we are letting Afghanis and Iraqis that close to our guns, we might as well hand them the weapon and get the hell out of there.

How about instead of wasting resources and time scratching off the encoded verses from the scopes (yes, I just said they are going to spend time and money doing this) that they spend more money and time finding out where Al-Qaeda is harboring terror cells in U.S. cities, or putting more in-flight Federal Air Marshal’s on U.S. bound flights, or spending the money giving Harry Reid ethnic and racial sensitivity lessons. All of these would be much more fiscally responsible than spending huge sums of money scratching numbers and letters off of the barrels of guns.



Written by Michael Duenes

January 22, 2010 at 12:50 am

Posted in Reflections, Russell

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  1. Haha. All I can do is laugh at this. They blow us up with IED’s, we’re worried they might see a Bible verse. Makes Perfect Sense.

    Jon Ellis

    January 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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