The vile, despicable, and frankly just flat-out evil Louis Farrakhan has really outdone himself this time. While never being a bulwark of sanity or tolerance, this anti-Semitic, anti-military, anti-American has reached new depths.
In his latest diatribe he claims how, according to an old NPR report, female American soldiers are often the targets of rape and sexual harassment in astonishing percentages by their male counterparts. Never mind the suspect numbers from the reliably progressive tax-payer-funded National Politburo Radio don't even come close to being on par with Department of Defense statistics, the execrable Farrakhan continues on to postulate that if male American soldiers are willing to rape female American soldiers, then they must just be having a field day in their capacity as an occupying army with the Muslim women in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He further goes on to say that the soldiers that returned home to Fort Hood Texas had pangs of guilt for their actions and thus confessed these crimes to Muslim army major and psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan. It was the constant and continuous confessions from these American soldiers of their wanton rape and abuse of Muslim women that caused Major Hasan to lash out in righteous rage against these terrorists and go on his murderous shooting rampage that killed 14 people and wounded 29 others in November of 2009, so says "Minister" Farrakhan.
Now, I imagine that there are indeed American soldiers that are guilty of such horrendous crimes, but they are extremely rare and punishment of such crimes when discovered is exceptionally severe under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If anything is true it is that our brave American troops typically put themselves in great danger of losing life or limb in adhering to very restrictive rules of engagement specifically in order to protect civilian life. Our military is comprised of professional soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen. They are not the hordes of Genghis Khan that Senator John Kerry accused them of being in Vietnam. Having served in the first gulf war, I was very proud of the conduct and professionalism of the men I served with there. The duty of the American military is to kill the enemy and destroy their ability to make war. It is not to rape and plunder, nor has it ever been in our history.
Atrocities occur, and when they do, they should be and are harshly dealt with accordingly. Louis Farrakhan's implication that murder and rape are the standard operating procedure of the United States armed forces is disgusting and unsupportable by any evidence whatsoever. Woe to him who calls good, evil and evil, good, "Minister" Farrakhan.
Now I am all for free speech, even of such falsehoods and outrageous and despicable fabrications as what Louis Farrakhan has just spewed forth here. That said, how does this fool have any credibility with anybody other than those that want to believe these lies based on their faith in such things and an abject hatred of all things American?