Here’s a murder rap to keep ya dancing,
With a crime record like Charles Manson.
AK-47 is the tool.
Don’t make me act a motherfucking fool.
–NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Slow day at Breitbart We Gotta Hang Onto Our Phoney-Baloney Jobs World Headquarters as failed lawyer/Congressional candidate/editor/journalist/human Joel Pollak scrambles to string together some combination of words that will dog whistle to the rabble that the Kaffir in Chief is a gun-grabbin’ undercover terrorist lover.
Oh, here we go:
Does Obama Think U.S. Soldiers Use AK-47s?
President Barack Obama, speaking to the National Urban League on Wednesday evening, sounded a call for gun control–and revealed his apparent ignorance about the U.S. military in the process. Obama told the audience that “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals.” However, the U.S. military does not generally use the AK-47, a weapon originally developed in the Soviet Union that was subsequently adopted by many other communist states. The AK-47 also became the weapon of choice for guerilla armies and terrorist groups.
Got that? Stoopid Obama didn’t say “AK-47s belong in the hands of American soldiers” which means that he either
- doesn’t know which weapons American soldiers carry or…
- is talking about his private ACORN terrorist army who will be confiscating your weaponry at gunpoint right after Obama steals the election. Again.
Joel then presents his case which is chock full ‘o corrections and more qualifiers (which I have helpfully highlighted) than the NBA playoffs:
Today, AK-47s are typically to be found among enemy forces that U.S. troops encounter on the battlefield. Osama bin Laden was often filmed or photographed near his AK-47 rifle–and was killed by U.S. Navy Seals when he reached for it. (Update: Yes, bin Laden preferred a newer, updated version of the weapon, the AK-74.) The former leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi also released video footage of himself
taking target practice with an AK-47. (Update: Other videos featured the AK-47; the target practice was with a recovered American M249 rifle.) Taliban forces in Afghanistan use the AK-47 in attacks on NATO forces. There are some allied forces that also use the AK-47, and the CIA once funneled AK-47s to “friendly” militias. Occasionally, members of specialized units may use the AK-47 in the field. Practically, however, as well as symbolically, the AK-47 is a weapon not typically associated with American soldiers.
Got that? But, other than that one thing and the other time and, oh yeah, those guys, no armies use the AK-47 which means that Obama is Wrongbama.
Except, of course, when the US creates proxy armies:
The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report, raising fears that some of those weapons have fallen into the hands of insurgents fighting U.S. forces in Iraq.
Okay, there is also that but… Look over there! Bill Ayres!
Whether the error of an errant speechwriter, or the choice of the president himself, the use of the AK-47 metaphor in Obama’s speech reveals a lack of knowledge about the U.S. military–and a possible lingering romanticism about the guerilla forces often lionized by the radicals among whom Obama began his political career.
Uh, yup. The Golden Oldies never fail. Unfortunately you can’t say that about everything that precedes them.