If you had your TV on last week, you may have noticed a very brief blurb about an active shooter attacking Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas. Base security forces shot the attacker, the FBI announced that it looked terrorism-related, and… the end. The story just vanished then. But it turns out that the story involves heroism, duty, patriotism, self-sacrifice, and a pro-Second Amendment slant. All of which are hated by the media, so the story got swept under the rug. Sit down because you’re going to enjoy this!
The official story was that Naval Security Forces engaged “an Arab male” who attacked the base and killed him. One MP sustained a minor injury. I suspect that this is the “official” story from the Navy because they don’t want Al Qaeda going after the MP that plugged their jihadi, or the MP’s family members. Here’s the real story with quite a bit more detail.
The jihadi shot the MP on guard duty at the north gate at NAS Corpus Christi. The guard’s vest stopped the round, but it still knocked the guard to the ground. Even with a vest on, it probably felt like a love tap from a sledgehammer. The guard then had the wherewithal to trigger the gate’s security barricades, which prevent vehicles from getting on-base. It was only after the rest of the base was safe and secure from the terrorist that my favorite part of the story takes place.
The MP then draws her service weapon and she shoots the terrorist dead.
I love the fact that it was a female MP that stopped this Al Qaeda terrorist attack. Not only did the sexist, misogynistic AQ jihadi fail to kill any sailors in this planned attack, but he was stopped by an American woman with a pistol.
She had the courage to follow her training and lock down the base, trigger the barricades and set off the alarm first. She protected everyone else before herself, saving many lives in the process and then she did the second part of her duty, which was to shoot the bad guy.
Take that, Al Qaeda!
This story tells us several important things. First, President Trump is taking security of the troops at domestic bases seriously. This story had a much better outcome than the Chattanooga attack a few years ago. The Obama administration tried to court martial a sailor who used his concealed carry weapon to shoot back at the terrorist – because military property was somehow supposed to be a gun-free zone. Gate guards, MPs and other key personnel should have firearms (duh) and President Trump has made sure that this is a priority.
Second, the Department of Justice under Attorney General Bill Barr is no longer spending months or years pondering what the possible motive of an Arab male attacker could have been. We didn’t have any declarations of this being “workplace violence” and – praise the heavens – no James Comey staring wistfully at a cornfield and telling us that the motive might “remain a mystery forever.”
The feds immediately announced that this was a terrorism-related attack and that they were looking for a second accomplice or multiple accomplices. The same thing happened back in December when that Saudi exchange pilot attacked Naval Air Station Pensacola. Barr immediately announced that that one was terrorism-related as well. As it turns out, just a couple of days before the Corpus Christi shootout, Barr announced that they had cracked the Saudi pilot’s phone and linked him directly to Al Qaeda.
This is a refreshing change from the years of stories from the FBI claiming, “area man attacks civilians – motive undetermined.” Then the attacker’s name always turns out to be Muhammed Ahmed Muhammed, and everyone knows exactly what the deal really is.
Finally, this story is further proof that the gun is the great equalizer in a free society. A dainty female can stop an Al Qaeda terrorist – if she’s armed. An elderly person can stop a large, dangerous home invader – if that elderly person is armed. Criminals and terrorists will always attack when they think they have the upper hand, because that’s what cowards do. The gun is what puts everyone else on equal footing.
So, now you know why the mainstream media swept that awesome gunfight under the rug in Corpus Christi. I know she was just doing her job, but it would be nice if the Navy threw a medal in that MP’s direction, without compromising her identity.