No need for me to go over events in Chattanooga. About 90 miles from my house, as the crow flies.
The Armed Forces only send very experienced service members to recruiting or to operations centers for the reserves. So it's likely that some of these Marines, if not all of them, made it through multiple tours in Sand Land. Now they get killed in Chattanooga.
Federal facilities are gun free zones. People who can operate tanks, artillery, machine guns, and assault rifles overseas can't carry their own personal weapons to protect themselves in these facilities at home.
It does not appear that the fact the law says you can't bring a firearm into such facilities weighed heavily with the attacker. But it kept those people inside from having a means of defense. The people in government who implemented these gun free zones are just as culpable for today's events as the terrorist who did the shooting.
The feds knew there were going to be attacks on police and military installations at the end of Ramadan. I saw two interviews on the news myself emphasizing this, more than a week ago. That explains how the FBI got hundreds of agents down to Tennessee within hours of the shooting. But no alert levels raised. No attempt to increase protection for potential targets. No action.
Now the news is saying that ISIS "tweeted" the attack 15 minutes before the first attack. If that's true, it's going to be very hard for Obama to blow this off as "just normal crime", as he did on the first two beheadings a year ago.
It's going to get a lot worse, and soon. There are too many schools, hospitals, shopping malls, airline terminals and the like that are completely open to attack, low hanging fruit. ISIS has thousands of adherents here. ISIS tells them, "you don't need to go to Syria. We don't want you to come to Syria. We want you to kill in your homeland." ISIS can send it's agents into the country on a regular visa, since the federal government routinely issues travel visas to citizens of middle eastern states.
It's racist to be proactive, of course, so the government will continue to let these things happen. The government will continue to import Moslems , who will establish enclaves like those in Minnesota which are breeding grounds for extremist Moslems. ISIS isn't going to just sit over there and take the pounding from the air. They're going to orchestrate payback. They're good at it, and they like killing women and children because that demoralizes Westerners. They don't crucify little kids for "failing to fast adequately" during Ramadan because they care about that. They know how the pictures impact Westerners. You won't even see them on MSM here. Al Jazeera showed the photos when they first came out, then pulled them because of all the hair pulling and breast beating. That doesn't change the fact that they play for keeps.
From the May 3, 2012 edition of the New York Daily News:
"A new survey reveals the dramatically changing face of religion in America, with the number of Muslims in the U.S. soaring 67% in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.
Data released Tuesday from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today, up from 1 million in 2000."
If just one percent respond to ISIS propaganda that gives ISIS an operating force of 26,000 in the continental U.S.