Reporter Apologizes for Shooting at Terrorists

Jason Buttrill, center, with Dan Andros, center left, of The Blaze, in Sinjar Iraq with local Kurdish fighters. -photo from The Blaze

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

So The Blaze reporter Jason Buttrill, a former Marine Sergeant and intelligence analyst, has walked back his comments on Twitter regarding his attack on Isis in Iraq with a high powered rifle. We believe this is unfortunate.

On November 8, Buttrill, who was working on assignment in Northern Iraq, took up arms against the Isis terrorists and fired five or six shots through what looked like a PSL or Draganov-style rifle. Buttrill was embedded with Kurdish Peshmerga at the time. He blasted out a picture of himself doing so, with Peshmerga looking on.

Today it seems Buttrill, under pressure from other journalists who feel his actions have endangered other reporters who many come to harm working in areas of conflict, has caved to the pressure and apologized.

Writes Buttrill,

I regret my earlier tweet about firing shots at ISIS. I spent many more years in the armed forces than I have as a member of a media organization. I failed to appreciate that my actions could put the lives of combat journalists at greater risk. For that,I am truly sorry. As a former Marine, I am hardwired to want to shoot at the bad guys. As a member of a media organization, I should have known better. I do now. In the future, I’ll leave the shooting to the combatants.

While we don’t have any reason to believe Buttrill’s apology is not sincere, we believe it is unnecessary. In a normal world, combat journalists could enjoy a feeling of a relative degree of safety reporting on conflict because established nations understand that the reporter is just doing a job and not taking sides. But dictators have never respected journalists who report the truth about what they are doing and terrorists certainly don’t. This feeling of relative safety is a lie and journalists should grow up and accept the reality that they are taking their own risks when covering war.

When terrorists murder children, rape women, behead aging archaeologists, journalists, burn people, drown people in cages, and place photos and video of their atrocities on the Internet for the world to see, they become the enemy of all of us. In a freedom loving world, men of character cannot sit by and watch evil men continue to commit their vile acts, they must respond.

Edmund Burke, the famous English legislator, is quoted as saying, “All that evil needs to flourish is for good men to do nothing!”

“All that evil needs to flourish is for good men to do nothing!” -Edmund Burke

We believe that Buttrill is a man of character, acting in defense of us all against vile terrorists who want to destroy our way of life. Brave Iraqis and Kurdish Peshmerga are in this fight to destroy this evil, once and for all. It is only natural that a real man like Buttrill would want to help and become a part of history.

The Blaze boss and media entrepreneur Glenn Beck has recalled Buttrill and suspended him from further field assignments according to a statement he released. We believe this is also unfortunate. I for one would like to see Beck’s listeners and fans to petition Beck on Buttrill’s behalf and demand that he not be punished for something we all secretly want to do ourselves.

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Blaze Reporter Suspended and Recalled for Being Active Combatant

Jason Buttrill of The Blaze aims a high powered rifle at Isis terrorists in Iraq. photo credit -The Blaze

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

Glenn Beck’s journalistic online endeavor The Blaze has told Politico and other news agencies that they are recalling a military analyst and correspondent Jason Buttrill, a former US Marine, after Buttrill admits he took a couple of pot shots at Isis fighters in Iraq.

 

The incident happened in Iraq within days of this writing and already there has been a fire storm of criticism about Buttrill’s actions. Online there is a photograph, taken by a peer of Buttrill’s showing him aiming what appears to be a PSL or Draganov-style military rifle with Peshmerga fighters looking on. Buttrill admits that he took about six shots at Isis fighters while at the front lines from very long distance.

 

Buttrill bragged about the incident in his Twitter feed. And got a lot of reaction online.

Journalists responded to the comments of Buttrill, claiming that his actions as a foreign fighter endanger other journalists covering areas of conflict.C.J. Chivers of the New York Times writes:

Here at the American Millennium we have a different opinion, (‘we’ being ‘me’ since I’m the only one!)Since when does crying over a dead journalist do any good? Journalists have been covering war and conflict forever. They’ve always been hated by totalitarian regimes, they’ve always been jailed, tortured and murdered. Why then should not a journalist retaliate against an evil organization that murderers journalists for fun, beheads them, and sends the film of the atrocity to the internet where family members can see?

Mike Glenn arrogantly sniff’s:

Jason Stern of the Committee to Protect Journalists also weighed in writing:

 

Jason, journalists are detained and killed all over the world over false accusations of being combatants. This doesn’t help.

Stop already, you hypocrites! You make me want to throw up. The fact is that these so called journalists who arrogantly sniff that people like Buttrill is endangering journalists are like people who blame the woman who was raped because of what she was wearing at the time. There is more outrage from these journalists about what Buttrill did than for what Isis and Al Qeada has done from the very beginning. I would rather read the dispatches of a partisan journalist who actually recognizes the danger of this enemy than one of these robots who cover the war and don’t take a side.

There’s been a big deal made about the sad photo of a child in Syria caught in the debris after a Russian air strike. The poor little child, in shock probably, wipes blood and tears from his face as he sits calmly in the back of an ambulance. This iconic photo probably is the one image that resonates for most journalists and regular people the horrible aftermath of war. But there is another photo that is no less important. It is the photo of a Syrian man holding up the dead body of a very young child, sans a head. The baby was tortured by terrorists and beheaded. Her crime, belonging to a Christian family. How can anyone look at a photo like this and not have an emotional reaction? How can you not, if given a chance, not want to do what Buttrill did and fire a few shots at the murderers who perpetrated these atrocities?

Read more about this at Catholic Onlie: http://www.catholic.org/news/international/middle_east/story.php?id=56481

I applaud Buttrill, and for the journalists criticizing him, I say, get your heads out of your asses. There is no such thing as an independent journalist anymore. We learned from American elections that all journalists are partisans and have an agenda. Why should not one man out of many who has an accurate assessment of what is going on in the world and want to take part, even grabbing a rifle from time to time.

Buttrill is a warrior, a former US Marine, indoctrinated in the ways of the Marine Corps, protectors of the realm. Who is to say, in the new normal, that a man doing journalism overseas in a combat zone can’t multi-task? There are some who watch and do nothing, and there are those who act. Buttrill is a man of action.

Buttrill is a warrior, a former US Marine, indoctrinated in the ways of the Marine Corps, protectors of the realm. Who is to say, in the new normal, that a man doing journalism overseas in a combat zone can’t multi-task? There are some who watch and do nothing, and there are those who act. Buttrill is a man of action. -Jeremy Griffith, The American Millennium

There is another image that has caught my attention that I’d like to comment on briefly. It is a video of a woman in a train station being assaulted by a Muslim immigrant. She gets off the train and goes down the stairs into the station. It’s late at night. The immigrant, a male Muslim, for no other reason other than hate and spite, comes up from behind her and kicks her hard in the back, sending her careening down the stairs. A companion of this Muslim piece of crap then steals the girl’s cell phone and walks off.

To me this unfortunate incident in a Berlin train station is representative of what is going on in the world. Muslims are taking over the west and they don’t really care about our western values. It doesn’t matter that people like Buttrill are taking pot shots at them. These men, and it’s mostly the men, hate us and they hate our values. They are coming to the west and are taking over our countries so that in some areas you can’t even recognize the place anymore.

We are the girl at the train station. We are getting kicked down the stairs and the collective west is just watching it happen. It’s time we start kicking back.

We are the girl at the train station. We are getting kicked down the stairs and the collective west is just watching it happen. It’s time we start kicking back. -Jeremy Griffith, The American Millennium

Who can forget the vicious attack on the French Satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in January of 2015? Journalists drawing satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed raised the ire of these madmen and pair of gunmen took action and shot up the place. In a two-day onslaught these criminals killed 17 people, including journalists and police. Why then should not another journalist in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo take up their cause, and a rifle, and take a few shots at the sort of people who like to kill journalists for fun?!

French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo takes a politically incorrect aim at Islam.

In my mind there are only two kinds of people any more: those who support the terrorists and those who oppose them. I for one oppose the people who murder gays, women, men, children, journalists, cops, aging archaeologists, who destroy shrines and ancient ruins, who rape women, throw them down stairs and steal their cell phones, who don’t value what we value and take a collective piss on our western worldview. To them I say, better take cover, we are coming for you and we are going to destroy you.

And for those journalists who just stand and watch as atrocities happen I say, You are irrelevant.

Glenn Beck released a statement to Politico announcing the recall and suspension of Buttrill.

Says Beck: “Jason Buttrill is a valued researcher for Mercury Radio Arts for a television show that airs on TheBlaze network,” the statement says. “Given his military and security background, Mr. Buttrill was offered the opportunity for an important research assignment in Iraq. Due to his conduct, Mercury Radio Arts has recalled him back to the US. He has been suspended from further field research assignments.”

Beck should grow a spine and leave Buttrill where he is. I have more respect for him than other so called journalists in the region, who I am going to ignore from now on. Beck’s reaction to this situation is very disappointing.

Special note: It appears that some Islamic thug responsible for terrorist actions in Paris, including the attack on Charlie Hebdo, was killed by the US military in Syria. It’s the US military that keep us safe, not some committee of journalists. You’re welcome.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-leader-charlie-hebdo-attack-airstrike-killed-syria/

 

 

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Glenn Beck Vows To Save Besieged Christian Families from the Middle East by Bringing Them to the United States

by Jeremy Griffith

The American Millennium Online

Glenn Beck speaks in Birmingham, Alabama.

Glenn Beck speaks in Birmingham, Alabama.

Late last month supporters of Glenn Beck, the popular conservative radio host, marched in Birmingham, Alabama as part of his Restoring Unity Event. The march garnered over 20,000 participants. Beck spoke at a local church there and made an astonishing announcement: that he was seeking to raise $10 million to bring 400 families of Christians besieged by ISIS in Iraq here to the United States, thus saving their lives.You can read about the Restoring Unity Rally here if you missed it and here for yourself his astonishing claims.

The American Millennium is a small one man blog for conservative thought. We would like to do our part to add to the Nazarne Fund by raising awareness and funds on our own. All the proceeds of this fund will go to Mercuryone.Org’s Nazarene Fund where the money will be used to bring Christian Families who want to leave the war zone to come here to the United States.

American Millennium has one more call to action: that people of Rochester Minnesota take a copy of this blog to your churches and secure from your congregations a vow that you will voluntarily bring a Christian Family here to your community and sponsor them until they can get on their feet and support themselves. The issue of illegal immigration is a tender one right now. It is our view that if these Christians from the most ancient Christian communities are not brought out, then we will be giving tacit permission to ISIS to slaughter these people and wipe them out. I don’t want to be responsible for that genocide.

If you approach your churches and you receive permission from your church councils to adopt a family, we would like to hear about it. Just email us at coyote61a@gmail.com and let us know your intentions. And then donate to the campaign listed below, or go to MercuryOne.org and donate directly. All of the funds donated to NazarneFund-Rochester will go directly to Mercury One. Your efforts are appreciated. Pay attention to this blog and the Glenn Beck Show and the Blaze for more information about this issue.

Jeremy Griffith

Creator of The American Millennium Online

http://www.mercuryone.org/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/21/glenn-beck-vows-to-walk-middle-east-religious-persecution-victims-across-the-u-s-border-himself-if-sufficient-funds-can-be-raised/

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/29/glenn-becks-electrifying-never-again-is-now-speech-poses-major-challenge-stand-against-the-tide-of-evil/

 

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