Did the POTUS, Barack Obama give Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri, a stand down order to the National Guard in Ferguson Monday night following the Grand Jury announcement that Darren Wilson would not be charged? It would not be the first stand down order of Obama’s administration. In 2012, four Americans were killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi; those deaths following a request for more security, which was denied. Obama, frequently has reacted slowly and late on more than one occasion (ISIS in Syria/Iraq).
Why, after Gov. Nixon announced a State of Emergency, mobilizing the National Guard to Ferguson in anticipation of rioting following the Grand Jury decision, would you not have them in place, visible and assisting police? The National Guard set back like they were watching on TV like most of us. Just days before, Nixon stated they would be in place to protect lives and keep looters and vandals from destroying businesses and other property. Many businesses burned to the ground, looting and vandalism ran throughout the night. Nixon held the troops back……..why?
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder believes President (ouch, I hate saying it) Obama and Eric Holder may have ask/ordered Nixon to hold the National Guard back. As Kinder said, “there is nothing else that explains this”. This is the Missouri National Guard, which the Governor is the commander-in-chief.
Lt. Governor Kinder, wants officials to answer under oath, why the Guard stood down. Its obvious there was a stand down order from somewhere, they were deployed to protect Missourians and their property Monday night, and did not. It’s a fair and a must question to ask. As a life long citizen of Missouri, living in the St. Louis metro area, I have a right and demand to know the truth.
The protests, rioting, looting and vandalism that occurred back in August, was only a glimpse of what was to come. Before the county prosecutor finished his news conference last evening the rioting began in and around Ferguson. The punks that were there only to create havoc got what they wanted, a lame excuse to destroy and steal.
Businesses burned as protesters and unlawful tourists looked on, some shouting burn baby burn. Fire Departments could not reach the fires because of gun fire, so businesses burned to the ground.
Everyone can share in the blame for this destruction. Protesters who claim to be there to protest peacefully, stood by while many of them burned cars, then the buildings; did any of them attempt to stop the destruction? No! The number of protesters alone could have should have been enough to place a barrier between the rioters and the businesses they watched them destroy. They did nothing, to defend their community. Don’t tell me they were afraid to try to stop the looters and arsonists; if that were true they wouldn’t be there protesting and watching. You are watching potential jobs for your children and grandchildren go up in flames. Businesses that don’t burn will leave, new business will not come to Ferguson or St. Louis. Why would they, they need customers to survive…….You are destroying your community.
The law enforcement you bitched about being too much of a military presence back in August, let you play the night out for the most part. Now, nightly news commentators screamed where are the police, the national guard, they weren’t as dominate as they were in round one. We can’t have it both ways……… With the disrespect they have been shown, we are lucky they show up at all.
This isn’t about a Grand Jury decision……..this is about how we as a society are very much uncivilized, much of this very parallel to what is going on in the world and across our nation.
If we had any dignity left we should be ashamed of what we are leaving our children. No future………
Maybe in Florida, but not in Missouri.