An Air Force Loadmaster from McGuire AFB in NJ is fighting for his life after being shot by a wacko. I am sure that there are a few snippets od coverage of this in local Jersey media, but how much nationally? And do they include this?
A random act of insanity? Not so fast. There’s more to the story. A reader whose son is the best friend of Senior Airman Schrieken wrote to Charles Johnson of the Little Green Footballs blog with background details:
My son’s best friend, Jon, who’s in the Air Force stationed in New Jersey at Fort Dix/McGuire Air Force Base, was shot by a crazed anti-military white guy on Independence Day and he remains in critical condition.
He had been on leave here in Ohio and got back to his home off base and was unpacking stuff from his car when this 22-year-old guy walked up to him and asked him if he lived in the house. When Jon said yes, the guy said ‘not any more’ and shot him point-blank in the chest.
He tried to shoot him again, but his gun jammed. Jonathan made it into the house. The guy then shot himself.
Turns out the guy left a couple of suicide notes stating how much he hated the military and he wanted to go out making a statement, so he chose to make his statement on Independence Day trying to kill a soldier. We are very worried about our Airman . . . he’s like a son to me. He’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan on our behalf and then gets shot in his own driveway here in the U.S. by an anti-war, anti-American lunatic. This is gut wrenching.
Michelle Malkin goes on to say that if a G.I. had killed a peacenik these whores in the press would be all over it. My contempt for the mainstream press knows no bounds. I'd rather have a daughter dancing around a pole at the Mons Venus than working for my local paper.