March 15, 2010, - 1:21 pm

Fed to the Wolves: Our Soldiers in Afghanistan Don’t Have Bullets!

By Debbie Schlussel

I received this extremely disturbing e-mail, forwarded to me by the family of a federal agent whom I know and who is deployed to Afghanistan. I know who the person is and have had contact with him in his capacity as a federal agent. He’s spoken out about this before and gotten into trouble over it, not because it’s not true . . . but because it is.

The soldier wants this story to get out:  Our soldiers are sitting ducks!  They don’t have enough bullets with which to defend themselves.  You don’t send people into greater Jihadistan without rounds.  But that’s what we’re doing.  Read this disturbing letter.  I’ve redacted or changed some things to protect this person’s identity. To those who don’t shoot and are not familiar with the terms, “rounds” are “bullets.” Yes, that’s right, this soldier was sent to the middle of nowhere in Afghanistan with JUST NINE BULLETS, TOTAL! Some of his men had zero bullets. How the heck are they supposed to protect themselves, much less fight a war with no ammo?

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I am currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I am on my second deployment. This time however, I noticed something VERY different. They sent us OUTSIDE the wire WITHOUT a full combat load. If you were to do a Google search of emergency landings of Military aircraft in Afghanistan, you would come up with numerous results. Include John Cut and Run Kerry and Joe Biden who had their chopper make a unscheduled stop. So, why in the world would we be sent out withOUT a full combat load? I have now reached my FOB [DS: Forward Operating Base], and it has been 18 hrs and I still have yet to receive it. I was sent out with 9 rounds, others had anywhere from 0 to 30 rounds. The basic combat load, 210 rounds. I am a Special Forces soldier, working with the Vermont Army National Guard.

Granted, we made it to our FOB without incident. Yet, that does NOT excuse them for failing to equip us and what about the next group?

When should a soldier expect to receive the military standard for what they consider a basic combat load of ammunition?

Vermont Governor Douglas has the 3-172IN (MTN) deployed as we speak in support of Operation Enduring freedom. We are NOT carrying the basic load…….I would suggest a Police Officer that carried ONLY a six shooter and some extra rounds on his or her belt are better off……

My men, my fellow soldiers, sure could USE your help. Please, call the Gov. Ask him when HIS troops deserve a full combat load. Think back to what happened to John Kerry and Joe Biden’s helicopter……..and numerous other aircraft that had emergency landings……they all probably had a full load of ammunition to be able to defend themselves…….

Please, help them help us.

It’s an outrage. We have no business sending soldiers anywhere without ammunition. It’s like sending out fresh meat to hungry dogs.

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68 Responses

This is just ONE MORE travesty foisted upon our men and women!! Of course, if they shot and killed a terrorist with one of those nine bullets you can bet your last penny on the lawyers going after and prosecuting them for murder.

As a shooter, the supply of ammunition dried up right after Obozo was elected. (Supplies have been on the increase lately)We were told that much of the 9mm, 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammo was going overseas to the wars. So, if civilians couldn’t get the stuff and the military can’t lay their hands on it just where in the hell did it go????????????????

Winchester recently won a contract to provide Homeland Security with 200 million rounds of .40 caliber handgun ammunition over the next six years. The Interior Dept. also awarded Winchester the same contract. Two government agencies are going to consume 400 million rounds in six years??????????? WTF is this bullshit??????

Why should a soldier in a war zone be given the ammunition necessary to stay alive and kill the enemy when it could be distributed amongst the “desk dwellers” in D.C.????? Can things be anymore upside down than what they are now??

Doug
Newark, Ohio

Doug on March 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Has Debbie checked this out and found it accurate? It just doesn’t sound right. But if it is true,I wonder if all those rounds sold to Homeland Security and the Interior Dept might be meant for us when the current socialist administration decides to out us down ?

    BJ: I know the person who wrote it and he is credible and a current federal agent. DS

    BRUCE JOHNS on March 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      Bruce, I am pursuing this with a soldier IN Afghanistan and he claims the story is just a sensational news story. My point to him was it needs investigating but he refuses to accept that anything of the sort could even happen. I am frustrated that there is no further information that can be used to cause an overturning of this complete denial of even the possibility of it. I suspect this person has another motive as well. So much for the chain of command being trustworthy. It appears they are taking advantage of their remote location to avoid investigation. Please follow up on this story, it is a life or death issue that must be resolved.

      A pen on March 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Gee Doug, stop hyperventalating like that, you will get light headed ;=)

    Gideon Balzar on May 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Is there any actual evidence to show that any of this is true?

Nak on March 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Why don’t you go over there and check things out for yourself Nak?

    Worry01 on March 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    How many more body bags do you need as evidence.

    jeff kimm on March 16, 2010 at 4:24 am

    NO of course there is no confirming evidence to substantiate this ‘story’. In all liklihood it is just that, a story.
    Get real nine rounds??? Lies

    Bruce on March 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm

All part of the Marxist plan to degrade the country by any means possible. A few drips here, a few there, and soon you have a flood. McCarthy was right, the government, and society now, is infested with Leftists and their perverted philosophy. And they all view themselves as footsoldiers in the Great Revolution.

The Pentagon is eaten up with these collaborators doing their part.

JLin on March 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

This just show that Obama and his Tsars
dont give a shit about the American soldier.
They WANT them to die there…………………..
DISGUSTING……………….

Marius on March 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I don’t doubt this for a minute. I envision some analyst at the pentagon with buck teeth, thick glasses and a pointy forehead implementing an ammunition shortage to save money. From what I see, makes perfect sense.

#1 Vato on March 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

This is Outrageous, these heroes had to travel to a FOB without enough bullets to defend themselves. I am going to make sure that does not happen to next deployed unit! I will let you know what is the best way to handle this, as I know being in a state Guard unit the Governor is in charge, but why would the unit commandar let the unit go in this shape? We just need to follow the money!

Paula Tyler on March 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

This isn’t new, our troops in Beirut 30 years ago was given the same treatment when their barracks was destroyed, our troops didn’t have the rounds to defend the base and cost 247 Marines to loose their lives. It’s all in the persuit of population control.

PHENEAUS J. PECKENPAW on March 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Bullets are cheap – money is not the issue. This obviously is a scheme by the Obongo administration to weaken our position and protect muslim.

DS_ROCKS! on March 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

We have been enduring this nonsense for years. Families having to pay for body armor, and other such rot. That soldier was sent out with roughly a magazine’s worth of ammunition. This is what you would expect from the most worthless third world country, and not the United States.

Worry01 on March 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm

How can they not have enough rounds? I would think that SOP these days for going outside of the wire is to carry as much ammo as you want to. I can guarantee you that at any given moment there are at least 20,000 rounds protecting BHO.

I really hope this was due to some dumbass clerks in the military and nothing more menacing. Or maybe there was a muslim in charge of procuring ammo for the good guys and it never reached them. As you know, there are way too many muslims in the U.S. military willing to do the continued peaceful works of Muhammad.

Jarhead on March 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

not bullets…wtf!!!

mossad on March 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

How is a soldier supposed to protect himself without bullets? Uh, simple. USE a COMBAT KNIFE! They were trained to use them in training if they have no bullets or rounds to shoot with to get the enemy. The bayonet is also useful as well. Now that’s some close in stuff. If you have no bullets, use your knife and attack them with all you’ve got and gut them hard.

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Justin – I really hope you are not as stupid as you sound. Use a combat knife? That sounds like something Odopey would say, since he has ZERO military experience. Tell me how you are going to get anywhere close to the muzzies to use a knife when they have automatic weapons. Don’t know if you know this Justin, but you kill your enemy as far away from you as possible. This means using firearms, not sticks and stones. That’s just one of the things they taught us in the Marines, along with training to be able to live up to the Marine rifleman’s code of “One Shot, One Kill.” But even 9 rounds only lasts so long, and then you are SOL.

    Jarhead on March 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    You need some kind of quiet hobby Justin.

    Sewsalot on March 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I am just like every other American who gives a shit..I am outraged by this report. We all know that rumors start with a basis of truth, added to that theis person is going to great personal harm to let the American public know what is really going on over there.
I am terrified for my own child, who happen to be my ONLY child, each and every second of each and every day. I know the reasons why we are there and no matter what I support our soldiers..I also know what goes on over there from so many reliable sources it would terrify most people. We need to do something, one person can’t do it alone, but one person can get it started.
I am curious as to why the Gov. of Vermont’s phone number was not included for us to call and see about getting these answers. That kind of bothers me…why not publish the phone number if your going to publish this story?
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER THAN ALONE.
PLEASE POST THE GOV PHONE NUMBER SO I MAY CALL HIM AND ASK HIM WHY HE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN TO HIS CITIZENS.
THANK YOU

Army Mom on March 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Why not look up the number yourself? Obviously, you are in front of some sort of P.C..

    I will even furnish you with a directory:

    http://www.anywho.com

    Worry01 on March 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

If you have no bullets, use your knife and attack them with all you’ve got. Hope for the best. You’ll probably survive too.
God help you there if your soldiers have no bullets. Probably don’t want bullets killing people of special religions. We’re probably supposed to shoot spuds or flowers at them, instead. Let’s throw rocks at the Muslims.
Maybe Einstein was right, World War IV would be fought with stick and stones. Maybe he’s right after all. You know.

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

There are no Muslims in the Quartermaster Corps denying our troops ammunition. The Quartermaster must have screwed up. If you have no bullets, gut the bastards with your bayonet, that little knifey thing at the end of your rifle, or haven’t you heard of a bayonet, Debbie Schlussel?

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    JUSTIN, YOU’RE AN IDIOT. GO BACK TO PLAYING WITH YOUR LITTLE ARMY MEN TOYS. AND DON’T FORGET YOUR GI JOE FIGURE EITHER.

    BRUCE JOHNS on March 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

Use your rifle butt, too for close in melee to hit the bastard close up, or are our butt plates/butt stocks too plasticey too hit those bastards in the side of the head?

God help us all.

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

obama play and simple

Geert Wilders Warning to America

Part 1 of 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQOCcx5V9RI

Part 2 of 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdX1qpCtlh8&NR=1

Jim on March 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Debbie, you could knock down a man with a 5.56 mm NATO round M-16 cartridge from 300 yards with just one shot.
Alot of men are standing and fighting anymore because of that 5.56 round. It’s interchangeable with other guns, because if it wasn’t, we’d have enormous problems with procurement of ammo and in battle we wouldn’t be able to have quick ammo exchange in the heat of battle, which is vitally important.
Many people aren’t breathing anymore because of the M-16 round. Those Taliban would scurry like rats because I know they do, when somebody gets hit. They run away, because they know that they can’t fight the U.S. Army in direct battle because they would get massacred.

He’s a SPECIAL FORCES soldier. He’s not supposed to carry an arsenal of ammunition. This is intentional because they have to carry light equipment to move quickly or be weighed down by the load of ammo on their backs. This is purely intentional. Quit blaming the Muslims for our troops having no ammo.
Maybe we should have a segregated military and deny Muslims the ability to fight. Muslims kill other Muslims, Christians kill other Christians, especially in Croatia and Serbia.
Sunni and Shi’ite kill each other, and Robert Spencer says that in the Koran a Muslim can’t kill another Muslim?
The British and French were Christians. They fought each other, sometimes because of religion, but mainly because of territorial competition, but learned to become allies because of the fact they’re both in Europe.
They banned Trafalgar celebrations, because it would offend the French. Who’s the jackass who thought of this? THE FRENCH HAVE GOTTEN OVER TRAFALGAR OVER, UH I DON’T KNOW> 200 YEARS AGO!
Who’s bull idea is this?

They do all the time over the Middle East and nobody seems to care about that.

Special Forces soldiers carry light and basic packs because they are trained this way to carry light. If they didn’t they wouldn’t be stealthy and move quickly, because that’s what they were designed to do.

Does our military still have bayonet training? If not, we’re fucked two ways to Sunday. Sorry about my language. Excuse my French.

Were those soldiers equipped with knifes or bayonets, even?
If not, they’re screwed completely because every soldier is issued with a combat knife and taught to fire in single shots at long range because it’s more accurate and doesn’t give away your position.
9 M-16 5.56 rounds would knock down 9 Taliban soldiers. Those soldiers have marksman training, otherwise they wouldn’t be out there at all.

A special forces soldier is not a walking arsenal of ammo. He doesn’t need all the ammo that Rambo would need, he NEEDS TO TRAVEL LIGHT because he needs to strike deep and destroy the enemy. That’s the whole purpose of Special Forces, is to strike deep and be in enemy territory for days, weeks at a time. Don’t think that that survival knife can not be used for a knife to gut that Taliban or Al Qaeda bastard, because it can and it will be.

HEY SOLDIER HAVEN’T YOU EVER HEARD OF A BAYONET! A BAYONET! USE YOUR DAMN BAYONET!

Gee,
maybe we shouldn’t have allowed Germans in the military because they were the enemy, even though German-Americans constituted 15% of the population in World War II, even though one German soldier would infiltrate our lines, dressed as a G.I. and they did, but we took care of that in a hurry. They were executed.

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Justin – are you seriously suggesting US soldiers take the proverbial “knife to a gunfight”?

You’re a moron – Please do not breed.

Dont Tread On Me on March 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I guess we’ll have to hope the muzzies never realize the full potential of the bayonet or we’re all dead.

iran wants a nuke … but don’t worry Israel – you have bayonets…

1.5 billion screamin chinamen with AKs and tanks? not a problem, we’ve got bayonets…

militant mexican drug cartels in your backyard… just get a bayonet…

*THIS JUST IN!!! According to Justin bayonets can also cure cancer, and end world hunger.*

Dont Tread On Me on March 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    ROTFLMAO!!!! That was choice!!

    this just in…. we have a troll who can SPELL bayonet correctly!!

    and he is autistic!!

    ha!ha!

    Sewsalot on March 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Load up on your ammo now. Barry Hussein will take that away from you too, and we won’t be able to defend ourselves against our aggressors (you know the Government).

David on March 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    David, this JUST IN ….. GET bayonets. We don’t need no stinkin’ bullets!!

    LOL!

    Sewsalot on March 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Absolutely shameful!

Who ever is running this show should be courtmarshalled.
If they can’t be properly armed, get them the hell out of there and call it a damned day.

Leave it to a Liberal to allow this sort of crap to take place.

Yeah, I miss GW yet.

Paul on March 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm

What’s new. The troops were sent into New Orleans to face snipers unarmed. The troops were sent ot guard our southern border without guns or ammo, the troops were sent to Haiti with ammo to protect our own medical personel, etc. Seems like a pattern. I’m sure the troops will be armed with 50mm rounds when they are sent in to break up the Tea Party rally.

Tim on March 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Justin – are you seriously suggesting US soldiers take the proverbial “knife to a gunfight”?

You’re a moron – Please do not breed.

Breed? You don’t want me to breed. Screw you man, I know what I’m talking about. You’d run from them and not fire a round. Bayonet is still useful in combat.

Hey dipshit,
you can still win in a gunfight with a knife. All you have to do, is sneak up behind him and gut him with a knife. I am quite intelligent and I know what I’m talking about. You could have a guy lay down suppressing fire for example, a run up with a bayonet. The Taliban are poor shots anyway. They just fire a potshot and run away, believing they are warriors of Islam, they have no military experience. They’d get their asses kicked either way.

I never said bayonets cure cancer, but it sure helps to have one. Are you saying that bayonets can fix everything? You’re just ridiculing me. Mussolini said he could win with 8 million bayonets, too. I’m not Mussolini and I hate and despise him.
The Chinese are gonna have 1.5 billion bayonets, too. Just you watch, the like the mass number swarm tactics they did in Korea, even though they have modern equipment.

Take a knife to a gunfight, they do every day in Iraq.
The bayonet is a good deterrent. In Little Rock, Arkansas, with the school integration of black people, the soldiers, uh guess what, uh, USED BAYONETS. Bayonets brought about school integration, so don’t post crap about bayonets, man. A bayonet is a damn good deterrent against an enemy in close combat, so don’t tell me that they are useless because they are extremely useful in close in combat. They won’t stop a nuclear conflict, but by God, they’ll do handy in close in combat, which is why I don’t agree with you at all.
Quit ridiculing the bayonet. Man.

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    The right to bear bayonets? HAHAHHAHA!!!

    I hate the stink of troll anytime!

    THIS just in…move on and take your bayonet OBSESSION with you.
    LOL!

    Sewsalot on March 16, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Debbie, this is outrageous if it’s true, but it’s hard to believe. I’m not an expert, but. Surely the cost of training, sending to Afghanistan and providing for the basic needs of a soldier is vastly greater than the cost of a 210 rounds, which, of course, he does not need replenished every day, but only after combat. Economically it’s not a cost-saving that makes sense. Other possibilities are incompetence in ordering bullets which is hardly more likely for the world’s most powerful military; and policy intended deliberately to get our fighters killed. Also hard for me to believe, even with this commander-in-chief. So I’m skeptical on this one. But I love your site, Debbie. Keep up the good work!

Jason on March 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm

It sounds like some re-re-activated reserve soldier doesn’t like getting dirty. I just digested the significance of ‘Special OPS’. These guys don’t bring a lot of stuff with them. There is always one whiney numbnut in the group who must have everything explained over & over. In the Border Patrol we called them ‘What-Iffers’ and they were usually gone in 10-months or less. If you are looking for “actual evidence” think of Monica’s dress. If an operation is performed correctly, there will be no evidence.

#1 Vato on March 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I am a little confused. Were the troops sent out without ammo by design even though ammo was available, or was there no ammo available?

Jewish Marksman on March 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Justin – now you really show how stupid you are. You obviously have no military training. Let’s see, they are low on ammo, and you want them to lay down suppressing fire so that someone can sneak around and gut them. Where the hell are they going to get the ammo? And why not use those rounds to kill someone?

Guess what, bozo (Justin)? Your fantasy land of slashing throats is beyond ridiculous. Do you know what the percentage is of combat kills that are in close quarter combat in these wars we are waging? Very, very low.

However, I do believe you think you know what you are talking about. My guess is you have seen a lot of war movies. Please inform all of us about your extensive military background, since you seem to know so much. If you haven’t walked the walk, STFU!!

Jarhead on March 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    You are dealing with a rambling troll who knows nothing, but is not bright enough to realize it.

    Worry01 on March 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm

….if you all could see Justin’s extensive comic book collection then his expertise would be clear!!!!!!!!!

Nick Fury on March 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hey! I’ve heard this song before!

    trollin’ trollin trollin’…
    Justin keeps on trollin’…

    (and more from Justin below) sigh…

    Justin, it doesn’t take a soldier to know close combat works in forests, jungles, fields (places with actual stuff growing aroud you) not the freakin’ open desert! Where the hell do you sneak off to?…behind a dune?! (ok boys, if you go 2 miles left, than 3 miles forward, we can circle around them and catch them by surprise…yeah, that’s the ticket!)
    Put down the comics and screw your head back on! It doesn’t take a military man to figure out you’re no General…just a general nuisance. And, BTW, how do you type with that jacket on anyway…let me guess,… your nose!

    theShadow on March 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm

ATK operates the US Army munitions plant called Lake City in Independence, MO. According to their own website they produce 1.3 Billion rounds of small arms ammunition. Since then, they have quadrupled the plant output. That means they produced 5.2 Billion rounds of ammo last year. All of this small arms ammo would fit the description of 5.56mm (M-16 and M-4)and 7.62mm (.30 caliber sniper rifles and machine guns). I wonder where it all is?

KB on March 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Fantasy land of slashing throats? Real, REAL Commandos are supposed to be doing shit like that, they’re training that way. I play military games, of course, and know alot about the military, but you can get by without ammo, many military training manual emphasize this.

I know close quarters kill are rare, but USMC and Royal Army soldiers did use bayonets in Iraq, they’re not out of place at all in modern warfare. Battles are alot closer than ever before, like 300 yards instead of 700 yards out, but the enemy is pretty damn close and sticking his head out a window.

30 rounds is 1 M-16 magazine or M-4 magazine for that matter.

Aim for the head with a NATO 5.56 x 45mm round and that bastard is dead. I’ve played ARMA, close in combat is possible. I mean you are trained to fight in close in combat, damn it. One soldier killed an insurgent with his knife and rushed the bastard with his knife and killed him at close quarters in Iraq. Look it up, man.

The military won’t take me anyway, because I have a mental disability, so there. I’m not insane, I’m an Autistic person.

Close in combat, works every time. Just ask the bayonet. I don’t just watch war movies, but real shows with real veterans that used knives up close.

Having ammo is vital though. I won’t dispute that. It does suck to have practically no ammunition. Nil. Nada. Zip. That would suck really badly. You have an enemy that you could kick his ass at close range. The British Army always has quick improvisation and resorts to the bayonet when they have no ammunition when they have nothing else. Why can’t we do the same? Are our soldiers such wimps, they won’t resort to bayonets to attack the enemy?
Our military has become pathetic.

Dude,
210 rounds is alot of ammunition. That’s 70 magazines worth of M-16A2 ammunition. That’s 210 rounds of 5.56 ammunition that will bring down the enemy. That’s plenty of ammo.

18 hours without ammo? Come on. It takes days for the Quartermaster Corps just to get ammo into Afghanistan and give ammo to 18,000 other soldiers.

Soldiers are encouraged to take as much ammo as possible with them.
He went just outside the wire,
that’s not like going into the heart of Pakistan or anything like that. NOW there, I could see him complaining, but here. NO way.

I would like to join the military though, if I could.

Justin on March 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

210 rounds is 7 magazines, not 70.
1 magazine holds 30 rounds. A magazine pouch holds 3 magazines, that would be 90 rounds. You have 2 magazine pouches on your web belt and that would be 6 magazines with 180 rounds. You have 1 magazine in your weapon, that is 30 rounds, your combat load is now 210 rounds.

if your about to go into a hot area you have to triple that at least.

since you can’t do basic math and have no real life experience just shut the f@#$ up.

When I was in the first Gulf War they gave me 100 rounds because I was attached to a headquarters unit. We were going to have an assigned security force and they didn’t expect us to have to shoot. I went to a friend in an infantry unit and got 2000 more rounds and some grenades. The look on their faces when I turned in all that ammo before coming home was priceless. But I refused to be low on ammo or water.

.

ender on March 15, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I heard our soldiers aren’t allowed to bring along their own body armour because ‘they’re “out of uniform”‘.
Compared to military training, equipment, etc. bullets are drop-in-the-bucket dirt-cheap.
Soldiers have been short-changed on ammo before, told not to load their weapons, etc. on purpouse.

No ammo…Why? Is the government trying to make the war look “fair”? Don’t want to kill too many of theirs compared to ours? Does anybody want to win this stinkin’ war in the first place!? Sacrificing our men/women for any other cause than total victory…what a waste, what a shame.

theShadow on March 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

What is their mailing address?
I’ll ship him what ever he needs; however I don’t want a visit from Postal Inspectors or ATF.
Make this happen, Debbie!

LEO on March 15, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I am an avid shooter and I can tell you that since Obama got into office there has been a shortage of ammo for people like me. It has just gotten a lot harder to find and purchase handgun ammo specifically. I thought that it was due to people being scared that BHO would pass more anti-weapon legislation. I also wonder if it’s something that the government or trial attorneys are doing to make it less profitable for companies to manufacture ammo. I wonder if a military shortage in ammo might be related to the civilian one?

CobraKai on March 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I have a friend whose son is over there. Can I send him some ammo if he needs them?

Joe on March 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm

This happened to my dad in the 70’s in Germany. Right after Ramstein got bombed, Carter sent them outside to guard their post with guns but no bullets. What were they supposed to do, yell obscenities at the enemy?

Hopewell on March 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Thanks Hopewell,
    I knew it wasn’t the first time I heard this story, and I know there were other instances too.

    theShadow on March 16, 2010 at 12:46 am

If this is true, this is even worse than when they sent soldiers to Iraq without body armor. It’s totally inexcusable.

I would be inclined to believe it’s validity based on the fact that they are sending them over with M-4 with a short range. I heard the M-4 is only good for about 200 meters! When I was in the M-16 A-2 was good out to 500 meters with good ammunition. Why in the world aren’t they arming them with the distance that they need to survive? This was one of our strengths.

Mark Spearman on March 16, 2010 at 2:19 am

Obama refuses to order Afghanistan’s poppy fields be wiped out via high-altitude spraying of a micro-herbicide developed by DARPA.

The poppy-killing fungus will cause the entire Afghan poppy crop (which supplies 90% of the world’s heroin) to disappear for decades – with no other crop being affected. Doing so will crush the Taliban, who will then have no $$$ to fund terror operations.

Why are we using up our best and brightest when the whole Afghan problem can be over in less than a month?

Jack on March 16, 2010 at 10:03 am

One of the first acts of Barry Soetoro was to destroy all brass from military installations rather than sell it to the ammunition reloaders in America. This resulted in a severe shortage of ammo nation wide for private citizens and police agencies.
“But earlier this month, Georgia Arms received a canceled order, informed by its supplier that the government now requires fired brass casings be mutilated, in other words, destroyed to a scrap metal state.”
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=92095

I would not be surprised there is a ammo shortage in the Afghan war.
IMHO this is treason and is grounds for Barry Soetoro to be impeached.

ScottyDog on March 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

SO what else is new?
Did Clinton NOT provide his troops with the same ammo?
Did Clinton NOT have an entire aircraft carrier armed with unarmed sailors?
Is it NOT true that the rules of engagement tell our brave men NOT to shoot unless they are shot at first? Who needs bullets if the rules will NOT allow you to shoot until it’s too late?
Stupid is, as stupid does…

Who cares? on March 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I think this is BS. ammoman.com has a ton of 5.56 ammo available to civilians. If you don’t think the Feds would slide in there and confiscate every last round, then you’re not living in the United States. I suspect the SOCOM guy’s FOB Supply Officer is drunk, or engaging in black marketeering, because the ONE thing EVERY FOB has plenty of is ammunition. The cascading consequences of NOT having ammunition, beyond the obvious ‘feeding raw meat to hungry dogs’ would be a total breakdown in the command structure, followed by courts martial all the way up to McChrystal.

BlackDog on March 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

This is appaling. How dare our elected officials sit on their duffs and allow this to happen. They should all be arrested, tried for treason and kept at Gitmo until their trials.

Earline Clark on March 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm

So here’s what we have right now: Canada, with almost 1/10 of America’s population, is carrying a good share, if not the brunt, of “reconstruction” in S. Afghan. It – my country – is always asking for help from other countries, especially the USA. If whatever Debbie wrote were true, we’re screwed. You’re supposed to be the better country. Did the Fifth Column finally take over? Did someone confuse cowardice with discretion? Is the Apocalypse nigh? Will a bloody pentagram replace the Stars and Stripes?

The Reverend Jacques on March 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Nous avons atteint la fin de l’âge. Notre déclin est assurément.

    sorrow01 on March 17, 2010 at 3:23 am

BlackDog

Thanks for the Ammo Link, excellent prices!

Last year WalMart was limiting ammo purchases to 2 per customer. I do not know if the shortage of popular ammo has been restocked or not because I stocked up before this happened.

I do not think this is BS. I read a similar article on a Military Blog a couple of weeks ago.

Here is another talking about the Military shipping ammo to the solders in Afghan theater from Iraq.

http://www.military-world.net/Afghanistan/3503.html
“Roemer said despite how much ammo they have already moved, they still have a ways to go.”

ScottyDog on March 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

Well, CITIZENS!!

There is always the old muzzle loaders that fire paper cartridges filled black powder and a lead ball or HARD CORN.

Sadly, laughin’.

Sewsalot on March 17, 2010 at 12:35 am

Justin, There is nothing from stopping you and your X-Box warriors along with Mobama, every US politician and all their children and every welfare heifer and illegal from boarding a plane to Afghanistan. I would love for all of you to get there, arm yourselves with knives, bow and arrows and socks with a rock in it planning on killing every anti American goat lover over there. Personally I think you would all be dead in short order and that alone would save real Americans a lot of problems. If you have not BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT just shut the hell up.

Namgrunt on March 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Sickening, Disgusting —this current President wants our Troops to get killed over there in Afghanistan…..
My 19 year old nephew is straight out of Army boot camp… He is 6’6 and about to be sent to Afghanistan..
Please pray Psalms 91 over him. I was just sick when I heard he enlisted!

Miss Truth on August 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Jason, the US Army has stopped bayonet training.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2010/0928/One-less-skill-for-soldiers-to-master-at-boot-camp-bayonet-training

Stephen Coffman on January 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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