Stratcom Steps on Sensitive Toes with Deleted Readiness Tweet
Someone at Stratcom (Strategic Command) sent out a tweet about their ability to drop more than a ball. Many someones didn’t appreciate the humor. Others thought it was hilarious. Leave it to wussies to turn a New Year’s statement of readiness into a sideshow.
And remember this: if the guys and gals in the military- especially the nuclear forces- stop having a sense of humor, we’re all in a world of hurt.
The now deleted tweet said:
Here is the video itself:
I’m so glad I had decided to download this video from the #UnitedStates StratCom Tweet earlier.
Here’s the video the StratCom had released earlier today. They took down the tweet.
Here’s the video for any of you looking for it.#HappyNewYear2019 #StealthBomber pic.twitter.com/QEkEkuCNCr
— Deven_Intel (@Deven_Intel) December 31, 2018
Three hours later, Stratcom deleted the tweet, saying it was tasteless and didn’t reflect their values. Libs refused to accept the apology and continued to rant about the tweet and demanding someone be fired.
Jerks like Peter Fonda, Joy Behar, and other ‘celebs’ who regularly say nasty things about killing people that don’t agree with their leftist views get away with totally insincere apologies all the time. What makes this different? This one was a truthful statement about readiness. Strategic Command stands ready to drop whatever they need to drop to protect America. They shouldn’t have had to apologize for that.
— People For Bernie (@People4Bernie) December 31, 2018
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 31, 2018
Thank you. We’re all glad you deleted it. Please try to remember that you serve the United States of America and not the Trump family.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 31, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you @US_Stratcom, the stoic guardians of several thousand nuclear missiles who definitely don’t think raining death and destruction from above is some kind of joke. pic.twitter.com/4OWcGMtfCj
— Derek Johnson (@derekjGZ) December 31, 2018
Then the pushback starts to encroach on the arguments:
Someone should probably be spell checking before tweeting out extra letters. It is neither grotesque and liberals seem to get away with only apologies, if they even decide to send one, so why is this any different?
— ChrisC (@FuzzyButtGaming) January 1, 2019
I didn’t think there was anything that terrible about that @US_Stratcom tweet. I took it in the way I think they intended it: that they’re on duty and ready to execute their mission. A bit of Strangelovian humor, maybe. https://t.co/Dq6t9auYl1
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 31, 2018
Apropos the silly pearl clutching over @US_Stratcom “hey, we bomb things guys” tweet, a cheerful reminder that our nuclear forces have a terrific sense of humor. As they should!
Exhibit A, my class patch out of ICBM training (for those that remember the old iPod ads) pic.twitter.com/xjNSgG0Q2D
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) December 31, 2018
Absolutely no reason to apologize for the original tweet. Nothing at all wrong with being ready to drop a ball. We need to stop cowering to the PC crowd in this country. #PeaceIsOurProfession
— Mark Patrick (@MarkPatrick1982) January 1, 2019
Social media has twisted the brainmatter of America and destroyed people’s sense of humor because of all the whiney keyboard warriors. Don’t let it do that. Keep laughing, keep smiling, because it obviously makes the snowflakes melt.