You wanna get tough on terror? Follow the lead of Gen. John Pershing and shoot terrorists with bullets dipped in pig’s blood. Just keep in mind that Pershing never actually did that.
Last night, at a campaign stop, GOP presidential candidate Donald J Trump told the story of Pershing shooting Muslim prisoners with non-Halal ammo. It’s a fascinating story and might be even demand our attention if it wasn’t totally false.
Here’s what the Trumpster had to say:
He took 50 bullets and dipped them in pig’s blood. And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people, and the 50th person––he said, ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years, there wasn’t a problem. For 25 years there wasn’t a problem. All right? So we better start getting tough.
That non-historical anecdote worked Trump’s crowd into a bit of a lather. This morning, though, they’ll go online and start reading blogs (hello!) only to discover that the story is based on a myth.
That said, the idea does sound like an excellent deterrent to Islamic terrorism. Maybe we should give it a shot (no pun intended).
Check out the video below.