Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Latest word in the Lakin case - the silly fellow failed to show up for his deployment, and promptly had a can of legal buttkick dropped on his head.

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2010. Army doctor Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin yesterday met with his brigade commander, Col. Gordon R. Roberts, who proceeded to read LTC Lakin his Miranda rights, and who informed LTC Lakin he had the “right to remain silent” because LTC Lakin is about to be charged with serious crimes. Col. Roberts was at age 19 awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the only recipient of the nation’s highest honor currently on active duty in the Army.

LTC Lakin had previously been ordered in writing to report yesterday to Ft. Campbell, KY and then on to deploy for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Lakin refused to obey these orders and instead came to work yesterday morning at the Pentagon. Late yesterday afternoon he was confronted by his brigade commander.

Before the meeting was over, LTC Lakin’s Pentagon Access Pass had been revoked, and his laptop computer was set to be confiscated.

The message to LTC Lakin is clear; through official channels, he was informed yesterday that he will shortly be court-martialled for crimes (specifically, missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer) that for others has led to lengthy imprisonment at hard labor.

He's waiting to see what happens next, but I can tell you it will not be pretty.

So what is going on, here? How could a reasonably intelligent fellow have been led this far down the primrose path? Is he really a naive tool for someone else's cause, or is he really that eager to go down in the history books for the wrong reasons.

Someone on another blog asked a pertinent question: his website looks pretty snazzy - do we know who's doing it? Who are the "American Patriot Foundation," and what else, if anything, have they done? Answers to some of the above questions may be forthcoming if we knew who his allies were, provided they're not just a snazzy-sounding front for Lakin, two of his drinking buddies from the base, and a stuffed woodchuck named "merle."

In the meantime, this song's dedicated to Lakin: "When the shit hits the fan" by the Circle Jerks


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