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September 21, 2021

The Death of the American Military

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:12 AM
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The American Military is one of, if not the, most capable militaries on Earth. The rank and file, the actual fighting forces, are competent and capable of achieving near miraculous achievements. That begs the question as to why the United States has not actually won a war producing the desired results and removing permanently the existing threats since World War II. Perhaps a large part of the problem is the train wreck at the top where there are over nine-hundred General and Admiral level officers, nearly quadruple the numbers of General Class officers than were present at the height of the fighting during World War II. Promotion of General Class officers takes political action by the Senate forcing these officers to be more concerned with the politics than the actual mission of the military. This has produced, what we referred to back when I served, ranks of ‘Perfumed Princes’ in the Pentagon and the highest command levels. These General Class officers, Perfumed Princes, spend more time playing the Washington political games than they have planning the actual fighting of the soldiers under their commands. In many ways, the General Class officers spend far too much of their efforts pleasing the members of the Senate in order to grease the tracks to their next promotion. By the time that these Perfumed Princes reach the rank of four-star general, they have forgotten most of their training and education concerning warfare, replacing that knowledge with playing the Washington political theater. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milley, in concert with the rest of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has recently so overstepped his command authority, powers denied his office by the Constitution and legislation passed into law over sixty years ago, by working around the actual command authority of the President, the Commander in Chief.

Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Chiefs of Staff

Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Milley and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are stressing political correctness, woke lifestyle and fighting the enemy within, namely white supremacy, over actual war-fighting, weakening the American fighting soldier. They even took the military off all missions ordering a stand-down as the command officers work to remove extremists, white supremacists, from their ranks. The disastrous result of the pullout of American military forces from Afghanistan is the direct result of the incompetence of General Milley and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The overstepping of their authority by General Milley and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing war-fighting as the foremost responsibility of the military with internal review seeking to remove white supremacists from their ranks, is unprecedented. The American military has become a tool of the Pentagon used to continue support their budget to ever higher levels. The military budget must tie to successful war-fighting and denied for any social engineering projects. To put it in the simplest language, the American military must return to their primary mission, killing enemies and breaking their infrastructures, in other words, actually winning complete victories. This will require a strong Commander in Chief.

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August 18, 2021

Afghan Lessons for Israel and Other Allies

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:05 AM
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This article will be addressing what lessons Israelis and their governing bodies absolutely need to use in revising the apparent policies and beliefs of many in the public. Some of the recommendations will necessarily surround items particular to Israel but most will be adaptable by other allies of the United States. The first point relates to the THADD radar system which the United States demanded be manned by American troops so Israel would not back-design the system and build our own. The ground-based system is reliant upon satellite interfaces and information for over the horizon capabilities; such an expensive support in orbital assets places such a price that the system is cost prohibitive. Further, if Israel required technical expertise to complete such a mission, does anybody doubt that such a system is technically possible but for the initial costs?

Other than the THADD system, there is nothing provided Israel by the United States which has not been in place since before President Jimmy Carter. I refer to provisions sufficient to arm any invasion force of the United States if required in the Middle East. Let us all pray that neither the United States nor Israel will be required to utilize these stores which were put in place sometime after the Yom Kippur War of 1973. There is also the implied, even oft mentioned, support the United States would provide without debate or question were Israel facing an imminent threat. The average Israeli feels assured the United States has their back. Despite my attempts to inform them that their faith was misplaced and that never would an American soldier be forced by their government to defend Israel no matter how dire the situation might become; hopefully, these Israelis are watching the disaster taking place in Kabul where thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Afghanis rushing every landing aircraft hoping to gain exit before the Taliban takes the airport. The military flights out are their only hope, as all civilian flights have been cancelled, which is logical as the safety of the aircraft cannot be assured. Then there are those still at the United States Embassy who are cut-off from the international airport and their trip to safety.

Afghanis Storming Planes Desperate to Exit Country Ahead of Taliban

There is an even larger problem existing, as there are, at a minimum, a quarter of a thousand Americans still within the Afghan borders. Was this surrender planned or was an order given either late Friday night or early Saturday morning to be out of Afghanistan before the morning news cycle for the morning rush-hour news. We wonder whether or not General Milley has found white-rage yet, or any form of useful rage for this situation? I can happily provide the ‘proper motivation,’ as my Drill Sargent would scream, “This man’s Army knows two things, how to kill people and break their things.” From my judgement, General Milley has lost sight of this simple but motivating concept, but to tell him this would be received as a microaggression from which General Milley would retreat to his safe place. As we reported recently, >, there are over nine-hundred Generals and Admirals, General Class Officers, many amongst them seek to command a front-line unit, even if their entire career was overseeing some unnecessary inventory control paperwork completely removed from warfare tactics. This number of General Class Officers is unnecessary as well as completely ridiculous. But these General Class Officers can reach the point where remaining in the military only serves to increase their retirement pensions, which is increased for those with combat command experience. General Class Officers have become the ultimate good ol’ boy’s club, and this is a club the United States must not continue to encourage and trim this bloat immediately starting with General Milley, maybe being fired will finally get some form of rage out of him.

Israel cannot rely on America going any further than they are currently involved with Israel. Our leaders have been informed that should troubling clouds swell upon our borders, the THADD and its supporting unit will be removed to safety. So, as soon as THADD might actually become desired, that will be the point it is removed. That should provide all the clues Israel should require to realize that we are on our own. We can expect that should war break out, the United States will begin meetings to discuss what response is required, all the time hoping that no response will be required. Perhaps this debate can be simplified as Israel would only ever require equipment of war, never would we wish to risk a single American soldier’s life due to being ordered to assist Israeli efforts. We have even gone so far as to suggest Israel return the yearly military aid monies and begin to manufacture our own aircraft or do so in a collective design and build with willing partners, including the United States if it were in their interest. The time has long passed for Israel to operate in her own interests such that our equipment is designed specifically for our particular and often unique needs and situation. The one warning I will continue to press whenever possible is that Israel must be independent from all outside control of our military equipment. With more and more military equipment using more software than ever before, thus supplying nations could potentially shut-down virtually all military systems remotely through satellites transmitting the necessary codes. This is another means for influencing Israel by making her military equipment unusable until Israel complies with what would obviously be overt impositions and forced surrenders. We have witnessed just such treatment before from President Obama when he refused to veto the sanctioning of Israel as he was leaving office. I doubt President Biden will wait any longer than the first opportunity and every opportunity thereafter. I simply wish to express my feelings, Israel, be wary, be afraid and very wary and learn to depend on no nation, trust only in Hashem.

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