The US Military Finally Destroyed
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
would almost be funny if it were not so serious -- the reports of
sexual assaults coming out of the various divisions of the US military
I have to ask: What the heck did they expect??? I mean, of course, the so-called experts who
insisted that adding women to combat units within the military and then
-- to really set the entire experiment up for failure -- adding
homosexuals openly serving in the military to the mix.
A complete blithering, slobbering, idiot could see this coming from a league away. (OK -- a league is THREE miles -- 15,840 feet)
Look. I'm a veteran. But today, I am embarrassed to have the Army stickers on my truck! They'll soon come off. I cannot support the organization masquerading today as the US Army.
its founding America has taken great pride in it's military. But no
longer. The pride is lessening as each day passes and Americans become
more aware of what has happened to our military, to our soldiers, to our
Consider this from the Daily Beast: " ...
male-on-male sexual assault. In the staunchly traditional military
culture, it’s an ugly secret, kept hidden by layers of personal shame
and official denial. Last year nearly 50,000 male veterans screened
positive for “military sexual trauma” at the Department of Veterans
Affairs, up from just over 30,000 in 2003. For the victims, the
experience is a special kind of hell—a soldier can’t just quit his job
to get away from his abusers. But now, as the Pentagon has begun to
acknowledge the rampant problem of sexual violence for both genders, men
are coming forward in unprecedented numbers, telling their stories and
hoping that speaking up will help them, and others, put their lives back
together. “We don’t like to think that our men can be victims,” says
Kathleen Chard, chief of the posttraumatic-stress unit at the Cincinnati
VA. “We don’t want to think that it could happen to us. If a man
standing in front of me who is my size, my skill level, who has been
raped—what does that mean about me? I can be raped, too.” SOURCE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/04/03/the-military-s-secret-shame.html
The article in the Daily Beast goes on: "In
fact, it is the high victimization rate of female soldiers—women in the
armed forces are now more likely to be assaulted by a fellow soldier
than killed in combat—that has helped cast light on men assaulting other
men. For most of military history, there was neither a system nor
language in place to deal with incidents of soldier-on-soldier sexual
assault. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Defense Department even
acknowledged such incidents as an offense, and initially only female
victims were recognized. But last year more than 110 men made
confidential reports of sexual assault by other men, nearly three times
as many as in 2007." Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/04/03/the-military-s-secret-shame.html
My friend, Alan Caruba, said in an article published in January of this year: "In
recent times, two Presidents, Clinton—a draft dodger—and Obama have had
no military experience to draw upon. Over the objections of their
generals, both introduced policies to include and protect homosexuals in
the U.S. military services. Now the doors have been opened to permit
women to fight beside men. The military is not a place where one
conducts social experiments. It’s a place where men go in harm’s way to
protect the nation." SOURCE: http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/01/destroying-us-military.html
In an article entitled: "Destroying The U.S. Military From Within," at cnsnews.com, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. writes: "The
Obama administration's announcement that it is going to put women in
front-line ground combat positions is but the latest example of a
deliberate and systematic wrecking operation it has conducted against
the armed forces since 2009." - SOURCE: http://cnsnews.com/blog/frank-j-gaffney-jr/destroying-us-military-within#sthash.MfjXHzm3.dpuf
Gaffney goes on: "It
is impossible as a practical matter to provide for separation of the
sexes in frontline positions. That guarantees a loss of privacy and
greatly increases the chances of pregnancies and harassment that:
profoundly affects the personnel immediately involved; causes degrading
of their units' warfighting capabilities; and traumatizes their families
or, at a minimum, erodes the essential support for uniformed service
that those loved ones provide." - SOURCE: http://cnsnews.com/blog/frank-j-gaffney-jr/destroying-us-military-within#sthash.MfjXHzm3.dpuf
Gaffney continues: "The
disastrous effect on the U.S. military of such wholly avoidable wounds
is compounded by such other Obama administration-directed measures as:
The imposition of the radical homosexual agenda on an institution that
has, until 2010, by culture as well as by law, prohibited openly gay
individuals from serving in its ranks." - SOURCE: http://cnsnews.com/blog/frank-j-gaffney-jr/destroying-us-military-within#sthash.MfjXHzm3.dpuf-
Now take all this and add to it the loss of two wars (The War in Iraq and soon the war in Afghanistan) and there can be no question that the American military is coming undone -- is coming apart.
loss of moral support by the civilian public at home, alone, will gut
the US military of, perhaps, it's greatest source of strength.
Heretofore, young men were encouraged to join the US Military. It was famously said: "It will make a man of you!" That can no longer be said, except in jest. I suspect that "... looking for a few good men." will be dropped as well.
As the deterioration of the US military continues, I believe the US will, in years to come, be better served by an army of mercenaries than by our regular forces.
will take a while, but eventually the ranks will be purged of moral,
God-fearing troops from the officer corp down through the lowliest
Private. Already, they are being told they are not welcome into today's military.
this: On September 16, 2010, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Deputy Chief
of Staff in charge of personnel matters made a speech regarding the
pending repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell". He was reported as saying, "Those serving who oppose the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) agenda are no longer welcome." SOURCE: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/writers/john-mcternan/declaration-of-Gods-holiness.htm
is not much of a stretch to believe that as God-fearing troops are
driven from the military, America will eventually have a military made
up of godless, mind-numbed robots of the political left who will,
without thinking, carry out the orders given them -- including orders to act against the American civilian population. America will be left with a military that will have no qualms about acting against the American people.
should be clear now why our Founding Fathers did not support a standing
army for this new country. Nearly two and a half centuries ago they
could see the danger we are about to face with our modern standing army.
have heard the protestation that the US doesn't need as strong an army
as we have had in the past. We have all the new electronic gadgets,
drones, missiles, satellite guided weapons, even computerized artillery
to fight our wars. They go on to say that even the weakest of women can
push a button taking out hundreds of the enemy's soldiers at one shot.
That is true, as far as it goes. But aren't we forgetting that a
single EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) artillery shell, or missile, or bomb
will instantly throw us back to the time of the American Civil War and
have our troops struggling on the battle field, man to man, hand to
hand, with nothing but small arms and bayonets, or as sometimes happened
during the Civil War, with bare fists, sticks, and clubs.
The danger has always been with the new advanced weapons of war that we would become far too reliant upon them.
I could go on and on with scenario after scenario but the simple truth is this: We have compromised our military and, by extension, the defense of the country. And there is no acceptable excuse for it.
have already begun to pay the price in lost souls, lost lives, lost
wars, lost treasure, lost pride, and --- if we aren't very careful -- a lost country.
© J. D. Longstreet