National Security

Woke Pentagon Harming America

General Milley, call your office.

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Victor Davis Hanson is perhaps the most cogent political analyst in America today. Here he upbraids the PC brass on how their political indoctrination program is not doing America any favors.

 

Hanson: It is the beginning of a never-ending bad dream. President Joe Biden and the Pentagon have managed to birth a new terrorist haven, destroy much of U.S. strategic deterrence, and alienate our allies and much of the country.

In the hours after the horrific deaths of 13 service members, we have been reassured by our military that our partnership with the Taliban to provide security for our flights was wise.

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We were told that the terrorist victors share similar goals to ours in a hasty American retreat from Kabul. We were reminded that Afghan refugees (unlike U.S. soldiers) will not be forced to be vaccinated on arrival. Such statements are either untrue or absurd.

On the very day of the attack that killed American troops, the sergeant major of the U.S. Army reminded us in a tweet that diversity is our strength, commemorating not the dead but Women’s Equality Day. If so, then is the opposite of diversity — unity — our weakness? Will such wokeness ensure that we do not abandon the Bagram air base in the middle of the night without opposition?

The chief of staff at the Office of Naval Intelligence warned the ONI’s active duty and retired service members that they must not criticize Biden, their commander in chief, over the Afghanistan fiasco. The office correctly cited prohibitions found in the Uniform Code of Military Justice barring any disrespect shown to senior government leadership.

Indeed, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps was relieved of his command for posting a video accurately blaming military and civilian leadership for the Afghanistan nightmare. Yet until Jan. 20, retired top brass had constantly smeared their elected commander in chief with impunity.

Recently retired Gen. Michael Hayden retweeted a horrific suggestion that unvaccinated Trump supporters should be put on planes back to Afghanistan, where they presumably would be left to die. Hayden earlier had compared Trump’s border facilities to Nazi death camps.

Other retired high-profile military officials variously called their president an emulator of Nazi tactics, a veritable Mussolini, a liar, and deserving of removal from office sooner than later. None of these retired four-stars faced the sort of repercussions that the Office of Naval Intelligence just warned about.

More than 50 former intelligence officials on the eve of the November election signed a letter suggesting that incriminating emails found on Hunter Biden’s missing laptop might be “Russian disinformation.” They used their stature for political purposes to convince the American people that the story was a lie.

Retired Gen. Joseph Dunford and retired Adm. Mike Mullen recently blasted retired brass who had questioned Biden’s cognitive ability. OK. But they should have issued a similar warning earlier, when the violations of fellow retired officers were even more egregious in election year 2020.

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, apologized for doing a photo op with Trump, erroneously buying into the narrative that Trump had ordered rioters cleared from Lafayette Square for the staged picture. Worse, he leaked to journalists that he was so angry with Trump that he “considered” resigning.

Think of the irony. If Milley considered a politicized resignation to rebuke Trump over the false charge, then surely he could consider a real resignation after overseeing the worst military disaster of the last half-century in Kabul.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Get OUR people out & quit playing games with Taliban who hold 6 planes hostage when OK to leave
& China runs Baghram Air Base

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

What pathetic idiots.

Crossram
Crossram
2 months ago

Thing’s are going to change next year when we Americans vote theses Socialist Racist people out of office.

Diamond Channing
Diamond Channing
2 months ago
Reply to  Crossram

We the People need to pressure our state officials to get rid of the voting machines and return to secure paper ballots.

C. Wyatt Hertz
C. Wyatt Hertz
2 months ago

Thoroughly modern Milley Vanilli (you know, not a REAL general) should resign now or be fired.

sackwack
sackwack
2 months ago
Reply to  C. Wyatt Hertz

With a tribunal at Gitmo for treason.

Greenman21
Greenman21
2 months ago
Reply to  sackwack

A Court Marshal will provide the opportunity for genuine justice. However, in todays political climate any gathering of military brass poses a serious danger to the nation. I have come to the conclusion that The Pentagon has been invaded by anti-American impersonators of genuine military personnel. This can be the only reasonable explanation of the current disgraceful showing worldwide of “our” “Top Brass”. When “Generals” feel free to act like political louts in public, then they disgrace the uniforms they carry – they are sordid pretenders worthy only of a prison cell, and the sooner that is awarded the better !

Ros Feldman
Ros Feldman
2 months ago

Biden needs to be court marshalled for this disgrace. And how dare the military… who saw nothing wrong with denigrating Trump…. now say the troops can’t say anything against the disaster in the WH??

Greenman21
Greenman21
2 months ago
Reply to  Ros Feldman

Exactly so ! Hypocracy of the highest order.

CARL
CARL
2 months ago

Heads need to roll. We are living in such a period of history. The fraudulent election put an illegitimate president in power, along with an illegitimate VP, and an illegitimate administration. These heads need to roll, first. Followed immediately by the corrupt military machine leaders who are in over their political heads (roll). America has never looked so bad. The blame truly falls completely on the Not-So-Supreme Court that should have and could have prevented this debacle by fully vetting the growing mountains of evidence that proves beyond anyone’s doubt that the election was corrupt. Six of those nine “justices” have heads that also must roll. Reinstall Trump as prior to the fraudulent election and allow his administration to reassume duty ASAP. Let us first address the terrorist nation, and then immediately the Southern Border. It is also time to begin bringing punishment to the immense pharmaceutical cabal—including the corrupt CDC and WHO—and their stoolies on the FDA. Enough heads rolling will turn this country around.

Last edited 2 months ago by CARL
John C Murphy
John C Murphy
2 months ago

Our senior military leaders in the pentagon are culpable in the Kabul evacuation disaster which will come to be known as “Biden’s Folly”! I can believe they advised against the plan that went forward but the fact that none of them had the cojones to throw their stars on the table and resign shows a complete lack of both integrity and character. They totally left the troops and the American people down. They had the chance to stand up for the welfare of the people left in Afghanistan but not the guts to do so! I am disgusted with the current “Woke” military mindset and its leader’s demonstrated commitment to being political operatives instead of Warrior Leaders. SecDef Austin and General Milley must have their sights set more on future political positions than leading today’s Warriors.

Greenman21
Greenman21
2 months ago
Reply to  John C Murphy

As both are patent failures in their present positions, we should have no doubts that their joint inability to function properly clearly demonstrates their potential for only more failure. Termination is the only acceptable route forwards for these dangerously woke idiots. Together they are more than capable of destroying what remains of our military – they must not be afforded that opportunity !

Salvatore
Salvatore
2 months ago

The WOKE think they are ahead but we are coming up behind them because we are lapping them! That’s how stupid they are!

Greenman21
Greenman21
2 months ago
Reply to  Salvatore

Careful – don’t underestimate their capacity for woken destruction.

Salvatore
Salvatore
2 months ago

Why do I have to keep telling you that I am not a robot?

Greenman21
Greenman21
2 months ago
Reply to  Salvatore

Because the real robot still lives in the hope of finding a mate !

Donald
Donald (@dlmn1957gmail-com)
2 months ago

I now know the difference, between Stupid and Woke. Stupid is a lot Smarter.

Diamond Channing
Diamond Channing
2 months ago
Reply to  Donald

To quote President Trump: “Everything woke turns to s**t!”

CCblogging
CCblogging
2 months ago

Lawlessness and Chaos is what America gets when Democrats are in power. Stupid is what stupid does.

Diamond Channing
Diamond Channing
2 months ago

Woke pentagon, disastrous foreign policies, disastrous domestic policies, rising inflation, rising unemployment, and an Illegitimate Occupant of the White House. Let me count the ways in which the Democrats are harming America. Little wonder they have to resort to stealing elections. We the People are NOT VOTING for their disastrous agendas. Biden was not ELECTED; he was SELECTED by Obama, the Dems, and Dominion.

T.Dayton
T.Dayton
2 months ago

So when Hillary is charged with gross negligence in handling classified and every single star wearing cow pie who ever criticized Trump when he was C in C is charged then we’ll worry about legitimate criticism of Creepy Joe and his gang’s brainless handling of the Afghan crisis let alone his current mental state. Milley should resign out of shame for being a total idiot in all respects.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
2 months ago

Harming America? Its’ doing more than that. It’s making us so weak we are susceptible to physically being overcome by China. You had better load up a hell of a lot of ammo and be ready to defend our country or start learning Mandarin. I’ll just load up, thank you.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
2 months ago

OMG, you charge that much per hour to have your wife and sister give blow jobs? That’s highway robbery.