The US Navy is Combat Ineffective

By Ray Starmann

USDW has been inferring all along that the feminization of the military, the social engineering of the military, the cultural Marxism being injected into the military is going to pay dividends…

Dividends for the enemy that is…

USDW has been consistently reiterating that the Obama White House’s policies were going to create a military that will be thoroughly destroyed on the field of battle.

Feminization, lowering standards, gender neutral operations, lactation and breastfeeding support memos, pregnancy simulators, transgenders in the ranks, openly gay military leaders, command hostility towards Christianity; it’s all creating a perfect storm of disaster heading directly in the path of the US military.

The outer bands of that perfect storm arrived last week in the Persian Gulf.

Last week, two US Navy high speed Riverine boats were apparently underway from Bahrain to Kuwait when they strayed into Iranian waters, while attempting to contact a vessel to refuel. The Pentagon first said that they had engine trouble. Yet, if that was the case, why didn’t the other boat tow the boat with mechanical problems to international waters and safety?

Then, the Pentagon said that they had navigational issues. How is this possible in 2016, with each boat having an array of GPS and radar equipment? Even if one boat’s systems completely shut down, couldn’t they rely on the other boat’s GPS or radar?

Somewhere during this time, the Americans strayed into Iranians waters near Farsi Island. Apparently, they were contacted by one Iranian patrol boat, then several others.

The officer in charge, Lieutenant David Nartker, surrendered his boats, men and one woman to the Iranians without firing a shot.

Was Nartker ordered to surrender by some Navy feather merchant echelons above God, or did he commit this act of cowardice on his own?

Have no doubt, Lieutenant Nartker’s first action, to surrender his boats and personnel without offering any resistance is a violation of the US Military’s Code of Conduct, Article II, which states,

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

Nartker doubled down on his outrageous conduct by answering questions from some Iranian Teheran Tom character, which was recorded on video for the world to see just what the US Navy is made of these days.


Narkter stated that, “It was a mistake. That was our fault. We apologize for our mistake.”

Then, Lieutenant Nartker really went all out for his future court martial by thanking the Iranians for their hospitality and saying that the conduct of the Iranians had been “fantastic.”


I’ll let that one sink in for a moment.

Nartker was speaking as if he and his personnel were spending 24 hours with Captain Stubing, Gopher, Isaac and Julie of the Love Boat crew in Puerto Vallarta.

Nartker’s appearance on the video and his subsequent conduct during the interview with Teheran Tom, were a blatant violation of Article V of the Code of Conduct, which states,

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

Of course the Iranians released the Americans 24 hours later. They had already insulted us again in front of the world and they knew they had billions riding on the sailors’ release.

The damage had been done to the US.


The conduct of Lieutenant Nartker and his men (and one woman) speaks volumes about the decaying state of the US Navy in 2016. And, I’m not talking about all the budgetary and readiness issues the Navy has. That is another disaster entirely.

The US Navy is basically combat ineffective. Last week’s incident proved that a US Naval Academy graduate like Nartker was literally paralyzed with fear and incompetence at the helm of the Riverine craft.

Nartker looks like a Navy officer. He sounds like a Navy officer. But, he certainly doesn’t act like a US Navy officer should. Or, is his conduct the new norm?

His actions have disgraced the long and brave tradition of the US Navy officers and men that have gone before him.

Imagine if we had a US Navy of Nartker’s at the Battle of the Midway or the Coral Sea or Leyte Gulf or a million and half other engagements. We’d be hoisting up the Japanese flag every morning before a breakfast of shrimp Tempura and Saki.

But, you can’t completely blame Nartker. He’s just a product of a Navy that is being systematically destroyed by Ray Mabus and Ash Carter and previous social engineers for the last two decades.

The feminists, the leftists, the social engineers all wanted a Navy that was gender neutral, politically correct and disdainful of the old ways of doing things. The Navy’s fighting capabilities weren’t even on the agenda.

They got the Navy they wanted.

The destroyers have done more damage than the Iranians or Russians or Chinese could ever do to the US Navy.

The US Navy is now combat ineffective.

Our enemies know it. They know they will be going against more Nartker’s. They know they will win the day because the US Navy of John Paul Jones, Bull Halsey, Raymond Spruance and Chester Nimitz is nothing more than an afterthought, a page to be blotted out by the Orwellian cultural Marxists in this brave new world we live in.

Play taps for the US Navy. It’s done. And, while you do, play taps for the other services as well.

We are in big, big trouble.

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