By Ray Starmann
It was another stellar week at the Pentagon.
I knew the Pentagon was up to no good. They had been virtually in monastic silence as Barry Soetero tap danced his way through a chorus line number of cowardice and denial in response to the Orlando shooting.
Speaking of chorus lines…
The Pentagon is “likely” to repeal its ban on transgender service members next month, defense officials told Fox News Friday, even as one report claimed an announcement could happen as soon as next week.
According to USA Today, top personnel officials could meet as soon as Monday to finalize details of the plan. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Wolk would sign off on the plan and Defense Secretary Ash Carter would give his final approval shortly before the July 4 weekend.
Pentagon officials would not confirm the USA Today report’s timetable to Fox News, but spokesman Peter Cook told reporters earlier this week that a decision on the matter was coming “soon.”
“I can tell you that we have made progress,” said Cook. “[Carter] has indicated that he expects to make a final decision soon, and that’s exactly where we are.”
Late Friday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, accused Carter of putting “the political agenda of a departing administration ahead of the military’s readiness crisis.”
In his statement, Thornberry said Carter had failed to answer a series of questions posed by the committee at the time of Carter’s initial announcement, including the cost of modifying barracks and bathroom facilities.
The Defense Department currently disqualifies transgender troops from the service on medical grounds. USA Today also reported that several issues related to repealing the transgender ban have caused contention at the Pentagon, most notably how long troops would need to serve before being eligible for gender reassignment surgery.
The idea of allowing transgenders to serve in the military is another catastrophic social engineering concept courtesy of the Marxinist-Leninists in the White House and their dutiful minions in the DoD.
As US Defense Watch has reported before, Gender Identity Disorder is labeled as a mental illness, no matter what left wing advocates believe. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
The Pentagon is therefore authorizing personnel with mental disorders to remain on active duty and it is inviting civilians with the illness to enlist as well! Furthermore, the military is going to waste millions in gender reassignment surgeries, when the military is drowning in budgetary and readiness quandaries.
Transgenderism is not looked upon as normal behavior by a majority of Americans, and like open homosexuality, it is another distraction from the military’s mission and most importantly, another reason for the military’s sinking morale.
What Obama and Carter and Mabus and the rest of the left wing social engineers don’t understand is that men join the military because it is looked upon as a male rite of passage, something macho, a maker of men. Or it used to be. When the military becomes saturated with confused men who wear dresses and homosexuals; normal, red-blooded men will simply not want to serve.
Obama’s social engineering is destroying the warrior spirit, discipline and morale of the US military. What could be a better example than the disgraceful conduct of the US Navy in the Persian Gulf last January, when Lieutenant David Nartker surrendered his men and boats to the Iranians without firing a shot, then proceeded to violate the Code of Conduct by groveling to the Iranians on worldwide TV, while one of his sailors was openly weeping on camera. Thankfully, someone in the Navy realized that action had to be taken against the sailors and officer involved.
According to PJ Media this week:
After an extensive investigation, the Navy has found numerous problems associated with the mission and the personnel, and it is likely that at least nine officers and sailors will see disciplinary action.
The report will be released next week.
The mission was plagued by problems even before it began. The day before, one of the boats had mechanical problems and maintenance personnel were forced to cannibalize a third vessel to fix it. The investigation found “the mission was plagued by communication failures, shortcomings with maintenance and training, missteps by members of the boat crews, and a lack of rigorous oversight by commanding officers.”
Transgenders, low morale, lack of fighting spirit, cowardly officers and now the Marine Corps is forced to cannibalize parts for their aircraft and search aircraft boneyards for F-18 Hornets, once thought to be obsolete.
As reported in the Marine Corps Times several days ago:
With most of its F/A-18 strike fighters unable to fly on any given day, the Marine Corps is resurrecting 23 Hornets from the “boneyard” and getting another seven aircraft from the Navy.
The move comes as the Marine Corps and Navy struggle to keep F/A-18s in the skies until the F-35 joint strike fighter can replace the services’ aging aircraft.
“We are very focused on our current readiness, and at the moment, we don’t have enough Hornets for combat, flight instruction and day-to-day training,” said Capt. Sarah Burns, a Marine spokeswoman at the Pentagon.
Meanwhile, the military continues to participate in Obama’s Carnival Shell Game, aka Operation Inherent Resolve, aka Obama’s Phony War on ISIS.
We have B-52’s in the Middle East, but they fire missiles instead of carpet bombing ISIS positions. We have a carrier in the Med that conducts a handful of air sorties a day. We have a baker’s dozen of Special Forces personnel in Syria and Iraq tangling with ISIS.
Have you heard ONE, yes ONE, senior officer in the US military speak up about our War on ISIS? Have you heard ONE, yes ONE, senior officer in the US military speak up about the insane social engineering destroying our military.
Things are not going well folks. Everyone seems to know it except the idiots in the DoD and the Obama Administration.
Open homosexuality in the military, transgenders in the ranks, women in the combat arms and Special Forces, low morale, discipline problems, poor junior leadership, cowardly senior leadership, spare parts and equipment issues and no clear mission to fight ISIS.
The US military is getting weaker by the hour…
The US military is coming apart at the seams and our enemies love every minute of it.