By Ray Starmann
President-Elect Trump is a super patriot, a nationalist who has big plans to rebuild this nation and the US military after eight years of neglect and Marxist social engineering that have utterly destroyed its capability to wage war on sea, land and in the air.
Certainly, Mr. Trump has great intentions, but he has never served a day on active duty, in the reserves or in the National Guard.
Therefore, he will undoubtedly adhere to the recommendations and analysis provided by the nation’s new Secretary of Defense.
Enter retired Marine Corps General James Mattis.
Nicknamed ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, the general, “last served as the 11th Commander of United States Central Command, the Unified Combatant Command responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Central Asia, from August 11, 2010, to March 22, 2013.
Before President Obama appointed Mattis to replace General Petraeus on August 11, 2010, he previously commanded United States Joint Forces Command from November 9, 2007, to August 2010 and served concurrently as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation from November 9, 2007, to September 8, 2009. Prior to that, he commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force, United States Marine Forces Central Command, and 1st Marine Division during the Iraq War.”
Mattis also commanded the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, which was part of Task Force Ripper during the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
The general was beloved by the Marines who served under him, a warrior intellectual in the spirit of Patton, whom the President-Elect frequently compares him to.
One the eve of the inauguration, the US military is in deep trouble. While the military is rearing from budget cuts and readiness and equipment issues, those are problems that the military has endured in the past and conquered. What the military has never experienced before is the catastrophic social engineering that has eviscerated the armed forces’ fighting spirit and dragged down the operational tempo of each branch.
While the new Secretary of Defense will no doubt be dealing with topics such as navy ships that breakdown, air force planes without spare parts and an army with an all but extinct armor corps, his greatest challenge may very well be ending the social engineering forever.
You cannot have a Reaganesque military buildup that is successful with Berkeley style feminist social engineering. The two cannot co-exist together for the military to complete its mission, which is to defend the country when called upon and to vanquish our enemies quickly and violently.
If the social engineering does not cease, the US military will destroy itself and/or will be destroyed in a future conflict. That is a fact.
On his first day on the job, General Mattis must begin to RIF the duds, the feather merchants, the perfumed princes, the cultural Marxists and the feminists who have not only allowed the military to be put on death’s door by President Obama, but actively supported the insanity that seeped through the Pentagon for eight years like a persistent nerve agent.
The military has lost many good people who either were forced out during the Obama Maoist Revolution or simply resigned because what was happening around them made them physically ill.
But, many senior officers were all too eager or simply too gutless to stand up to the cultural Marxists. Moral cowardice became the rallying cry of the Joint Chiefs. Fighting Joe Dunford and Martin Dempsey rubber stamped every directive from the White House.
Mattis must take a meat cleaver to the active duty rosters. The military is in dire need of killers and has succumbed to its ranks being stocked with fillers and too much fodder.
The military needs to once again ban open homosexuality in the ranks. While gays have served in the military since the dawn of time, the concept is anathema to combat readiness and esprit de corps. The military must return to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ as its policy.
A bigger problem for the military is the recent authorization by cultural Marxist and outgoing Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter to allow transsexuals to serve in the armed forces. Gender dysphoria is considered a mental illness by many physicians. The idea of allowing mentally ill personnel to not only serve on active duty, but to have their gender reassignment surgery financed by Uncle Sam is the height of lunacy.
The military in the last eight years has watched as its traditional macho, male culture has been eviscerated with a feminist glass knife.
US Army soldiers have been ordered to conduct physical training while wearing pregnancy simulators; ROTC cadets were ordered to wear red high heels to show empathy to rape victims; breastfeeding and lactation memos were distributed to special operations soldiers; the Bible and Declaration of Independence were taught as sexist documents during online DoD classes; three female graduated from Ranger School under dubious circumstances; US Navy ships were named after gay activists and a baby was born on a US Navy ship of war during a foreign deployment.
Most importantly, feminists drove the Pentagon to authorize women to serve in the crown jewels of the military, the combat arms and special operations forces; i.e. infantry, cavalry, artillery, the Rangers, Delta Force and the Navy SEALs.
This height of insanity was pushed by social engineers Ash Carter and Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, who will go down in history as the worst SecNav in the long and glorious annals of that service.
Mattis must fire Ray Mabus who is responsible for ships that don’t float, crying sailors in Iranian captivity and a gender neutral lexicon for military titles, such as rifleperson.
Mabus pushed hard for the inclusion of women in the combat arms. He completely ignored the Marines’ 36 million dollar study that showed what everyone already knew; all male units perform better in simulated combat tasks than coed or all female units. In fact, Mabus penned a crackpot OPED for the Washington Post in 2015.
Mabus wrote, “As the nature of warfare becomes more dynamic and unpredictable, we need to be the strongest force possible, and diversity is one of our greatest strengths. The Marine Corps Timeshas highlighted an anecdote about the creative, expeditious way a four-woman team in the Marine Corps’ study confronted an 8-foot obstacle; an American Forces Network report featured female Marines who demonstrated that gender does not define their service. These are the thinkers we need in every part of our force; they will maximize our combat effectiveness.”
According to Mabus’ warped logic, diversity is a combat multiplier and since four adult females can negotiate an 8 foot wall, that gives the military a green light to authorize women to serve in the SEALs.
Newflash Mabus: four 10 year old Girl Scouts can figure out how to go over an eight foot wall.
Mabus needs to walk the plank into the Potomac.
The issue of women in the combat arms and special operations is still a hot potato, a third rail that those in uniform have been afraid to touch.
Last week, during his confirmation hearing, Mattis was grilled by New York Democrat Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand about the issue. He seemed to dance around the topic, even indicating that he wouldn’t change the policies enacted by Carter and Obama.
Strangely, Mattis’ tightrope walk on the Hill was different than his 2014 comments, “The idea of putting a woman in there (combat) is not setting them up for success. It would only be someone who never crossed the line of departure into close-quarters fighting that would ever even promote such an idea. Could we find a woman who could run fast enough? Of course we could. Could you find a few who could do the pullups? Of course we could. That’s not the point. That’s not the point at all. It is whether or not you want to mix eros. Do you really want to mix love, affection, whatever you want to call it, in a unit…? Some of us aren’t so old that we’ve forgotten at times it was like heaven on earth to hold a certain girl’s hand.”
So, will Mattis roll over like everyone else and let the insanity unfold, or was his performance on the Hill, a mere charade to allow the left wing fools to rubber stamp his confirmation?
Mattis was also questioned by Senator Claire McCaskill, another advocate for women in combat, who wouldn’t know a K Bar from a Snickers Bar if her life depended on it.
To fools like McCaskill and Gillibrand, allowing women to serve in the infantry is nothing different than women working for Apple or Google.
Perhaps they would change their minds if they watched just five minutes of Saving Private Ryan or The Pacific. Or, better yet if they spent five minutes in an actual war zone.
General Mattis knows better than anyone that women serving in the combat arms and special operations would be a disaster and the death knell for the nation. General Mattis also knows that the US military combat arms branches and special operations need the smartest, toughest, roughest SOB’s on the planet.
What will General Mattis recommend to the President when asked? Will he allow the social engineering of the military to continue or will he ride to the rescue and save it?
President-Elect Trump calls Mattis the closest thing to Patton.
We’re going to find out.
The fate of the US military is in the hands of one Marine.