By Ray Starmann
The Pentagon has met the enemy and it is itself.
Like a twisted version of Dorian Gray, every time the feather merchants in the Pentagon stare at themselves in an E Ring latrine mirror, they become more PC, more sensitive, more gutless and less focused on anything to do with war fighting.
Here’s some of the latest craziness emanating from what used to be the US military…
News concerning Comrade Lieutenant Spenser Rapone has seemed to wither away, perhaps swept under that giant rug in the Pentagon entrance way. You remember Spenser Rapone, the West Point graduate, communist, ex-communicated Ranger and butter bar platoon leader at Fort Drum, the home of the famous 10th Mountain Division. Lieutenant Rapone literally came out of the Kremlin a couple months ago, posting pictures of himself sporting a Che Guevara t-shirt under his West Point uniform, a ‘communism will win’ placard inside his cap, all which adorned his completely unsat military haircut. Rapone also made no bones about the fact that he’s a Marxist-Leninist, while calling the Secretary of Defense an evil, vile f**k.
In the old army, this piece of Stalin-loving garbage would have been dishonorably discharged faster than you can say Panzerfaust after a couple hours of wall to wall counseling. Not anymore…
A couple calls to the genial folks at the Fort Drum PAO office provided me with absolutely no new information and, yet, a lot of information. Apparently, Rapone, is under investigation by West Point and the army. We already knew that. As far as his present status in the lean green machine – he’s currently on active duty, serving somewhere at Fort Drum. Whether he’s policing up cigarette butts or still a platoon leader is unknown. In 2017, I’m betting on platoon leader and nothing happening to him.
This is a military that gave the world the likes of Reality Winner, Chelsea Manning, Bowe Bergdahl, Colonel Jeffrey Nance, a ship full of Fat Leonard crooked brass, and those plump female Ranger School grads that are leading the way to a Dunkin’ Donuts.
This last week, ‘smoke ‘em, if you got ‘em’ took on a whole new meaning in the army. The army announced that they will grant waivers to enlistees who have smoked pot in the past. “Provided they understand that they cannot do that when they serve in the military, I will waive that all day long,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow, head of the Army’s recruiting command.
Snow is the same guy who led the charge for the self-cutters and bi polar wackos to be granted waivers, igniting a media firestorm before General Milley intervened and put it out.
I wonder how many pot smokers will cease puffing the magic dragon once they’re on active duty. Hmm…
Allowing potheads on active duty is just symbolic of more standards being dropped. The military is now an equal opportunity employer like that hip Millennial start up down the street manned by the guy with the Taliban beard and no muscle mass in skinny jeans
That burnout you remember in high school with the lighter glued to his back pocket and the collection of Led Zeppelin t-shirts, he’s now riding in a tank with Cindy Sue who’s pumping breast milk in the field. Of course, Cindy can’t actually lift a tank round, but why worry about little details. It’s opportunity for all that matters, even if they’re brains are splattered all over a battlefield one day. The army’s job is to make Kristen Gillibrand happy. Remember the Sec Army’s order, ‘Balance lactation support with readiness!’
To quote Harry Callahan, “Well, that sounds very stylish.”
Oh, it gets worse, much worse…
“On November 14th, an active-duty military member received a sex-reassignment surgery,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “Military hospitals do not have the surgical expertise to perform this type of surgery, therefore it was conducted in a private hospital.”
The transgender infantry soldier received the necessary waiver for the surgery from the Defense Health Agency director Monday, allowing the civilian hospital to go ahead with the sex-change procedure. The soldier is a man who identifies as a woman, a person close to the soldier told NBC News.
Transgender infantry soldier – good God…We really have plunged into the abyss.
Military announcements used to sound like this: “General Eisenhower announces the surrender of the German Army in Reims.” Or, “US forces are moving down the autobahn to a blockaded Berlin.” Or, “Will Major Smith, Captain Jones and Sergeant Rock please report to your units.” Now, it’s congrats transgender infantry soldier! The army welcomes you! We are family! All my transgender soldiers and me!
We will fight them with our red high heels. We will fight them with our lipstick and our hairspray.
We will never surrender…
Yes, we will. I guarantee you. If you think some Nancy boy with his sawed off frank and beans is going to stick a bayonet in Ivan, you are sorely mistaken. As Patton said, soldiers that don’t f**k, don’t fight.
I will credit General Mattis and President Trump with trying to end the transgender insanity. But, this is 2017 America and SJW’s are everywhere. In October, a US District Judge ruled that banning transgenders from the military was a Fifth Amendment violation.
If the left and its cadre of pinko judges are stopping transgender bans in the military, just imagine the seizures they’d be having if Mattis has the moral courage to ban women from serving in the combat arms.
Meanwhile, the army is still determining if Bowe Bergdahl will receive $300,000 in back pay. From the moment of his “capture” June 30, 2009, Bergdahl became eligible for extra captive pay, in addition to his sergeant’s salary and various allowances for such things as deployment, housing, subsistence and prisoner per diem.
The Army Times did some calculations and came up with a possible payment in excess of $300,000.
Finally, in a letter to Congress, 16 retired Pentagon perfumed princes and princesses made their case why our Second Amendment rights should be taken away.
Dear Members of Congress,
As former military leaders, we took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and developed considerable expertise in the use of firearms. As Americans, we find the current level of gun violence to be unacceptable. And as members of the Giffords Veterans Coalition, we believe that there is much Congress can do to reduce gun violence without violating the Second Amendment — which we explicitly support. And we call on you to act.
The church shooting in Sutherland Springs and the massacre in Las Vegas are but the latest episodes of shocking horror that Americans have suffered in recent months and years. As you may know, Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed by gunfire than citizens of other developed nations, and the number of such deaths in 2016 spiked to 38,000. In light of recent events, an especially compelling statistic is that, between 2001 and 2012, over 6,400 American women were murdered by intimate partners using guns — more than the total number of US service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There is no acceptable excuse for our elected leaders to avoid addressing this as a national crisis. Credible polling, in fact, shows that our representatives on Capitol Hill are no longer speaking or voting for the majority of Americans, including gun owners, on gun-related issues. Such specific matters as background checks, safety training, bump stocks, other particularly lethal guns and accessories, public health research, suicide prevention, protecting the laws on the books, and more can all be addressed within every reasonable interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Additionally, the failure of the Defense Department and the states to properly report domestic violence convictions to the background check system is unacceptable and must be addressed. It is past time to begin the serious discussion about what legislation is possible and feasible to reduce the gun carnage that destroys families, tears apart communities, and traumatizes us all. Thoughts and prayers will not bring solutions.
We do not pretend that addressing our nation’s gun violence crisis will be quick or easy, but we know for certain that it is your duty. We fully understand that it will require statesmanlike leadership and moral courage across party lines. And we know that every day without such action costs more American lives and increases the potential for future horrific tragedy. We strongly urge you to move forward with enacting solutions to reduce gun violence in our country, and we offer our assistance.
Admiral Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.) General Peter W. Chiarelli, USA (Ret.) General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret.) General Michael V. Hayden, USA (Ret.) General James T. Hill, USA (Ret.) Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.) General Stanley A. McChrystal, USA (Ret.) Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.) General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.) Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.) Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, USA (Ret.) Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, USA (Ret.) Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy, USA (Ret.) Lieutenant General Norman R. Seip, USAF (Ret.) Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) Rear Admiral James Barnett Jr., USN (Ret.)
Just hand them all in folks. Everything will be fine. Just like in France. Petraeus is a globalist and a Bilderberg attendee. Enough said on him. Claudia Kennedy was a walking, talking train wreck on active duty and remains one on retired status. Hayden is a creature out of V for Vendetta.
My message to them is crystal clear. From my cold, dead hands!
I guess there is some good news. Thankfully, the Navy hasn’t collided with anything except seaweed in the last thirty days. Good job Navy. Admiral Halsey would be proud of you floating SJW’s in your newfound goofy looking fatigues.
Stay tuned for more lunacy from the Pentagon, or it’s new name, the Birdcage…