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  1. Make them OD like everything else and be done with it already.

    … though I liked the Woodland condoms (“Don´t let them see you come” 😛 )

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  2. And why 22 paratroopers got dropped on a forest, with one having a broken back and over half needing medical evacuations suddenly becomes much clearer.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @neutral
    , @Bugg
    , @Dutch Boy
    , @Forbes
  3. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    Band aids are critical for all those paper cuts that Chair Force personnel have to suffer pushing paper during warfighting.

    • Replies: @Jack Hinson
    , @Alden
  4. Diverse Band-Aids are a warfighting imperative.

    General Goldfein is not.

  5. So, in other words, he IS politically correct, but smarter than that dumbass army general who said that the loss of diversity in the service would be a worse loss than that dozen soldiers killed by a jihadi at Ft. Hood.

    Honestly, by that logic, all military personnel should wear darkened glasses at all times to hide the whites of their eyes.

  6. Tiny Duck says:

    Iloving all the whining from childless single white men.

    It’s like you guys know you can’t survive without special advantages.

    Take for example the Harvard admissions ruling

    It is a fact that most whites are in because of legacy admits bullcrap athletics or because there parents wer donors
    white men cannot get by with no merit but must rely on unfair advantages for sucess

  7. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    The problem is that he believes it: the general officer system apparently selects for wokeness now. Another example is lady Marine general.

    Still another is that Air Force academy commandant who virtue signaled during that hate hoax there.

  8. When the military embraces and elevates the barbarian, the empire is soon to fall.

    We accept dark ages and declines of civilizations historically, but demure to acknowledge them contemporaneously – it’s here – we are doomed.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    , @Alfa158
  9. “it’s a warfighting imperative.”

    Kill me now? Well, shouldn’t ask the military to do that, because they’ll be too busy preening and playing with their hair in front of the mirror.

    With the next Civil War bearing down upon us, I’ve been wondering whose side the military would take. They’re increasingly ‘woke’ but they also still have a critical mass of red-blooded Americans in their ranks.

    Increasingly though, I’m not sure we even want them on our side.

  10. Hail says: • Website

    It turns out General David Goldfein (b.1959; US Air Force Academy, ’83) is a multi-generation military officer. His father was Col. William Goldfein (1931-2019) (and his mother was born Mary Vanni; the mother and father met on a military base in Japan). Father William Goldfein was born in Minneapolis in 1931; resident of California from 1947; was a June 1949 graduate of Fairfax High School, Los Angeles. On which (wiki):

    [Fairfax High School] had a reputation for academic excellence and it had a majority Jewish student body

    Every aspect of William Goldfein’s life from June 1949 to June 2019, when he died, is tied to the US military, including what his descendants have been up to.

    Here is what else I find on the father’s origin:

    [MORE]

    _____________

    From Air Force magazine in June 2019:

    Retired Col. William Goldfein, father of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, passed away quietly after a long illness June 18 [2019]. He was 87.

    A 33-year Air Force veteran and father of three Air Force officers, Goldfein enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1949 after graduating high school, but after flying once in a Navy trainer, cast his eyes skyward.

    _____________

    From a 2014 interview with Goldfein Sr.:

    [The day after graduating high school in June 1949,] I joined the Naval Reserve because I admired my father who was a Boatswain’s mate first class in World War I in the Navy.

    This tidbit means unnamed Grandfather Goldfein was born most likely in the 1890s and in the US by at the latest ca. 1910, probably earlier. I say this because foreign citizens were not drafted in WWI, so Grandpa Goldfein must have already been a citizen through birth or naturalization by 1917/8, a process took at least five years (and that for those most ambitious to quickly grab US citizenship).

    _____________

    From Goldfein Sr.’s obituary in June 2019:

    Colonel William M. Goldfein was born on 26 November 1931 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota to Joseph William Goldfein and Sarah Samson. He attended Bancroft Elementary School and North High School in St. Paul, and graduated in 1949 from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, after moving there at the age of 16.

    The given name, Joseph William, suggests to me that this man’s parents (born circa 1870s) were not likely Shtetl people when the WWI veteran Joseph Goldfein was born circa the 1890s. A good chance the parents were raised in the US. The mother’s maiden name there, Samson, suggests both parents were Jewish, anyway.

    [William Goldfein] met Mary Vanni, a school teacher, in October 1955 at Yokota Air Base, Japan and they were married on 22 July 1956 in Lewiston, New York.

    He flew 216 combat missions in Southeast Asia during his military career (1949-1982), then “worked for the Combined Federal Campaign [Las Vegas] and then the Link Simulation Division in Binghamton, New York, where he and Mary enjoyed ten years living near Montrose, Pennsylvania,” before retiring fully near San Antonio, Texas.

    His wife, Mary (nee Vanni), was a 1953 graduate of Brockport College, upstate NY.

    No mention of a synagogue in the obituary.

    _____________

    Pictures of Col. William Goldfein, father of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein:

  11. Kronos says:

    Well I certainly have confidence in our crop of military leaders. I can easily see them successfully managing a major war.

    *Lord Kitchener, everyone’s favorite WW1 cross-eyed General.*

    • Replies: @M_Young
  12. Message (prayer) to Trump:

    “Please fire this clown and restore a shred of dignity to US”

    ….

    a funny comment currently at the top of the responses right on the air force twitter:

    Goldfein ? pic.twitter.com/GTFxPdrDv2— daz good (@dazgood500) October 3, 2019

    in case the paste doesn’t work

    GOLDFEIN?

  13. Bill P says:

    One of my uncles is a retired Navy captain. Last I saw, the books in his living room were your run-of-the-mill multicult pablum. This is a guy who just barely avoided the Tailhook scandal and had to review the case where a hastily-promoted woman pilot crashed her f-14 into an aircraft carrier.

    I think it takes a certain set of character traits to be a high-ranking officer, and intellectual consistency and honesty are not part of that package. Hence John McCain.

    I’m sure there are exceptions to the rule, but not many.

    • Agree: NickG, Old Prude
    • Replies: @NickG
  14. @Hail

    Colonel William M. Goldfein was born on 26 November 1931 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota …

    Well, which was it, Minneapolis or St. Paul? Or, was it on a riverboat on the Mississippi River right in between?

    BTW, Steve, this can’t be Deja Vu, as it’s lasted more than a second or two – hasn’t this exact story been on unz back when the guy mouthed off his band-aid BS? If not here on iSteve, where else? Anyone?

  15. @Hail

    General David Goldfein (b.1959; US Air Force Academy, ’83) is a multi-generation military officer. His father was Col. William Goldfein (1931-2019)

    In these parts they say “a colonel’s son cannot become a general because generals have kids, too”.

    (in reality the number of generals is probably increasing)

  16. neutral says:
    @Jack Henson

    And why 22 paratroopers got dropped on a forest, with one having a broken back and over half needing medical evacuations suddenly becomes much clearer.

    At least the injured got band aids in the correct colours.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  17. I’m amazed he got through that with a straight face. It’s got to be a put on. Especially given his seniority and family history.

  18. Yo Tiny, us Africans got to stick together!

    “The lion watching the intruder dancing inside its exhibit (pictured) as fellow visitors watch on in shock”

    Jason, Santa Ana CA, United States, 12 hours ago:

    The lion correctly determined there would be too much saturated fat on this lunch, causing high cholesterol.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bronx-Zoo-Lion-561880561.html

    Thank God this stunt didn’t lead to the lion being put down.

  19. Attention white patriots, if you love your kids, don’t let them join the US military.

    Signed,

    former Marine.

  20. Realist says:

    USAF General: Diverse Band Aids Are a Warfighting Imperative

    Another proof this country is fucked.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  21. This is why there’s so much enthusiasm for drones in certain quarters.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  22. Realist says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Thank God this stunt didn’t lead to the lion being put down.

    That would have been the worst outcome.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  23. This is timed perfectly to coincide with the Chinese military parade this week.

    I know they either believe this or feel like they have to say this, but has anyone ever articulated why diversity might help win a war? I suppose that having some trustworthy people on your side could help sort out who is who in an alien culture or help figure out how your enemy is thinking, so some Chinese, Arabs, or Somalis would be useful in certain types of conflicts. But I don’t think that is what they mean. Instead they want to celebrate that group of you-go-girl West Point grads with the black power fists.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  24. Hail says: • Website

    For a reaction, we turn to General William Tecumseh Sherman

    IIRC, the “N-word” and other off-color references to Blacks appear many, many times in the collected personal letters of General Sherman. Likely available in a local library.

    From a letter W.T. Sherman wrote home to Ohio, a few weeks after the Lincoln election:

    Alexandria [Louisiana], November 29, 1860.

    […] I am sick of this everlasting subject. The truth has
    nothing to do with this world. Here they know that
    all you in Ohio have to do is to steal n*****s, [i.e., think
    everyone in Ohio is at work plotting to liberate slaves],
    and in Ohio, though the people are quiescent, yet they
    believe that the South are determined to enlarge the
    area of n*****s. Like Burton in “Toodles,” I say, “Damn
    the n*****s.” I wish they were anywhere or [could] be
    kept at their work.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @syonredux
  25. Wilkey says:

    Goldfein made brigadier general rank under Bush, but his promotions to major general, lieutenant general, and general (and Air Force Chief of Staff) all came during the Obama years. The only reason he is still Air Force Chief of Staff is because his appointment came so late in the Obama presidency (July 2016).

    Obama promoted almost as many black officers to four-star rank as all previous presidents combined. In fact the percentage of his appointments to O-10 rank (8/70, or 11.4%) probably exceeds by a wide margin the overall share of blacks in the officer corps, especially at the higher ranks.

    Prior to Obama there were a total of, iirc, only nine black four star generals and admirals. Obama appointed 8 to four-star rank: 3 in the Army, 3 in the Air Force, and 2 in the Navy (including the first female admiral). Identity politics was high on his priority list. It was more important to him than losing military campaigns, although when it came to his own campaign staff identity politics went out the window, as we all know.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  26. Wilkey says:
    @Redneck farmer

    This is why there’s so much enthusiasm for drones in certain quarters.

    It appears the position of Air Force Chief of Staff is already occupied by one. I assume the control bunker is somewhere deep inside ACLU headquarters.

    • LOL: Lurker
    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  27. Dr. X says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Attention white patriots, if you love your kids, don’t let them join the US military.

    Don’t send them to college, either…

    • Replies: @Alden
  28. Arclight says:

    Right. When the Chinese run their computer war game simulations it’s the US’S ability to bring different color band aids to the wounded that puts us over the top and keeps their generals up at night.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Joe Magarac
  29. WHAT says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Is the lion small or sheboon incredibly big?

  30. Dimitri Orlov column on the broken US MIC:

    https://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/2019/07/cluborlov-war-profiteers-and-demise-of.html?m=0

    Moon of Alabama commentary on Chinese military parade:

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/10/chinas-anniversary-parade-reveals-new-weapons-that-will-influence-us-strategies.html

    Remember, Russia has the world’s premier integrated air defense system and the US has Transdigm.

    Russia also has an array of hypersonic missiles in service. Judging by the US’ sense of urgency across multiple programs, there must be something to the rumors about Russian capabilities.

    I can also state that US defense primes have yet to even finalize the specifications for their hypersonics.

    Interesting times indeed.

  31. BenKenobi says:

    Diversity is a ready-made fifth column for any and all of America’s enemies, whoever they may be.

  32. Bugg says:
    @Jack Henson

    There will come a day all this bullshit being elevated over the actual mission of the military-killing bad guys and blowing up their stuff-will cost us. So far we are blessed with grunts who know the job despite all the PC nonsense and superior technology. The later can only do so much, and at some point said nonsense will compromise the former. Might help to stop getting involved in pointless endless engagements as well.Sadly since Bush Sr. the military has become God’s Love We Deliver with Ar15s.

  33. El Dato says:

    When “marine digital flecktarn” became real, I felt the decline had started.

  34. @MikeatMikedotMike

    I wonder how many good men are dissuaded from joining the military because this stuff makes them feel unwelcome.

    They should just have a special divHersity branch of the military, with a translatinx gexeral in charge and rainbow medals, and leave the other branches alone.

    Imagine if the Marines were made up exclusively of the good ol’ boy descendants of Johnny Rebel, well-fed, hookworm-free, and with modern equipment.

    • Replies: @XYZ (no Mr.)
    , @Prusmc
  35. Jake says:

    General Goldfein terrifies the Chinese and every Mohammedan merely thinking about terrorism. Diversity is sacred and is our great strength. And the Bad Guys tremble before it.

    We must get those tranny units up and running now.

  36. Jack D says:
    @Hail

    Career military is an unusual (but not entirely unheard of) career for American Jews. Mother Vanni sounds like she is Italian so junior might not identify as Jewish at all.

    The interweb says the WWI vet was born in 1896 in Iowa.

    https://www.geni.com/people/Joseph-Goldfein/6000000041910674060

    Jews who were scattered in rural areas assimilated faster and more than Jews from coastal cities with big Jewish communities. My guess is that Gen. Dave has very little if any Jewish identification left.

    • Replies: @peterike
    , @JMcG
  37. Jack D says:
    @Arclight

    The Chinese win the war game because they only have to stock yellow band-aids and so their logistics are simpler. Making sure that the correct mix of the correct color band-aids (how many colors do you need?) complicates the fight for Americans. Imagine the impact on morale if some fighting unit at the front runs out of the right color. Medic:”T’quan, I have bad news for you.” T’quan: “I am gonna die, doc?” Medic: “Nah, but I’m going to have to put a pink band-aid on that paper cut.” T’quan: “Oh, hell no. You best not sleep no mo because Ima gonna frack yo white ass next time you do.”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @AnotherDad
  38. @Laurence Whelk

    Prepare yourself. This will all be over soon.

  39. @Tiny Duck

    White men invented almost everything…this probably.hurts

  40. NickG says:
    @Bill P

    Certainly in the UK military conformists to the approved group think get promoted. I understand the US military is better, but I have little doubt that this is a problem.

  41. Jack D says:
    @Mr McKenna

    The photo is a little deceptive. There’s actually a ditch between the sistah and the lion.

    • Replies: @Charon
  42. mmack says:

    I suspect this gentleman wouldn’t give a Hoot in Hell what color bandages the medicos use:

    And then he’d slap General Goldfein for being a sissy.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Jordi
  43. “Warfighting” seems to be a fashionable new military term of art that has some subtly different meaning from any of the old tropes “combat”, “tactics”, “strategy” etc.

    As military types here who can clue me in?

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  44. I wonder if General Goldfein is going to take action to eliminate the highly IQ/g test passage criteria, required to enter the Air Force, that reduce the service’s ‘diversity’?

  45. @Mr McKenna

    Given a civil war with the urban areas on one side and their hinterland on the other side, the question of what DOD could do is an interesting one.

    The problem facing the urban side would essentially be supplies. The proximate cause of this “Civil War bearing down upon us” is money — the urban areas are short of money and have pretty much squeezed their political income sources dry. A civil war would very quickly dry up their income sources. At that point, how do they get the food, fuel, consumables, maintenance items, etc. that they need just to avoid rioting by their inhabitants, never mind doing anything.
    Occupying the countryside and kicking Hell out of the rural people isn’t going to get them a dime. In fact, it would be counterproductive. The urban areas would have to get foreign subsidies and troops very quickly. Even if successful, the urban areas would lose their foreign assistance just as quickly due to regional fights (think India/Pakistan, North/South Korea, China/Taiwan, Iran/Saudi Arabia, Ummah vs. Israel, Ghibelline vs. Guelph for all I know, etc.) .

    I think that DOD Army forces would be sucked into urban occupation / relief duty (essentially trying to keep the urban population alive long enough for the politicians to do something productive). They would stay there until they started taking serious casualties and supplies stopped coming, then the survivors would be withdrawn to military bases (such of those as chad been held [1]) by local commanders and used as local security forces “to protect strategic assets” or the like. There would be little else they could do. I mean, where, exactly, are the critical targets whose destruction or occupation would restore the funds the urban areas need to exist?

    And remember, the politicians in charge wouldn’t be all that smart. Their current “get Trump” plan appears to be saying the investigating Democrat shakedown of other countries is a crime unless it’s done by Democrats. Might have work with the naive population of Nixon’s time, but pretty much everybody in the US has seen or been the subject of similar railroading attempts first hand.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Military bases in the US aren’t usually fortified (costs way too much). When the locals cut off the fort’s electrical power (or local utilities fail), it would be show over for most of them. Surviving forces would have to be withdrawn into the few self sufficient bases, usually those located in remote areas.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    , @JMcG
  46. Mr. Anon says:
    @neutral

    At least the injured got band aids in the correct colours.

    They were paratroopers. The correct color was probably “white”.

  47. Mr. Anon says:

    What’s with the camo all the time? Why should an Air Force General in the CONUS be wearing camoflaged battle dress? is this just the military’s way of playing war? The Forever War is a bullshit war for most uniformed personnel, who face less job-related danger to life and limb than the average pizza deliveryman in Memphis or Atlanta.

    The officer-corps of the Military seems to be pretty well cucked from the rank of – I don’t know – captain up, from what I can see. Certainly bird-colonels and generals (and their equivalents) in Uncle Sammy’s Good-Time Pirate Fleet the US Navy are completely co-opted political weasels.

    WAD – We Are Doomed

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  48. Ibound1 says:
    @Paleo Retiree

    We have a three star General who is “Deputy” Commandant of Information? Who the hell is Commandant of Information? A Four Star General?

    In WW2 we had one 4 Star for every two million men in the military. Today we have one 4 Star for every 37,000 and most of those 37,000 aren’t even close to any fighting.

    What do all of these Generals do ?

  49. TWS says:
    @Tiny Duck

    God damnit Duck, you’re radio silent for days and when you come back it’s weak sauce generic white bashing.

    Up your duck game, I could write a better troll based off this. Steve lobs a gentle softball across the middle and you miss entirely.

    You had so many ways to go. Blacks have better skin tones better suited for the environment, whites just need more medical coddling, racist band-aid makers, any damn thing. Get with the troll-program or GTFO.

    • Replies: @Thrasymachus
  50. @Mr McKenna

    Treat ALL military as being “on the other side” when it comes to dealing with civilians.

    Early 20th century (Europe)

    Late 20th century (South Korea)

  51. @Arclight

    Right. When the Chinese run their computer war game simulations …

    Maybe the enemy isn’t the Chinese or any other non-diverse foreign power.

    I’m feeling a conspiracy theory coming on, but I haven’t quite formulated it yet.

  52. Corvinus says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Attention white patriots, you love your kids when you support their career path when they join the U.S. military.

    Signed,

    White Normies

    Indeed, diverse band aids are a warfighting imperative…and a capitalistic enterprise.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/the-story-of-the-black-band-aid/276542/

  53. Corvinus says:
    @Jack D

    “The Chinese win the war game because they only have to stock yellow band-aids and so their logistics are simpler.”

    Except the next world war will be biological, nuclear, and/or infrastructure driven (i.e. taking out electrical grids and fresh water systems by way of computer viruses), NOT conventional.

    https://www.redbubble.com/people/jayreyill/works/10744171-thanks-for-playing

    “Imagine the impact on morale if some fighting unit at the front runs out of the right color.”

    I will admit, you do have a wild imagination.

    • Troll: Anonymousse
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @XYZ (no Mr.)
  54. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    There just isn’t enough white to go around in the schools either.

  55. Corvinus says:
    @Hail

    “IIRC, the “N-word” and other off-color references to Blacks appear many, many times in the collected personal letters of General Sherman.”

    It’s no surprise, as he is a product of the times when it came to the darkies.

    However, “I will not tolerate insults to our country or cause,” he wrote in a letter to the editor of the Memphis Bulletin. “When people forget their obligations to a Government that made them respected among the nations of the earth, and speak contemptuously of the flag which is the silent emblem of that country, I will not go out of my way to protect them or their property.”

    Sherman held that rage in his heart at what he considered Confederate treason. “My aim,” according to his memoirs, “was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.”

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  56. Corvinus says:
    @Mr McKenna

    “With the next Civil War bearing down upon us, I’ve been wondering whose side the military would take.”

    The right side, of course.

    “Increasingly though, I’m not sure we even want them on our side…”

    So can we expect you to be front and center in this impending Civil War? Or are you just like some of the fine posters here who spout off steam in their posts but ultimately lack the guile, gumption, and testosterone to go all Pinochet?

  57. In case of civil war, the military will be fighting each other along racial lines.

    There will be plenty of collateral damage of course.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  58. Alfa158 says:
    @Laurence Whelk

    It is human nature to assume that: I don’t live in history, history is something that happened in the past, and to those old people. The future will be pretty much like now only more so.

  59. Charon says:
    @Jack D

    Good thing lions can’t jump over ditches! But seriously, I sort of wish this one did. We could have a new ghetto quatrain:

    Forget all dem snitches
    An’ hike up dem britches!
    For when lions jump ditches
    Bitches get stitches

  60. jill says:

    Globe Staff,March 9, 2013

    CAMBRIDGE — America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change.

    Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, in an interview at a Cambridge hotel Friday after he met with scholars at Harvard and Tufts universities, said significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple the security environment, probably more likely than the other scenarios we all often talk about.’

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/03/09/admiral-samuel-locklear-commander-pacific-forces-warns-that-climate-change-top-threat/BHdPVCLrWEMxRe9IXJZcHL/story.html

  61. Whiskey says: • Website

    The military will splinter of course. Along racial and ethnic lines. When then War on White turns red hot what general can keep White troops in line?

    • Replies: @Neoconned
  62. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    Your site never shows all the comments. It says there are 37 but only shows 33. It does this all the time. My comment is never printed for hours. This site is totally unsecure at least for me.

  63. Anon[324] • Disclaimer says:

    They’re letting Jews into the military now?

    • Replies: @Anon
  64. @Wilkey

    70 O-10’s is an astounding number. Bear in mind there are three levels of General/Admiral below them. Our military has to be more top-heavy than almost any time in its history. I’ll poke around for the info unless someone already has it.

    • Agree: Autochthon
  65. Dutch Boy says:
    @Jack Henson

    Having been a paratrooper I can assure you that the army wouldn’t allow a little thing like life-threatening adverse wind conditions interfere with a planned drop.

    • Replies: @Jack Henson
  66. milermp1 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    ” or because there parents wer donors”

    But you can’t get yourself to say “jews?”

  67. @Anonymous

    Spoken like someone who knows nothing about the Air Force.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  68. I wrote this about Air Force General David Goldfein and the US military in July of 2018:

    Was all this anti-Christian crap about the US Air Force in the Jewish media just a con job to put Jew officers in charge of the Air Force? I remember many articles in the media about the Christian officers in the Air Force and now I see a Jew named David Goldfein is top dog of the US Air Force.

    I remember articles with that ugly modern Air Force building in Colorado or some damn place out West and it was always about the Christians praying or this or that. So what? This is a European Christian nation, and if you don’t like it, get the hell out. If you want, we can deport you to Uganda.

    It turns out some Jew named Schwartz was top dog at the US Air Force from 2008 to 2012.

    Why was there all this anti-Christian crap in the media about the US Air Force when two Jews were running the frigging joint? The media is the enemy of the American people.

    Hyman Rickover is the only Jew that ever mattered for the US military. President Trump has to make sure that the Jew-controlled Neo-Conservative faction of the GOP is removed from power. No more war on behalf of Israel in the Middle East or West Asia.

    The US military is designed to waste and misdirect the martial energy of the European Christian ancestral core of the United States. Young European Christian American soldiers are serving the GOVERNMENT of the United States, they are not serving the COUNTRY that is the United States.

    The US military is designed to project the ideology of mass immigration, multiculturalism, financialization and globalization.

    The US military is NOT designed to defend and protect the United States of America.

    There is a difference between the government and the country. There is a difference between the US government and the US nation.

    The US military does not protect and defend the United States of America.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  69. Forbes says:
    @Jack Henson

    ‘Cuz challenging weather and terrain are just fluke impositions on typically serene warfighting scenarios.

  70. The pilot training pipeline is not workiny, there’s a single tac air/CAS platform that’s fifty some years old with no replacement coming, and the F35 is an unworkable mess that is sucking the oxygen from everything in the ecosystem…

    But this is a priority.

  71. Aft says:

    China’s army of synchronized drones is no match for our multi-colored band-aid technology

    10,000 drones display to celebrate 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China pic.twitter.com/PFnUpOJS53— Carl Zha (@CarlZha) September 27, 2019

    https://mobile.twitter.com/carlzha/status/1177570625352695808

  72. Mike1 says:

    I’ve watched US Marines actually sleep through training on how to prevent systems getting hacked. Their job was systems security. They passed.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  73. OT (But also about serious v. unserious leadership):

    The Chinese once again show the common sense Mr. Sailer sought so long in vain among Amerikkkan governments:

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Hong-Kong-Leader-Bans-Masks-in-Hardening-Stance-on-Protests-562149331.html

  74. Forbes says:
    @William Badwhite

    Last I’d checked, the Navy has more admirals (1-4 star) than capital ships. That seems top heavy to me–as Lt Commanders, Commanders, and Captains are the line managers who captain the ships in question.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  75. @nokangaroos

    I always thought the urban camo was more edgy.

  76. Paleoconn says:

    China must have been trolling the Pentagon when they trotted out two female generals in the Tiananmen square parade.

  77. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    You can take out infrastructure with conventional weapons. That’s one of their prime uses besides targeting military assets.

    And once the infrastructure is destroyed, you’re still left with conventional weapons that can be used.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  78. @William Badwhite

    Well, the US did have 8 O-11s in WW2.

  79. @Corvinus

    All wars eventually require infantry actions, whether battle, patrol, or occupation, in some form if the war is to have any decisive impact at all. This has not changed in over 25 centuries. Use of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons did not change that when used in the past, and will not when used in the future. It will be many decades before any country has capable droid armies to replace men on the ground.

    So much will remain the same.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  80. Jack D says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Peacetime armies (and in reality we are more or less at peace) always tend to collect these bureaucratic brown nosers. When a real war begins, they are totally ineffective and either they get pushed aside in favor of people who are more concerned with military victory than bureaucratic advancement or else you lose the war and then they are REALLY pushed aside.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    , @Hibernian
  81. @GenDaveGoldfein: “Celebration of #diversity and making sure we understand the flesh colored band aids is not about being politically correct, it’s a warfighting imperative.”

    Embarassing. In so many ways.

    I’d like to see Trump flush out these Augean stables. Let our officer corps know that mouthing PC bullshit will be a career killer whenever a patriot is elected. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.

    Trump isn’t the ideal guy to institute this policy, but at least ban our general officers from twitter. Tell them to cut the PC bullshit and get back to planning and preparing for war.

  82. This is about the future. Band Aids® are the way to a five-year-old’s heart, especially if he steps on a mine.

    A better strategy than this, which suggests the Lindberghs were righter than they knew:

    The GIs who raped France: We know about the mass rape of German women by Stalin’s soldiers. Now a new book reveals American troops committed thousands of rapes on French women they were ‘liberating’

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    , @Alden
  83. Kronos says:
    @william munny

    If a major conflict breaks out, they’ll all be stuffed in the back of rear echelon. The multicult people wont want to fight and the generals don’t want them to die (bad optics.) Only white boys are allowed to become grounded up meat.

    Can a tranny POW become a prostitute for enemy guards? Something in the vein of James Clavell’s “King Rat” book. It’ll be funny if during a war with China (I hope not) that tranny POWs create their own whorehouse for guards and POWs alike. The resulting photos reach the US and the trannies reach the top of list for trading in POWs for others. (Sorry John McCain, your on the back of the list.)

  84. theMann says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Can anybody see these clowns going up against the likes of the Waffen-SS? Because, damn, diversity was their strength too…..

    Alas, one can enjoy the hilarity of the truly incompetent only so far.

  85. @Jack D

    Couldn’t our armed forces just stock Mickey Mouse band aids? Problem solved!

  86. This is the event I was referring to.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/us/camp-shelby-paratroopers.html

    I found out that apparently the AF is doing away with navigators and replacing them with GPS, which sounds like one of those great ideas the Navy had right before destroyers kept hitting cargo ships in the ocean .

    • Replies: @JMcG
  87. @Jack D

    The rationale for top heavy brass in peacetime is:

    When war breaks out, and the draft is reinstated, we suddenly have a sh!t load of enlisted men. We will need a large, trained, officer corps to lead them. Therefore, we need a ton of officers in peacetime to be ready for war.

    That is the theory, at least. I am not well enough informed in the ways of war to know if this is correct, or why the reserve officers can’t handle things. Otherwise, why do we need an ROTC program.

    Again, I am not well enough informed.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  88. Ibound1 says:
    @William Badwhite

    According to the Daily Beast, we had 5000 troops fighting ISIS in Iraq in 2016 and 12 Generals. One for every 400 troops. And that doesn’t include the support “Generals”. Our generals used to command divisions or armies. Now they command companies

    • LOL: Autochthon
  89. @William Badwhite

    Obama’s 70 appointments do not mean there are 70 full generals/admirals serving at the same time. (Which would be ridiculous even by the standards of our bloated military.)

    Not a military guy, but my understanding is that these four star ranks are “temporary”–career cappers but also enders. The President gives you (some lower rank general officer) a promotion to take a “four star” job and then–assuming you don’t screw up too badly–you retire out of the service when you are done with that position to get your four-star pension. Or–the most successful climbers–you get promoted to another more important four-star position. (I looked up Goldfein. Obama promoted him to four-stars to take Vice Chief of Staff Air Force job in 2015. Then promoted him to the top job a year later.)

    If you finished the four-star position without being given another one, you would drop back down to your previous rank (thus lowering your retirement pay) even if you could find an appropriate appointment. But in today’s military there’s an expectation that you’ll get out of the way to make room for the young guys coming up.

    So we’d expect to see the end of Goldfein’s career next year when his four year term is up. And he’ll move from being an active duty PC-parasite, to a pensioned PC-parasite.

  90. @william munny

    Most Marines (above 60 percent) serve one tour of duty. They join to serve their country, for the challenge, to shoot guns, and to say they are a Marine.

    Band aid colors are not going to change this.

    Most white Marines are not white supremacists (thankfully) but are fairly nationalist, and aren’t robots, and commonly mock their commanders when out of earshot. So they are not being brainwashed in any way.

    Suggesting whites not join the military is par for the course for the absolute stupidity and weakness I see among white nationalists. This is similar to conservatives abandoning educational fields decades ago because the diversity crowd was doing stupid things. Now education is all left wing all the time, and that has greatly damaged the national culture, and the damage will take at least one or two generations to repair, if ever. Conservatives could have pushed back but instead fled, as we know American whites always do. The occasional violent flair up tends to be worthless young men shooting up innocent black people at a Bible Study, or taking out poor Mexicans in a Wal-Mart.

    I agree with Corvinus on one thing: there will no partition of this land. The reason I say this is because of my training in the Marines: know a man in peace, and you know him in war. Contra Hollywood, nothing magical happens to a man when you put on a uniform or take up a gun. If someone is too afraid to speak up against the idiocy of many diversity initiatives, like most whites, because they may lose their comfy jobs, — jobs!, not even property, or freedom, or life — then they do not have the balls nor will to man a foxhole in a violent conflict.

    That’s reality. And my ancestors were Johnny Reb.


  91. Take away the uniform and you might guess this was an antique photo of a mass murderer or a lunatic at an asylum for the criminally insane.

    Where did these hard men that used to populate our military go?

    Nowadays senior military officers seem to be affirmative action incompetents or soulless time-serving yes men who have learned to correctly recite the latest pc platitudes

    During the invasion of Europe troops under Patton’s command went into battle in dress uniforms complete with tie. Today soldiers and their senior officers appear in public wearing ill fitting pyjamas aka BDUs.

    I recall during the first Gulf War Schwarzkopf and his underlings always seen in their sloppy BDUs, despite being far from the battle zone. Schwarz and his generals were sending a subliminal message:
    ” I’m not a serious man; this is not a serious undertaking I am involved in.”

  92. The USAF

    A Global Force for Global Homosexual Pederast Filth and Disease!!!!

    See your USAF Recruiters rectum today…..

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  93. @Forbes

    According to https://www.reference.com/government-politics/many-generals-u-s-armed-forces-18fc0fb2f17bb3d1

    which unfortunately isn’t sourced, there are 38 O-10’s so AnotherDad theory that a number of Obama’s appointments retired soon after makes sense. 14 for the Air Force is ridiculous.

    If the above is to be believed there are 909 general officers. With a total military of a bit over 2.1mm, this comes to about one for every 2,355 personnel. 2,355 is a medium-sized regiment, regiments are typically commanded by a Colonel (O-6).

    Given that a large percentage of that 2.1mm is in support or other non-combat roles, 909 general officers seems way too many.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  94. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Enlisting in the US military is little different than enrolling at Oberlin, indoctrination-wise.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  95. @Tiny Duck

    Steve, please delete me from your simulation. There are a lot of weaves in here. And it smells funny. This is my third attempt.

  96. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Agree with you, Mike. Don’t let them become the tools of globalist policy: Invade the World Invite the World, as our host, Mr. Sailer, is wont to say. However, the USCG is an exception. The Coast Guard’s mission is primarily based in the United States and serves the well-being of American citizens in a number of ways.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  97. peterike says:
    @Jack D

    My guess is that Gen. Dave has very little if any Jewish identification left.

    Yet he behaves in a perfectly stereotypical Jewish way, and spouts anti-white talking points with all the fervor of a Jewish Yale graduate metrosexual writing for Vox.

    Funny how that works.

  98. @jesse helms think-alike

    My first thought after looking at your photo of General George C. Scott was I bet President Trump has a replica of that uniform including shiny helmet and baton hiding somewhere in his wardrobe.

  99. Wilkey says:
    @William Badwhite

    Maybe, but whatever the “correct” number should be, I doubt it’s that far off. There are plenty of corporate veeps and others with less experience and responsibilty than a brigadier general who make far more. If you want to hold on to talent you have to reward them with pay and/or status. There’s a huge jump in status once you get your first stat. Now whether those jobs are actually going to the officers who deserve them is another question entirely.

  100. @Counterinsurgency

    Military bases in the US aren’t usually fortified (costs way too much). When the locals cut off the fort’s electrical power (or local utilities fail), it would be show over for most of them.

    Until somewhat recently the use of “Fort” in front of an army base as opposed to “Camp” meant that it was self-sufficient – didn’t need local utilities, water, sewage, etc. I’m not sure if this is still the case. Given the rise of things such as “Joint Base” This and That, I doubt it.

  101. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    Antony Beevor wrote that G.I.s in Germany didn’t need to rape to get women, because they had plenty of cigarettes which were the currency of Germany’s postwar black market. Was it so different in France?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  102. @Charles Pewitt

    Why was there all this anti-Christian crap in the media about the US Air Force when two Jews were running the frigging joint? The media is the enemy of the American people.

    That’s pretty much the fault of an SOB named Mike Weinstein.

  103. @Corvinus

    You are not a normie, you are a bugman. Buzz off.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  104. @Dave Pinsen

    Here’s another USAFA Commandant who lasted just a few months before being booted out for “reasons”. You figure those reasons had to be pretty good, since the address sign outside her residence said “Gen. and Mrs. Goodwin”.

    https://www.usafa.af.mil/News/Biographies/Display/Article/1194369/brigadier-general-kristin-e-goodwin/

  105. @War for Blair Mountain

    They’ll have to re-write the song:

    “Only diversity can stop the U.S. Air Force”.

  106. @Wilkey

    My sources deep inside the military tell me that the top secret–eyes only strategy memos indicate we plan to destroy the enemy by sending them woke propaganda to make them laugh to death. 😉

  107. @Harry Baldwin

    It’s what passes for leadership that is my concern.

  108. July 26, 2019 – Aircraft mission-capable rates hit new low in Air Force, despite efforts to improve They will always blame lack of $$ but how much of it is lack of skilled personal who can keep these planes in the air? And we know who skilled personal usually are.

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/07/26/aircraft-mission-capable-rates-hit-new-low-in-air-force-despite-efforts-to-improve/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  109. @jesse helms think-alike

    Take away the uniform and you might guess this was an antique photo of a mass murderer or a lunatic at an asylum for the criminally insane.

    This photograph is of a mass murderer and a lunatic who did criminally insane things. He was never admitted to an asylum, though. He was given Cash and Prizes instead, because Who / Whom….

  110. @jesse helms think-alike

    You make an interesting point: when I was in the navy (I am not that old) it was forbidden to wear dungarees, cammies, or other utility uniforms off the base, except for a brief and justified stop (say, to pump gas or maybe grab baby formula); if any of the sergeants, chiefs, or officers encountered you strolling around off-base in anything but civvies or the appropriate service or dress uniform of the day, you’d be having a very unpleasant, awkward conversation about it that began something like “Hey, shipmate, let me talk to you for a moment….”

    I used to similarly only ever see bigwigs making public statements and speeches (never mind testifying before the congress in live television and such) in their dress uniforms. Now they do all those appearances in cammies (i.e., BDUs). What the Hell happened? Was there an actual OPNAVINST (and equivalent for other branches) that “From now on, we will maintain military bearing by dressing for formal and public occasions as if we are headed to general quarters, because it makes people think we are cool, like in the movies….”

    In ten more years will they lose the blouse, too, and just swagger into press conferences in just boots and utes, as we used to say, with their undershirts; or coveralls, maybe covered in grime and sweat to emphasise they are “totally tough badasses” who’ve been marching or wrenching or whatever all day?

    It’s especially unseemly and phony with these flag officers, most of whom have been pushing paper for five, maybe ten years. (Are the camouflage and the Vibram-soled boots to keep from being spotted spotted by the boss and given an urgent assignment at 1630 on Friday, or to prevent slipping on the Pentagon’s immaculately waxed floors?)

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Anon87
    , @Corn
  111. JMcG says:
    @Jack D

    US Military maybe. You never know when you’ll be bombed and machine gunned by the Israelis when you are in the US Military. It could be dangerous.

  112. JMcG says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    No point in handing over the playbook this early.

  113. JMcG says:
    @Jack Henson

    Having lived through both eras I’ll say this. GPS is ten orders of magnitude better than any navigator that ever lived. Until the GPS stops working.

  114. Anon[141] • Disclaimer says:

    Do they expect they’re actually going to get a boo-boo up in their little birdies?

    Is there such thing as a black Air Force pilot?

  115. @Dutch Boy

    Having also been a paratrooper I can remember the crosswinds shaking the C130 and the jump master claiming “4 knots!” with a straight face before opening the door. Turns out winds were running about 22 knots.

    This was for a jump into brigade games, so I can imagine nothing was going to stop a training exercise.

    Bragg still has that billboard with “X days since a training accident” right? 82 days without one and you get a 3 day.

  116. @Mr McKenna

    The armed forces, like almost every other goverment enterprise, exist now primarily to keep Fuquan and Shanaynay employed and off the streets. I had always been patriotic and supported the military, but I’ll now be damned first before I let anyone I love waste his life and health on behalf of the corrupt, crooked country the United States has become.

  117. Anon[141] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    You mean Jews are volunteering for the military now? Gasp!! It has the be the high college tuition problem.

  118. @TWS

    Not his best work. I’m a little disappointed, not that I have ever been very impressed.

  119. @Realist

    Re: Diverse bandaids

    How about some to match their Air Jordans?

  120. J.Ross says:
    @Mike1

    I thought the Marines got rid of in-house tech support and went with contractors? Was this a while back?

  121. Hibernian says:
    @Joe Magarac

    I guess they call it warfighting to distinguish it from prizefighting, or barroom brawling.

  122. Hibernian says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Battle dress for everything except a few formal occasions has been around since the late ’80s, even for very senior personnel. This was discussed here about 2 months ago. I think it’s a way of impressing the seriousness of the mission on the troops, and it has a definite aura of protesting too much.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  123. The secret is just to insert the super macho dangerous sounding insider lingo “warfighting” into sentences about unbelievably gay things the diversity eunuchs leading the modern military want to do. Linguistically testosterones them up. Regular civilians are just way too impressed and intimidated to question it… just try it for yourself

    “Gender fluidity and correct pronoun usage is the key to warfighting”

    “Sexual dissident performative discourses are crucial for warfighters”

    REAL PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS OBVIOUSLY GUYS! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

    Gratuitous use of in group jargon is an inevitable tactic of frauds.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  124. Hibernian says:
    @Jack D

    Or thrash around and get a lot of men killed under political generals like the Union side in the Civil War in Virginia, until Lincoln brought Grant in from the West to take charge.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  125. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    Chair Force good one!!!

  126. Hibernian says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    The Army Reserve has reserve drill sergeants and these NCOs have commanding officers who are also reservists. Do you have a source for the above being the rationale for the top heavy force structure? In my time in a reserve component (National Guard) it seemed there were a lot of officers because there had to be an officer in charge and an NCO in charge of just about everything. Couldn’t it be one or the other, or a Warrant Officer?

  127. Alden says:
    @Dr. X

    Buy them an 8 unit apartment house. Smallish one bedrooms to avoid the roommate & immigrant problem. Live in 1. 3 units for the mortgage 2 for property taxes 1 for maintenance 1 for meager profit.

  128. Alden says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Those pajamas maternity top BDUs are designed to hide the pot bellies of both men and women.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  129. @Hibernian

    The best are the blue camo BDUs for naval personnel.

    Why? Well…reasons.

  130. @Corvinus

    Attention, Raveman, go back to Poland, where you will be dealt with appropriately.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  131. @Hibernian

    At which time even more men died. To Grant’s credit, his strategy probably ended the War. But not the killing. That took another 30 or 40 years, until the participants who failed to accept the result were dead. One might argue credibly that the conflict continues today.

    • Replies: @binkyxz3
  132. @Mr McKenna

    Perhaps she was trying to save the lion’s soul, like that Chinese Christian who was mauled in a Taiwan zoo.

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-nov-04-fg-lion4-story.html

    I like this lion in Lake Erie:

  133. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    “You can take out infrastructure with conventional weapons. That’s one of their prime uses besides targeting military assets.”

    I am aware of that capability by conventional weapons. But such an endeavor puts soldiers at risk in the battlefield. Thus, the future is cyber attacks.

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/critical-infrastructure-on-target-a-cyber-attack-that-could-be-worse-than-war/articleshow/61508816.cms?from=mdr

  134. Corvinus says:
    @XYZ (no Mr.)

    “All wars eventually require infantry actions, whether battle, patrol, or occupation, in some form if the war is to have any decisive impact at all.”

    Limited wars, yes. But as far as world war, no. The future is nuclear, chemical, and computer.

  135. Corvinus says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    “You are not a normie, you are a bugman. Buzz off.”

    Sorry, dear, but I am as normie as one can get. The bee is in your bonnet with your piss ant declaration.

    • Troll: Anonymousse
  136. M_Young says:
    @Kronos

    We had a cockeyed kid in my Navy bootcamp company. The platoon commander would always say to him “look at me when you’re looking at me”.

  137. Neoconned says:
    @Whiskey

    I wargame these scenarios in my head from time to time and wonder if we ever do get a “7 Days in May” type scenario what would happen…..

    Obviously whatever junta or strongman(woman??) Who does take over must control the various WMD arsenals. There was an old 70s movie where Richard Burton I think played a disgraced air force general who takes over a nuke silo in the dakotas or some such….

    Whatever military factions that do split off…..control of the WMD arsenals is paramount.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  138. @JMcG

    “GPS is ten orders of magnitude better than any navigator that ever lived.”

    Surely you exaggerate. An order of magnitude is a factor of 10. Ten orders of magnitude is a factor of 10^10 = 10,000,000,000 = 10 billion.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Henry_the_Navigator
    could locate Prester John only to within 1000 km. GPS would have been able to locate Prester John to within 1000*1000/10^10 m =10^(-4) m = 1/10 mm, about a tenth of the thickness of a thumbnail.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  139. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @JMcG

    GPS (and/or Glonass) is handy for hiking and stuff but with modern MEMS and fiber spool laser gyros astroinertial platforms should be the standard in aerial nav, with GPS or Glonass the backup and ADF or HF-DF to known fixed facilities-FCC licensed FM and TV broadcasters rarely move antennas and have to notify the database when they do-for tertiary. VHF Omnirange should have followed AN ranges in being shut down two decades ago.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  140. @SteveRogers42

    The best are the blue camo BDUs for naval personnel. Why? Well…reasons.</blockquote

    Read an article about those years (sorry no link – from memory).
    The dark blue pattern hides dirt and especially grease stains. They are nearly invisible at night so it's good for nightwatch – or so the article said.

    Believe it's been discontinued

    Would make a great color/pattern for carpet in a high traffic area

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  141. Richard P says:

    One only needs to look at the USAF to recognize who the real terrorists are in this world.

  142. @SunBakedSuburb

    The Coast Guard has a lot going for it. If your country really really needs you to go to war, you go to war. Otherwise, you aren’t just training, you’re saving people from drowning.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @TWS
  143. Mr. Anon says:
    @Autochthon

    I get the impression that a lot of our military – especially the upper echelons – are about as serious and competent as were officers in the armies of Tsar Nicholas or Kaiser Franz Josef. They may as well sport big ostrich-plumed shakos and strut around to Strauss marches.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  144. Mr. Anon says:
    @Neoconned

    There was an old 70s movie where Richard Burton I think played a disgraced air force general who takes over a nuke silo in the dakotas or some such….

    It was Burt Lancaster – Twilight’s Last Gleaming

  145. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    Attention white patriots, you love your kids when you support their career path when they join the U.S. military.

    Bullshit (like everything you say, nitwit). Encouraging your children to serve this rotten government is irresponsible.

    And you ARE a bugman, bugman.

  146. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    However, “I will not tolerate insults to our country or cause,” he wrote in a letter to the editor of the Memphis Bulletin.

    Yeah, that’s how you know when a guy is a champion of freedom – when he will not tolerate free speech.

    You are a contemptible a**hole, a**hole.

  147. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @George Taylor

    How much of that is due to ill-selected or ill-trained maintenance personnel and how much is due to having weapons systems that are so complex or ill designed they are just unmaintainable is a matter of conjecture.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  148. binkyxz3 says:
    @Mr McKenna

    To prove I’m not racist, I say she gets the Darwin Award.

  149. binkyxz3 says:
    @Neil Templeton

    “A question settled by violence, or in disregard of law, must remain unsettled forever.”
    — Jefferson Davis

  150. Corvinus says:
    @Neil Templeton

    “Attention, Raveman, go back to Poland, where you will be dealt with appropriately.”

    I actually have traveled to there, to Germany, and to the Netherlands. A hero’s welcome from my ancestors in each place.

    No one is going back. Everyone is collecting $200.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  151. Corvinus says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “Encouraging your children to serve this rotten government is irresponsible.”

    Actually, it’s my liberty and their liberty. If you don’t like it here, move over there.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  152. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymousse

    “Gratuitous use of in group jargon is an inevitable tactic of frauds.”

    And you represent the epitome of such language.

  153. @Mr. Anon

    Re: Strutting around to Strauss marches.

    Get with the times, man. Upper echelon officers are now more likely to be twerking to the latest musical stylings of Drake, Foxy Brown or Jay-Z than strutting to Strauss marches.

  154. @Mr. Anon

    Re: Strutting around to Strauss marches.

    Get with the times, man. Upper echelon officers are now more likely to be twerking to the latest musical stylings of Drake, Foxy Brown or Jay-Z than strutting to Strauss marches.

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  155. @Mr. Anon

    There are fewer I things I am more opposed to than more spending on the military, more foreign misadventures and someone I love now serving in the military.

    I had long been a patriot, and while I still want the best for the young men and women of this country, “Support our troops” now makes me cringe, because military service, definitely not the best for them, may now be, ultimately, not even good for them.

    And while the current crop of crooked f***ers continues to infest DC, I do not see my disgust and attitude changing any time soon.

  156. @Dave Pinsen

    Antony Beevor wrote that G.I.s in Germany didn’t need to rape to get women, because they had plenty of cigarettes which were the currency of Germany’s postwar black market.

    That’s not much different from rape.

  157. JMcG says:
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa

  158. JMcG says:
    @Anonymous

    I didn’t realize INS were that advanced now. I’ve been out of it for a spell.

  159. This nonsesne isn’t so much Left-wing as Osteen.

  160. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    Yes, you are entirely at liberty to be the dull-witted bugman that you are, nitwit.

  161. @Corvinus

    Good to hear you received a hero’s welcome. Such recognition is always nice.

  162. Prusmc says:
    @william munny

    Commandant, General Lemuel C. Sheppard did the best he could to keep it that way.

  163. J.Ross says:
    @Joe Magarac

    This happens now and it’s buried.
    However, it’s not so much “racial lines” as “one problem group refusing to get along with anybody else.”

  164. @Steve Sailer

    There is similar peace-time work in other services: one of my naval deployments involved interdicting a shitload of cocaine in the Caribbean, which I am a lot more proud if than killing people in Europe who were fighting each other for reasons having nothing to do with America. The navy also spends significant resources preventing piracy.

    I agree, though, in the modern poopshow of the abuse of the military for stupid adventurism abroad: I had rather a loved one determined to be in the military join the coast guard or the merchant marine.

  165. Anon87 says:
    @Autochthon

    I think it goes hand in hand with the business world. Casual over dress in most cases. A tie might as well be a string of garlic bulbs.

  166. Corn says:
    @Autochthon

    Maybe they’re trying to undermine the Sukhomlinov effect?

  167. @Alden

    The pregnant soldierettes waddling around the PX…many such cases!

  168. @jesse helms think-alike

    Very dangerous, though. If a swabbie falls overboard, that excellent camo will prevent rescuers from spotting him/her/xir.

  169. TWS says:
    @Steve Sailer

    They do a dangerous job 24/7. I cannot praise them enough. I hate it when politicians play with where they site the stations. Save a few bucks but lose lives.

  170. Jordi says:
    @mmack

    The gentleman you metion would not be promoted to general in the current military, though.

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