Thus proclaimed Major General Robert Dees (retired) this past weekend. The claims by Dees certainly seems to fit with some of the other news we have been seeing come out of late, especially about Sgt. 1st Class Martland, but I am getting ahead of myself.
First to Gen. Dees and his claims. From BizPacReview:
[…] Taking part in a panel at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dees said the Obama administration is using the U.S. military for “social engineering” and the end result is damaging the nation’s ability to defend itself, according to CNS News.
“Not only are we losing physical readiness to fight, we have to fix the problem of moral readiness,” Dees said.
Since Obama was first elected to office, restrictions have been lifted on women in combat, homosexuals now serve openly and there’s an effort currently underway to remove a ban on transgender soldiers. And the president announced on Friday the nomination of Army Acting Under Secretary Eric Fanning as the first openly gay secretary of the Army.
“I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low,” Dees told CNS News. “The moral readiness is degraded by social experimentation within our military.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Nowhere does this seem to be more prevalent than with the recent story noted above about the discharging of Sgt. 1st Class Martland for standing up to an Afghan Police Commander who raped – repeatedly – a little boy whom he had chained to his bed for a WEEK. Oh, and all this happened on a US Base, which is considered US soil. Yet it is the decorated Green Beret who is discharged, not the Police Commander thrown into jail and the key thrown away. There is something seriously, seriously wrong here.
Rep. Duncan Hunter had something to say about what has transpired with Sgt. 1st Class Martland and what is going on in the military. From the Kelly File:
Apparently, these incidences are more widespread than we are being led to believe. Forcing a girl – a 14 year old girl – to marry her rapist after he serves 1 day – ONE DAY – in jail, is abhorrent.
And Rep. Hunter was on FIRE about this issue. But this all flows from the top, does it not? As Rep. Hunter said, the Sec. of the Army could change this ruling, but he is chummy with Obama. In other words, don’t hold your breath on Sgt. 1st Class Martland’s being allowed back in for doing what the Military refused to do: hold this pedophile rapist accountable.
I hasten to add, I don’t cotton to vigilante justice. But it is hard to imagine a well-trained, stand up Green Beret, would not lose his temper when this child rapist is laughing about what he did, and for which he was going to get zero comeuppance. Frankly, it is hard to blame Martland for his reaction. That he has lost his career over this just boggles the mind…
It is precisely the moral decay Major General Dees (Ret.) referred to Kurt Schicter addressed in this Federalist piece:
The revelation that our generals expect Americans solders to allow screaming young boys to be sodomized and not stop it is simply the latest manifestation of the utter moral bankruptcy infecting the senior ranks of the U.S. military.
The problems with America’s military—which has now failed to win three wars in a row against backward fanatics whom the nineteenth-century Brits would have handily dispatched to hell in time for tea—are not merely budgetary. You can’t buy real leaders, leaders with strategic competence and moral courage. Aging equipment, while a problem, is nothing compared to the incompetence and moral cowardice of our military’s senior leaders.
Note the term “moral cowardice.” Many of these generals are decorated combat veterans who would gleefully charge an enemy machine-gun nest. But that physical courage in the face of the enemy does not translate into moral courage in the face of politicians and social justice warriors. It’s disheartening to see officers with Combat Infantryman badges and silver stars sheepishly nodding along with the lies of the coddled liberal elite.
That is just a sad fact that many of us, including me, need to accept. We all want to believe the very best of our military, to believe that they are stand-up, upright, moral people, especially at the top. Seems that is not the case, as the article continues:
[…] This is merely a symptom, though, of the greater moral crisis inside the military. It now appears that CENTCOM, the command responsible for losing the phony war against ISIS, was cooking the intelligence books to support the Obama administration’s policies. It’s hard to imagine General James Mattis tolerating that nonsense. As a warrior with integrity, he had no place in the current leadership and was fired as CENTCOM commander, apparently for gross competence.
Then there are the personal lapses. General David Petraeus slept with a subordinate and treated classified material cavalierly; not being a senior Democrat ally of President Obama, he was actually charged with a crime. Another general at the 82nd Airborne was court martialed for using his staff as a harem. In the least shocking development ever, neither general joined lower-ranking soldiers guilty of equivalent or lesser offenses in prison.
We have the greatest troops in the world, probably in all of human history. Fighting with old, worn equipment is a challenge, but that can be overcome. The lack of competent, morally courageous senior leaders can’t be. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
One thing is clear: we are losing our way in this country. It is being highlighted in the military right now as a result of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Mrtland’s discharge, and it is being highlighted by the Planned Parenthood videos depicting a barbarism that is SHOCKING in the 21st Century.
This cannot stand. This just cannot stand…
That is what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.