America's Next War Will Be A Blood Bath
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Look. I'm no "super patriot" or anything approaching that. I do, however, have a deep and abiding love for America and at one point in my youth signed my name to the necessary papers stating that I would willingly give up my life for my country as a soldier in the United States Army.
I was a lousy soldier. In fact, I was so bad, I was chosen for Officer's Candidate School, which I promptly turned down, ticking off my commanding officer something awful and, as a result, I spent much of my time for the next several weeks working KP duty and any dirty job the CO could come up with to degrade and humiliate me.
Not a problem. I stuck to my guns and he to his. I never felt the least bit of remorse for my decision -- and -- given the same set of circumstances as then, I'd make the same decision again. However, had I known then what I know now, I'd have taken that slot at OCS school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and got my behind off Tank Hill at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
C'est la vie -- such is life.
This stroll down Longstreet's Memory Lane is brought to you courtesy of Obama's gutting of the US military.
For those of you who have been around as long as I have, you understand what is happening and what will, inevitably, happen when next we go to war. (Never think, for an instant, there will not be a "next" war. There is always, repeat -- ALWAYS -- another war. So long as human beings inhabit this planet, we're going to fight each other. Why, it's the greatest adventure a man can have and we're not about to give it up.)
Students of American history know that our Founding Fathers had an aversion to a standing army. The Founders knew that standing armies often used the power with which they had been entrusted to enslave the very peoples they had sworn to protect even though they had been organized and sworn-in precisely to protect the country from its enemies.
Eventually, reaching the decision that a country MUST, indeed, have a trained military to protect its interests, the Founders settled upon a military under strict civilian control. It has worked tolerably well, but there is a prickliness between our military leaders and the civilian politician controllers that is, at times, palpable.
It is an open secret that (until recently), by far, the US military -- from the enlisted ranks to the officer corp are of a conservative political bent. It is the nature of the beast. The political left has been attempting to destroy that bastion of conservatism, which has been a burr under their saddle for two and a half centuries.
Today they are making serious inroads into the military and the destruction of same is well within sight. By infusing the greatest fighting force the world has even known with homosexuals and female combat soldiers, the capability of the American combat arms to be effective on the battle field has been deeply compromised. We will see just how compromised when we count the body bags returning from wherever the next war is fought, if, of course, it is not fought here on our own shores (which is a growing possibility every day).
With a joke of a Commander-in-Chief (who could not successfully command a Cub Scout troop) in charge, and rules of engagement that do not allow American forces to inflict serious, lasting, damage on the enemy and subjects our fighting forces to unacceptable levels of unnecessary danger, more and more of our troops are breaking down mentally from the mounting stress of the battlefield with no way to release the pressure in a good old knock -down-drag-out, no-holds-barred, winner-take-all firefight.
That happens when you take a group of men and train them to kill in great numbers as quickly and efficiently as possible -- and then force them to take the enemies abuse in battle without exercising their superior ability to wipe the floor up with said enemy. It is depressing and degrading to our fighting forces.
Esprit de corp is all but gone. Active duty soldiers dread being outed as US soldiers for fear of being thought of as homosexuals. As a result fewer recruits are enlisting. If the job market was better, there would be even less fresh recruits signing up.
The US military which has traditionally enjoyed the love and devotion of the American civilian is finding that admiration has slipped and is continuing to decline at an alarming rate.
With the political purge of the officer corp by the Obama regime, we have lost far too many fighting generals and are left with parade ground peacocks and politician soldiers whose worst fight to date has been a traffic jam on some freeway.
Think I'm nuts, huh? Just remember: The US hasn't won a war since the Second World War! Still think I'm blowing smoke??
And now the Obama Regime intends to cut the standing Army to levels it has not experienced since BEFORE WWII.
For those of you too young to remember, after World War One we cut the US military tremendously. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the US barely had a military. We had what we are about to have again, a bare bones force of old equipment and badly trained kids for soldiers.
So. What happened? Well, for six or eight months after the US decided to officially put up a fight, our military was slammed all over the globe. We lost one battle after another. Our dead and wounded piled up because we had nothing -- and no one -- with which to fight. The will and the spirit was there, but not the wherewithal.
That was what the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was all about. The American public and the American military had become so dispirited the Roosevelt government felt it had to do something to boost morale. Thus, the Thirty Seconds over Tokyo spectacle.
If the US is called to a conventional war with "Obama's military" we can expect to take unacceptable losses for months, maybe longer. But this is a different time, a time of Buck Rogers' weapons.
What I'm attempting to say is this: if an enemy gets in a first strike and that first strike happens to be a nuclear attack or and EMP attack, the US won't have the time or the opportunity to rebuild it's military. We will be stuck with whatever we have on hand, both men and materiel. As a former Secretary of Defense famously said: "We go to war with the army we have."
Doesn't it make sense to have a standing Army that is the biggest, best equipped, best trained, best led fighting force on earth -- I mean, seeing that there won't be a second chance to get it right?
So far, the Obama Regime has managed to alienate practically every country on earth, to one degree or another, against America. Even centuries long friends are stand-offish as a result of Obama's unpredictability.
Usually a country has AN arch enemy. America has a whole list of them -- anyone of which could deliver a debilitating attack upon our shores at any moment.
The world we live in today is a reflection of the world as it was in the 1930's -- just before it blew up.
There is Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, the Islamofascists, all of them preparing to hit America with nuclear and/or EMP attacks. All the while, Obama is cutting our military to the bone and decimating our nuclear arsenal.
I am very concerned that we have missed our chance to save America. By reelecting Obama in 2012, America chose defeat, ruin, and eventual enslavement. And there appears no chance for redemption in the coming Presidential Election in 2016.
More and more, I am coming to understand that the dye is cast, the Rubicon has been crossed. Our course has been chosen and set. I get the feeling that the train has left the station, the journey has begun and, unfortunately, we are all along for the ride.
Defeatism? No. Defeatism was in November 2012. No. This is acceptance of reality.
J. D. Longstreet
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