My uncle, who fought under Patton, told me of how the battle shaped up for him and his tank crew. It was snowy and icy and muddy all at the same time. The Germans did blow up trees to block roads and used mines and panzerfausts with skill and daring. They shelled trees to make splinters to wound the infantry. Pattons forces did have to fight without air cover. I don’t know if it was the prayer Patton uttered or just a warm front moving in but when the skies cleared, P47s, B25s/26s and British Typhoons feasted upon the Germans. The brave men of the 101st Airborne were heroic in their stand which brought down the entire offensive. Both the last stand of the 101st and Patton’s charge are excellent examples of American military exceptionalism.
Tag: American military superiority
Who’s Signing Up for the Next War
I just read today that the House and Senate have bills to mandate women register for the military draft. Ah, perfect. Now we’re a hundred percent clear that this is a suicide pact we live under. But what it got me thinking is who will be volunteering for the next war.
Let’s say that the Taliban hands over some of the military aircraft we gave them, to ISIS-K and they manage to fly it in over the southern border and just for the sake of argument, they fly it into the Freedom Tower in Manhattan. Now granted, it may take a few weeks before anyone in New York gets around to responding to the huge pile of smoldering rubble. After all the cops really aren’t welcome in the City anymore. Back in 2001 New York’s iron workers were the ones who showed up on their own to start cutting up the steel to get at the remains of the victims. Eventually the government starting paying them for their work but they showed up to try and save lives. I wonder if there’s anyone who would show up this time. I doubt it. But eventually even dysfunctional New York will acknowledge that they’ve been attacked. Then what?
If the Taliban give a big old belly laugh and say, “What goes around comes around.” What exactly will Washington do? If Dementia Joe goes on tv and mumbles about honor and duty and rallying around the flag who is going to sign up to invade Afghanistan?
I’m guessing there will be a big LGBTQ contingent, maybe fifteen or twenty lesbians and a few eunuch-transgendered guys signing up. But that’s probably it. That means if they really want to fight a big war they’ll need to institute the draft. Now even if they haven’t added women to the draft, I’m guessing that the Democrat voters aren’t going to be thrilled about going to war. I can’t see Brooklyn hipsters taking up the sword. Nor do I think that the managerial state is willing to let their kids go toe to toe with Ivan (or even Muhammad). I don’t think Congress is going to authorize the draft. Is that the end of the forever wars? I think so.
We no longer live in a country where patriotism has the same meaning. Nobody is going to sign up to make Dementia Joe look good. No one. Not their side and definitely not our side. Flyover country has no interest in avenging Bill de Blasio and BLM. In fact, Joe should ask Antifa and BLM for volunteers. Something tells me no hands will go up.
So, that puts a whole new spin on NATO and the other treaties we have in place. If I were the Japanese or the South Koreans or especially the Taiwanese, I’d be putting together a nuke or two right about now. And I’m guessing Ukraine, Belarus and even Poland and Germany are re-evaluating their relationships with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
So, in this brave new world even individual US states will need to evaluate what they think the feds can provide for military assistance. For instance, Texas is becoming aware of just how powerful the Mexican cartels are becoming inside their borders. Since Biden seems more interested in helping illegals than protecting American citizens from criminal aliens, at some point, I think Texas will need to formalize policies that under normal circumstances would be the responsibility of the federal agencies like ICE and the FBI. Arresting illegals that are part of the drug trafficking industry will become a very large part of law enforcement in Texas. Possibly some of the Texans who formerly might have enlisted in the US Army and Marine Corps might end up working for a Texas law enforcement agency that needs tactical skills.
But I think the big takeaway is that Joe Biden and his woke military are on their own. The real Americans are done. Joe can send his girls and trannies to keep the peace in Baghdad and Kabul. The rest of us will stay at home and protect our own right here. That’s going to make it a very different world.
The Practical Problem with Alienating the Normal Half of Your Country
In September of 2001 New York City and Washington D.C. were attacked by Arab fanatics who flew jumbo jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and almost got the US Capitol Building too. Hundreds of New York firemen and dozens of police died attempting to rescue civilians in the chaos of the destruction of the twin towers. Afterwards the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were fought, as usual by young men from Middle America. A few came from New York City. I know of some. But most kids from New York City didn’t want to go off to war. I remember an interview right after the attack when a reporter asked a student at New York University whether he thought he should defend his country after his city had been attacked. The smart kid said, “Sure somebody should go fight. But not me, I don’t believe in war.” And that is the majority opinion in a place like New York City.
So those other somebodies did fight and die in those wars. And they went on fighting and dying for two decades. But now the Defense Department is combing through the ranks looking for white supremacists and other deplorables to be kicked out of the military. And I’m sure eventually they’ll get a different military. LGBTQ soldiers and especially transgender soldiers are very popular right now not to mention pregnant air force fighter pilots. It sounds very exciting and vibrant.
But what happens after the next 9-11 type attack? Let’s say Iran sneaks in a dirty bomb over the Mexican border and sets it off in New York City. Not a real nuke just a big conventional weapon that’s been peppered with enriched uranium. Now after the George Floyd riots and the calls to prosecute police for upholding the laws how many cops are going to run into that hell to restore order? And without the police how many firemen are going to put out those fires? And how many ambulances will go in to rescue the wounded?
And who is going to volunteer to go to Iran to fight the mullahs on the ground? I’ll be curious to see just how the LGBTQ brigade will do fighting in the 115 °F middle east heat. Hot flashes from the hormone therapy must be such a bother at those temperatures. And I wonder just how sharp those pregnant fighter pilots are going to be battling in the air space with surface to air missiles lighting up their instrument board. Sounds daunting.
My point is I have a feeling the US military is going to be a lot less impressive pretty soon. If countries like Iran and China start thinking that we aren’t the military superpower that we used to be then they will start to look for ways to apply pressure on us to get what they want. China is already doing it. They are throwing their weight around in their own back yard and scaring their neighbors, Japan and South Korea and Taiwan, with a narrative that says the US is a spent force and that China is the new hegemon.
What happens when China decides that we really are impotent? Let’s say they sink an aircraft carrier. And let’s say that Commander in Chief Hair Sniffer puts out the call for volunteers to sign up and defend their country. Who’s going to show up? No one.
And after he walks back his banter and kowtows to China and our allies in Asia switch allegiance to the strong horse what kind of foreign policy problems will we be looking at then? Well, actually things will simplify. We will resemble Britain as their empire evaporated in the post WW II period. The Russians and the Chinese and the Iranians and the Turks will carve out spheres of influence in the power vacuum we create and we will recede more and more from the dominant role we had. Even the position of the US dollar may change radically. And that will have a devastating effect on the US economy and the federal government.
Of course, some good will come of a scenario like this one. If America’s status as a military superpower is degraded by a Democrat administration there is a very good chance that a massive shift in political support will occur. Think back to what happened when Jimmy Carter let the Iranians hold our embassy personnel hostage for over a year and then bungled the military operation to rescue the hostages. Ronald Reagan beat him in a landslide in the 1980 presidential election. If it is perceived that the Democrats have endangered the country militarily, they will be removed. What the Republicans do with such an opportunity is hard to say. Hopefully they will be less stupid than they have been up until this point. Hopefully they restore the armed forces to a condition where it consists of normal men led by the best men we’ve got. If not then I won’t be surprised if this country really does crack up. If our military is exposed as a spent force then regional groups will become emboldened to defy the federal government even more easily and openly.
Either way things will be getting interesting in the new world we live in. The woke are going to find out that their new world order requires a little more force than the LGBTQ brigade can muster with or without the pregnant fighter pilots.
Who Would Follow Joe Biden unto the Breach?
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’
I was trying to imagine anyone yelling ‘Cry Gaia for Dementia Joe, Washington D.C. and George Soros!’ I mean exactly who would charge into battle and throw their lives into the meat grinder for either this President or this government. After the way they’ve been treating the National guardsmen in the Capitol farce I wouldn’t be surprised if the re-enlistment quotas remain unfilled from now on. As it is, it’s bad enough that the FBI is acting like our own version of the KGB and harasses and imprisons Americans because of their political party. I don’t even want to imagine what kind of wars a Joe Biden administration would throw our men into.
Of course, I would support the idea of sending the “tranny brigade” into action. I think that the trannies are our most valuable weapon in the war against radical Islam. I can only imagine how terrified the Al Qaeda boys would be if a vast ocean of fabulous drag queens, a platoon of Chers here and a company of Madonnas there, charged across the desert in their stiletto heels brandishing coordinated weapons and khaki designer handbags. Well, they might die laughing anyway.
And we know that Dopey Joe wants to put pregnant women into maternity flight suits and send them into dog fights. I wonder if he knows what happens when a pilot has to eject out of the cockpit of a fighter jet? Is he aware of the stress that will put on an unborn child? Well of course he does and he also knows that no woman other than an imbecile would put her unborn child in that position. But the virtue signaling and posturing inherent in even bringing it up was too much to resist for the creepiest administration since Obama’s.
It should be interesting to see what Biden does in Afghanistan and the rest of the Middle East. The public has had enough of the forever wars. If the military loses patience with all this and stop re-enlisting the progressives may find they no longer have anyone left but the girls and the trannies and that may sound like a diversity dream come true but it wouldn’t even deter the Mexican Cartels, never mind the Russians and the Chinese.
But the larger question is how long will it take for even the Democrats to realize that the military and more specifically the nuclear arsenal is the reason that this country has lived in virtual peace since 1945. Even things like Korea and Vietnam didn’t threaten to plunge this country into fighting on our soil.
But the obvious incompetence of more and more of the military caused by the prioritizing of diversity promotions instead of based on job competence will eventually reach a point where other nuclear powers like China and Russia may decide that they no longer have to fear retaliation. And even the regional powers like Iran and Turkey may stop fearing our military capability and thumb their noses at our orders. That’s going to be a dangerous day for us.
Guest Contributor – War Pig – Comments on American Military Capability
Proposition: The United States has technological and tactical superiority but it must maintain these if it wants to avoid the consequences of being a super power in decline.
True. When you fight the United States, you are not fighting our Army, or our Navy, or Air Force or Marines, you are fighting them all at once, along with their technological superiority. Your Sukhoi fighters may be close to our F-35 in capability, your submarines sneaky, you may even have an aircraft carrier, although I hesitate to call what China and Russia have aircraft carriers. Your army may number in millions and you may have as many or more tanks. But to fight the USA you are fighting an interlocked and integrated system. You have to get past the eyes and ears of our satellites, AWACS and Hawkeye aircraft. You have to prevent our electronic snoop aircraft from hearing you. In the weeks before the actual confrontation, when posturing is the mode, our Rivet Joint aircraft in conjunction with other reconnaissance will have compiled a complete electronic order of battle on you. We did it to Saddam, which is why we were able to target his command and control structure so precisely. We are constantly updating the electronic order of battle on both China and Russia. Especially China.
Even though our forces are interlocked, if you manage to blind one source they can act independently. No communist or former communist government will trust its military to take initiative, as motivated and initiative-taking officers could threaten the political structure back home. Commies and other dictators always fear a coup more than the enemy. In training the Saudis to be an effective fighting force, we had to overcome the basic totalitarian structure which feared its best leaders. Trying to train troops at platoon level to overcome, improvise and adapt is hard when for years they have been trained by rote and varying from the rigid structure one degree was not tolerated.
The ability to take initiative when an opportunity arises is one reason why Israel has kicked Arab ass from day one. Even outnumbered several to one, with nations attacking from all sides the Israelis manage to seize tactical opportunities their opponents dare not try for fear of reprisal from their superiors.
Some nations can out range us (for now) with tube artillery, and they may have more artillery but nobody, and I mean nobody, ally or foe, can mass and control artillery fire like we can. Add in that with the possible exception of the Israelis, nobody does close air support and long range strategic air strikes the way we do, either. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have only made us better at conventional war; (other than Israel), what military right now is more experienced and blooded?