Skip to comments.GUTTING THE U.S. MILITARY
Posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:23 AM PST by shortstop
As the Obama Decline brings American prosperity and might to ever-lower depths, we now hear that the administration has decided to reduce the size of U.S. armed forces to pre-World War II levels.
If was, of course, precisely those levels that led to World War II.
The great lesson of that horrific war that American weakness leads to global instability has either been forgotten or is being replicated. In the name of cutting budgets, an administration that has doubled our national debt chooses now to endanger both our national security and the world order.
The same White House that expands welfare spending and unilaterally increases wages on federal contracts has said that the Pentagon must face new spending cuts. Free cheese for the entitled masses, but no national defense for the homeland whose sapped prosperity is picking up the tab for that cheese.
An administration whose domestic security agencies have ordered more than 700 million rounds of non-military ammunition cannot find the money to adequately fund the military which points its guns outward at our enemies instead of inward toward our citizenry.
And now we hear of pre-World War II levels, and a generation only recently in its grave groans that its grandchildren could be duped into ignoring a lesson so dearly learned. In the wake of that global war, the takeaway was that a too-small American military encouraged and invited the growth of evil regimes in Japan, German and Italy.
Our weakness invited attack, and millions died as a result, on far-flung battlefields and in hellish camps. Pearl Harbor happened not just because the Japanese were evil and aggressive, but because the Americans were weak and unprepared.
Hitler marched not just because of a rising Reich, but because of a declining West.
In the vacuum of world power, tyrants and butchers invariably rise.
And Obama is declaring the end of the Pax Americana. For almost 70 year, general peace has prevailed in the world not because of the harmony of man, but because of the strength of America. For two generations, the blood thirsty impulse to empire and conquest has been suppressed by the fear of American might.
And just as Russia is newly resurgent and China is militaristically ambitious and the world wonders about the reach of murderous Islam the White House has decided to further gut the armed forces of the United States of America.
Armed forces, by the way, which this same White House has spent the last five years underfunding and overextending. We have broken our military by deploying it and redeploying it into the fools errand of Obama-rules-of-engagement Afghanistan. These five years have created Americas longest war and left us with a barely functional military.
We retreated from Iraq and we are about to retreat from Afghanistan. We have accomplished nothing on the ground and we have weakened security back at home. We have demonstrated that we are a paper tiger.
We have acquiesced to an Iranian nuclear program, we have reduced our own strategic weapons and capabilities, we are played like fools by a mental defective in North Korea.
And in response, we are going to cut our military by 20 percent.
To the lowest levels in 74 years.
That was in 1940, when our population was 132 million. It is now 315 million. Our population has grown two-and-a-half times, and the Obama Administration wants fewer people defending us now than we had then.
Peace comes from strength, and war comes from weakness.
A war we may not win.
Because one of the great challenges in the first months of World War II was mobilization. It took a year to begin to build up the Army and to retool our industrial base.
But this go round, we wont have an industrial base to retool or the money to retool it well have to hope China loans us the money to buy the guns, tanks, ships, planes and bullets it sells to us.
That could get dicey if the enemy we face turns out to be China.
Past progressive Democratic regimes have cut the military, in their efforts to level the playing field at home and abroad, and the nation has repeatedly rearmed.
But now were broke.
Because in addition to breaking the military, Obama has also broken the bank. He has doubled the national debt by accumulating something within spitting distance of a trillion-and-a-half dollars of new debt each year.
The next Pearl Harbor will catch us with our pants down and our credit card maxed out.
Which is how nations fall.
Obama and the Democratic Party are cutting our military to pre-World War II levels.
Seldom has a world leader been willing to revisit such a failed and portentous time.
But such is the nature of the Obama Decline.
Since 1945, American military stength has prevented World War III, thereby saving millions of human lives, American and foreign.
Banana and Chuck Hegel want to “change” that.....
We got a Kenyan, Marxist, ANTI-AMERICAN, Muslim, Commie as a President.
You expected, WHAT, exactly??
Obama makes Carter look like a patriot.
If we live long enough, we'll see this term used by future historians to describe this chapter of American History, and it will be Obama's legacy.
I think our military can be cut and should be cut.
I also think for every dollar in military cuts, we could do about 10 dollars of domestic cuts.
Hogwash. These levels coincided with the start of WW II but the war would have started even if we had not had so small an army. Correlation does not imply causality.
If you would have peace, be prepared for war.
I forget the source of the above quote but it is thousands of years old. Nothing has changed.
What makes this all the more horrifying is, that in truth, the leadership of the Democrat party wants the US to be attacked and destroyed. And this is not a bizarre conspiracy theory, but a philosophical goal of the left.
How insane could this be? It is not just the adamant Democrat goal of passionately preventing any form of missile defense for the US, under the ridiculous logic that “having missile defenses is provocative!”
Honestly, they actually said that. But in very real terms, the Democrat party wants that America to kneel, and bow its head, hoping against hope that some enemy has a sword to decapitate us with. Gutting the US military is part of that, as is subjugating the American people, by force of arms. In their minds, and they have said it, America is the strongest force for “evil” in the world.
Does Satan call righteousness “evil”?
Every day, such people pray before whatever slime gods they worship that America will be humbled, humiliated, defeated, and crushed. The thought of this happening brings them tears of joy.
It descends into madness, and they embrace the madness.
Dr. Eric Pianka received a standing ovation from his speech at the Texas Academy of Science, which called for the extermination of 90% of the population of Earth via airborne Ebola virus. Only two of the people in attendance were horrified by his remarks, and only one of them complained to the FBI that Pianka’s remarks encouraged biological terrorism of apocalyptic character. Pianka wanted to destroy the world, like a James Bond villain, and was given applause for the idea.
And these people were called “scientists?”
At this point, a valid question to the sane people in the room is whether all leftist political parties in the US should be outlawed, and that people who advocate the destruction of America and worldwide genocide be institutionalized to protect us all from their machinations.
Every defense cut must be matched dollar for dollar and year for year in some other part of the budget.
A 2015 dollar goes away at defense, then a 2015 dollar goes away at Education.
A 2025 dollar goes away at defense, then a 2025 dollar goes away at IRS.
If they’re going to be serious about cutting spending, then let’s make them be serious.
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