Skip to comments.Obama Disarms, Leaving U.S. Exposed To Its Enemies
Posted on 03/28/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT by jazusamo
Defense Spending: Two more weapons systems, including the Navy's premier attack missile, have been targeted for elimination by the administration years before their usefulness ends or replacements are ready.
How ironic that Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama used the Tomahawk missile he now seeks to scrap as his weapon of choice when on March 19, 2011, he launched Operation Odyssey Dawn and fired 112 Tomahawks at Libyan targets to enforce a U.N.-backed no fly-zone in support of Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi.
Future presidents will not be able to carry such a big stick. Along with the Hellfire air-to-ground attack missile, the Tomahawk is considered by the administration to be one of those Cold War weapons no longer needed.
Under Obama's budget proposals, the Navy, which as recently as last year had plans to buy 980 more Tomahawks, the primary cruise missile used throughout the fleet, will see purchases drop from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The number will then drop to zero in 2016.
The U.S. used 220 Tomahawks in the fight with Libya, according to the Washington Free Beacon. With the States using about 100 Tomahawks annually, our inventory will be depleted around 2018. No future purchases are planned, and no replacement is in the pipeline.
"It doesn't make sense," Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower, told the Free Beacon. The move, he said, is "like running a white flag up on a very tall flagpole and saying, 'We are ready to be walked on.'"
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AND HE IS HAPPY AS A PIG IN SHITE !!
Obama is a true idiot. He actually believes that making the US helpless will make our enemies harmless.
Obama,” Let’s party like it’s 1939!”.
He’s either an idiot or wants us to go down, haven’t decided which yet.
You assume that he cares about the United States.
He’s not an idiot. He is a knows exactly what he is doing. He may be somebody’s - power behind the throne’s useful idiot but all going according to script or plan. None dare call it treason but it is just that. The guy is practically a dictator and likely has no intention of stepping down and what the hell is anyone gonna do about it.
When things fall apart... I hope he doesn’t get out of the nation.
He helped to disarm Ukraine of its “unneeded” artillery and weapons a few years back. Not so much as a “my mistake” on that.
Do you happen to have a link on that? Would really love it for my ‘repertoire’. ;-)
I predict this will be stopped by congress, conveniently for Demos...
It’s really hard not to HATE this pos.
He is on the same payroll as Mugabe, doing the bidding of his Stalinist or Maoist masters.
It has become obvious during the weeks of the Ukraine crisis, that the pro-Soviet parties eviscerated the military during their administration. The Uke’s can now muster barely 7,000 combat ready troops against the Ruskie 30k-100k (depends on who you believe) that assemble along their eastern border.
We see the same strategy being played out here in the US. The administration undermines the US military as a disciplined cohesive force. They are setting us up for future impotency and further deliberate humiliation if not catastrophe.
Can any of our current leadership even find Corregidor or Bataan let alone remember what they signify? We can be beaten. Victory is not an American right absent preparation.
Gays, women, and non-citizen immigrants are exalted while being a destructive, divisive, demoralizing, and destabilizing influence. Our Judeo-Christian Lord is purged from the lore, legend and moral tradition of our ranks. At the same time the combat navy is retired wholesale and our strategic nukes decommissioned as the balance become increasingly obsolete.
Now we strip the inventory of its offensive reach for our surface combat ships and the anti-armor hammer of the tactical air assets.
Yes, the Tomahawk is becoming obsolete...low and slow at 550kts and carrying only a 3,900 pound warhead. But it needs replaced, not eliminated. You don’t go to war with an empty ships magazine. Otherwise, only a carrier can deliver a conventional punch. Those are being reduced to 10, not enough to maintain 3 carrier task force groups on rotation.
Our Marines also say they can no longer seize and hold a defended shore.
The American way of war is to overwhelm with firepower and drown our enemies in a flood of men, metal and materials.
That war winning ability is now no more regardless of who leads. It is outsourced to China or neutered by radical emasculation of the warrior class.
A long noble defeat against superior numbers and arms makes a great historical read (Army of Northern Virginia for example), but a miserable foreign policy for the last best hope of mankind.
But then what the heck do I know.
I’m still armed!
The best part is where a lot of it went.
Obama couldn’t be any more destructive if he tried.
He will be the first to deliberately hand over the nation to either china or Russia as planned
really? the guy that would only befriend enemies of the country has been systematically disarming the country and alienating all our allies... and you need more evidence of hs intentions??
this is how he got elected
Again, and I know I’m a broken record, but how can one man in what is supposedly a checks and balances system do this unilaterally????
How did America ever think it was free when one man can disarm the entire nation single-handedly???
Hell, we apparently never needed anyone but the Prez.
I am absolutely convinced that 0bama deliberately seeks the destruction of these United States of America. He's no genius, but he's not an idiot either. He's evil.