Monday, January 19, 2015

Apparently the Air Force really wants to dump the A-10

...USAF officers were being told by Post, "If anyone accuses me of this, I will deny it... Anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason."
That kind of threat, coming from a general officer... I think someone needs to have words with him.

'No boots on the ground(that we'll admit to).'
Unofficially a growing number of American troops in Iraq are fighting, either as part of SOCOM (Special Operations Command) actions or a growing number of air controller teams that are officially not in action (except occasionally with the Kurds) with Iraqi troops but increasingly are. The American government is obsessed with there being no American casualties in Iraq, especially in ground combat. Commanders are warned that their careers are on the line with this. In other words, commanders can put their troops in harm’s way, but if any of them are hurt there will be career consequences.
Sounds just like these bastards, doesn't it?  "You must use your troops, but if any of them get hurt it's YOUR fault!  WE have no responsibility for it."

Speaking of assholes, it appears they're in full screech mode about American Sniper; they flat hate anything that makes our troops look like the human beings they are instead of horrible murdering racists and such.  Including this kind of bullshit:
One member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the governing body that awards the Oscars, said Kyle “seems like he may be a sociopath.” That voter admitted he hadn’t seen the movie, only read an article in The New Republic about it.
I have got to see this once I can sit through it without coughing fits.


Sigivald said...

Someone doesn't know what "treason" means...

markm said...

No, someone is confused about who is the enemy.