Mailvox: Army rot in OCS, part II

This is a continuation of the email that was first posted on October 20 from a US Army officer observing the current state of the US Army:

Low Quality Training
If we even get it all. While at OCS 75{70c7b7f7aab8b67ba35de4bcae63b8a0d68f374a6be07ec7eab7f6e1cd2f43c9} of the material I have either had to self-teach or rely on help from prior/in-service candidates. Notably, I only got trained on the machine guns by prior-service Marines. This is partly due to manpower shortage in the trainer cadre, as we only have about 1/3 of the regulation amount. This is a good time to mention that the Army has a manpower crisis at the moment. It is also due, however, to mentality. You’re supposed to be a “leader,” which includes knowing things that you don’t know, like how land nav works. Except real life doesn’t work like that, and invariably for military-related tests the prior and in-service candidates come out ahead of the others by 1-2 standard deviations in scores.

An ABUNDANCE of Foreigners of Dubious Loyalty
I would be a rich man if I had a dollar for every time in the military I have heard a peer say “my country” in reference to not-America, and usually not even a country in the West. The foreigners that have been recruited with reckless abandon do not see the empire as being their peoples, and when the chips are really down I don’t trust their fealty at all. Of course, saying as much aloud would be grounds for disciplinary action. These foreigners aren’t evil. It has been many a time that a black peer has helped me when no one else would, or I have helped them. Yet the fact remains that they do not, and never will, view the US as really theirs. None of them do. The separation of blood is just too much.

Appalling Historical Ignorance Among Officer Candidates
They give us a crash course history class and test which is considered extremely difficult. Naturally, the NuBoomers and foreigners had trouble finding space in brains cluttered with porn, trash media, and schemes to get foreign relatives American money and citizenship for such information. The complaints during the whole course were extremely loud. “We don’t need to know about the past,” was a common one I heard. As for the knowledge they had before the course, one remark I overheard a foreign female candidate make tells it all. “I learned something today, haha” I heard her say the week after the test to another female with a Hispanic name, “I thought Abe Lincoln led the Confederacy. That was actually Jefferson Davis.”

Top-Brass Fantasies of Beating Up Russia AND China Simultaneously in Conventional War
There’s a publication called the Army Times that they sell on racks in the PX. Two covers have caught my eye, leading me to purchase the issues: One discussed new army plans to use tactical nukes to win conventional battles. The other went into detail about the Army’s initiative to revive its capacity to conduct “big unit” (read: conventional, pitched-battle) operations. This flushes with other peeks at the higher-ups of the imperial military, as when the Army Infantry School commandant told us in a lecture that it had been a mistake to implement the Brigade Combat Team (a replacement for the divisions designed to be rapidly deployable and fight vastly inferior insurgent forces with only minimal losses being tolerable) and that the Army was rushing to get rid of it in favor something bigger. I interpret this to be downstream of the imperial elites realizing that they are on track for another world war with a Sino-Russian Alliance and are now scrambling to transform their peasant-terrorizing, Christian-betraying, Israel-serving mercenary force into a serious military capable of fighting the up and coming superpower and its friend the Russian phoenix.

In such a war the US in such a war would not be fighting a country exhausted by a more serious war on another front (WWII Germany) or one which possesses vastly inferior technology and resources (WWII Japan), but one which wields full-spectrum superiority once the new Alliance overcomes the barely-relevant technology gap. For your readers, in case this shows up on the blog, I say the tech is barely relevant, because how many wars since WWII has technology helped America win? Oh sure, it helps tactical victories. Yet America has by now a chronic, damning track record of an inability to translate tactical victories into strategic ones. The empire, including its vaunted military, has simply ceded too much ground to degeneration and demoralization to have any hope of fighting as, say, Rome did against Carthage.

At best, I think it will perform more akin to Austria in WWI. At worst it will just come into contact with the Sino-Russian Alliance, lose a major battle, and then the whole shebang will come unglued as the mask comes off concerning loyalty and competence within the ranks. God help us all.

It’s clear who won in Syria

The Turks, Russians, and Syrians have reached an agreement to keep both ISIS and the Kurds under control now that the USA is no longer getting in the way.

Russian military police and Syrian servicemen will be deployed to northeastern Syria, while Turkey’s operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area, presidents Putin and Erdogan have agreed after lengthy talks.

Moscow understands the reasons behind the ongoing Turkish military incursion into Syria, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said, though he stressed it must not play into the hands of terrorists and that the territorial integrity of Syria must be preserved. Ultimately, the country must be freed from all “illegal foreign military presence,” the president added, reiterating Moscow’s long-time position.

The almost-seven-hour-long talks in Sochi, Russia between Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan were focused on the situation in Syria, particularly the ongoing offensive in its northeastern region.

Kurdish forces to withdraw

The agreement says the Kurdish-led militias – the prime target of the Turkish operation – must withdraw into Syrian territory beyond 30km from the Turkish border. Erdogan’s operation, meanwhile, will continue in a limited area – between towns of Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn – up to 32km inside Syrian territory.

Syrian army to be deployed to the border

Other parts of the Syrian border – from Kobani to Tell Abyad and from Ras al-Ayn to the Iraqi border – are set to be controlled by the Syrian military and border guards, supported by Russian military police.

Joint Russia-Turkey patrols along the border

At the same time, areas not affected by the Turkish military operation, will be jointly patrolled by the Turkish military and Russian military police up to 10km deep into Syrian territory.

Well, that’s one way to get out of NATO, I suppose.

Science fiction ethics

I’m trying to think of a less useful, more intrinsically irrelevant concept than utilizing science fiction as a lens with which to consider the ethics of war….

Generally, three families of theories about the ethics of war have some credibility or prestige within modern liberal democracies. We can question whether the third is technically an ethical theory, but it plays the same role, and I think it does contain at least a residual ethical element:

  • Pacifist theories, which, with limited exceptions and variations, rule out acts of violence.
  • Just war theories.
  • International relations realist (or simply “realist”) theories of war. These are basically theories of enlightened self-interest.

Before going further, it’s important to note that there are other approaches that now lack credibility among thoughtful people in liberal democracies. These approaches emphasize such things as empire, personal and national glory, spreading religion or ideology, the idea of war as a kind of adventure or grand game, or as character building, and so on. A whole range of such approaches were once popular, but are now commonly viewed with disdain.

Historically, that is a recent development. These approaches to war lost credibility as a result of the horror of trench warfare in World War I, the immense destructiveness of the atomic bombs used in World War II, and the hydrogen bombs developed soon after, and doubtless other historical developments. But at least until World War I, these older ideas had great currency.

Prior to that time, few narratives of future wars included warnings against the horrors of war as such, or against the horrors of a future form of war. Where they expressed warnings, as they often did, it was usually against geopolitical and military vulnerability, as with “The Battle of Dorking”, a novella by G.T. Chesney (1871), and, in the Australian context, The Yellow Wave by Kenneth Mackay (1895). The great exception here is The War in the Air by H.G. Wells (1908), which I’ll return to in more detail.

The article is not entirely uninteresting for anyone who is interested in military history or strategy. But the idea that science fiction offers anything – anything at all – to say on the subject is objectively risible. And this intrinsic irrelevance is underlined by the way that the opinions of “thoughtful people in liberal democracies” are meaningful, let alone definitive.

Col Kratman on the Kurds

Long before the recent media campaign on behalf of the Kurds – which of course is nothing more than a pathetic neoclown attempt to put pressure on the God-Emperor Trump – Tom Kratman wrote about why the Kurds are not a people who merit help, much less sympathy, from anyone on the planet:

My first experience of the Kurds – rather, of how the rest of the area thinks of and feels about them – was before I’d ever met my first one. This was at a majlis, in the town of Judah (or Goodah), Saudi Arabia, sometime in December or so, 1990. Citizenship is kind of an iffy and flexible concept in that part of the world, so there were folk from Saudi, from Oman, from the Emirates. There was even one Arab who insisted he was a citizen of the Gulf Cooperation Council, since he was a fully documented citizen of so many places in the GCC. I had my doubts right up until he pulled out a bilingual ID card which, indeed, did seem to list him as a citizen of the GCC. One of the attendees had brought with him a book detailing the results of the chemical attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja by the army and air force of Saddam Hussein.

It was really heartbreaking, all those picture of gassed, dead, discolored, and decomposing Kurdish kids, who are, in fact, every bit as cute as the papers and television made them out to be. At least when they’re not dead they are. My team sergeant, Sig, and I were duly appalled and sickened.

The Arabs, though, didn’t seem to understand. To paraphrase, “What’s the problem? Don’t you understand that these were _Kurds_ who got gassed?”

At the time, I found that attitude completely inexplicable.

Fast forward a few months; we’ve incited the Kurds and Shia to rise up and overthrow Saddam. They didn’t, of course, while such an uprising would have looked difficult and might have done us some good. Oh, no; instead the Shia – whose rebellion was spontaneous, anyway – waited until it looked like the Iraqi Army was crushed and such an uprising would be easy. The Kurds – who were organized – waited even longer.

Sorry, boys, but when we offer you a quid pro quo, that doesn’t translate into “free lunch.” Moreover, when we’ve already offered someone a cease­fire it’s a bit late to try to get us to start hostilities again. In short, we owed them nothing.

Fast forward, again, to late May, 1991. I’d come home from the Middle East, hung around a while, and been sent back, this time to Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish Rescue, there to quasi govern a few towns, run refugee camps, coordinate humanitarian relief, and such like. While we’re waiting in the camp on the Turkish side of the border, not too far from Silopi, overwatched by a Turkish police fort on a hill, some Kurds got in position to fire at the fort such that, should the fort return fire, the Turks will be shooting at us. So much for gratitude from people you’re trying to save, eh?

Fortunately, Turkish discipline held firm and enlightened Kurdish dreams of advancing the cause of having a homeland of their own by getting their rescuers killed came to naught.

President Trump’s position of not defending the Kurds from our actual allies, the Turks, is legally, militarily, and morally correct. If anything, the US military is treaty-bound to defend the Turks against Kurdish incursions as per its NATO obligations.

And, of course, those tactics very likely explain this near-incident between Turkish and US forces:

The Pentagon confirmed Friday that US troops in Syria “came under artillery fire from Turkish positions” and demanded that Turkey halt all operations that could require the US to take “immediate defensive action.”

The neoclown narrative

The neoclowns are desperately trying to spin the situation in Syria to their advantage:

President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only one week’s time turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful five-year-long American project to keep the peace on a volatile border, and given an unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State.

Rarely has a presidential decision resulted so immediately in what his own party leaders have described as disastrous consequences for American allies and interests. How this decision happened — springing from an “off-script moment” with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, in the words of a senior American diplomat — likely will be debated for years by historians, Middle East experts and conspiracy theorists.

But this much already is clear: Mr. Trump ignored months of warnings from his advisers about what calamities likely would ensue if he followed his instincts to pull back from Syria and abandon America’s longtime allies, the Kurds. He had no Plan B, other than to leave. The only surprise is how swiftly it all collapsed around the president and his depleted, inexperienced foreign policy team.

The fact of the matter is that there wasn’t a damn thing the president could do about Turkey’s decision to send troops into Syria. As it stands, given that Turkey is a NATO ally attacking an “American adversary”, the United States would appear to have a military obligation to aid the Turks in their incursion into Syrian territory regardless of who happens to be their target.

The idea that the 50 nukes at Incirlik Air Base are being “held hostage” by Turkey is nothing more than shamelessly manipulative rhetoric. They are at no risk and can be utilized or withdrawn at will; the Turks have no ability to interfere with them in any way. But it’s just another way of trying to make the God-Emperor look inept and foolish, and scare the uninformed into supporting the neoclown program for sending American troops to the the Middle East.

President Trump is just doing what he does best, breaking the unwritten rules and gentleman’s agreements in order to lay the foundation for a substantive change of an untenable situation.

The Great Withdrawal begins

The God-Emperor is directly confronting the treasonous neoclowns.

President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick, strong criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress. It was condemned, too, by Kurdish fighters who would be abandoned to face a likely Turkish assault after fighting alongside Americans for years against the Islamic State.

The announcement threw the military situation in Syria into fresh chaos and injected deeper uncertainty into U.S. relations with European allies. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called it “a disaster,” while Syria’s Kurds accused the U.S. of turning its back on allies and risking gains made in the years-long fight against ISIS.

Trump defended his decision, acknowledging in tweets that “the Kurds fought with us” but adding that they “were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.”

“I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home,” he wrote.

There are precisely zero Americans who aren’t on the neoclown take who don’t support the withdrawal of US troops from the Middle East. The most idiotic thing about the mainstream narrative here is that it wasn’t the US military that defeated ISIS in the first place, it was Syria, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah.

It’s not as if the neoclowns actually care about the Kurds or the sovereign integrity of Syria, it’s that they are seeing their insane dreams of orchestrating a US-Iran war vanishing into smoke.

A shadow over Minneapolis

The latest conspiracy news out of /pol/ points at the military-industrial complex in… Minnesota, of all places:

Last week at work I traced a massive subcontractors mysterious source to someone who is currently running for President.

The company produces nothing, I found it because we gained access to an area of this company that no one has been given access to before by a new employee not fully in the know. What we found were 165 items each individually valued at over $1,000,000 missing, all ordered in quarter 1 of 2019.

Our audit further lead us to investigate quietly and trace back over $10 Billion of undelivered, but paid for, Navy equipment and materials, and it all goes through the same subcontractor.

The subcontractor is fully owned by a shell company which shares a physical location with it but with two different street address, which are actually on two different street because it is a corner facility, very smart. During this process of tracking the missing items we went to the subcontractors facility to find it……..completely empty. The two companies have a single office with some desks in it and over 400,000 square feet of empty warehouse in the middle of nowhere West Georgia.

Further tracking the shell company we found that it is owned by another shell company, which in turn is owned by a company which owns 5 luxury car dealerships, a big four professional American Sports Franchise, a VERY liberal movie studio, all of which have been noted as being unprofitable, and this single Navy Contractor.

The family that owns this company has a current Senator and a Current Presidential Candidate in it.

Translation: Amy Klobuchar, the Pohlad family, the Minnesota Twins, and River Road Entertainment, which produced 12 Years a Slave and Brokeback Mountain, among others.

I have to admit, it’s a little bit bizarre to read about this, especially in light of the way I could still probably drive River Road, which connects the North campus to the South campus of the private school I attended, while wearing a blindfold.

But it certainly stinks of Deep State satanry. Do what they tell you to do, say what they want you to say, and even if all the world will not be yours, you’ll be very well compensated for your obedience. And it also explains why, despite spending more money on the military than most of the countries in the world combined, the US military keeps falling further behind the Russian military in terms of deployable technologies.

Signs of the Storm

We can see that the Democrats and the media are in full panic mode with the desperation of their toothless attacks on the God-Emperor. What we don’t know is why. It may be due to the way in which the Obama administration is being shown to have colluded with various foreign governments while it engaged in illegal spying on the Trump campaign.

As Democrats ramp up their impeachment efforts against President Trump, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said the party is starting to panic at the possibility of being linked to illegal spying, as the Department of Justice inspector general prepares to release his report on the matter.

“It’s never going to stop. I mean, the republic is dying a slow death,” he said Monday on “Fox & Friends.” “We’re on life support here… They’re panicking because the IG report’s about to come out, which is about to expose a massive government spying operation against Donald Trump.

“Here’s the key takeaway — in collusion with foreign governments,” Bongino continued. “That’s why they’re panicking. And they’re panicking because… what the Obama administration did is 1,000 times worse than what they’re alleging Donald Trump did.”

The fact that a senior Twitter executive has been exposed as British military intelligence isn’t going to make it harder for the American public to believe that these various agents of the Deep State committed treason. Gordon McMillan, Twitter’s Head of Editorial for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, is a reserve captain in the 77th Brigade, the British Army’s psyops unit.

The 77th Brigade uses social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as podcasts, data analysis and audience research to wage what the head of the UK military, General Nick Carter, describes as “information warfare”.

Carter says the 77th Brigade is giving the British military “the capability to compete in the war of narratives at the tactical level”; to shape perceptions of conflict. Some soldiers who have served with the unit say they have been engaged in operations intended to change the behaviour of target audiences…. The 77th Brigade’s headquarters is located west of London. It brought together a number of existing military units such as the Media Operations Group and the 15 Psychological Operations Group.

The British army’s website describes the 77th Brigade as “an agent of change” which aims to “challenge the difficulties of modern warfare using non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of the opposing forces and adversaries”.

We learn more and more about the corruption of the USA every day. This is why President Trump’s popularity is steadily growing.

Two days….

Don’t even think about reacting, let alone overreacting, to Trump helping out a political ally in an election fight. Not for at least two days.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster Netanyahu’s re-election bid just days before Israelis go to the polls.

“I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel, that would further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries,” Trump said on Twitter.

He added that he looked forward to continuing those discussions later this month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York.

Netanyahu thanked Trump, saying in a tweet that Israel “has never had a greater friend in the White House,” and adding that he looked forward to meeting at the U.N. “to advance a historic Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel.”

Then again, perhaps things are a little more complicated than they look on the surface….

In a televised interview with Israel’s Channel 12 later on Saturday, Netanyahu made a direct appeal to voters based on the treaty. “I’m going to get us a defence pact that will provide us with security for centuries but for that I need your votes,” he said.

What is Netanyahu working toward, a defense pact with China? He has to know that the USA won’t even be around for decades, let alone centuries.