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Military Purge opposition tyranny War on the Right

Disturbing escalation

From Miguel, I learned today that the US military is threatening to expand the application of the UCMJ with regards to retired military saying disparaging things about the President. The Article to be used is Article 88. One thing that strikes me as odd is that Article 88 only applies to commissioned officers. I am sure that they will find another article to go after enlisted retirees.

Most obviously, the UCMJ applies to those who are currently serving on active duty in the armed forces, students enrolled in a federal service academy, and prisoners of war. After an amendment in the 2010s, the UCMJ also applies with equal force to contractors or other individuals “serving with or accompanying an armed force in the field.”

Now it is not unheard of for the UCMJ to be applied to those who are no longer in the military, but the use has been very narrow and specific before now.

The UCMJ does not apply to veterans who were discharged before reaching 20 years of service. The UCMJ also does not apply to retired reservists. However, it does apply to service members who retired from active-duty service, especially the Navy or Marines. This is because marines and sailors who leave active duty after more than 20 years in uniform but less than 30 and who want to collect retiree pay move into the Fleet Reserve, or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve. That’s right- retirees from the military are actually reservists.

Before 2021, I could not find any case of a retiree being prosecuted for a minor offence. Each incident I found involved serious offenses like kidnapping, sexual assault, or murder.

The problem here is that using the UCMJ changes everything. The application of UCMJ jurisdiction to retirees is significant because courts-martial are not Article III courts and are therefore not subject to some of the basic protections contained within the Bill of Rights. For instance, court-martialed defendants do not have the right to a jury trial; instead, an eight-person “member panel” selected by a high-ranking officer serves as the trier of fact.

That all changed after January 6. That was when the US military began using the UCMJ to go after military retirees for participating in the protest. This is a major expansion of military authority. This administration truly HAS declared war on the right. In unequivocal terms, they have said that no one can criticize this President without risking jail time.

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Military Purge opposition War on the Right

The military purge

The message is clear for the military: Support President Biden or your career is over.

That wasn’t true when Preident Trump was the Commander in Chief.

I believe that Obama is behind all of this. He set the stage by putting his people in senior leadership positions, including military flag officers.

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COVID Military tyranny

Purging the military

Here come the camps. Military troops are the first ones to be purged. The language is subtle, but it’s there.

allowances would certainly be made for religious exemptions and for those with pre-existing conditions that precluded vaccinations.

Admiral John Kirby

You have to have been in the military to catch the lie in this one. Chaplains in the military are commissioned officers. When I was in, they used to tell us that they were loyal to God first and the military second, so we should feel safe in talking to them. I didn’t believe that for a second. As officers, their careers depend on their fitrep. God won’t be the one writing their fitrep, their superior officer would. One small phrase in a fitrep can end a career. There won’t be any religious exemptions.

Medical doctors in the military? You guessed it, they are officers, too. If the President says the jab is safe, it’s safe. Orders are orders. There won’t be any medical exemptions.

So what then?

 “They will also be offered a chance to sit down with their chain of command and their leadership to talk about the risks that their objection will impose on the unit and on the force and on their teammates.”

Conversations with the chain of command aren’t what civilians think of as conversations. In the military, the superior talks. The subordinate says things like “Yes, sir,” or perhaps, “Yes, Sergeant,” or even, “Yes, Chief.” Anything else leads to the next step.

“There are — it is — once you mandate it, as we’ve done, it is a lawful order. It’s a lawful order, and we fully anticipate that our troops are going to follow lawful orders,”

The UCMJ is specific on this one. The one that applies here is Article 92: Failure to Obey a Lawful Order or Regulation. What is a lawful order? Whatever the President or an officer says it is. You can try to be a “bedroll lawyer,” but it won’t work. No officer in this military is going to oppose this President, not unless he or she wants to also be charged with an Article 92.

So what happens when you violate Article 92? A violation of or failure to obey lawful general order or regulation may result in a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 2 years. It would also be considered a FELONY conviction.

Does anyone reading this doubt that anyone pushing this will be broken at the wheel?

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Military

Without a single nuke or F-15

The Taliban have defeated the US military. Proving that you can lose all of the battles and still win the war, if only you have more tenacity. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

The US hasn’t won a war in almost 30 years, and hasn’t won a war with a Democrat in the Whitehouse in 75.

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Military

No F15s or nukes needed, just pussy

The US Army is investigating this lieutenant colonel for reportedly creating a series of lies over several years in order to carry out affairs with several women. Scummy enough, but it gets worse.

Lt. Col. Richard Kane Mansir, a civil affairs officer based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, has had “serious, long-term relationships” with at least six other women over the last five years, while still married to his wife of 18 years. That’s a bit worse, you say, but this isn’t even close to the worst part.

He lied about being on deployments, going so far as to fake papers claiming that he was deploying to Afghanistan and that he received the Silver Star. He rented a townhouse for one woman who was pregnant with their child, went on trips with another woman he was engaged to, and even met the womens’ parents. He told them he was divorced, and told them that one of his three children had died. Wow, but wait, there’s more.

He had serious relationships with at least five women in as many years. He apparently targeted subordinates and widows of men who died in combat—women who’d be too embarrassed to say anything about it, or whose careers would be ruined if they did. Oh, so this guy is a complete whoring scumbag.

He eventually got caught, like all such people do, and now has to pay the price for his stupidity.

This is not the sign of a well disciplined military. The “politically unreliable” troops are all being run out of the service while whoremongering, pencil pushing douchebags like this are the only ones who will remain.

Too bad Afghanistan is over. The Army should send this dude to command an isolated firebase staffed with security troops consisting of the buddies of the dead soldiers whose widows this guy was fucking, all armed with a big bag full of frags. Bringing back the time honored tradition of fragging officers would be the only justice to be had here.

Is the title of this post crass? Of course it is. It is still not as crass as a commissioned officer preying on the widows of dead soldiers.

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Military

Peace with honor

As the US Army sneaks out in the middle of the night, leaving small arms and personal belongings behind.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you need nuked and F15’s to beat the US military.

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Military Police State

Dems admit: NG is Army, not militia

Adam Smith, the chair of the House Armed Services Committee criticized a move by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to deploy the National Guard to the US border and accept private donations to pay for it. Now here is the money quote:

“This is unbelievably dangerous to think that rich people can start using the U.S. military to advance their objectives, independent of what the commander in chief and the secretary of defense think they ought to be doing,”

For years, the Democrats have been bleating that the Second Amendment is only there to permit the militia to be armed, and claiming that the National Guard is the militia. Is a sitting legislator now saying that a state no longer has the right to a well regulated militia? Or is he claiming that the NG is not the militia?

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Military

Jobs program

How can anyone read stories like this, and not realize that military readiness is down across the board? This is as bad as the Carter years, if not worse.

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Military

Watch out, Taiwan

President Biden has ordered the USS Ronald Reagan out of the Pacific theater and into the Indian Ocean to support the Afghanistan withdrawal. For the next four months, there will not be an aircraft carrier battlegroup in the Pacific.

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Military

Everywhere

The Norwegian Defense force has established an all female special forces unit. Here are the physical requirements for entry: (translated- sorry if wrong)

Minimum physical requirements
2 body lifts (pull ups?)
20 push-ups
35 situps in 2 min
20 back lift
Swim 200 meters (10 meters under water)

Test on course beginning:

  • 7 km pack run with own bag of 22 kg
  • Outfit: sportswear and sneakers
  • Time requirements: 54 minutes

Before graduation:

  • 7 km pack run with handed out bag of 22 kg
  • Outfit: uniform, marching boots and weapons
  • Time requirements: 54 minutes

What requirements are there for male special forces?

So the female special forces candidates wouldn’t come close to qualifying for the male version. Even the weighted march is easier, because the women the men must travel 30km to the women’s 7km. Well, what are the requirements for basic troops, men and women?

Note that women who qualify for special forces in Norway would have to complete 2 pull ups, 20 push ups, and 35 sit ups, which would barely be a “passing” grade for men who AREN’T special forces. Compare it to the entry test for the US Army Ranger school:

Every country that permits women lowers the requirements. They have to. This is unfair to the women who go into combat and must face the reality of combat that they are simply not physically prepared for.