Monday, May 23, 2016

The Military as a Laboratory for Social Experiments

Consider this follow-up for Saturday’s post, entitled “America Humiliated.” The Daily Caller has quoted retired General Tom McInerney’s comments about how the Obama administration has weakened our military and has allowed us to be humiliated around the world.

Point worth making, again, because some people are tormenting themselves trying to figure out why Americans are angry.

The Daily Caller summarizes McInerney’s view:

Russian and Chinese militaries are increasingly trying to bully American forces because they are “taking advantage of our weakness” and “publicly humiliating us,” according to a respected retired Air Force general and Fox News military analyst.

“It’s a slap in the face” to the United States, Retired General Tom McInerney says, and President Barack Obama “should not accept that kind of behavior.”

The president “unilaterally disarmed America,” adding “we have all these social experiments,” according to McInerney’s 18-minute exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation. By transforming America’s foreign policy, McInerney says Obama’s America is known as a nation that will “protect your enemies and deny your allies support.”

Running through the world’s hot spots accentuated by Obama’s failed foreign policy, McInerney says he is “very worried” that Israel has not gotten the weapons and protection it needs from the United States for its survival.

Continuing, McInerney offers this comment on the administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack on an American compound. He adds his view that attacking Libya to replace Gaddafi was also a mistake:

McInerney decries the administration’s lack of response when asked “what difference does Benghazi make.” To him, it was a “dereliction of duty” for not providing adequate force protection before and during the attack.

Obama wrongly attacked Libya because a small force of radical Islamists were threatening Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, who, albeit flawed, had become an ally to America in the war on terror, the respected retired general says.

America’s military had plenty of warning and should have been at a higher state of readiness. Watching the last scene from the Benghazi movie, “13 Hours,”  McInerney was offended of the reminder a Libyan charter plane came to take away the survivors and the fallen. He ashamedly asks, “Where was our great Air Force? Where was America to help these people?”

Where was the great American Air Force? Well, under Obama the military has other goals in mind. As McInerney said, we are involving ourselves in social experiments. We are winning hearts and minds by having more females on the battlefield. And we now have more openly gay and openly transgendered officers. Surely, that is striking fear in the hearts of our enemies.

Vice President Joe Biden explained to the graduating cadets at West Point that it was a great day for the academy because its leading student had publicized his homosexuality. In many parts of the world, Biden implied, having more gays in the military and having more sensitive and empathic women will be an advantage. Huh?

When you don't have any victories to celebrate, you show why you don't have any victories... because you believe that the military is a laboratory for social experimentation.

Here, the Daily Caller reports Biden’s remarks:

In a speech to West Point’s class of 2016, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that more women and openly gay soldiers will only serve to make the U.S. military stronger.

“Having men and women together in the battlefield is an incredible asset, particularly when they’re asked to lead teams in parts of the world with fundamentally different expectations and norms,” Biden said in his graduation speech at West Point, according to The Associated Press.

Biden heaped praise on Eugene Coleman, the class president, for coming out as gay.

“E.J. would have been discharged from the Army, and we would have lost an incredible talent,” Biden said, referring to standard practice before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2010. “Thanks for your courage, E.J., and I expect we’re going to hear big things from you, pal.”

And what happens if peoples in other parts of the world look at America’s coed military and conclude that the nation has become so decadent and weak that it makes a point of putting women in harm’s way? And what happens if other cultures look at America’s new diverse military and decide that America no longer understands what strength is? Apparently, the Obamafied military can only take pride in an openly gay serviceman.

Could it be that the Biden attitude invites aggression?


Ares Olympus said...

Stuart: Could it be that the Biden attitude invites aggression?

My vote is "no", but how would we scientifically experiment to find out? But myself I'm more worried about our aggression, male or female at the top or on the field, including Obama's expanded use of Drones strikes to assassinate inconvenient people. How long before such tactics won't be used by our own government against our own "terrorists", aka protestors who sometimes say mean things about our president.

Anyway, maybe when President Trump calls in a Nuke Iran order because they called him a wuss, we can hope some young women in the bunkers or subs with the launch keys have more sense and refuse to follow orders.

Okay, I admit I don't categorically trust women over men to use conscience over obedience. I'd feel safer if we just disarmed our nukes completely, BEFORE the next dictator becomes president, or the next civil war that puts the nukes on the wrong side of the battlefield.

Anonymous said...

Ares, what colour is the sky in your world?

Sam L. said...

I'm guessing rainbows and sparkles in the fog, Anon.

Recruiting Animal said...

In 2006, I read a blog posting that quoted Abu Oudai, the chief rocket coordinator for the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the West Bank claiming that the Israeli army could be defeated, in part at least, because it was "full of gay soldiers and full of corruption."

The article went on to say that:

"In 1983, the Israeli Defense Forces officially allowed homosexuals to serve in the military...
Security and mental health officials for the IDF have found no evidence the long-standing inclusion of homosexuals in the IDF has harmed operational effectiveness, combat readiness, unit cohesion, or morale in the Israeli military."

Here is an Israeli source for Abu Oudai:,7340,L-3292414,00.html

I'm sure that you don't want to sound like Abu Oudai but you do.