I’ve mentioned it here about how your military is at bare minimums. Not, going to bare minimums but already there and sinking. It’s funny how so many who aren’t affected by the current war on terrorism make such drastic changes that affect those that are fighting the current war. Wait, we are at war? You wouldn’t think so with all of our carriers parked in Virginia, along with all of their support ships.
Funding for war operations in Afghanistan would also be subject to cuts.
Cutting or seizing (Sequestration (law), the seizure of property for creditors or the state) your military force has already lost lives due to this scale down. I dare any one to debate that because all of our available military, Army, Navy Air Force and Marines are being held under Sequestration, lives could have been saved with the correct support (looking long term here). Before you send me that poorly thought out email, I will first have to ask, have you stood in my shoes? Have you been there to actually see what these cuts are allowing? Have you spoken to the numerous countries around the world who thought America was the greatest country in the world with the mightiest of militaries? If you haven’t, then I guess you will have to simply take my word. If not mine, then how about these guys:
We are going to go to war, put our Americans in harm’s way, then pull the very support structure out from underneath them?
Let’s just for a second look at this another way. In the past 10+ years we (at least 4) we have been in Afghanistan. We have been around the world keeping the terrorist regimes weak, now, with these massive reductions, there is no way we could even begin to maintain the rotation tempo we have been doing. Regardless if we pull out of Afg in 2014 (which we won’t pull all of them out I bet you $10) we have lost the momentum, and the enemy has obtained it. Another way for me to put it, if you get a wild hair up your but to go visit another country and get taken hostage, don’t count on the US military to save you, they are getting fired each month.
China, North Korea, and every terrorist group out there knows it. They are laughing at us and because they like what they see. America is at its weakest. Does anyone notice how there hasn’t been a terrorist attack since 9-11? Do you think there have been attempts? You bet there have been. Who stopped them? A vigilant US military. When a terrorist attack happens, I know who you can’t blame, and that’s the US military. We can’t stop them if you have us in port.
Many ask me, what can I do? Many of you already are awesome supporters through charities like www.anysoldier.com. Thank you all! Another way you can “help” is to simply send your congressman an email and let them know your thoughts. Its free and last time I checked, it’s still a pretty much free country.
I thought we were at war? Didn’t you? Maybe I’m the only one, as like me, we are the ones doing the fighting, and suffering from these cutbacks. But then again, I’m no congressman’s kid so……
Time for a C-Gar