BRILLIANT: Military Warrior “with More than a Dozen Combat Deployments” Rebuts West Point Grads’ Attack on President Trump and the US Constitution

Monday, June 15, 2020
By Paul Martin

By Joe Hoft
June 15, 2020

Late last week a group of graduated West Point leftists penned a letter rebuking the politicization of the military, while at the same time targeting recent moves by military leadership in a veiled attack on President Trump.

Yesterday, on Flag Day, we received this rebuttal from an honest US military warrior. We share it below in its entirety.
In what is quite possibly the most misguided, unprofessional, and misinformed document I have seen authored by purported ‘military leaders’, it still leaves me utterly disgusted. This manifesto is an affront to all military officers serving past and present and a poor reflection on the state of our military service academies. The errors, falsehoods and downright misrepresentations presented here are too numerous and the lack of understanding of national defense and our military command structure is also woefully lacking to say nothing of the brazenly open insubordination and attempt to usurp the country’s chain of command. These officers are in my opinion committing a grave offense by suggesting these mutinous ideas conveyed in the document.

I take issue with this propaganda in a paragraph by paragraph review, leaving the ‘anonymous’ authors entire original cowardly attack intact to avoid any appearance of attempting to cherry pick the stupidity. Leaving it in reduced italics, I will attempt to counter with just the facts mostly leaving out the wokeness and will not debate the authors ‘moral hazard’ arguments as they are irrelevant to the discussion.

You are beginning your careers at a tumultuous time. More than 110,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, more than 40 million are unemployed, and our nation is hurting from racial, social and human injustice. Desperation, fear, anxiety, anger, and helplessness are the daily existence for too many Americans. These are difficult times, but we are confident you will rise to the challenge and do your part as leaders in our Army.

Just like all propaganda, this manifesto begins with a triggering statement. Now that we have hit every woke topic and ineptly attempted to justify the domestic violence and ongoing armed insurrection of our country perhaps this would be a good time to point out the real threats that these new graduates will more likely need to contend with. In the authors eyes the horrifying prospect of using authorized military force as a last resort to restore domestic order is a far greater risk than the threats posed by our ongoing wars on terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. Further, the increasing and omnipresent threat posed by China, Russia, and Iran I guess don’t make the cut either. But for someone with more than a dozen combat deployments in my 20 years service, I bet you don’t have to guess where I lay the odds of our next armed engagements of real consequence taking place.

Lastly these are all domestic political issues that the authors claim military personnel should be above, and not politicize, ridiculous. As officers we don’t make policy and it is not even our place to contemplate it, ours is to carry out the lawful orders and commanding the forces we have been entrusted to lead, PERIOD. The Joint Chiefs are ADVISORS to the civilian leadership, there to present options. The civilian leadership makes the call, the chiefs are to carry out those decisions. Those that study military history all know that Carl von Clausewitz wrote that war is politics by other means. This is why we have civilian leadership of the military so that the Government, not the military commanders make the decisions on how, where, when and why to engage. In the US military it’s prohibited by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) for military personnel to make certain political statements. Moreover, we are prohibited from openly criticizing the national command structure, PERIOD.

Like the classes before you, the Class of 2020 comes with varied life experiences from across America and beyond. You represent the country’s diversity of race, ethnicity, identity and beliefs. Your West Point journey has led you to this moment when, with right hands raised, you take an oath “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” This oath has no expiration date. The burden of responsibility and accountability will both weigh on and inspire you for your entire life. Oaths are solemn, public promises with significant meaning and moral gravity. When they are broken, the nation suffers.

In the classic Alynsky style of accusing your enemies of what you are guilty of, West Point’s record on civil rights and equality are perhaps the most dismal in our country. They for decades forced the practice of ‘The Silencing’ on every black cadet by ostracizing them for their entire 4 years, and many far worse. They should be the last to lecture or preach on this topic.

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