Thursday, March 23, 2023

Remember the "Sir who am I" article? That was the beginning of the purge!

 via War On The Rocks

After identifying this comprehensive vision of what marines of the future will be and do, publish an authoritative strategy outlining this multi-layered identity with explicit prioritization and an implementation plan. Staff this amongst your general officers, senior executive service members, and key colonel-level combat developers, listen to their feedback, and assess their willingness to implement it. Then retire those who will refuse to say “aye aye, sir” and execute your vision. Our nation does not have the time for half-hearted incrementalism or the frozen middle. Please don’t put us through another Marine Corps Force 2025 where we tried to decide how we should organize, train, and equip without a clear identity. With the strategic guidance now available from our civilian leadership, which was not published in 2016 when Marine Corps Force 2025 began, a clear identity is now possible and represents a once-in-a-century chance to re-invent the Marine Corps.



I didn't realize what I was reading way back then.  This guy not only laid the groundwork for the rollout of FD2030 but he made the call to prayer.

This dude is an insurgent.

A true believer.

He will not be denied and he will stroll into the depths of hell to see this implemented.

I'm sure his faith has been rewarded and I'm sure he's been promoted.

The Chowder Society thinks they're up against a misguided concept.

They're wrong.

Those that support FD2030 are damn near religious zealots. They can't be reasoned with and the only way they will alter course is when they see the bodies being stuffed into bags.

The Marine Corps is fucked.  A small group has decided to change it forever.

God help us all.

Open Comment Post. 23 Mar 23

Just plain wow.  Dude has a helmet, K-bar, real deal wheels, a freaking bull bar, ammo can and camo nets draped over it...but then has a toy dog looking out the window.  Got to be Army National Guard.  They can't park either.

VMM-261 drops cargo in the desert

The caption on this reads how this will allow VMM-261 to operate globally. HQMC is really pushing the meme that although they've turned the entire Marine Corps into a recon/counter recon outfit with little to no offensive capability that somehow it will still be relevant worldwide? Amazing. It also points to the issue of the amphibious ships. How can you justify needing 21 San Antonio class sized ships when you will fill the well decks with everything BUT Marine Combat Vehicles? For once the Navy got it right. Then concept will last at best a decade before its tossed. What will be the next hotness? The realization that the USMC needs to be capable of seizing Chinese islands...both manmade and natural as a means to blind them to our fleets activities. IF!!!!!! If the Rangers don't beat us to that punch, along with the SEALs and even MARSOC.

Fight Tonight: 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Culmination Video Exercise Warrior Shield


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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Yeah about Jan 6. The more we learn the more bullshit comes out...

Thanks to Cogitans Iuvenis for the link! This whole drama was a setup.

It continues to be a setup.

This should be grounds for immediate dismissal of the case but won't.

The average American should be very concerned.  If the federal govt ever decides to come after you, you're done. Innocent or not. Criminal misconduct by the prosecutors or not.

The latest photos of the ALTAY tank.


Berger is shedding assets & getting them sold overseas that even if the next Commandant wants to reverse course it'll damn near be impossible...

The M1 tanks to Ukraine will definitely be former USMC models. These AH-1Zs are definitely former USMC models. The timing on this is perfect for the FD2030 zealots. They get their fucked up concept baked into the Marine Corps and there is no possible reversal because all the gear is sold rather than mothballed for the future. 

This trap is gonna be the end of the Marine Corps and this tie in with the Navy will see the seat on JCS go the way of the dinosaurs. 

FD2030 is no longer a concept. Its a religion for these people and they'll accept no criticism of their God.

That's why Berger and his clowns won't accept criticism of their God.  It's why they won't listen to reasoned debate.  They can't. This has become their end all be all.

One thing is certain.

Giving one person the power that the Commandant is currently wielding is dangerous for any organization.  

If the Marine Corps survives Berger then we've GOT TO MAKE SURE that the power of the Commandant is scaled back.

"What if all of the presidents were comic book villains?"

Vitalii Smyk published new artwork...Orc Hunters. Bakhmut..

Open Comment Post. 22 Mar 23

Marine Squadron Carib, Netherlands Marine Corps @ the Infantry Immersion Trainer during Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina