Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A hard, terrible and uncomfortable TRUTH that we should finally starting talking about with regard to our Military...

Thanks to Noble for the link!

via Zero Hedge.
“As far as decision-making, it is a partnership,” he continued, stressing nonetheless that “at the end of the day it is about the protection of Israel – and if there is a question in regards to how we will operate, the last vote will probably go to Zvika [Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovitch, head of the IDF's Aerial Defense Division].”

Washington and Israel have signed an agreement which would see the US come to assist Israel with missile defense in times of war and, according to [Israeli commander] Haimovitch, "I am sure once the order comes we will find here US troops on the ground to be part of our deployment team to defend the State of Israel."

And those US troops who would be deployed to Israel, are prepared to die for the Jewish state, Clark said. "We are ready to commit to the defense of Israel anytime we get involved in a kinetic fight there is always the risk that there will be casualties. But we accept that - as every conflict we train for and enter, there is always that possibility," he said.
Story here. 

Zero Hedge and others are outraged by this statement.  The part where he talks about US troops being prepared to die for the Jewish state.

That was "inartfully" put but it gets down to the crux of our current defense posture.

This is what Forward Presence is all about!

Yeah you hear that term thrown around all the time.  It's even become a talking point to Congress...a chest thumping meme...something to brag about.

But the American people and many in uniform fail to take into account what that really means.

If you're in S. Korea, Japan, Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Israel, The Netherlands and many other countries, the powers that be have determined that they will roll the dice with your lives.

You are an instrument of foreign power and if you die while deployed to those nations you will be buried under the US flag but make no mistake about it (I'm talking about during combat operations) that you in essence died for other people.

It's been talked about on these pages before and it infuriated me.  They came at me sideways but at the end of the day the results are the same.  When we deploy to another country we are acting as THEIR soldiers.

Think about the situation in S. Korea.

There you have servicemembers AND their families....some of them within artillery range of a country that they're still at war with!  A reader from S. Korea proudly called our forces and their families hostages.

That sorry bastard was right.

But back to this story.

That AF General let the cat out of the bag.  We don't like to talk about it because it gets in the way of our flag waving but all these international entanglements have setup a situation where we do the bidding of others, for agendas that we don't understand to achieve solutions that we might not like.

Saying that our guys are prepared to die for another country is a bitter pill to swallow but unfortunately from my seat its more true than not.

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