…and then there’s this asshole.

The asshole General Mark “Righteous Strike” Milley

 “…and it was a righteous strike,” he said 

Asshole

What planet are progressives living on when they believe that the wonderfully acerbic President Trump was a threat to America’s freedoms and democracy (in excusing Milley’s weirdly, so far unexplained calls to CCP generals), but after semi- mummified twit Biden comes into office a million Haitians heading into the country are, well, not worth mentioning?

Do they not understand that it was the migration of Germanic tribes pouring into the Empire fleeing the Huns that stuffed the Western Roman Empire? I think they do fully understand and explicitly want that, Mk. II.

How does someone this idiotic and progressive even get through officer training in any corps?

‘I want to understand White rage. And I’m White.’

Asshole

28 thoughts on “…and then there’s this asshole.”

  1. Hes where he is because he never made a mistake in his career.
    That either makes him a god among men or a devious shitweasel who always made sure he had someone under him he could throw under the bus.

    Given his actual on the job performance Im guessing the latter.


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  2. Officers have a secret trade union. They look after each other.
    The good officer’s don’t know about it.
    Once a good officer makes the bad officers look like the horrible articles they are the good one finds his career less than stellar.
    An officer has to be exceptionally good to escape the borg of bad officers.
    The bad officers go on replicating.
    And there you have it.


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  3. Milley, Fauci, Austin, are the politically protected species of a White House that looks increasingly like a bad version of Weekend at Bernie’s. It’s just a pity that the dudes who covered up for Hollywood Bernie were not all graduates of US journalism classes.

    Looking on the bright side, whether they hated Trump or not the unseemly protection racket is surely helping average US punters better appreciate the extent of the leaden hypocrisy of Democrat office-holders, particularly those with the surname Pelosi, and Schumer.

    Bring on the mid-terms and a new Speaker and we might find out a whole lot more about who made the real calls on Kabul and Bagram and gain-of-function bits and pieces.


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  4. Miss A,
    There is one really pernicious, supposedly mythological, one called the West Point Protective Association. The rest of the Army knows about, but somehow West point grads don’t.


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  5. Bring on the mid-terms and a new Speaker and we might find out a whole lot more about who made the real calls on Kabul and Bagram and gain-of-function bits and pieces.

    I suppose that hope is contingent, less on who’s casting than on who’s counting the votes”


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  6. Swarzkopf’s outrage about careerism has been proven correct. It is a dangerous phenomena. Dangerous idiots get to the top.
    Militaries are more prone to careerist subversion than any other organisation because of the entirely internal and secret promotion system.
    Military PC is all pervasive.
    The Australian Army’s stiletto wearing creep put in place a generation of sycophants for whom competence is not critical promotion criteria.
    Westmorland, ‘the man who lost the Vietnam War’ amazingly had never attended any significant technical or career training courses. Totally incompetent militarily he was extraordinary in his capacity to insinuate himself into the military power elite. 58,200 soldiers paid with their lives for his careerist success.
    The military promotion system is a danger to national defence.


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  7. Following the death of Lincoln it was the West Point Protective Society that derailed Stanton’s plans to prosecute the treasonous WP graduates who broke their oath and fought for the South.


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  8. From The New Yorker Magazine:
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    The White House decision-making, as Milley described it in one of our conversations this week, seemed like a return to the past in that the Middle East, once again, asserted itself as a national-security preoccupation that will not allow itself to be pivoted away from. In terms of how policy choices are made, Milley was diplomatic on the stark contrast between the Trump Administration and the new Biden team. But his sense of relief that old-fashioned process—“regular order,” he called it—has returned to the business of national-security policy is palpable. When asked about the Biden Administration’s approach, the words he used were “disciplined,” “thoughtful,” “deliberative,” and “inclusive.” “I perceive rational discussion and legitimate points of view being presented in a rational, mature way on very serious topics of national security,” he said. “Any time you use lethal force is a very serious undertaking—it ought to be very thoughtful and thorough.”

    ..
    What a joke.


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  9. Swarzkopf’s outrage about careerism has been proven correct. It is a dangerous phenomena. Dangerous idiots get to the top.

    It’s not just careerism, which has always existed in the military. It’s the long march of the progressives through the institutions of the West and their total capture. Once captured, anyone from the right is expelled. We’ve been seeing this in the US military since Biden came to power. It was all outlined by Gramsci, Marcuse and Rudi Dutschke decades ago and their disciples have achieved their goals right under our noses.


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  10. Diogenessays:
    September 19, 2021 at 11:45 am
    Miss A,
    There is one really pernicious, supposedly mythological, one called the West Point Protective Association. The rest of the Army knows about, but somehow West point grads don’t.

    Is that like the non-existent Duntroon Old Boys Society of earlier years?


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  11. The military is merely the last institution to fall.

    Education, the legal profession including the judiciary, the mainstream churches, mass media and the public service have all long since been captured. In many cases conservatives facilitated this capture by ignoring Popper’s ‘paradox of tolerance’ and imagining that we could all be happy in a “broad church”. When the progressives took over they may have been bought for a time with offers of a seat at the big table; but they were always outnumbered and never achieved anything of substance. As subsequent history has shown, you can’t work happily alongside people who are fundamentally opposed to every principle you hold dear.


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  12. The Australian Army’s stiletto wearing creep put in place a generation of sycophants for whom competence is not critical promotion criteria.

    His pernicious influence becomes clearer every year. We need Dutton to do an FDR/George Marshall trick. Promote someone with a clean background, but well down the rank structure, to be CA. Accept the immediate resignations of any higher up the chain who object.


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  13. When asked about the Biden Administration’s approach, the words he used were “disciplined,” “thoughtful,” “deliberative,” and “inclusive.”

    don’t forget diverse! the approach must be divershiv and inklushiv komrades


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  14. Sounds like most Anglophone militaries sorely need an ‘Old Boys Network’ comprised of former JNCOs and SNCOs (say Corporal to Warrant Officer, and service equivalents for Navt and Air Force), to act as an institutional Safety Valve and counter-vetting mechanism (perhaps even the final veto) for all prospective Field and Staff Officers.

    The king-makers, entryists and gatekeepers are almost all exclusively Commissioned. Please note how you never to see a wokist below the rank of Captain/FTLT/LT?

    If the rank cannot stand your character and your politics say more about you than your individual performance as a Commander and Manager of fighting men,* then the promotion and posting cycles stop there until you either shape up or get the unsubtle hint your troops are giving you…

    As Rudyard Kipling said, “The ‘eathen in his blindess must end where he began, / But the backbone of the Army is the Non-Commissioned Man!”

    * This Anger is as equally contemptuous of Martinets as he is of Muppets. If the only way you can lead and direct is to stand over and bully or manipulate your subordinates in all circumstances and scenarios presnted to you, then you are not an effective leader.


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  15. They are also prudes.
    In my day a good soldier would drink and fight and fornicate, not necessarily in that order.
    Airmen weren’t gay. Sailors were rumoured to be.
    Now they are supposed to be choirboys. Or choir girls. And all singing from the same book. The borg is strong in them.
    Having them on the streets of Sidney helping oppress the people they are supposed to defend is all they’re good for.
    They can’t even drink in uniform on ANZAC Day. I use to love going up to some unfortunate and do the best years of my life were in uniform annoying
    Stuff. I copped it in my day and delighted in dishing it out. All gone now.
    The lefty Canberra borg has even spoilt nostalgia for me.


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  16. It’s not Milley’s fault that the US lost the Afghanistan war. They were always going to lose it. After the initial – brilliant – phase of defeating the Taliban, the US decided on the ridiculous notion of ‘nation building’. When the Taliban regrouped and started the insurgency, the US idiotically thought a moral victory was far more important than a military victory, making their defeat inevitable. Never mind the capability and weapons gap between the them, will power wins wars and the Taliban had plenty while the US had none.

    However, most galling is the nature of the defeat. Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, bears the responsibility for the most incompetent withdrawal in US military history. After 20 years in the country, the US intelligence capability was worse than useless. Despite having more money spent on them the most countries spend on their military, no intelligence agency predicted the speed of the Afghan advance.

    It didn’t bother Milley though. Showing zero flexibility, he continued with his totally flawed plan which resulted in a Taliban victory in Kabul before the US had even left. Worse, there was no plan to destroy the military equipment left in the country. So while Milley was contemplating “white rage” and other woke fantasies, he left an army of Islamic savages an armoury of $90 billion worth of some of the best military equipment in the world.

    Arsehole doesn’t even begin to describe him.


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  17. Arsehole doesn’t even begin to describe him.

    However it’ll do until we come up with a more apt description.


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  18. Militaries are more prone to careerist subversion than any other organisation because of the entirely internal and secret promotion system.

    Not exactly. The US Senate provides advice and consent, per the US Constitution, for the nomination for appointment of all military officers of pay grade O-4 and up for Regular and Reserve Component officers of all Services. In other words, if Sen X doesn’t like the politics of candidate Y, he prevents the list being approved until Y is removed from it.

    And that my friends is how it gets extremely political.


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  19. After 20 years in the country, the US intelligence capability was worse than useless.

    When politicians are allowed to tell intelligence agencies what findings are ‘acceptable’ and which ones reflect realities which they will not tolerate and therefore not permit to be promulgated, you don’t have intelligence agencies, you have political propaganda support systems.

    In this case Biden’s desire to take a political victory lap on the anniversary of 911 overrode all other considerations. The intel folks on the ground knew what was going on but nobody was listening, the Biden Admin insisted that their goal would somehow override reality. The left-wing US State Dept in particular has been horrible in that regard for decades now and guess who was giving the orders in AFG? Little known fact, in the US system the State Dept outranks the military in such situations.


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  20. Don’t take any of what I just said as a defense of Milley.

    That SOB should have laid his stars on the table to force Biden to acknowledge the advice of the military. Instead, being a creation of the left, he forced the official military advice to be revised to support Biden’s personal ambitions.


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  21. Basically the military colleges in pretty much the Anglicised world is originally derived as a continuation of the English private school “old boys network”. You only need to look back at previous wars to see incompetent people being made officers just because of the school they attended (eg Eton students made into officers straight from school in WW1), and the subsequent loss of lives resulting in this blatant nepotism.
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  22. “General Milley Is Releasing A Revised Version Of ‘The Art Of War’ — And We’ve Got Exclusive Excerpts”

    “General Mark A. Milley says he can make it even better. Milley believes the book needs to be updated to integrate all the advancements America’s modern military has made in military tactics and strategy. To that end, he’s releasing his own version of the book.

    “If you think you might attack an enemy, pick up the phone and give ’em a heads up. It’s only fair.”

    “You have to be careful not to surprise your enemy. They really don’t like it.”

    “Treason is not treason if it is the lesser of two treasons.”

    “Know thy pronouns, and know thy enemy’s pronouns.”

    “The supreme art of war is to surrender to your enemy without fighting.”

    “All war is white rage.”

    “If you surrender, you can never lose.”

    “If thy commanding officer sends mean tweets, thou need not follow orders or the chain of command.”

    “The enemy of my friend is my friend.”

    “Keep your friends close and your enemies on speed dial.”

    “You can not betray the one to which you were never loyal.”

    “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for China.”

    “When retreating, leave most of thy armaments behind so you know what you’ll be up against next time.”

    “Chinese bros before American hoes.”

    “He who turns on bad orange man gets big book deal.” ”

    Via https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/open-sunday/#comment-2470240

    Link is there


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