The Rusty Potemkin Village
The USA is not ready for a real shooting war. I’m not going to belabor the subject extensively. Yes, we could invade a third-world country and dominate it — though look what a hash we made of Afghanistan.
^Our premier aircraft have very poor readiness rates because they are VERY complicated and require extensive maintenance. When they fly and fly right, they’re world-beating. They are technological marvels. But keeping them in the air, in a sustained campaign against Russia or China, requires massive infrastructure in logistics and support (close to the front) that nobody likes to talk about.
^Drone aircraft can only operate in an air supremacy environment. They’re excellent for shooting at mud huts or moving cars in the third world, but they are easy prey for jet fighters (even old ones). Larger air-to-air missiles (AAMRAM, etc.) are too heavy for them to carry self-defense when the object is to have them linger over an area, sending back data.
^Satellite orbits are predictable and they are targets. Did the space force get their uniforms sorted out or are they still the abomination created by a diversity hire?
^The US Navy has been allowed to rust. The outward signs of corrosion on Navy ships are visible evidence that the service’s operations tempo is so crushing that it has become difficult to do all of the necessary maintenance needed to keep rust at bay.
There are a lot of examples that I can trot out, but cost-cutting measures, maintenance shortcuts, diminished retention due to the new “tranny positive, all-black service” has encouraged otherwise qualified people to leave.
The Marine Corps is part of the Navy even though they hate to admit it. They’re still hard but are reducing themselves to holding islands that nobody might want to occupy.
Big Army, has its problems. It botches things (see Afghanistan, see the occupation of Iraq) and there would have to be big changes with a lot of stars dropped in the septic tank to fix it. Talk about Nero fiddling – there is also this.
Mike_C shared a portion of his training
Mike_C e-mailed me a photo of a slide from one of his medical training updates at the medical convention he’s attending where it implies that all diabetics today are the product of systemic slavery in the Antebellum South. It’s gratifying that modern medicine is focused on slavery and the myths associated with it. Here, I thought that white people in the south in areas co-located with high concentrations of black people also suffered from higher rates of diabetes. Could it be due in part to genetic predisposition, diet, cultural mores that lead to lifestyle choices in exercise?
When I worked on cartel issues in Mexico, I noticed that MANY Mexican people suffered from diabetes. Do we blame their ancestors from Spain and Europe (France also occupied Mexico) or the Indians?
I’m sure that facts that do not fit the narrative are not entertained, and bringing them up could get you tagged as a racist.
A lawsuit against the city by a former Park District attorney alleges that Mayor Lori Lightfoot, one of the ugliest women in America, berated staff in obscene terms over a Columbus statue, told them “My dick is bigger than yours and the Italians, I have the biggest dick in Chicago.”
I’m afraid that I will have to take her at her word. I wouldn’t want to gaze at her meat.
The State of the Union
“You used to have a president. Now you have a circus clown gargling his own shit. How sad for you.” Yes, it’s difficult to deflect that sort of criticism. I dare not speculate on what the Veep is gargling, as Pelosi adjusts her dentures.
Giveaways to Iran? It’s a return to the Obama Doctrine back in the days of Obamanation. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran deal in May 2018. Brandon promised to restore it, and upon taking office
Money for Ukraine? Brandon wants Congress to send him $10 billion to help Ukraine fight Russia, according to a letter to Congress.
A wall on our southern border would cost a fraction of this, but Democrats said that there was “no money” for it. To them it’s all about importing democrat voters and stuffing the ballot box.
In a Break from the Madness
A self-Portrait of Jules – part of the series on art philosophy.
Identify the Tank & SPM