My friend Claudio pointed what Eric Prince (founder of Blackwater) said in an Asia Times article …more here.

There are some foundational things that Prince points out and I agree with the entire article but in some ways, he doesn’t go far enough. The Military-Industrial Complex is in many ways, a gang of thieves with its hands on the nation’s throat and it’s fearful to see a world that is in any way different than the one they have at hand. Since old generals and admirals go there when they retire to maximize retirement income, there is an iron-clad assurance that nothing will change. The only way to change would be a catastrophic loss in war. The retreat from Afghanistan was shameful and emblematic of the sort of thinking that I’m addressing, but it was in no way a military catastrophe of the scale necessary to create change.

The traitorous generals running the Pentagon revealed themselves as being influenced by Communist China to a degree that many of us think is unhealthful. Members of Congress serving on key committees (Swalwell & Feinstein on point) have had long-standing relationships with PRC intelligence assets. The Biden (crime) Family was on Beijing’s payroll for at least a decade. Who knows how much money Kamala has taken from Beijing or where her loyalties lie.  Some of the ossified generals and admirals in the Pentagon are not on the Chinese payroll, but are they clear, forward thinkers?

How many generals did the Union go through until it found some that could fight? The same is true for most wars. Learners are useful, the learned, prepared to fight the last war, are not.

There are other issues that America needs to debate. How attached are we to Taiwan? Is their freedom worth a general war with China? Without assistance from the US and possibly other allied nations, Taiwan can not stand against the regular forces and the fifth column that the PRC can send against it. Conventional strikes against PRC ports can lay waste to them. Add using aggressive naval mines and unrestricted submarine warfare and China would be wounded. Of course, expect that they’d do the same thing to us. After all, they have the world’s largest navy.

Prince’s vision for a more resilient special operations force unshackled from the pressures of traditional structures are useful, and he has a clear vision for what is needed, but sometimes suggesting that most of the generals be pensioned off and replaced by visionary patriots who don’t owe anything to China can’t be said openly.


  1. It doesn’t help that we have (and have had) a political purge in our ranks, the Marines taking heavy casualties over the jab.
    We told Taiwan we would be there.
    To leave them hanging would compound Afghanistan.
    And cost us a lot of critical electronics and machine tool suppliers.

  2. Afghanistan was despicable (to be polite), but shows the level of asinine thinking (more so political), where the Amateurs in Charge believe they are entitled to reinvent hundred’s of years of military knowledge then achieve good results. Or, was that debacle on purpose? Maybe both.

    To Ed B’s point; “heavy casualties over the jab”. Just watched the first half of the 2hr 45 min Rogan interview with Dr. McCullough. Video is on Rumble, YouTube is suppressing the good doctor, because…truth and facts to government lies can’t be allowed. Dr. M. outlines everything we non-indoctrinated have suspected or known all along for the past 2 years. His is actual science and knowledge. The forced jab is only one aspect of the charade, and the – still EUA status – DNA Manipulator is, in g=fact, illegal under Nuremberg Code. More importantly, he discusses is “Mass Formation Psychosis”, which explains a lot of what we see in the mind-numbed general public – usually walking around masked. Or that former Playboy “model” who went nuts on a an 81 year old on a flight. Or that Missouri woman who believed she was entitled to run out on the tarmac to stop a plane she missed…because SHE was late.

    More going on than we could ever know, including military ineptitude by its political activist/treasonous leadership. Find the money trail and you will find the reason.

    • Last January, my doctor warned me after nagging on me for 45 minutes to get the jab (before he ever thought of looking at my busted knee) that he expected some communities to take un”vax”ed outside of town and shoot them!
      Last week, a friend of mine, a veteran Fire Department inspector in Ann arbor just lost his job as they refused to give him a religious exemption (which is mandatory by law!).
      So a rally was held outside city hall and people were shouting at the ralliers that they hoped they all died.
      I had told my doctor (who knows I carry in his office) taking me to the outskirts of town would prove fatal for more than me.

      • Geez Ed, that’s rough, and had you shouted “die!” you’d be in jail for a hate crime. The “demand for jab” is patently illegal.

        In Mass Psychosis one can easily see how people hold onto their mentality and bad behavior that they would otherwise consider abhorrent.

      • Fascinating. I had to see a specialist recently, and she recommended the jab. I said no and laid out the reasons why. Then I had occasion to see an Infectious Disease (Internal Medicine sub specialty) doc, who recommended the jab. I refused, then explained why when pressed. “Convince me I’m wrong. Tell me where my facts are in error or where I’m misunderstanding.” ID doc immediately dropped the subject and has never brought it up again. I attack it from the endothelial dysfunction and thrombophilia angles, and it might be that those specialists are reluctant to get into a debate with a cardiologist in those areas, seeing as that’s more my turf than theirs. But I think it’s because the facts are irrefutable, and these specialists are fundamentally honest people.

        The Rogan interview with Peter McCullough is very informative, and I highly recommend it.

        • As I reported earlier, my doctor asked if I wanted a flu shot. I said, “no, I don’t trust it.” He just smiled. Later I found that the entire team were Biden haters. Maybe that’s rare, but it did impart hope

  3. These matters are far above my limited knowledge of the many factors at play. I don’t see Taiwan knuckling under without an all out fight. Who is to say they don’t have nukes and will use them? How invincible is China? They didn’t fare too well against Vietnam and that was land warfare.

    Other players have a stake, like South Korea and Japan. They know they will be next. Would India stay out? Might they go after Pakistan with China distracted?

    As to our military leadership, speaking as a former enlisted swine, I wouldn’t trust anyone above O-6.

    • America is moth eaten by traitors. It’s not a trustworthy ally IMHO. China will only be emboldened by US having a somewhat ambiguous policy on Taiwan. All the same, invasion would pose a big risk for them in the long game.

        • That’s what I heard wise people saying 50 years ago. It’s a Long Game thing many people don’t understand. It nibbles away at the edges until one day the structure collapses. Frog meets slowly heating water kind of thing.

        • And we are witnesses to that defeat, live and in color on the nightly “news.’ It was once fashionable to bash Sen. Joe McCarthy as an example of irrational paranoia. History has shown us that “Tail-gunner Joe” was right. There was and are Marxist/communists in our government and military. Many of them openly, supported by their colleagues and the RINOS pretending to be loyal patriots.

  4. Living comfortably is the goal of most people. The same is for those in the military, and the high ranking officials in the military are exposed to wealth that is usually far beyond their means. The carrot of a well-paying job in the military industry is something they seek, since it places them in a position of wealth, without the mandates of the Military Code of Conduct. I don’t think it’s a completely bad thing, but considering the current military brass, loyalty to the United States is becoming second to the acquisition of wealth. That, and the dependence on non-military covert operatives can lead to a “Don’t ask” methodology, which leads to scenarios where integrity is replaced with pure brutality. While brutality is necessary against those willing to terrorize for profit, it isn’t good for those brutalized by coincidence.

    There are limits to warfare, and the biggest limit is the final outcome. If the outcome is those being trained to lead are incompetent yes-men, without any goal but financial security, those they lead are treated as subservient minions for their personal purposes. Moral suffers, units suffer, and ultimately, the entire military suffers from a lack of honor and military preparedness. That’s where we are today, and the final result will be dangerous to the United States. Bureaucracies don’t fight wars effectively, and the current military has too many bureaucrats.

  5. Blackwater founder argues for the primacy of low-visibility, localized, deniable forces, backed by private sector efficiencies

    Which purely by coincidence he specializes in providing. Ford motor company says you need a new car, too.

    Many, of course, would argue that organized violence is such a serious business, so expansive, and so morally repugnant, that only government can or should hold a monopoly on it.

    Because only government has enough wisdom to be evil safely.

    If you take all of these pro-government statements and try to assemble them into a coherent worldview/theory, you find it’s a mess of internal contradictions and circular arguments. It doesn’t add up.

  6. Prince does have a valid point. And yes, many were fired in WWII to get to the ‘real’ fighters, but at a significant cost in lost troops… Can we afford that today? I wonder, considering how short of military forces we are.

    • We have been at war now for how long? Not a global war but many, many battles. That wasn’t true at the start of WWII. Getting up to speed in the Korean conflict didn’t take all that long. At least for the Army from the brigade level down there is a deep pool of seasoned people.

  7. LL, I get the feeling our MIC elite et al are gambling on never, ever having to fight another “Big One.” The UK’s a perfect case in point along with, apparently, the woke USN.

    I’m no expert but I’d say precedence argues otherwise.

    Off topic, but why do SEAL teams have to get the vax but posties don’t?

    • Why SEALS but not POSTIES? SEALS vote conservatively, POSTIES are unionized and even if an individual member votes conservatively, the Union money rains like a monsoon upon the Democratic party.

      Sadly, if the SEALS donated as much money as the Posties to the Dems, they’d have a carve-out too.

      Follow the money. Pretty much the first rule in any criminal investigation.

  8. Taiwan has a significant share of the Worlds’s non-Chinese micro chip manufacturing capacity which the West depends on. Takes a while to build replacement capacity. That may be enough to give us a reason to look at keeping Taiwan Taiwan.

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