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The Leadership Crisis in the US Army Continues

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By Christopher W. Holton

We were first exposed as a nation to the terrible leadership at the head of the US Army after the Fort Hood Jihadist massacre when then Chief of Staff of the US Army General George Casey uttered an incomprehensibly insensitive and stupid comment. Here is what Casey, who, by the way, opposed the highly successful Surge in Iraq, said in the wake of that terrorist attack:

“As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well,” Several months later, in a February 2010 interview, Casey said, “Our diversity not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

The apparent crisis of leadership in the US Army only increased during the tenure of General Martin Dempsey as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey, who studied poetry graduate school, presided over the abandonment of the battlefield in Iraq that facilitated the rise of the Islamic State and also set the stage for the abandonment of the battlefield in Afghanistan.

But neither of these two shameful leadership failures can hold a candle to what we have now seen the US Army do to one of its finest NCOs:

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland had his appeal denied by the Army as he seeks to prevent his forced discharge from the service. The chain of events stems from his participation in the beating of a pedophile Afghan local police official who had chained a local boy to his bed and repeatedly raped him…

General Patton must be spinning in his grave…

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/09/29/green-beret-who-beat-afghan-child-rapist-speaks-out/

 

 

US Army Issues New Shoulder Patch for Campaign Against “ISIL”

By Christopher Holton

The US Army has issued a new shoulder patch for the slightly more than 3,000 troops who President Obama has decided he can spare to fight the world’s most dangerous Jihadist entity, the Islamic State, which the US federal government still insists on referring to as “ISIL,” despite the fact that there are now Jihadi groups from West Africa to the Philippines that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Nothing illustrates better the institutional denial that we are saddled with as a nation in our fight to save Western civilization than our federal counter terror bureaucracy’s slavish attitude toward outmoded views on the threat from Jihad…except maybe the new shoulder patch that is the subject of this post. Here it is:

New US Army shoulder patch. Note absence of anything identifiable with the US Army or the United States of America

New US Army shoulder patch. Note absence of anything identifiable with the US Army or the United States of America

Now compare the US Army’s shoulder patch to those of several known, prominent Jihadist groups…and prepare to be repulsed…

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

 

Jemaah Islamiyah in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia

Jemaah Islamiyah in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia

Abu Sayyef Group in the Philippines

Abu Sayyef Group in the Philippines

Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan and India

Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan and India

Boko Haram in Nigeria and west Africa

Boko Haram in Nigeria and west Africa

Al Shabaab in Somalia and east Africa

Al Shabaab in Somalia and east Africa

Al Qaeda. Remember them?

Al Qaeda. Remember them?

The Taliban

The Taliban

HAMAS

HAMAS

And the granddaddy of them all...The Muslim Brotherhood

And the granddaddy of them all…The Muslim Brotherhood

If you’re wondering what the HELL is going on here, you’re definitely not alone.

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