From friend John and DTI.
28 Feb 23
“We trained hard, but every time we were beginning to form-up into coherent teams, we would be suddenly ‘reorganized!’
I was to learn later, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, that we tend to meet every new situation by ‘reorganizing.’
And, a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while in reality producing only confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization”
Where are snipers when you need them?
Our current USMC “leadership” has apparently decided that dedicated sniper teams, who have served us so well since WWII, are over-rated!
USMC infantry battalions will no longer have integral sniper platoons at the immediate disposal of battalion commanders.
Dedicated snipers, and long-range precision rifle fire only they provide, are being de-emphasized, and what few snipers remain in the system will be kicked upstairs to high-level “reconnaissance units,” no longer immediately available to local commanders.
The sniper school is closing!
Infantry battalions will now have only “scout platoons,” absent snipers!
So our snipers are being done away with, and their critical contribution brushed-aside.
USMC “leadership” has already eliminated our tanks. Now snipers. The Aviation Wing is next. Artillery after that.
Our USMC, proudly serving since 1798, is being actively dismantled and reduced to irrelevance.
This has been the wet dream of domestic leftists for decades, and they’re finally making the progress after which they’ve always aspired.
So sad to see!
“You know how you smoke-out a sniper?
You send a guy out in the open, and see if he gets shot.
They thought that one up at West Point!”
*This is what happens when flag and staff officers, real soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, are replaced with political sycophants that are not concerned with battle readiness, but rather promotions, appearances and power.
Something from me.
Headline: “Jimmy Carter: the American president whose commitment to Africa went beyond his term.” Carter, whose UN “representative” Andrew Young convinced the world Rhodesia was racist and wrong and should be turned over to the “majority”. At that time the country had established a relatively balanced economy, transforming what was once a primary producer dependent on backwoods farming into an industrial giant which spawned a strong manufacturing sector, iron and steel industries, and modern mining ventures. These economic successes owed little to foreign aid apart from the immigration of skilled labour. Now, The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force released a report in, estimating that 60% of Zimbabwe’s wildlife has died as a result of poaching and deforestation. Since January 2002, the government has had its lines of credit at international financial institutions frozen. The purchasing power of the average Zimbabwean had dropped to the same levels in real terms as 1953. Since the early 2000s, Zimbabwe has been under sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union that have shaped Zimbabwe’s domestic politics as well as the country’s relations with the Western Nations. The United States also imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe. Since 1995, the government has carried out campaigns against both homosexual men and women. This doesn’t even adress all the farmers, white and black, slaughtered, farms and fields burned and never replanted. I could go on, but let’s just say; “Thanks Jimmy.”