Not Stiff Enough: Training to be America’s flunkies not popular

Posted in Bombing Paupers, Culture of Lickspittle, War On Terror at 2:17 pm by George Smith

Great quotes, from our old white guys in charge at the Pentagon:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey, who also testified Wednesday, said he would not support shifting the strategy from sending U.S. military advisers to sending U.S combat troops [to Iraq]. “I would not recommend that we put U.S. forces in harm’s way simply to stiffen the spine of local forces. If their spine is not stiffened by the threat of ISIL on their way of life, nothing we do is going to stiffen their spine.”

The situation is apparently worse in Syria … [The Pentagon] has begun training just under 100 men at a camp inside Jordan. No Syrian forces have yet to graduate from any training program.

In the Middle East, having created failed states in Iraq, Libya and Yemen, our bolt is shot. Pin-prick raids, assassinations by drone, data collection and random tactical bombings mean nothing when the locals have virtually zero interest in fighting for your side or taking training.

Hey, want to be another lopped-off head for ISIS? What? No volunteers?! What’s the matter with you people!


  1. Ted Jr. said,

    June 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Yet all of these covert ops/psyops/freedom and democracy ops are spun as ‘big wins’ until they unravel and then are forgotten as quickly as possible.

    Unless of course the smell won’t go away and then a convenient scapegoat must be procured.

    Right Mme President-in waiting?

  2. George Smith said,

    June 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Post-reality government and policy. It no longer even seems to matter much when things blow up in the country’s face. Every week, something new, another demonstration that the system is locked up.