Imagine you’re a proud member of America’s military.
Perhaps a young woman on her first job, learning a technical skill for later civilian work. Perhaps a naval aviator, returning from a long mission projecting U.S. power over a hostile place, landing a jet fighter on a moving aircraft carrier in a storm–at night.
Or a tank driver guiding a 60-ton war machine over rough terrain to outflank an enemy force. Or an electrical engineer quietly crafting programs to merge satellite images and human intel into a matrix that warns pilots of potential threats over any conceivable global target.
They’re all volunteers these days, these men and women who do dangerous work in countless ways that we’ll never know about. They won’t get rich or famous doing it. They’ve taken an oath to protect the Constitution and to defend their country, even at the risk of losing their life to a lethal enemy.
Now, imagine after all these years of military training in killing and surviving, that the oldest Commander-in-Chief in U.S. history comes before you with a stumbling speech and a stale story plagiarized from a previous president.
Then, later he rallies mentally to declare in clear, decisive language that the real threat to national security is not what you’ve been diligently preparing for all these years. Nor does it even concern the national adversaries you’ve studied and rehearsed for.
No, the President of the United States, for blatantly obvious political reasons to mollify one wing of his leftist party, says that the real threat to our country’s entire national security and indeed to our very existence is global warming, climate change.
En route to the recent summits in Europe, Biden told a hangar-full of U.S. troops in Britain they are “the solid steel spine of America.” Then, the president recounted a Pentagon visit.
“The military,” he said, “sat us down to let us know what the greatest threats facing America were — the greatest physical threats. And this is not a joke:
“You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming. Because there’ll be significant population movements, fights over land, millions of people leaving places because they’re literally sinking below the sea in Indonesia; because of the fights over what is arable land anymore.”
Has he not noticed constant turmoil around the globe every day?
Now, despite his sweet, podium words, Joe Biden is not known as a supporter of the military. Robert Gates, who served presidents of both parties as Defense Secretary, has written of Biden’s frequent warnings as vice president to Barack Obama that Pentagon brass was not trustworthy.
But Biden also dispatched as climate-threat messenger the vice president, the woman with the notorious cackle who’s a single heartbeat from becoming leader of the free world. He sent her to speak to graduates at the Naval Academy.
She told a military audience a lame but enthusiastic, politically correct story to deliver the same looming climate disaster tale. “Just ask any Marine today,” Kamala Harris said, “would she rather carry 20 pounds of batteries or a rolled-up solar panel, and I am positive she will tell you a solar panel—and so would he.”
One person laughed. Harris herself. The forced PC message went over like those 20 pounds of batteries among new officers, who don’t get to choose what packs they carry anyway.
But actions speak louder than political oratory. Biden met last week with G7 countries and NATO ministers, claiming America was back at the allied table, as if Donald Trump had not attended the same annual official dronings with their joint communiques that drift from memory as quickly as a new password.
While the 46th president talked about grave unspecified threats to global peace, word seeped out of his administration that he was actually cutting – as in reducing — U.S. defense spending amid a ubiquitous panoply of threats.
It’s a familiar Democrat tactic, seizing funds from national defense spending to finance the freebies that Biden and his party are so fond of doling out.
You don’t hear much about these cuts in the mainstream media that’s so sympathetically smitten with Biden and so oblivious to glaring signs of his diminished mental capacities. Not unless you read the Wall Street Journal.
White House aides claim a 1.6 percent increase in defense spending for the 2022 fiscal year. News Flash: Given surging inflation fueled by upwards of $6 trillion in Biden’s planned new spending, a 1.6 percent increase in defense budgets is actually a reduction. This is Washington’s notorious fiscal camouflage.
Here’s a chilling observation: “America is rapidly piling up debt past 100% of GDP while shrinking its defenses.” That will make it extremely difficult to compete in the future with authoritarian countries that might have aggressive intentions but no foible-filled Congress to address.
Take China, for instance. It now has more than 350 ships in its military fleet. The U.S. but 300. While the U.S. intends to retire nearly $3 billion in older ships to save money in coming months, China continues building apace.
It commissioned three new warships on the same day recently, a nuclear submarine and two for amphibious operations in the nearby South China Sea.
Since building new ships takes years of designing and construction, today’s decisions to cut back the Navy’s fleet and arsenal will determine American capabilities to counter any Chinese aggression in 10 years’ time.
By then, of course, the same crowd will be running China. Joe Biden will be long gone and the repercussions of any unpreparedness will be left for others to face.
Maybe bookmark this warning for future reference.