Squad? Nope. Maybe a Coven.


Squad? Nope. Maybe a Coven.

There’s been a lot of talk about Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib and the ISIS supporting, Jew hating, Omar. They call themselves, “The Squad.” Having led multiple squads in battle, I take umbrage at this appellation. I’ve had conversations with other military brethren and to a man (and more than a few women) they agree with me. This group of shrieking harridans isn’t a squad in any real sense of the term.

Here are a few pics of real squads.

Here are some Marines going through Force Recon training, the elite of the Marine Corps…though IM(ns)HO (and admittedly parochial) opinion, not quite as awesome as Army Rangers.

Here’s another squad, this time, Army troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Soldiers of 101 Airborne Division 1st Battalion, Bush Masters (TF No Slack), assisted by Afghan National Army troops move into an over watch position during operation Strong Eagle 2, July 19. (public domain image via Flickr Creative Commons https://goo.gl/Q4HDVg)[/caption]

Here’s the the best example of a squad; young American manhood ready to step off a landing craft at Normandy, knowing that even if they survived the very real possibility drowning, there was a great chance of being torn asunder by machine gun fire raking the beach.

Note that the group of four brats bears no resemblance to those brave Americans willing to lay down their lives for their fellow Americans and Europeans under the boot of Nazi occupation.

They aren’t a squad. My take? Hand them a kettle and call them a coven.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

Follow him on Twitter: @MikeFor10394583

You can find his other Red State work here.