President Obama is: giving crucial tactical military equipment to Russia for free; gutting our military; he is attempting to end the funding for the Israel missile defense shield; demilitarizing the National Guard; pushing young military officers out of the military; he’s killing the Tomahawk and Hellfire missile program with nothing to replace them; he’s destroying our nuclear warheads and no new weapons are in the offing; he’s done nothing to protect our power grid; and the list goes on.
Even knowing all this, the latest attack on our defenses is shocking – we don’t have one tank left in Europe – not one!
The last Abrams tank left Germany in January.
Tanks are a vital weapon in our defense system. You don’t see Russia canceling funding for their tanks.
We gave over 200 Abrams tanks to Morsi’s Egypt but we have none in the EU as Putin threatens to invade European countries. Does this make sense?
This move will shut down the only U.S. plant that produces them!
Obama uses the excuse that we can’t afford them and they are outdated anyway. Our nuclear warheads are outdated and the Hellfire/Tomahawks are outdated as well according to the Obama administration. His opinion is not shared by many experts.
That aside, he has come up with nothing to replace them. the same goes for the Air Force’s A-10 Warthog, which Obama’s DOD Hagel wants to retire – there’s nothing to replace the Warthog. “Retire” is the nice word they use for “kill”.
In February, Hagel said this: “The A-10’s age is also making it much more difficult and costly to maintain. Significant savings are only possible through eliminating the entire fleet, because of the fixed cost of maintaining the support apparatus associated with that aircraft. Keeping a smaller number of A-10s would only delay the inevitable while forcing worse trade-offs elsewhere.”
The Ground Combat vehicle has been defunded.
There are NO new weapons systems, no innovation, no war-ready anything to take their place and there are no funds to build any.
By 2020, there will only be 30,000 American troops in Europe, about one-tenth the maximum stationed in Europe during the Cold War.
Why is Obama doing this?
Obama wants to make us incapable of ever again being more “exceptional” than Britain, France, Russia, China.
Also, Obama believes that all solutions must be political and diplomatic ones because it is after all the 21st century. So what if much of the world lives in the 19th century.
Some might add that Obama hates traditional America.
We are engaged in a second Cold War. Russia, China, al Qaeda present an existential threat to the U.S. N. Korea and Iran are launching long-range missile tests on a frequent basis. This is the time that he chose to disarm us.
What is Obama doing?
He is stopping fossil rule development and has halted the Keystone Pipeline indefinitely while he destroys the coal industry. He is stepping up the Climate Change Agenda. He is bankrupting the U.S.
He believes exactly what the Russian-loving Communist Party USA believes. Whether that means anything, I can’t say, but in another time, Obama would be considered a traitor. From my vantage point, he’s delusional. People need to start paying attention.