During a daily press-briefing the spokespesman for the Department of State Rear Admiral John Kirby would announce that the professionalism and the skill and the capabilities that are resident in the United States military are beyond debate and dispute. He would go even further by stating in all of human history there has ever been a military as capable and as intelligent, as strong, as well-led, as well-resourced, as the United States military is today.
Well, that’s a rather modest approach to PR, but Kirby must have felt bad that there’s been no good publicity about the Pentagon recently.
As it has already been mentioned by NEO in a number of articles, the US troops are known today for bringing their allies under friendly fire and numerous cases of indiscriminate bombings of residential areas. It would be too naive for anyone to expect any praise from non-corporate media sources across the globe after such events to appear.
Such major international players have been repeatedly complaining about the behavoir of American soldiers on the bases that those states host, since there’s a long track record of drunk driving, fistfights and cruel violence against local residents. In fact, those bases provoked a number of massive anti-American prostests, since those living in the vicinity of these installations didn’t feel protected at all.
Instead of serving as a symbol of goodwill, partneship and order, American soldiers that are stationed abroad have become an embodiment of lawlessness, carelessness and brutality. One can recall the massive public outrage in South Korea that was provoked by two Americans soldiers that would rape local schoolgirls.
As for the actual combat capabilities of the US troops, even the Wall Street Journal announced that the Assad regime’s recapture of Aleppo shows Washington’s pullback in the Middle East. Alternative media sources are convinced that Moscow and its allies have derailed Washington’s attempts to redraw the polical map of the Middle East in Syria. The potent power of Russian weapons has become so obvious that the CCN would inform its readers that sales of arms by American defense companies have declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.
In one of his articles a retired United States Army major general openly declares that:
After 13 years of war, young leaders are voting with their feet again. As sergeants and young officers depart, the institution is breaking for a third time in my lifetime. The personal tragedies that attended the collapse of a soldier’s spirit in past wars are with us again. Suicide, family abuse, alcohol and drug abuse are becoming increasingly more common.
The quality of American weapons cannot make anyone proud as well, as the both USS Zumwal, USS Coronado, USS Milwaukee that are supposed to be “cutting edge” military vessels have been riddled with engine failures and other major setbacks. As for the the waplanes that the US Marine Corps flies, it’s been reported by the Foxnews that most of its aircraft is in inoperable state. Even the poor and hungry Ukranian servicemen are convinced that US drones were made back in “stone age“.
So the assessment made by John Kirby of the current state of the US Army is clearly false and misleading, but the Obama administration is known for such, since it’s been trying hard to conceal the extent of the true scale of the decomposition the US government. The only positive thing is that when the Obama administration leaves, they’re going to take John Kirby along with them.
By Jean Périer
Source: New Eastern Outlook