SECDEF Panetta announced today that the Obama administration planned to reduce troop levels, including completely doing away with two Army Brigades in Europe. In addition, there will be base closings, and a reduction in pay raises for active duty troops. Additionally, they want to raise the cost of health care to retired military personnel and their families! All of these cuts in a time of the economic depression, high unemployment, and a depressed housing market. These moves will only result in more economic depression. remember that each dollar spent on the military means 5 dollars spent in the economy in homes, groceries, cars, military equipment, and other consumer goods. All this spending results in jobs for other people. And all of those jobs will be gone with these cuts!
But, that is not the most dramatic part of these cuts!! I have written before that the world is turning against us. Just look around, look at the news. Today, the Islamist government in Egypt detained the son of an American Diplomat. They prevented him from leaving the country!! When we look weak, our enemies react, and that reaction is always bad for America.
Cutting the military will reduce America's ability to maintain a world wide presence, maintain open sea lanes for trade, prevent pirates, and prevent nations from imprisoning
free people. We will loose more influence than we have already.
Another issues is, the reduction of troops in Europe. Do you know why we have troops in Europe, primarily Germany? They are a trip lever. That's right, if the Soviet Union, again, I refuse to call them Russia, invades the free countries of Europe, the death of our troops will ensure our involvement in that war. Of course, they are expected to hold the line against the Red Army until reinforcements arrive! But, reduced to one Brigade in Europe, well, they can't be expected to hold for long!
This is evidence of a political agenda to reduce America to the status of a third world banana republic!! A nation without a secure border, and national language, a common culture, and the ability to defend itself and it's interests, worldwide, will cease to exist!! I believe, and I have said it before, that we are on this path. America is far along her path to destruction! Can we stop it? I doubt it. The citizens of our country have become SHEEP! As long as we are comfortable, can watch TV, and drink beer, we are content! The people who govern us are no concern to the majority of Americans. Just don't stop their party! That's why I don't believe we can save our nation. But, there are some who will fight for our freedom, our national sovereignty. They will be defeated because the majority of Americans won't stop being comfortable or be interrupted in their pursuit of leisure to join the force. But, they say Nero fiddled while Rome burned. I guess we can see how that happened now.