If the stakes were not life and death, and possibly the ultimate survival of our country, parts of the U.S. war effort would be comical. Instead, the whole situation is becoming ever more surreal. First, the treasonous New York Times once again splashed its front page with U.S. war secrets, reporting on Tuesday that last September Gen. David Petraeus signed a secret order authorizing American Special Operations troops to infiltrate both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa in order to gather intelligence and establish ties with local friendlies. The order also allows reconnaissance that could be used in military strikes against Iran’s nuclear sites. It’s worth noting that such an action during wartime under Democrat Saints Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt would have gotten the paper closed and the editor jailed with no resort to habeas corpus.
While similar military activities were ordered by the Bush administration, the goals of this new order are longer term, building human networks that can “penetrate, disrupt, defeat or destroy” al-Qa’ida and other jihadi groups, while preparing “the environment” for future military strikes, although this order does not itself authorize any strikes. Thanks to the Times’ news flash to al-Qa’ida, et al., our enemies will now be on the lookout for our Special Ops troops. Responding to concerns about troop safety it has compromised, The Times said it did withhold some details about how troops could be deployed in certain countries. Gee, thanks for “supporting” the troops.
In yet another “you’ve got to be kidding me” item, emails from U.S. officers in Iraq and Afghanistan say that troops on most bases in combat areas are not allowed to carry loaded weapons. That’s right; soldiers on a war zone base cannot be armed! Why, you may ask? Well, because their PC commanders are more concerned about an accidental discharge than they are about defending against an enemy attack. As one soldier said, “The idea that anyone, anywhere, would carry firearms for serious social interaction, yet do so with them in any condition other than ready to fire at a moment’s notice, is so stupid no ‘discussion’ appears necessary, at least among the sane.” Indeed, nothing more can be said, except God help our troops.