President Trump, with respect, start ruthlessly purging the U.S. general officer corps, by Zarathustra

Aren’t the general officer corps supposed to be purged after a loss? The US has lost at least seven times since WWII, and still no purge. From Zarathustra at non-intervention.com:

Last time we discussed your refusal to abide by the Constitution’s hard-and-fast war-making provision, a decision that merits — as it did for most of your post-1945 predecessors — impeachment proceedings. Waging war in the manner you did in Syria is the work of an absolute monarch or a dictator, not that of a popularly elected president of this republic.

Today, we must discuss a topic that has been covered in this space on multiple occasions; namely, the need for you to immediately purge — via forced retirement — scores of your general officers. The American fetish for treating these officers as god-like wonders is baseless, and must be curtailed to the greatest possible extent. Among the most obvious reasons they merit forced retirement are:

–They and their predecessors have not won a war since 1945. In truth, they have won nothing in the most war-filled 72 years in American history.

–They have regularly betrayed the military men and women entrusted to their care by American parents by taking those troops to fight in wars that neither they nor their political masters intended to win. I do not know of a single case, since 1945, when a general officer resigned and told the citizenry that he did so because he refused to lead their soldier-children into a war no one meant to win, and in which the rules-of-engagement made those soldier-children targets rather than killers.

–They hold their positions for venal self-interest. To understand why no general has resigned and told the foregoing truth to the public, just survey the membership of America’s corporate boards of directors. Those boards are loaded with former generals who are making more mounds of money to add to their already luxurious pensions. The formula-for-success for U.S. general officers obviously is: keep silent, get use to losing, get your troops killed for nothing, and you will be generously rewarded when you retire.

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One response to “President Trump, with respect, start ruthlessly purging the U.S. general officer corps, by Zarathustra

  1. No doubt this, if anything, understates the situation, but it’s an effect, not the cause. If the cause – the relentless perversion by government of even legitimate and necessary functions into a vehicle for oppression and plunder – is not eliminated, any replacement general-officer corps, no matter how initially upright, will sooner or later become just as corrupt as the present one.

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