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Sunday, October 28, 2007

U.S. Navy’s New Goal: Using Military Power to PREVENT War

Good God, a bunch of leftwing girlymen have taken over the U.S. Navy! Preventing wars??? Will Halliburton and Exxon even permit this?

The new strategy of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard states: “We believe that preventing wars is as important as winning wars.” But, but look at all those ignorant primitive Third World countries out there. They have trillions of dollars worth of natural resources which are rightfully OURS Goddamnit!

According to this article, the strategy is to use aid, training and other cooperative efforts “to encourage stability in fledgling democracies.” This will create relationships around the world which can be leveraged if a crisis breaks out.

The strategy is contained in a 16-page document titled “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.” It says “Although our forces can surge when necessary to respond to crises, trust and cooperation cannot be surged.”

This is the first time the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have collaborated on a common defense strategy. Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, gave a speech calling for more international partnerships to make the Navy a “force for good” around the globe.

And Admiral Mike Mullen — who has just become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — said he sees the Navy's humanitarian work as the way to defeat terrorism by winning hearts and minds.

“Hearts and minds” — that’s the phrase Lyndon Johnson used during the Vietnam War: “The ultimate victory will depend on the hearts and minds of the people who actually live out there.”

Well, we saw how that worked out. Maybe it'll be different this time. We’ll see…

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Foreign country could say "Gee we really appreciate these nice gifts but could you aim those Tomahawk missiles the other way, they kinda make us nervous"

A retired General once said the Military is here to fight and win wars, that's their specialty, that's what we train em for. Don't trust Generals to keep the peace.

Erik

October 28, 2007 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: And if a foreign country said that, we'd say "if you have nothing to hide then you have no reason to fear our missiles pointing at you."

It's hard to tell if the Navy's new "strategy" will make any difference. But after 7 years of warmongering and saber-rattling, this article looked like such a novelty.

October 29, 2007 at 12:52 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

If we threatened to export the neocon Chimpletons to any country we were pissed at, we'd never have to point a missile at anyone.

October 29, 2007 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Excellent idea. Bush and his deranged puppetmasters are sure a lot scarier than any weapon that was ever invented.

October 29, 2007 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

This is probably a veiled effort to incite an other war, however in case it is a real plan, Bush will screw it up.

October 29, 2007 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: Yup, you're right on both things. There's probably something ulterior going on, and whatever the plan is, Bush will screw it up.

October 29, 2007 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

The doublespeak in those excerpts is CHILLING. George Orwell is spinning in his grave. 1984, anybody?

October 29, 2007 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Miss Kitty: I was hoping this new strategy was more than just new slogans. But when one of them uses "hearts and minds" -- which was Lyndon Johnson's slogan almost 40 years ago -- it's not very encouraging. Old wine, new bottles...

October 29, 2007 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

The best way to help out these fledgling democracies isn't actually to hold a gigantic gun to their collective heads? After what we have seen the last seven years, ya sure coulda fooled me...

October 30, 2007 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yeah, I guess everything we know is wrong. The Navy has turned into a bunch of cut-and-run wussies. Jesus is turning in his grave.

October 30, 2007 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

sounds like a lefty traitor to me.

November 12, 2007 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mike: Yup, it's awful. A bunch of pantywaists have taken over our military. The terrorists have won.

November 12, 2007 at 4:19 PM  

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