Aboooouuuut Face! – Just days after the Biden/Harris Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, ordered that all U.S. armed forces personnel be subjected to a one-day stand-down so that the Pentagon hacks can try to root out the “white supremacists” – i.e., conservatives – in the ranks, the Pentagon is now attempting to do an about face and declare that the effort is not intended to target people based on race. According to the new talking points, the stand-down is actually targeted at rooting out “extremism” of any kind in the ranks.
From a story a the Washington Examiner:
‘NUMBERS MAY BE BIGGER THAN WE THINK’: The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s Friday memo ordering a one-day stand-down for military leaders and civilian supervisors to discuss the problem of extremism in the ranks with their personnel is not aimed at any one group.
The stand-down, to be conducted sometime in the next 60 days, is meant to reinforce department policies by reminding troops of the importance of their oath of office along with a description of impermissible behaviors and procedures for reporting suspected, or actual, extremist behaviors.
At the Pentagon Friday, spokesman John Kirby described Austin as “galvanized” by the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by a mob which included former and current military members and said his effort to root out extremists was informed by his experience decades ago as a young lieutenant colonel in a unit of the 82nd Airborne division that had neo-Nazi skinheads among its soldiers.
“We are worried that the numbers may be more than what we’d be comfortable seeing them be at this point, and obviously the number should be zero, but I’m saying that the numbers may be bigger than what we may think,” Kirby said. “That’s what the secretary wants to get after.”Recommended For YouTaliban’s actions will complicate removing all US troops from Afghanistan, Central Command chief warns‘A constructive force’: Biden returns to UN Human Rights Council abandoned by TrumpNational Guard deployment in DC will cost $483M through mid-March
‘IT’S NOT ABOUT POLITICS’: While the crackdown appears focused on identifying far-right extremists or white supremacists, the Pentagon says it is also reviewing how it defines an extremist.
“The definitions that we’re operating under now were based on a 2012 instruction, and so do we need to revisit that?” Kirby said. “Those are the questions … the secretary and the chiefs are asking — how do you define it?”
The problem there, of course, is that the leftist Austin and his leftist lieutenants and colonels get to define what constitutes “extremism” in a Biden/Harris administration. Which of course means they will not be looking for any leftist extremists, or any Antifa sympathizers, or any radical Islamists in the ranks. They’ll be looking for – you guessed it – conservatives.
Mr. Kirby in fact admits that very thing in the final paragraph of that excerpt.
This is a purge, plain and simple.
You don’t have to believe me, you can just believe the Navy’s top Admiral, Mike Gilday, from a story at BreakingDefense.com:
Following Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s order to military leaders to identify and confront hate groups operating within the ranks, the Navy’s top admiral says he’s focused on not only rooting out extremists, but finding ways to keep them from joining in the first place.
“We absolutely have to understand those within our ranks that are involved in those organized activities, as well as take further actions to stem the accession of people that belong to those kinds of groups,” he told Breaking Defense in his first comments on Austin’s new marching orders, which include a 60-day stand-down to discuss the issue across the services.
The issue of neo-Nazi, far-right and other racist hate groups working and recruiting inside the military has increasingly alarmed the Pentagon, backed by a Military Times poll last year in which one in three active-duty service members who responded reporting they have “personally witnessed examples of white nationalism or ideological-driven racism within the ranks in recent months,” an increase from the previous year’s survey.
“They’re organized, they have an organizational structure, and in some cases, they have an oath,” Gilday said. “They have mission statements. And so it’s really disturbing to have organizations of like-minded people who are moving forward on potential objectives here that are counter to the values of the US military.”
Thus, contrary to the Pentagon’s latest talking points, Admiral Gilday proudly admits this is an effort targeting white people, period.
This would be a commendable action if the Pentagon were really trying to root out real extremists of all races, colors, creeds and political leanings. But that is not what is happening here. There will be zero scrutiny designed to root out Antifa zealots or potential Islamist terrorists who have carried out so many mass killings at U.S. military installations in recent years. This is an effort cleanse the U.S. military of white conservatives.
That’s what it is.
That is all.
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