Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Most Americans Favor....Cutting U.S. Defense Budget

by JASmius

The Army is the smallest and weakest it's been since the 1930s, the Navy is the smallest and weakest it's been since before World War I, the Obama Doctrine has grown and multiplied our roster of enemies who are arming themselves to the teeth to take us out in a world The One has set on fire by removing American power and influence from the global stage altogether, and even that is too "extravagant" for most Americans.

Still think our country hasn't been "fundamentally transformed," folks?:

Most Americans favor cutting America's defense budget in key areas including nuclear weapons and missile defense, a new survey shows.

The University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation survey, taken between December 20th and February 1st and released Wednesday, finds a majority of the seven thousand respondents supports $2 billion in cuts to air power, $4 billion to ground forces, $2 billion to naval forces, $3 billion to nuclear weapons and $1 billion to missile defense. [emphasis added]

That's over and above the disemboweling their "messiah" has already carried out, remember.

It's Xi Jin-Ping's and Vlad Putin's and the mullahs' and Kim Jong-Un's and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wettest of wet dreams come true: F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter - gone (Obama canceled the F-22 Raptor years ago); the B-21, the successor to the B-2 Spirit bomber - gone.  Really, any fifth-generation (i.e. advanced stealth) air capability - gone, while our existing, half-century old, fourth-generation planes - F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat - continue to age, crumble, disintegrate (ditto what's left of our ICBM force, don't forget) and have long since been outclassed in the air and from the ground in terms of enemy air-defense systems like the Russian S-300.  While, of course, the Russians and ChiComms are busily developing, building, and deploying their own fifth-generation air fleets from military secrets gifted to them by the Obama Regime via the Edward Snowden affair.

To continue: another nuclear-powered aircraft carrier battlegroup - gone.  More nuclear submarines (the story didn't specify attack versus ballistic missile "boomers," but I'm assuming both) - gone.

That's not Obama, folks; that's a small but significant majority of We the People.  And I'm sure President Rodham, President Sanders, or President Trump, along with Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer, will be happy to oblige a year from now.

You know what else we're still dragging out of mothballs?  The six-decade-old B-52 Stratofortress.  You know why?   Because our B-1 Lancers and B-2 Spirits are falling apart:

U.S. B-52 bombers could start dropping their heavy payloads on ISIS targets as soon as April, the Air Force revealed, giving B-1 bombers in the Central Command area of operations a break.

Military officials haven't made public how many B-52s could be used or the number of airmen accompanying them, but Air Force [Commissar] Deborah Lee James said on Monday that the big planes are prepared to move in, said the Air Force Times.

"Big planes" that can probably be shot down with a few AK-47 bursts at this point, assuming the sadsack pilots can stick their arms out the cockpit windows and flap them furiously enough.

Enjoy these last days of the late, formerly great United States while you can, folks, because the endgame scenario Kurt Schlichter sketched out almost two years ago is about to become reality.

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