It’s bad enough that Slow Joe has been emptying the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (emphasis on “Strategic”), but to add insult to injury, Biden is literally taking weapons, ammunition, and a whole host of other miscellaneous and sundry military equipment out of the hands of our own troops to send to Ukraine. Keep in mind that no one’s actually paying for all this gear. Biden is flat-out giving Zelenskyy billions in cash and prizes. There’s your taxpayer dollars at work.
Speaking of taxpayer dollars, the current Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Eric Smith stated (as seen in the video below) a complete and total horseshit take on why the Marine Corps supply system can’t even keep-up with providing his troops with even the minimum issue of the work uniform (COVID, my ass);
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Smith even sunk to a new low by claiming;
“What we cannot have is a situation where a Marine is wearing unserviceable cammies, because that looks bad for the Corps…”
Hey General, you know what makes the Marine Corps look bad? Supposed leaders who care more about image over substance.
I may have retired from the Marine Corps many-a-year ago, but I distinctly remember being issued a sewing kit when I went through Boot Camp.
This may come as a surprise to the Commandant, but the woodland camouflage utility uniform is SUPPOSED to be dirty at the end of the workday.
Possibly this commandant should be less concerned with a sewn-up rip on the trousers of any given Marine, and more concerned with the lethality of the same.
Amazingly enough (sarcasm intended), not only is Team Biden sending plenty of camo utility uniforms to the Ukraine, the American taxpayers are also footing the bill to ensure pregnant Ukrainian soldiers are ensconced in camo see video below).
One other thing I’d like to bring up; of the $85 billion worth of American equipment abandoned in Afghanistan to the Taliban, NPR reports that tens of millions of dollars was dropped on dressing-up Afghans pretending to be soldiers (emphasis mine);
“The Department of Defense procured uniforms for the Afghan Army in a camouflage pattern that is both far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape there, a U.S. government watchdog says.”
“The pattern choice cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $28.2 million extra since 2008, according to a report out Wednesday, and if changed could save up to $72.21 million over the next 10 years.”
“Nearly 1.4 million full uniforms and nearly 90,000 pairs of pants had a camouflage print designed to help military personnel blend in with a forest environment. But according to the report, only 2.1 percent of Afghanistan is comprised of forest.”