Saturday, December 21, 2013

America’s Road to Martial Law

This Scenario came from a Black Colonel who graduated from the Academy and is a strong Christian. His identity must be protected. He said, most branches of the service routinely engage in war “games” and come up with strategies and tactics on how to handle every type of military conflict and scenario that can be imagined . One of the big new battle scenarios being actively discussed in the military recently is how to handle civil unrest in the U.S. and fighting in the streets. What will the Army do if called in to fight armed civilians in the streets of the United States? How will that urban warfare be conducted? Will troops be able to fire upon other American citizens when the troops take an oath to protect American citizens? He said many in the military are discussing the very real possibility that Obama will attempt to stay in office beyond two terms. It is being speculated that Obama will do this by declaring a state of martial law. The easiest way to declare martial law is when there is massive civil unrest and riots throughout the U.S. Thus, it is believed that Obama, and his regime, will intentionally create a situation of massive civil unrest. Some believe he has already started to implement that strategy by forcing Obamacare on everyone (when the populace did not ask for it and less than 300 people in power voted for it). Perhaps the Obama Administration is not too concerned over the totally dysfunctional Obamacare website and the additional fact that millions will be dropped from their existing insurance policies which they already had and liked. The Obama Administration may not care if getting health care becomes more difficult and more expensive because it is all leading toward civil unrest. It is believed by some that Obamacare will only get worse and worse, and then in 2 to 3 years when people have a very difficult time getting medical treatment for themselves or their loved ones, people will get enraged. Moreover, it is being speculated that around the same time when the frustration levels over Obamacare are hitting a critical point in 2 to 3 years, there will be a “glitch” in the welfare payment (or EBT) payment system. The tens of millions who rely on EBT handouts to sustain themselves will be cut off. The overwhelming majority of the EBT recipients are Black. The Obama regime will then blame the “glitch” on the Republicans, i.e., Republicans froze government spending which “forced” Obama to suspend EBT payments. (Obama will intentionally drive spending up and up uncontrolled knowing full well that one day the Republicans will be backed into a corner and finally vote for a freeze in spending.) Obama will create heightened racial tension by telling everyone that the White Republicans are racially motivated and did this to hurt the Black community. This manufactured racial tension, combined with growing tensions over the then-collapsing medical coverage due to Obamacare, will result in race wars and civil unrest. People will take to the streets. Once the race wars, civil unrest, and violence becomes pervasive throughout the U.S., Obama will declare martial law and take over. Elections can, and will, be postponed under martial law. This possibility is clearly being analyzed and discussed inside the military because such a martial law strategy is nothing new. Tyrannical and dictatorial leaders in the past have done the martial law strategy many times. He noted that dictators such as Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler did basically the identical thing. He went on to say that one of the most recent examples of this strategy was when Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines from 1972-1981 due to civil unrest. The Philippines had democratic elections up until that time. When martial law was declared, the Philippine constitution was suspended, its Congress dissolved, all elections were suspended, and Marcos remained in power for years beyond his elected term. The alleged “terrorist bombings” that occurred in the Philippines, which lead to Marcos declaring martial law, have always been questioned and never proven to be the acts of actual terrorists. Many believe this is the real reason behind the purgings of military generals. The older members of the military, and especially its generals and leaders, tend to be more conservative and they believe in the Constitution—and following the Constitution. Thus, a tyrant and dictator needs to get rid of these military leaders before a state of martial law is declared if the rising dictator wants the military to follow along and do what the dictator says. Due to the loss of many experienced military leaders the past few years, the military is now being run and guided more and more by younger, inexperienced leaders. The type who won’t really know what to do if martial law was declared. Moreover, he noted that there is a growing mindset throughout the military now that every soldier needs to keep quiet and just follow along with what Obama says and wants to do or you will be fired and your military career ruined. My question is simple, do you think this can happen in America?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gold Plated Military?

✯✯✯✯ Several years ago I was one of a few Colonels and Generals involved in restructuring the Air Force and Air National Guard. The result was a very effective new Wing where all the forces worked for the same commander. In Vietnam the tankers, fighters, bombers, transports and AWACS all worked for different commanders. Desert Storm was fought with three of these Provisional Wings with great success. Before I retired I Commanded the Cope Thunder Provisional Wing which is now called Red Flag Alaska. We have made great strides in the military but there is still monumental waste.

An example of what I believe is a total waste of money is Whiteman AFB and its $2 billion dollar B-2 bombers. The Pentagon claims they cost $1 billion each. Even at that price, each would cost as much as five of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners.

The Admirals and Generals want the biggest and most expensive. You may remember that while we have very expensive bombers and submarines, our leaders sent our troops into combat without body armor. There is nothing glamorous about body armor except to the solder wearing it.

America is now at a point where we cannot or will not defend our own borders and coastline. Perhaps we should rethink our priorities during these tough times and look at places like Whiteman AFB and other fluff. Did you know that there are five government academies? It costs less to send someone through Harvard Medical School than to a government academy.

Don’t expect the military brass to make cuts that make sense. Simply find out what the warfighters need and give it to them. Make sure we don’t pay too much. What is proving to be a very effective weapon is the Predator Drone. But even so, we are looking at about $5 million each for a little aircraft powered by a 115 hp Rotax engine like the ones that power tiny light private aircraft that can be manufactured and equipped for well under $100,000.

We need a strong defense but it does not have to be gold plated. Just because a congressman votes to cut defense spending does not mean he or she is anti-defense, it may mean they are cost conscience.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Top Ten Ways to Tell You have Hit Rock Bottom

10. You burn Religious Books and get no news coverage.
9. You are asked to serve on the Obama Financial Team.
8. You're vacationing in Nevada and Harry Reid won't shake your hand.
7. Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows up on your doorstep carrying pink underwear.
6. Dick Cheney phones to invite you to go hunting.
5. Your name is mentioned in the newspaper along with Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters.
4. You are running for Governor and President Obama shows up to campaign for you.
3. You are mistakenly introduced as Joe Biden's speech writer.
2. Your unfavorable ratings come out just below those of Nancy Pelosi.
1. You have just been asked to address the United Nations General Assembly.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Colonel Gene McVay's book, Top Gun Management; Principles for Success and Supremacy was just released for global distribution. Few people have the diverse background and experience that Gene McVay brings to the table. From a factory worker at General Motors and Western Electric to an Intelligence Analyst at The National Security Agency to a global qualified aircraft commander on the 325,000 pound C-141 Starlifter to a career as a fighter pilot and commander of a three billion dollar multinational provisional wing followed by a test of the political waters as a candidate for governor running against presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee.

Top Gun Management employs an arsenal of weapons to achieve excellence with integrity. McVay believes that No head of state or chief executive officer is so high that they can afford to stop learning. No arsenal is so complete that a secret weapon can be discarded. No repertoire is so perfect that it cannot use some spit and polish. Within the pages of this book one will find not perfection but persistence and compassion. While many examples exist for customer oriented service, McVay believes that citizens have come to accept poor service from the postal service and service stations. While great men like Sam Walton and Frederick Smith had the courage to build Wal-Mart and Federal Express into industry giants, the new breed of MBA managers may not be able to sustain what others have created. Too often integrity takes a back seat to deceit and profit wins out over excellence. McVay includes twenty principles including surrounding yourself with people smarter than you, and developing courage. McVay quotes great leaders such as Churchill and George Washington Carver to make his points. He believes that leaders should give back to the community and mentor coworkers. You may never soar to the very top, but you can enjoy the journey and unashamedly be able to look yourself in the mirror with contentment when the battle is over.