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Friday, June 28, 2019

Losing the next war, part 37

“The Air Force considers diversity to be one of our greatest assets.” 
- USAF spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mercurio

I'm sure the Chinese and Russians are quaking in their Chengdu J-20s and  S-500 Prometeys at the thought of that mighty USAF diversity.

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Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 28, 2019 8:55 AM  

“The Air Force considers diversity to be one of our greatest assets.”
- USAF spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mercurio


He's obviously speaking on behalf of the Chinese air force. Our diversity is their strength.

Blogger Sargent.matrim June 28, 2019 9:00 AM  

I cant believe anyone can be dumb enough to even utter such a statement. Diversity a strength in the military? My goodness.

Blogger Sargent.matrim June 28, 2019 9:00 AM  

Yep

Blogger The Lab Manager June 28, 2019 9:05 AM  

" mighty USAF diversity."

I prefer to call it 'duh-versity'.

Blogger Brett baker June 28, 2019 9:08 AM  

Well, maybe the Chair Force knows what it has to say to get support from certain people? Not that the budget won't be cut, but maybe not as much as the Navy.
And doesn't Russia have a bit of a diversity problem? Getting more Moslems as a % of the population?

Blogger Ledford Ledford June 28, 2019 9:11 AM  

Somebody used the "Diversity is our Strength" line in the Dem debates. Don't remember who, doesn't matter.

The line is so dumb half the people using it don't believe it. But they gotta say it. Or else the other half will eviscerate them. If you can't say dumb things with earnest conviction, you're not management material.

Blogger Purge187 June 28, 2019 9:12 AM  

I dunno. If you get enough Millennials to stuff their Hello Kitty backpacks with cans of soy and start swinging away, they could be pretty dangerous.

Seriously, though, we're screwed.

Blogger Nathan June 28, 2019 9:16 AM  

"We can't sail a ship without hitting something but our sensitivity training is going like gangbusters."

Blogger Drake Stake June 28, 2019 9:19 AM  

I'm sure they have this Hollywood esque vision of an all shaved-head-dyke pilot team beating all the macho boys with their inexplicably superior flying skills and sassy you go gurrrrl attitudes.

Blogger Crew June 28, 2019 9:20 AM  

There seems to be multiple issue the US Military has:

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americas-monopoly-crisis-hits-the-military/

Blogger berb2000 June 28, 2019 9:20 AM  

Wait until our rainbow tranny paratroopers rain down on Moscow....Then they will know that we mean bizness. SHOW BIZNESS!

Blogger Wraith June 28, 2019 9:22 AM  

SpokesMAN??? OMG I'M TRIGGERED REEEEEE

Blogger dienw June 28, 2019 9:26 AM  

I wonder when these dolts will start declaring "undocumented immigrants make the best soldiers! They are doing the work Americans wom't do!"

Blogger Ryan G June 28, 2019 9:27 AM  

What was it that Vox said about convergence? Something along the lines of 'the more an institute is converged, the further away from its original purpose it becomes'?

I work on an Air Force Base as a civilian. I've seen first hand the kinds of people currently employed. They're paper and button pushers. Bureaucrats in all but name. Sure, there's the odd concession to military culture here and there: regular PT, colors being observed, uniforms, etc. But, for the most part, their lifestyle is indistinguishable from civilians. A recurring thought I have is, "How many of these people will cut and run when a real war begins?"

Blogger nbfdmd June 28, 2019 9:27 AM  

Diversity isn't even the biggest problem, IMO. Gen Z kids here in the West are being given smart phones from a very young age. This seems to cross a cognitive threshold that basic internet or television never did: children are actually retarded now. I'm talking about not being able to write between the lines or do basic arithmetic. At a high school level. In high school math classes this year, approximately HALF of the students are failing. The vast majority of them don't know that a number divided by itself is 1.

Get what I'm saying? Teenagers now are stunted at an elementary school level of cognitive development. This is a gap that can never be overcome. This is permanent for them. This is getting scary.

By the way, I'm talking about kids of all races. East Asians are somewhat immune to this, but this is not, as some people here would like to believe, simply an issue of immigration.

Blogger flyingtiger June 28, 2019 9:29 AM  

I note that you haven't mentioned the Indian air force. Maybe their many airplane crashes are discouraging you

Blogger Whitecloak June 28, 2019 9:30 AM  

I don't think the decadent phase of our empire will last all that long, really.

I know some really solid kids coming up, but they seem to be in the minority (heh). I'd also never encourage them to join the imperial war machine. Why fight for a force that hates us?

Blogger McJibblits June 28, 2019 9:32 AM  

Suicide bombers.

Blogger Nation-Deprived June 28, 2019 9:34 AM  

Gaze upon our multicolored might, and despair!

Blogger MartinW June 28, 2019 9:40 AM  

Anyone know if the June 24 "contact" of the USS Billings into a berthed Canadian Freighter was diversity related? @8?

Blogger Thad Tuiol June 28, 2019 9:43 AM  

If only Paulus' Sixth Army had been more diverse: Pink haired trannies in rainbow pants and high heels would've so busted through that evil Russian encirclement honey

Blogger Roman Daoist June 28, 2019 9:53 AM  

It's not really diverse until there are Chinese and Russian nationals in the USAF, obviously. God! When will people GROW UP!

And USAF personnel having to take orders from the ***American*** command? Hello?! Biased much?? WTF. USAF personnel should take orders from China, Russia, India, etc in proportion to those countries populations!!! It's fair that way! Otherwise someone might have an advantage in war - and that's not fair!!! FUCK!

Blogger ZhukovG June 28, 2019 9:55 AM  

The Russian Federation is almost 80% ethnic Russian. It's largest minority is Tatar at 5%.

The Russian Federation isn't nearly as diverse as the United States is.

Blogger Azimus June 28, 2019 10:03 AM  

In the future, wars will be fought by small robots.

Blogger BastionHarm June 28, 2019 10:08 AM  

ZhukovG wrote:The Russian Federation is almost 80% ethnic Russian. It's largest minority is Tatar at 5%.

The Russian Federation isn't nearly as diverse as the United States is.


And, from my life's experience, I would rather live among Tatars than blacks any day, week, or year.

Does Russia even have blacks?!?

Hmm...might want to reconsider my retirement plans the way things are heading.

Blogger anorganicbear June 28, 2019 10:13 AM  

Ledford Ledford wrote:Somebody used the "Diversity is our Strength" line in the Dem debates. Don't remember who, doesn't matter.

The line is so dumb half the people using it don't believe it. But they gotta say it. Or else the other half will eviscerate them. If you can't say dumb things with earnest conviction, you're not management material.



Since 99% of them are just mouthpieces for billionaires, I imagine being able to lie with conviction is relatively high on the list of qualifications.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 28, 2019 10:21 AM  

Ryan G wrote:I work on an Air Force Base as a civilian. I've seen first hand the kinds of people currently employed. They're paper and button pushers. Bureaucrats in all but name.

The Army is similar. They are 100% dedicated to their mission, which is to make it to 20 years and their pension.

Blogger Steve Canyon June 28, 2019 10:21 AM  

He wants to get promoted. He'll drink the koolaid and do as he's told like the other 95% of the o-corps.

Blogger Warunicorn June 28, 2019 10:22 AM  

"I just open my mouth and verbal diarrhea comes out!" -USAF spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mercurio

Blogger Crew June 28, 2019 10:29 AM  

At this point I think the US military, despite all the shiny toys, is about 50% as capable as it was in WWII.

Blogger Ferdinand June 28, 2019 10:32 AM  

I as an austrian can attest how well diversity worked for our military might in the past. Second worst military of all the major powers.

Blogger IrishFarmer June 28, 2019 10:33 AM  

Liberalism is hilarious when you translate it to reality: "The Air Force considers dying from a polymicrobial septicemia resulting from the fistula connecting your colon to your brand new lady parts to be one of our greatest assets." Doesnt have the same ring to it tho tbh

Blogger Stilicho June 28, 2019 10:43 AM  

The Russians and Chinese are very likely to be financially supporting and encouraging diversity (and diversity advocates) within the US military and DOD. They get more bang for their buck doing that than spending on R&D.

Blogger basementhomebrewer June 28, 2019 10:49 AM  

How long until the physical requirements for being a pilot are loosened? We'll be stuffing 350 Lb and color blind Shaquiefa into the cockpit and sitting on the canopy to get it to latch.

Blogger Gregory the Great June 28, 2019 11:01 AM  

Darwin is rotating in his grave as his doctrine of survival of the fittest is being replaced by giving a headstart to everybody who is unfit in any area of competence and capability the SJW equalizers define as important.

Blogger Unknown June 28, 2019 11:06 AM  

I worked on an AF base for 3 years, my last overseas assignment to Japan. In my opinion, the AF might as well not even wear uniforms. They are massively overmanned for their given assigned airframes, needlessly specialized in their job fields, and have a huge issue with doing everything their own way, even when they don't have to. Example: When a squadron in the other 3 services gets gas for their aircraft, they use a Department of Defense form as a receipt for that (DD1898).

The Air Force has to have their own form (AF1994). Why? Who knows.

The AF has lost track of what their mission is, and as a result, they are caught up with trivial bullshit.
-Unknownsailor-

Blogger Mark Stoval June 28, 2019 11:09 AM  

Ever notice that "diversity" never means that Christian, moral, normal, and traditional people are OK. Why is that?

OK to be an insane sodomite, but not to be a normal Christian. "Diversity is our strength" may be a slogan invented by Satan himself.

Blogger Whitecloak June 28, 2019 11:23 AM  

@38 "Diversity" merely means inversion. The farther a thing is from one of the old Ideal American Archetypes, the better.

So yes, Satanic.

Blogger BastionHarm June 28, 2019 11:37 AM  

Mark Stoval wrote:Ever notice that "diversity" never means that Christian, moral, normal, and traditional people are OK.

Ever since the summer of 2016, when Trump's campaign swung into high gear, the Left could no longer conceal their sheer hatred of anything white, Christian, moral, normal, and traditional.

And if there's one thing that Trump's done, it's that. I doubt the Left's mask would've slipped as it did so blatantly and viscerally had a more "mainstream conservative" ran (and lost) the 2016 election.

And, added bonus: that demonic genie of Leftist hatred for anything normal, traditional, and Christian, now that it's out of the bottle, can no longer be put back.

Blogger binks webelf June 28, 2019 11:39 AM  

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Blogger Brett baker June 28, 2019 11:41 AM  

Too bad that applies to everyone older than Gen Z, too.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( "Diversity" and "Excellence" are mutually exclusive terms ) June 28, 2019 11:42 AM  

"Excellence", by definition, requires excluding the incompetent, the untalented, the lazy and the stupid.

and once you admit that it is necessary to be Exclusionary in order to have Excellence, now we are only quibbling about where we want to draw the line.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 28, 2019 11:59 AM  

Isn't the AF designed to win wars against countries that are so poor and/or inept that they cannot strike the stationary air fields the AF pours billions of dollars into?

Blogger Oswald June 28, 2019 12:00 PM  

I get annoyed when I see the smugness of these military officers when they make such ridiculous statements. People that didn't conform in the military use to be considered dirt bags. Now they are celebrated. These fools actually think you can take some of the sharpness off the sword and still have the best sword out there.

Example of putting diversity first vs putting military strengths first: Two US gunboats surrender to the Iranians under Obama's watch. Have you seen the pictures? Our gun boats are well armed. I didn't see all of the Iranian boats but the one I could see looked like a fishing boat with a gun mounted on it. This proves that personnel not equipment matter. This was a sad day for the Navy. You think about how a military boat is never suppose to surrender without a fight. HMS Glowworm comes to mind, a destroyer ramming a heavy cruise. These sailors were and are a disgrace. And I could not help but notice one of the crew-members was a woman. So they definitely had diversity. Backbone? No none of that, but we definitely had diversity there.

Blogger pyrrhus June 28, 2019 12:00 PM  

<Does Russia even have blacks?!?

Very very few...Most of the world regards blacks in a highly negative way, with the Chinese regarding them as subhuman...During the '60s some African students were brought to Russia for political purposes..When they started going out with white Russian girls, they were frequently beaten by groups of Russian men, and a few were killed...The KGB took little interest in the matter.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 28, 2019 12:03 PM  

Unknown wrote:They are massively overmanned for their given assigned airframes, needlessly specialized in their job fields, ...

I was told that the Air Farce had figured out that if they produced competent techs the private sector would hire them away. The obvious solution was to produce minimally trained, over-specialized techs without valuable skills.

Blogger BastionHarm June 28, 2019 12:37 PM  

pyrrhus wrote:<Does Russia even have blacks?!?

Very very few...Most of the world regards blacks in a highly negative way, with the Chinese regarding them as subhuman...During the '60s some African students were brought to Russia for political purposes..When they started going out with white Russian girls, they were frequently beaten by groups of Russian men, and a few were killed...The KGB took little interest in the matter.



Man, Russia really is looking more and more like an attractive destination.

This coming from somebody who's had friends and family victimized by blacks, and having experienced not one, but two, formerly all-white neighborhoods I used to live in get WRECKED by blacks via Section 8.

Blogger Skyler the Weird June 28, 2019 1:07 PM  

Austria was the Second Worse Major power militarily(due to their diversity). Only the Ottomans were worse(and they had a lot of diversity too). The Canadians at least took Vimy Ridge.

Blogger Unknown June 28, 2019 1:12 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Unknown wrote:They are massively overmanned for their given assigned airframes, needlessly specialized in their job fields, ...

I was told that the Air Farce had figured out that if they produced competent techs the private sector would hire them away. The obvious solution was to produce minimally trained, over-specialized techs without valuable skills.

The Navy doesn't have this maintainer retention issue, not in naval aviation anyway. It has other issues, though, mainly toxic leadership that drives people into leaving. Something the AF has as well, from what I've read.

Blogger Robert What? June 28, 2019 1:17 PM  

The question on my mind is as the US military is experiencing humiliating defeat in the next major conflict, will they bring out the nukes out of desperation?

Blogger BastionHarm June 28, 2019 1:19 PM  

Wouldn't it be nice if once, JUST ONCE, somebody asked "exactly HOW is diversity a 'strength'?" when some NPC moron like this utters this reprehensibly ridiculous phrase???

Blogger Tlotsi June 28, 2019 1:34 PM  

Skyler the Weird wrote:Austria was the Second Worse Major power militarily(due to their diversity). Only the Ottomans were worse(and they had a lot of diversity too). The Canadians at least took Vimy Ridge.

Aren't you forgetting the Italians?

Blogger Monotonous Languor June 28, 2019 1:49 PM  

“Diversity is our strength”... but since by definition there is no center, the center cannot hold.

“They are doing the work Americans won't do!"... Correct: real Americans won't work with LaQueeshas under Pajeets in globohomo corporatist-land.

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Blogger Ledford Ledford June 28, 2019 1:55 PM  

Tlotsi wrote:Skyler the Weird wrote:Austria was the Second Worse Major power militarily(due to their diversity). Only the Ottomans were worse(and they had a lot of diversity too). The Canadians at least took Vimy Ridge.

Aren't you forgetting the Italians?


The Italians had the best music, though, followed by the Austrians.

Blogger Bob June 28, 2019 2:00 PM  

@50: "....will they bring out the nukes out of desperation?"

IMO, of course. Not the giant city busters, that would be considered a no-no, but the smaller, limited size battlefield nukes.

At first.

Blogger SciVo June 28, 2019 2:30 PM  

BastionHarm wrote:Wouldn't it be nice if once, JUST ONCE, somebody asked "exactly HOW is diversity a 'strength'?" when some NPC moron like this utters this reprehensibly ridiculous phrase???

No, that's weak. Heads they win, tails they don't lose. You literally cannot win from a defensive crouch.

If you're interested, I wrote an essay demonstrating how to stay on the offense. Even if you don't agree with all of my points, I think you'll see the power of at least trying to score a goal (vs. just trying to not get scored on).

Blogger Latigo3 June 28, 2019 2:33 PM  

I thought the purpose of a military was to be as strong as possible so that you can kill as many of the enemy as possible? They always told us at FT. Benning, whether you drive in or jump in, eventually you have to walk. Lowered standards across the military will show their results shortly.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 28, 2019 2:52 PM  

Unknown wrote:The Navy doesn't have this maintainer retention issue, not in naval aviation anyway. It has other issues, though, mainly toxic leadership that drives people into leaving. Something the AF has as well, from what I've read.

The Navy drives off competent techs. The Air Farce drives off incompetent techs. Only the diversity remains.

Meanwhile, the Army, with no tech at all, has constant drug, sexual harassment and suicide training, to drive off everyone, competent or not, so only the diversity remains.

China and Russia cheer!

Blogger liberranter June 28, 2019 3:02 PM  

@#2

Military officers today are careerists Ueber Alles and will say ANYTHING that will preserve or advance their own careers, no matter how stupid, toxic, or destructive.

@#13:

That's pretty much what the Roman Empire did in the Fourth and Fifth centuries. Since we seem to be following Rome's example in every other aspect, why not in this way as well?

@#22:

It's not really diverse until there are Chinese and Russian nationals in the USAF, obviously. God! When will people GROW UP!

I'm sure that some of them are already there, although maybe not (yet) in the most security-sensitive AFSCs. Give it another four or five years, though ...

Blogger Chris Mallory June 28, 2019 3:17 PM  

Oswald wrote:Two US gunboats surrender to the Iranians under Obama's watch. Have you seen the pictures? Our gun boats are well armed. I didn't see all of the Iranian boats but the one I could see looked like a fishing boat with a gun mounted on it. This proves that personnel not equipment matter. This was a sad day for the Navy. You think about how a military boat is never suppose to surrender without a fight. HMS Glowworm comes to mind, a destroyer ramming a heavy cruise.

What kind of idiot are you? Two small craft having technical problems of some kind, invade/trespass/just plain get lost in the sovereign waters of another nation. They are supposed to shoot their way out, starting a hot shooting war in the process ? You are an idiot. I am rather glad they had enough sense to not start a war with Iran. But then I like gas at under $2.50 a gallon.
The HMS Glowworm was in a declared shooting war. Big difference.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len June 28, 2019 4:08 PM  

@36 - Probably the lingering institutional memory that they started out as the "Army Air Corps" and thus feel the need to assert their independence by doing everything Their Way, regardless if it's useful or not, like toddlers or modern academics.

Blogger MichaelJMaier June 28, 2019 4:44 PM  

Stealing.

Blogger Steve Samson June 28, 2019 4:50 PM  

". If you can't say dumb things with earnest conviction, you're not management material."

That's probably the most succinct description of the modern West I've ever read, sadly.

Blogger Zander Stander June 28, 2019 4:53 PM  

Naa, in a contest for losers you may come in third. Kidding, I'm from a celebrates Wakandian shithole myself.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 June 28, 2019 5:08 PM  

I'm going to go with "something he feels the need to say without meaning it" - it's the only way I can not start banging my head against the wall.

Blogger Ska_Boss June 28, 2019 5:40 PM  

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 70s was the pinnacle of US military might. Prove me wrong.

Blogger Giraffe June 28, 2019 7:11 PM  

Hey. The Chinese and Russians better recognize that we're even willing to send our women to die. That's dedication.

Blogger Skyler the Weird June 28, 2019 7:21 PM  

@52. The Italians were ahead of the Austrians and Ottomans. They'd win some battles and gain some ground then the Hapsburgs would call the Germans for help and back down the Mountain would go Luigi and Mario.

@55. Like comparing Salieri to Mozart.

Blogger tublecane June 28, 2019 7:27 PM  

@21- I think Ukrainians, Romanians, and Hungarians fought with the Sixth, and it may have been the first time Germans fought under foreign command.

Did the Russians take advantage of this siversity? Maybe.

Blogger tublecane June 28, 2019 7:33 PM  

@60- Rome went through the trouble of conquering foreigners before letting them into the citizenry. And they kept them at second-class level, though they were allowed to marry Romans and produce children with full citizenship.

Blogger BastionHarm June 28, 2019 7:36 PM  

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 70s was the pinnacle of US military might. Prove me wrong.

Having seen what they can do up close and personal in numerous CALFEXes, I've gotta give the A-10 major props. Probably was the pinnacle.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 28, 2019 8:47 PM  

@68 Giraffe, is it dedication? Or desperation? Got to get rid of the dykes and feminists somehow.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 28, 2019 10:02 PM  

I wonder if the Chinese believe we can be this stupid? We are the worst empire ever. It would be nice if we could get some of the benefits of empire before our Visigoths take over.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 28, 2019 10:07 PM  

Are they looking for immigrants?

Blogger Paul M June 28, 2019 10:13 PM  

If diversity is a strength, why do they wear uniforms?

Blogger Chief_Tuscaloosa June 28, 2019 11:10 PM  

"Diversity is our strength" is goodthink for all military officers who wish to be promoted. This guy's only a major trying to make light colonel. Not excusing it but...the game is the game. The Deep State wants this and no one's stopping them. Can only hope a president one day declares that you must resign your commission if you so much as accidentally utter the words "diversity" and "strength" in the same sentence. All hail the God-Emperor's reelection in 2040!!!

Blogger Richard Martel June 29, 2019 3:35 AM  

It's dogma that has been thoroughly pounded into their heads. They don't even think about what they are saying. The SJW mindset is an easy default position for people who don't want to be bothered thinking or defending their opinions.

Blogger RedJack July 01, 2019 5:29 PM  

I was at an Air Force museum recently. We couldn't do what SAC did now. Just not possible. I've been going to that museum for years, but stopped after Dad left us. Took my kids two days ago and all I could think about was how our front line bomber is 60 years old, and we can't keep the new stealth ones flying

Blogger RedJack July 01, 2019 5:32 PM  

Don't assume those nukes will work. You have to be pretty good to maintain them.

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