Panetta, Mullen Certified Troops are Ready for “San Francisco Army”
On Friday Afternoon, July 22nd, during all the panic over the debt limit, President Obama quietly announced that he was signing the documents that will repeal “Don’t Ask, don’t Tell” effective September 20th. The repeal will, in the words of Columbia Christians for Life, headed by a graduate of the United States Military Academy, “permit open sodomite service in US Armed Forces beginning Sept. 20, 2011.” In other words, certification means that 60 days later, open homosexuality will be allowed in the United States military for the first time in the nation’s history.
Prior to DADT being signed into law by president Clinton, open homosexual activity was a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Despite the ban on homosexuals in the military, many served honorably and only the most flagrant abuses were prosecuted, and those were handled discretely so as not to damage the reputation of the service or the individual returning to civilian life.
During more than 26 years of military service prior to the enactment of DADT, the only alleged homosexuals I was aware of who were allowed to resign or were forced to leave the service were involved in criminal activity or a drastic breach of military discipline beyond flagrant homosexual activity.
Three examples come to mind: An officer in a sleeping bag with an enlisted man with witnesses. An officer soliciting sex from a vice squad policeman in Washington, D. C. A lesbian rape that resulted in suicide of the victim, after she mailed letters to military and government officials. The first two were allowed to quietly resign from the service. The perpetrators of the rape were transferred to several different military posts overnight and the incident received no publicity.
The repeal of DADT will not prevent any of these type crimes or disciplinary problems from taking place.
Prior to DADT, conflict between homosexuals and heterosexuals was rare, especially among males. Insiders predict that conflict will intensify after the ban is lifted.
The president’s decision is in response to a political campaign promise made by Presidential candidate Barack Obama to homosexuals during his presidential campaign.
On Friday afternoon, Obama issued the following announcement:
As Commander in Chief, I have always been confident that our dedicated men and women in uniform would transition to a new policy in an orderly manner that preserves unit cohesion, recruitment, retention and military effectiveness. Today’s action follows extensive training of our military personnel and certification by Secretary Panetta and Adm. Mullen that our military is ready for repeal. As of September 20, service members will no longer be forced to hide who they are in order to serve our country.
The “extensive training” referred to by the president consisted of sensitivity training and pro homosexual indoctrination mandatory for all troops as well as training in the punishment to be imposed for violating the newly granted rights of homosexuals.
It is certain that each commissioned and non-commissioned officer will be evaluated on how he or she contributes to the implementation of the new policy and advancement of homosexuals in the ranks. This will stifle dissent by any service member who wishes to remain on active duty or advance in grade.
Commanders will be required to be advocates for homosexuals and for the new policy. Any criticism by individuals or advocacy groups will reflect negatively on the commander’s leadership performance evaluation.
Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness was quick to respond to the timing of the announcement on a weekend when the president has the nation and the media focused on the deficit and the debt limit.
“It is not surprising that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, and President Barack Obama would pull the trigger on the military on a Friday afternoon, making it less likely that anyone will report on the many ‘thorny issues’ and serious social problems expected to ensue.
“Nevertheless, on the day that President Obama signs a paper ‘certifying’ that no harm will come to the military when repeal is implemented, he will own the San Francisco Military he has created,” Donnelly concluded.
She added: “The Friday afternoon move indicates that this is nothing to be proud of. It is an obvious political payoff to activists of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Left, delivered at the expense of combat soldiers and Marines whose voices were heard but ignored during last year’s Pentagon ‘Working Group’ process that was put on just for show.”
Congress voted to repeal DADT during their lame duck session last winter while Democrats controlled both houses of congress.
An IG report has shown that the so-called survey of troops showing little objection to the change was “pre-scripted” even before the survey began and the Congress was deceived.