WHERE DID YOU GO, G.I. JOE?
by Robert Hutchinson
Matel Inc., the world famous toy maker, reported that, over the life of the toy, their Barbee Doll had far out sold the GI Joe, and continued to do so today. Super Hero’s have placed Joe on a back burner. GI Joe no longer had any sizeable market share. The Military has not driven the market in a decade.
The past sales of the, male directed military style toy GI Joe, provides an indicator how the Military is viewed by the young male population. Spiderman yes, GI Joe no. Life time attitudes are formed in those childhood years. How many positive youth directed Military characters have you seen on TV in the last 20 years? As was stated by Chairman Mao, you change public core values from the young up and it takes on average two to three generations. Think about how many of our core freedoms have been lost in the last 30 years. Know your enemy. Read Marx, Mau, Alinsky etc.
We have spoken to the massive change in ideology of our Military and given a little history. Some out there who were in the “Minds and Hearts Business”, know there is still time to change the current course. You have to have the will to change and not accelerate the present course.
MY CHINA DOLL
My China Doll. How does the song go? Brown eyes, I will never love blue eyes again? Maybe it’s blue eyes, never love brown eyes again? Yes sir, we are “Number One GI” again in the Asian Theater. Throw down another Saigon Tea. Love you too much GI. Unlike “Exchange Programs” that the US Army and the Communist Chinese Army have conducted since 1998, where it was training courses, we are now working on joint SOG mission implication. If you want one coherent force, you have to train together, to perform as one unit. On December 2, 2012, the last exercise was concluded after training in Beijing, Kunming and Chengdu. “Disaster Relief Operations”, was the vehicle for training. “Work through scenarios for deeper, more meaningful exchange, and we’re committed to expanding that kind of relationship, even at the most junior offer level”, related Gen. Stephen Lyons, CG, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, US Army. Gen. Lyons continued, concerning the relationship with the China, “We have a lot more in common than we do apart. We’re both professional armies, and we also have a common interest in maintaining stability in the region. We believe our interests in the region are inextricably linked.” It is planed that during , 2013, China will send their Troops for joint training, at undisclosed locations, in the the USA.
I am sure there are a lot of well-informed people, who have a better “vision” of the future, than I will ever claim. To me there are questions about the China – US Military joint ventures, on many levels. Is this the same Communist Chinese Government that is devoted to “Own” us? The same China that steals our Military and civilian technology? The same China that are working on controlling our economy? These are the people we are establishing a joint military regional strike force? When, not if, the time comes to “Control” North Korea, is that also planned to be a “Joint Venture” ? Are the Chinese loaning us the money for our new “Pacific commitment”? During the Joint Training, who was in Command?
As the US Troops transitions from Iraq and Afghanistan and turns its focus toward the Pacific, US Military units are to join with host nations to form rapid regional reaction forces, concerning natural disasters to military conflict. It appears we are planning to cover our expected shortage of funds and manpower, with partner country Troops. Presently involved as proposed partner Countries, Communist China, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and India, in this “Training” for future “Joint” missions. The US is in discussions with Vietnam to form a joint operation. The first Unit to be on line is the 2nd BDE Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, US Africa Command, in fiscal year 2013. Combatant commands without major Troop elements directly assigned to them, will have one of the aforementioned Commands, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. Inactive Army Officers can be recalled at the “pleasure” of the President. The idea, the older guys take the desk jobs and the young guys go to the Combat units. No problem, been done before. Initial US Military deployment for these “joint” efforts is estimated to be in an “excess” of 15,ooo uniformed Troops plus GS US Intel and Contractors. Can you envision, Team China, Team Japan, Team South Korea and the US Teams Vs. North Korea? Will the Israel Area be covered by North Africa and India Units? If the complete recent failure in Libya, is how we respond to support our people, we need all the training we can get. Certain Joint Commands are fine, until we start fighting with each other. Why do the past UN screw-ups come to mind? Anyone want to bet prior to 2016, there will be a “Joint” force with the Muslim Brotherhood? What happens when India decides to bomb Pakistan’s Nuke business, one of their dearest dreams? When after 2014, our Troops remain in Afghanistan?
RIF, train and reassign, “Army 2020”.
Fire Base, Black sheep, put it on my grid. Their morons are through the wire.