oh, god, i’m so excited! the USAF will boldly go and spill its seed of death all over the middle east yet again, in another orgy of military masturbation

Secretary: USAF Will Lead Usaian War on ISIS
Military.com, Sep 15 2014

Secretary+Air+Force+Deborah+Lee+James+Speaks+i3T3mW3Cgf4lJust, wow. I mean, wow. This is so groovy, right? – RB

As the war against ISIS escalates, the USAF secretary said that airpower will make of the bulk (sic – RB) of the Usaian military’s role in the conflict. USAF Sec Deborah James told an audience Monday at the USAF Association’s 2015 (Hear that, it’s 2015 already! Feel the future now! – RB) Air and Space Conference:

Make no mistake about it, airpower will provide bold leadership in this coming fight and will secure the battlefield as we eradicate overtime (sic – RB) this cancerous terrorist network. The USAF will play a key role in Pres Obama’s four-part strategy of defeating ISIS. Systematic airstrikes will help hold back ISIS forces and create space on the ground for Iraqi and Kurdish forces to go on the offense. The USAF will also provide extensive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability to build situational awareness on the ground. Airman have already used unmanned drones and precision munitions in pinpoint airstrikes on ISIS targets surrounding the Mosul damn (sic! – RB) which allowed Iraqi and Kurdish forces to retake this vital asset. Airmen and ISR will be equally important in the operation to cut ISIS’ network grows (sic – RB). The assault on ISIS will rely on the USAF’s intelligence experts to counter ISIS strikes. USAF lift capabilities will also be needed in any humanitarian efforts on the ground in the region. USAF C-130s and C-17s have already airdropped thousands of gallons of water and tons of food to help evacuate as many as 20,000 refugees stranded on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. So for all of the talk that we go through in terms of boots on the ground and how many and what will they do, I for one thank God every day that we have so many USAF airmen boots in the air (“Boots in the air”! Oh, yeah! Let’s fuck, right now! – RB). The USAF will continue to face tough fiscal challenges as leaders wrestle with how to deal with looming sequestration cuts in 2016, but the service will provide bold leadership against future enemies like ISIS. It was Teddy Roosevelt decades ago that said: “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Well, I think it’s time for a more modern-day USAF corollary to that statement, because we speak softly and carry JDAMs and Hellfire Missiles.

One Comment

  1. Paveway IV
    Posted September 16, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    The good ol’ USAF, grasping at straws again for relevance.

    Total USAF strikes against Fake ISIS: 0
    Total U.S. Navy strikes on Fake ISIS: 150+

    Successful USAF aid airdrops to Yazidis: (success = cargo chute opens and load lands in areas accessible by refugees, not just mountain goats: maybe two out of a dozen?

    As far as the big air-gound campaign against Fake ISIS, you may notice a rather peculiar pattern of targets. Over half are near the supposedly liberated Mosul Dam, about a quarter more are near the Haditha Dam and the rest are for Kurdish cities. Average Iraqis? Sorry – no air support for you.

    Without saying much, the U.S. is basically ignoring ‘useless’ Iraqis and focusing its efforts almost exclusively on the U.S./Israeli-friendly Kurds. The Kurds have already shown a willingness to use dams to withhold water from their (supposed) fellow Iraqis to punish them for politics – they already did so this spring from two smaller dams in Kurdish territory. Letting them control the Mosul dam is a bad idea, but this is obviously the primary concern of the CENTCOM chickenhawks if one looks at the ‘bombing’ campaign so far.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: