Troops Morale at All Time Low
Many military members morale is at an all time low, but you may not be for the reasons you think. Military members sacrifice a great deal, they don’t have freedom of speech, they can’t just quit, and many times they spend years away from their families even when we are not at war. The families sacrifice as well, not knowing where you may be, having to take care of the kids on their own, and never knowing when you will get that call to leave on a moment’s notice or receive the knock on the door letting them know you have just made the ultimate sacrifice for your country. Most people we refer to as civilians will never know what this is like, they will never know what it feels like to go somewhere knowing you or one of your military brothers and sisters will be coming home for their funeral, we do this because this is what honor, duty and sacrifice for your country means.
Very few liberals and even fewer receiving entitlement understand what sacrifice means, John F. Kennedy in his inauguration address said,” “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”, which is a fraise all true Americans live by; not what can you do for a political party or a politician but for your country. In the military we give back to our country while so many others just take, we take all the sacrifices in stride no matter who is in the Oval Office because ours is not a political job like a senator but a job of service and sacrifice. We hold our heads high knowing we are the best in the world at what we do, we do not serve for the politicians, but for our country and We the People; all we ask for in return is for the support of our countrymen. Over the years we in the military have had drops and raises in our moral and most of the times when we have a drop it was because we were being used as political pawns; but recently the morale has dropped below any other point in our history and you have to ask why.
In January 2009, according to the Military Times, military morale was at 91% and December 2014 it is at the lowest point recoded which is 56%; that is a drop of 62% of the 91%. When surveyed if it will get worse or better, the military by 70% said it would get worse. It isn’t because of the pay even though most of the military qualify for assistance they refuse to take it, it isn’t because of living conditions, it isn’t because we have been at war for so long, but it is because we have been used as a political pawn like never before; with attacks coming from our own government, placing politically motivated military leaders is positions of power while removing truly great military leaders, and purposely putting the military in harm’s way not allowed to defend ourselves for political reasons, this is why morale is plummeting in the military.
When needed, the militaries special units who go through intense training and they are not allowed to save Americans. We know what brings down the military morale and here are a few of many examples.
November 2009, Maj Nidal Hasan murders 13 people and wounds 30 others at Fort Seal while yelling “Allahu Akbar”, a known terrorist phrase. He had contact with Anwar al-Awlaki a known terrorist, and even had on his business cards SOA (Soldier of Allah) which is used by the terrorist; to add insult to injury, this administration refuses to classify this as an Act of Terror.
I was one of the last people out of Iraq in December 2011 when we were pulling out, we were taking fire but by Executive Direction” were not allowed to return fire and lost several troops. You can say whatever you want but I lived it and was there, were you.
In Benghazi we had munitions above but not allowed to release, how do I know? You had a former seal on the ground lazing a target and they wouldn’t have done it accidently, a seal wouldn’t make that mistake. The QRF (Quick Reaction Force) was given a stand down order and wasn’t allowed to help; how do I know, I know someone who was assigned to them. Honestly I didn’t think it was possible that politicians would be this stupid until I seen the Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell and then AFRICOM commander General Carter Ham stating, “We knew almost immediately Benghazi was a terrorist attack”; then I knew it was true. Incidentally, General Carter Ham was relieved of his command shortly afterwards his testimony by this administration. The QRF was ready to do their job, what they have trained for, and wasn’t allowed to; instead they watched Americans die.
Would this bring your morale down, it does ours in the military, especially when you know you could have saved another American’s life and you weren’t allowed to. When the military is used as a social engineering experiment, nothing but bad can come from it and this is what we have had since day one with this administration. Everything this administration has done in regards to the military has been done for political reasons with total disregard with how it will affect the military, even having the present give a half ass salute with a coffee cup in his saluting hand; you cannot disrespect the military much more than that. Don’t get me wrong, the disrespect comes from both parties; the liberals within both parties are at the most fault but both parties are at fault. The liberals hate the military and since there are less and less vets in a voting bloc, taking care of our vets have fallen further and further behind, even behind the illegals on our country and you wonder why the military’s morale is sinking. When you have people in charge of the military who hate the military and even the first lady who makes statements like, “All this for a stupid flag”, the same flag which covers our dead troop’s coffins with the “Commander and Chief” agreeing, you don’t need much more reason. Prince Harry who is English royalty fought for his country, showing his patriotism but how many “American Royalty” children would ever join the military to support and defend their country? Will Chelsea Clinton, Paul Pelosi, Matthew Martell (Lisa Murkowski’s son), Claire McConnell; or even one of President Obama’s kids; the odds are strongly against it, liberals never give back, they just take, the opposite of the military who always gives.