Combat Vet Gives Powerful Testimony Against Trans Troops
“Serving in the military is a privilege not a right. And it is sure as hell not a social experiment.”
by Amanda Prestigiacomo
July 27, 2017
Iraq combat vet and wounded warrior J.R. Salzman is certain “war is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil.”
Reacting to President Donald Trump’s announcement to rescind former President Barack Obama’s last-minute order to accept openly transgender troops in the military, Salzman unleashed his own testimony via Twitter.
“I served in Iraq in 2006. For the first five months I was on a 12 man firebase out in the middle of nowhere in the desert,” said the veteran, before explaining the every day hell of war.
“Everyday was Groundhog Day. Wake up and do the same patrols, the same shifts, every single day. It was so damn hot. 150° in the gun trucks,” he wrote. “Tracer fire would go overhead occasionally at night. IED’s on the road were a daily threat. We got resupplied food every 8 days.”
“The stress of being out there and doing the same job every single day eats away at you. The younger guys had problems with that overtime,” continued Salzman. “Any tiny little personal issue they had suddenly became a mountain. And that shit came out on that fire base. And they snapped mentally. … Guys would literally snap over a dear John letter. Their personal issues came out and they were instantly combat ineffective.”
“Take that person, put them in that stressful war environment and watch what happens. It’s a f***ticking time bomb,” Salzman pointedly added.
“You have to be incredibly tough mentally, physically and emotionally. War is not a f***ing video game. It tests every ounce of your being,” asserted the vet. “You can’t teach someone to be a fearless warrior in a f***ing PowerPoint. You either have it or you don’t. You can hack it or you can’t.”
Salzman argued that those who were mentally unstable on the battlefield were a “liability.”
“War is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil. You have your s*** together, or you don’t,” he stated. “And if you don’t, you’ll just get people needlessly killed. Political correctness has absolutely no place in the military.“
I can’t see where it would hurt for “together” trans to work in specific departments within the US because at least there, if they were to become suicidal or depressed then no parent, wife, child, or family would have to worry that their soldier would not be coming home because their team-mate freaked on the battlefield. It is extremely difficult if the soldier doesn’t have such a burden or a mental stress like transgenders do. I can only imagine how difficult it would be worrying about the mental stability of a platoon mate in the bargain when bombs go off or guns are blazing or an encampment of our soldiers is overrun.
I feel for those who have bought into the whole transgender trend but they need to consider carefully that “transgender” should not be a joke or a swift trendy bandwagon like Soul Train or American Bandstand hipsters. Neither should those who are constantly getting plastic surgery done be allowed excessive abuse of disfigurement. All of those are signs and symptoms of a deeper problem mentally not physically.
I do think a few do have real issues but the majority I truly believe like clothing trends will shed this for the next “trending personal project” within five years, like bleaching or coloring of skin to “project” oneself as another race or even an animal.
This is all bizarre just as the coined phrase “politically correct” and all it has wrought.
Both have been a planned shadow maneuver no matter how subtly introduced. It is a global war that is being played out on American soil and around the world to create a Utopia One World Government that will inevitably fail or enslave the starving populations that have capitulated to their rule. A war that was deliberately accelerated and enabled by Obama and his socialist buddies as part of a greater global elitist genocide plan. The social world has been thrown into utter sexual deviant turmoil thanks to this gambit. If I were a military commander, I might consider this “opening volley” like the Trojan Horse to have been quite successful.
1950: President Harry Truman signs the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which sets up discharge rules for homosexual service members.
1982: A defense directive from President Ronald Reagan states that “homosexuality is incompatible with military service’’ and persons who engaged in homosexual acts or stated that they are homosexual or bisexual are discharged.
1992: Presidential candidate Bill Clinton promises to lift the ban on gay men and women in the military.
1993: “Don’t ask, don’t tell’’ is introduced as a compromise. Congress later inserts text in a bill that requires the military to abide by regulations set up in Reagan’s defense directive. But in December 1993, Clinton issues a defense directive that military applicants should not to be asked about their sexual orientation.
2006: The Supreme Court rules unanimously that the federal government could withhold funding to force universities to accept military recruiters in violation of university nondiscrimination policies, thereby upholding don’t ask, don’t tell. The law is also upheld in federal courts five times during its existence.
2008: Senator Barack Obama campaigns on a full repeal of the law.
2010: Defense Secretary Robert Gates imposes more stringent rules of evidence during discharge proceedings. May 2010–The House voted to let the Defense Department repeal the ban on gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the military, a major step toward dismantling the 1993 law widely known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
2016: June 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the Pentagon was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military. (In other words, this is NOT a long-standing duly approved LAW.)
Carter is brilliant at what he knows which is out there in the theoretical world like quantum physics, nuclear sciences. He is also one that moved comfortably between academia and the elite in government, but he never served in military combat from what I could gather. It’s one thing to direct waves of troops from a comfy headquarter desk using theory over practical street and warfare maneuvers but if you never experienced the reality of being on the front lines for more than a brief visit, then there is no way to understand the thinking, needs, and trust that has to develop in a unit.
Ronald Reagan knew because he had been in the trenches and in the air with men during war times. Some of his many entertainment friends would come out of the closet as homosexuals which is NOT the same as transgender. Yet he maintained that openly challenging sexual preferences and “over the top” sexual attitudes had no place on the combat lines. He obviously understood from real life experiences and perspective.
All those multitude of trendy imaginative labels are just that cutsey but not real, simply another way to “dress” up a trending social activity that within a dozen years will be as forgotten as “hippie flower power, sexual revolution, and love beads” even as a new trending youth generational social activity will crash on the scene.