Insight of a Sergeant Major - NO PUNCHES PULLED HERE

#1
Insight of a Sergeant Major - NO PUNCHES PULLED HERE
 
(The author, J.D. Pendry, is a retired Army Command
Sergeant Major who writes for Random House.)
 
Jimmy Carter, you're the father of the Islamic Nazi
movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the
Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the
terrorists when they took our embassy and our people
hostage. You're the Runner-in-Chief.
 
Bill Clinton, you played "ring around the Lewinsky" while
the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a
fight with them in Somalia, and then you ran from it. Your
weak-willed responses embolden the killers. Each time you
failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11.
 
John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute.
You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam. Your military
service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You've
accused our Soldiers of terrorizing women and in Iraq. You
called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time... the
same words you used to describe Vietnam. You're a fake.
You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to
murderers just as you did the Vietnamese. Iraq, like
Vietnam is another war that you were for, before you were
against it.
 
John Murtha, you said our military was broken. You said we
can't win militarily in Iraq. You accused United States
Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof. And said we
should redeploy to Okinawa. Okinawa, John? And the
Democrats call you their military expert. Are you sure you
didn't suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off
building your war hero resume? You're a sad, pitiable,
corrupt and washed up politician. You're not a Marine sir.
You wouldn't amount to a pimple on a real Marine's ass.
You're a phony and a disgrace. Run away John.
 
Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of
being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as
the regime of Pol Pot who murdered two million of his own
people after your party abandoned South East Asia to the
Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same
fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? See
Dick run.
 
Ted Kennedy, for days on end you held poster sized
pictures from Abu Grhaib in front of any available
television camera. Al Jazeera quoted you saying that
Iraqis torture chambers were open under new management.
Did you see the news this week Teddy? The Islamic Nazis
demonstrate real torture for you again. If you truly
supported our troops, you'd show the world poster-sized
pictures of that atrocity and demand the annihilation of
it. Your legislation stripping support from the South
Vietnamese which led to a communist victory there. You're
a bloated fool bent on repeating the same historical
blunder that turned freedom-seeking people over to
homicidal, genocidal maniacs. To paraphrase John Murtha,
all while sitting on you wide, gin-soaked rear-end in
Washington.
 
Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer,
Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Pat
Leahy, Chuck Schumer et al ad nauseam. Every time you
stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the
Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President
lied. That the war is wrong and our Soldiers are
torturers. That we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic
butchers - the same ones that tortured and mutilated
American Soldiers - cause to think that we will run away
again and all they have to do is hang on a little longer.
 
American news media, the New York Times particularly. Each
time you publish stories about national defense secrets
and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one
with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and
mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can't strike
up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al
Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous
to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you
face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.
 
You are America's axis of idiots. Your collective
stupidity will destroy us. Self-serving politics and
terrorist abetting news scoops are more important to you
than our national security or the lives of innocent
civilians and Soldiers. It bothers you that defending
ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of
politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as
much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering
terrorists. Don't ever doubt that. Your frolics will only
serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam. If you
want our Soldiers home, as you claim, knock off the crap
and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your
silly political aims and aiding our enemies. Yes, I'm
questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with -self.
I'm also questioning why you're stealing air that decent
Americans could be breathing. You don't deserve the
protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to
run away from this war and this country. Leave the war to
the people who have the will to see it through and the
country to people who are willing to defend it.
 
No Commander in Chief, you don't get off the hook either.
Our country has two enemies. Those who want to destroy us
from the outside and those who attempt it from within.
Your Soldiers are dealing with the outside force. It's
your obligation to support them by confronting the axis of
idiots. America must hear it from you that these people
are harming our country, abetting the enemy and
endangering our safety. Well up a little anger please, and
channel it toward the appropriate target. You must
prosecute those who leak national security secrets to the
media. You must prosecute those in the media who knowingly
publish those secrets. Our Soldiers need you to confront
the enemy that they cannot. They need you to do it now.
 
#3
Well TW John Murthas service record looks a little better than George W, 'Rummy' and Cheney so I think he's entitled to his opions on the US Army (as a marine thses are probably very forthright)

'He rose through the ranks to become a drill instructor at Parris Island and was selected for Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. He then was assigned to the Second Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 1959, Captain Murtha took command of the 34th Special Infantry Company, Marine Corps Reserves, in Johnstown. He remained in the Reserves after his discharge from active duty until he volunteered for Vietnam in 1966-67, where he served as the S-2 intelligence officer for the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division and received the Bronze Star with Combat "V", two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. The official notification of award for his Bronze Star and Purple Hearts are available to view here. He remained in the Reserves until his retirement.'
 
#4
The_Dragoon:

It would seem that you changed your post that this reply was intended for about what vlaue it was the the British Army, etc. Yes, some one voted for thses president's but I did not, except for both Bush Presidents

Absolutely none! (Value to British Army nor was it intended to be.)

This is the Multinational HQs forum is it not? This is one American's retired Sgt. Major's point of views on current and past Presidents and the media and some others.

I happen to agree with most of his rant. If it isn't of interest to you, I suggest that you not read it and go the another tread, that suits you.

I do that here all the time here! Try it you'll like it! :wink:

BTW:

Rumsfeld served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1957 as a Naval aviator and flight instructor. In 1957, he transferred to the Ready Reserve and continued his Naval service in flying and administrative assignments as a drilling reservist until 1975. He transferred to the Standby Reserve when he became Secretary of Defense in 1975 and to the Retired Reserve with the rank of Navy Captain in 1989.
 
#5
I agree on Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and several others.

Partially on Murtha, only because I believe he's currently putting party loyalty and political agendas before his country and the Corps (and I could say the same about several Neocons), but his record of service is solid.

I don't like Kerry because his claims helped fuel harrasment of returning 'Nam vets, and some of his metals (like a purple heart for sitting on shrapnel) are questionable. I also didn't take kindly to his belittling of Coalition contingients (like the Polish) and his insults about the ANA. But he was undeniably there in Vietnam, and did his service.

Clinton stood up to Slobodon, and was not to blame for the failure in Somalia, weak rules-of-engagement and public opinion did.

I do agree with his sentiment to a point, but some of the personal attacks cross the line IMHO.

Just before you hit back, I will acknowledge once again that I don't consider myself an expert at all, I'm just putting in my 2 cents worth.
 
#6
Chief_Joseph said:
I agree on Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and several others.

Partially on Murtha, only because I believe he's currently putting party loyalty and political agendas before his country and the Corps (and I could say the same about several Neocons), but his record of service is solid.

I don't like Kerry because his claims helped fuel harrasment of returning 'Nam vets, and some of his metals (like a purple heart for sitting on shrapnel) and his belittling of Coalition contingients (like the Polish) and his insults about the ANA. But he was undeniably there.

Clinton stood up to Slobodon, and was not to blame for the failure in Somalia, weak rules-of-engagement and public opinion did.

I do agree with his sentiment to a point, but some of the personal attacks cross the line IMHO.

Just before you hit back, I will acknowledge once again that I don't consider myself an expert at all, I'm just putting in my 2 cents worth.
Somalia:

Remember this guy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Aspin

"In September General Powell asked Aspin to approve the request of the U.S. commander in Somalia for tanks, armored vehicles and AC-130 Spectre gunships for his forces. Aspin turned down the request. Shortly thereafter Aideed's forces in Mogadishu killed 18 U.S. soldiers and wounded more than 75 in attacks that also resulted in the shooting down of three U.S. helicopters and the capture of one pilot."

Who appointed this assclown? He is why we had no armor (Tanks) to send or go with the rescue units to the Rangers there, among other things.

As for Murtha, here is a an articles on him.:

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewSpecialReports.asp?Page=\SpecialReports\archive\200601\SPE20060113a.html
 
#7
Trip_Wire said:
Insight of a Sergeant Major - NO PUNCHES PULLED HERE
And another testimony to the ideology of "I'd rather win than be right" (whilst accomplishing neither). So, at the risk of setting off the Trip-Wire again, let's deconstruct the argument.
 
(The author, J.D. Pendry, is a retired Army Command
Sergeant Major who writes for Random House.)
 
Jimmy Carter, you're the father of the Islamic Nazi
movement.
1. OK, until someone can give me an account (or even a reasonable supposition) of what Osama bin Laden's views on the role of the corporatist state is, can everyone stop using the phrase Islamo-fascism/ Islamic Nazi etc.? It makes anyone who uses the phrase look like they have no deeper understanding of its meaning than a 12yr old who accuses his/her parents of being fascists. Just because an enemy is generally a nasty piece of work and has a penchant for bizarre facial hair, it does not necessarily make them a fascist.

2. The second reason this term is stupid- it draws a parallel between those who are Islamic and those who aren't. The US made the same mistake in Vietnam with the phrase Viet Cong. It only served to remind the Vietnamese people that the Viet Cong were Vietnamese and the Americans were outsiders.

You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the
Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the
terrorists when they took our embassy and our people
hostage. You're the Runner-in-Chief.
Just because it happened on his watch, it doesn't necessarily make him accountable. Decades of US policy contibuted to the Iranian revolution. If you're going to use this rationale, then you'd better stand ready to lay the blame for 9/11 at Bush's feet.
 
Bill Clinton, you played "ring around the Lewinsky" while
the terrorists were at war with us.
And once the US engaged the terrorists, W broke off to go on an unrelated "Get Saddam" escapade. Which was the greater error?

You got us into a fight with them in Somalia
Them? Who's "them"?

Anyway, no matter, it was actually Bush 41 who sent US forces to Somalia.

, and then you ran from it.
Not so much Clinton as Congress, who cut off funding.

Your weak-willed responses embolden the killers. Each time you
failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11.
No, completely different people were involved in Somalia (a true civil war at that time). Yes, mistakes were made and Clinton could have handled things better, but the general line of argument here is facile.
 
John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute.
You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam.
American atrocities were proved time and again.

Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact.
All "Swift Boat" accusations have been discredited and disproved.

You've accused our Soldiers of terrorizing women and in Iraq.
Umm, how many soldiers are now awaiting trial for that very thing?

You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time... the
same words you used to describe Vietnam.
And the majority of the American people, scholars and historians have agreed with him on both counts.

You're a fake. You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to
murderers just as you did the Vietnamese. Iraq, like Vietnam is another war that you were for, before you were against it.
 
John Murtha, you said our military was broken.
Has anyone read or listened to anyone with stars on their shoulder about the National Guard, Reserves, equipment and preparedness to meet the next generation of challenges and threats? Almost $60bn cut from the USN and USAF budgets this year alone to pay for bullets & bombs and replacement kit for Iraq.

You said we can't win militarily in Iraq.
And you can't. It's 99% political now- something that is far beyond your capacity to understand, it would seem.

You accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof.
And his accusations have been substanitated by Pentagon staffers while Rummy and the White House try to sit on the report until after the midterm elections.

And said we should redeploy to Okinawa. Okinawa, John? And the
Democrats call you their military expert. Are you sure you
didn't suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off
building your war hero resume? You're a sad, pitiable,
corrupt and washed up politician. You're not a Marine sir.
You wouldn't amount to a pimple on a real Marine's ass.
You're a phony and a disgrace. Run away John.
Fcuk me, this guy is more emotional than you, Abe.
 
Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of
being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as
the regime of Pol Pot who murdered two million of his own
people after your party abandoned South East Asia to the
Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same
fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? See
Dick run.
Let's put this in context, shall we?

The Washington Post said:
In a Senate floor speech Tuesday, Durbin cited an FBI report describing Guantanamo Bay prisoners chained to the floor in the fetal position without food or water and sometimes in extreme temperatures.

"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control," he said, "you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings."

By yesterday, Durbin found himself under attack from leading Republicans and their conservative allies. White House press secretary Scott McClellan, asked about the statement, responded by saying: "I think the senator's remarks are reprehensible. It's a real disservice to our men and women in uniform who adhere to high standards and uphold our values and our laws."

And every humanitarian mission that has visited the place broadly concurrs with Durbin- and Tony Blair, just about the last friend the US has in the world, referrs to it as "an abberation".
 
Ted Kennedy, for days on end you held poster sized
pictures from Abu Grhaib in front of any available
television camera.
And if Septic Squaddies weren't taking those photos and emailing them to their friends, he wouldn't have had them in the first place.

Al Jazeera quoted you saying that Iraqis torture chambers were open under new management. Did you see the news this week Teddy? The Islamic Nazis demonstrate real torture for you again. If you truly supported our troops, you'd show the world poster-sized pictures of that atrocity and demand the annihilation of it.
For the DOJ's definition of torture: http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/dagmemo.pdf#search="definition of torture"

The Deputy Attorney General if the United States said:
Section 2340(1) defines "torture" as "an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control.
Your legislation stripping support from the South
Vietnamese which led to a communist victory there. You're
a bloated fool bent on repeating the same historical
blunder that turned freedom-seeking people over to
homicidal, genocidal maniacs.
Is he even talking about the same South Vietnamese Government that the rest of us knew and loved?

To paraphrase John Murtha,
all while sitting on you wide, gin-soaked rear-end in
Washington.
 
Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer,
Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Pat
Leahy, Chuck Schumer et al ad nauseam. Every time you
stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the
Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President
lied. That the war is wrong and our Soldiers are
torturers. That we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic
butchers - the same ones that tortured and mutilated
American Soldiers - cause to think that we will run away
again and all they have to do is hang on a little longer.
:roll:
 
American news media, the New York Times particularly. Each
time you publish stories about national defense secrets
and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one
with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and
mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can't strike
up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al
Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous
to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you
face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.
You never heard of the United States Constitution or swore an oath to "protect and defend" it then?
 
You are America's axis of idiots. Your collective
stupidity will destroy us. Self-serving politics and
terrorist abetting news scoops are more important to you
than our national security or the lives of innocent
civilians and Soldiers. It bothers you that defending
ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of
politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as
much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering
terrorists. Don't ever doubt that. Your frolics will only
serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam. If you
want our Soldiers home, as you claim, knock off the crap
and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your
silly political aims and aiding our enemies.

Yes, I'm questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with -self.
I'm also questioning why you're stealing air that decent
Americans could be breathing. You don't deserve the
protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to
run away from this war and this country. Leave the war to
the people who have the will to see it through and the
country to people who are willing to defend it.
"War is the continuation of politics with an ad-mix of other means." I'm sure I read that somewhere once. As a soldier, you were a political instrument.
 
No Commander in Chief, you don't get off the hook either.
Our country has two enemies. Those who want to destroy us
from the outside and those who attempt it from within.
Your Soldiers are dealing with the outside force. It's
your obligation to support them by confronting the axis of
idiots. America must hear it from you that these people
are harming our country, abetting the enemy and
endangering our safety. Well up a little anger please, and
channel it toward the appropriate target. You must
prosecute those who leak national security secrets to the
media. You must prosecute those in the media who knowingly
publish those secrets. Our Soldiers need you to confront
the enemy that they cannot. They need you to do it now.
Now THAT is fascism.

It's also why nobody ever asks "The Badge" for his views on World Politics or the principles of representative democracy. If you're looking for someone to go and have a fight, he's your man but you wouldn't necessarily want him making strategic decisions about foreign policy. Everyone has their role to play in society, and as a good fascist he should be able to understand that.
 
#8
Trip_Wire said:
Somalia:

Remember this guy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Aspin

"In September General Powell asked Aspin to approve the request of the U.S. commander in Somalia for tanks, armored vehicles and AC-130 Spectre gunships for his forces. Aspin turned down the request. Shortly thereafter Aideed's forces in Mogadishu killed 18 U.S. soldiers and wounded more than 75 in attacks that also resulted in the shooting down of three U.S. helicopters and the capture of one pilot."

Who appointed this assclown? He is why we had no armor (Tanks) to send or go with the rescue units to the Rangers there, among other things.

As for Murtha, here is a an articles on him.:

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewSpecialReports.asp?Page=\SpecialReports\archive\200601\SPE20060113a.html
Once upon a time, there was an organization called the United States Congress. One day, after being led by the nose into a clusterfcuk of a War in South East Asia that dragged on for ten years, cost 58,000 American and 3-4 million Vietnamese lives, Congress passed something called the War powers act.

For the next 20 years, every president had to deal with decisions to deploy US troops on ops with the War Powers Act in mind. This continued until a brave knight, by the name of St George rode into town on his trusty steed ,Alberto, and managed to convince Congress to relinquish its Constitutionally mandated obligation to oversee excutive action, specifically regarding matters of wat and peace, for fear that they would be cast among the non-believers.

And Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies and all the little drones at AEI, Heritage and the Weekly Standard and WSJ Editorial Staff all lived happily ever after.
 
#9
I do not know a vast amount about US politics, in fact what I know is from family in the States, what I read on here and the British Press. I can undertand why the article might have been writtten - it is hugely frustrating to be in the military and feel that the state doesn't support you - however for the most part I would say that most American citizens I have met are very pro their armed forces, in UK they are not, in fact whilst in Iraq I received nothing from the British community to support my troops but did get sent a bundle of 'Well Done' notes from US children. So I do not want to seem anti american but......

Is this article trying to suggest that there have bben no atrocities commited by US troops in Iraq? This is manifestly wrong and such wrongdoers must be exposed in order to maintain the credibiity of all the good servicement that do not, and would never abuse human rights. It is imperative that any canker is removed from a 'force for good'.

Is the article really suggesting there should not be freedom of the press/free speech? Quite unbelievable....as I understood it this was protected by your constitution. To act as the article suggests hardly inspires confidence in the land of the free.

As for Guantanamo.... this turns me into what the author of the article could only describe as a tree hugging liberal (something of which I am infact very proud). There is never a justification to treat people like animals. I believe in the rule of law and find the ducking and diving done by the legal boys over the status of these people contemptable. If there is evidence of a crime try them, and give them fair access to a defence. The trial need not be even in public but follow the rule of law, if they are guilty of a crime then prove it, and then lock them up. As I understand it they are not yet terrorists since no-one has proven that it is so. As for chaining people to the floor, when they are already in cages, frankly I am stunned that the whole US nation is not outraged - not at the individual soldiers running the place but the Chain if Command that established it and is codes of practice.

However despite the fact I disagree with almost all the article says, I think the saying goes - I defend to my last breath his right to say it. A shame he doesn't pay his opponents the same courtesy
 
#10
Trip_Wire said:
Jimmy Carter, you're the father of the Islamic Nazi
movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the
Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the
terrorists when they took our embassy and our people
hostage. You're the Runner-in-Chief.
Well, the author is either a liar or an idiot.

Op EAGLE CLAW (the abortive attempt to rescue the hostages from Tehran) was authorised and mounted by the Carter administration ("lacked the spine" - codswallop. The post-Vietnam US armed forces that existed in 1979 had no chance of "defeating Iran" short of nuking it, and Carter knew that).

Reagan's solution was to buy off the Iranians by selling them spare parts for HAWK missiles, and to use the money to support the Contras (see Oliver North).

Carter was a US Navy regular officer (nuclear submarines); Reagan was a bit part actor who never served.
 
#11
Trip_Wire said:
Bill Clinton, you played "ring around the Lewinsky" while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a
fight with them in Somalia, and then you ran from it. Your
weak-willed responses embolden the killers. Each time you
failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11.
Ooooh, another "is the author a moron or a liar" question. I think you'll find that both the initial entry into Somalia; and the "change of policy" where the US Military started shooting militiamen until the militiamen started shooting back; happened while George Bush Snr. was in charge.

Remember that the US had killed at least 30 of Aideed's militia in attacks on their arms dumps, before the first US soldier was killed.

Clinton got handed a degenerating situation, and at least had the good sense to pull out. Or would you prefer that the US Army had tried to stay in Somalia? Big hint, casualty rates would have been similar to Iraq.
 
#12
American politics have always been self centred! world war1, world war2, korea and viet-nam...... never mind the wars now!
 
#15
Gravelbelly said:
Trip_Wire said:
Jimmy Carter, you're the father of the Islamic Nazi
movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the
Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the
terrorists when they took our embassy and our people
hostage. You're the Runner-in-Chief.
Well, the author is either a liar or an idiot.

Op EAGLE CLAW (the abortive attempt to rescue the hostages from Tehran) was authorised and mounted by the Carter administration ("lacked the spine" - codswallop. The post-Vietnam US armed forces that existed in 1979 had no chance of "defeating Iran" short of nuking it, and Carter knew that).

Reagan's solution was to buy off the Iranians by selling them spare parts for HAWK missiles, and to use the money to support the Contras (see Oliver North).

Carter was a US Navy regular officer (nuclear submarines); Reagan was a bit part actor who never served.
Raygun apparently did do his bit:

Reagan was commissioned as a reserve officer in the United States Army in 1935. In November 1941, Reagan was called up but disqualified for combat duty because of his astigmatism. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lieutenant Reagan was activated and assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit in the United States Army Air Forces, which made training and education films, where his acting experience could be put to work. He remained in Hollywood for the duration of the war.
He did something, which is more than can be said of some, such as Marrion Robert Morrison

He also commanded the California National Guard in his time as Govenor :wink:
 
#16
Trip_Wire said:
Insight of a Sergeant Major - NO PUNCHES PULLED HERE
 
(The author, J.D. Pendry, is a retired Army Command
Sergeant Major who writes for Random House.)
Sorry TW, but what a right-wing fascist nutjob this guy is. He'd have been right at home wearing a brown shirt on Kristallnacht.
 
#17
Virgil said:
Trip_Wire said:
Insight of a Sergeant Major - NO PUNCHES PULLED HERE
 
(The author, J.D. Pendry, is a retired Army Command
Sergeant Major who writes for Random House.)
Sorry TW, but what a right-wing fascist nutjob this guy is. He'd have been right at home wearing a brown shirt on Kristallnacht.
I've read J. D. Pendry's book on leadership for ncos 'The Three Meter Zone'.

In it he comes across as a very rational man, and gives sensible advice. He definitely doesn't seem like a fascist.
 
#18
Tartan_Terrier said:
In it he comes across as a very rational man, and gives sensible advice. He definitely doesn't seem like a fascist.
Clearly this piece was written in the heat of passion, anger, and frustration. I'll cut him some slack for that.
 
#19
Tartan_Terrier said:
I've read J. D. Pendry's book on leadership for ncos 'The Three Meter Zone'.

In it he comes across as a very rational man, and gives sensible advice. He definitely doesn't seem like a fascist.
Well, T_T, the evidence presented to us here points to the contrary. In fact, towards the end, he comes very, very close to a dictionary definition of the term.
 
#20
Tartan_Terrier said:
I've read J. D. Pendry's book on leadership for ncos 'The Three Meter Zone'.

In it he comes across as a very rational man, and gives sensible advice. He definitely doesn't seem like a fascist.
I'll take your word for it, but I was replying to what he wrote that was posted here.
 

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