Editor’s Log

Welcome to issue 358 of your Military. The latest to join the ranks of our lifetime subscribers are:
• TIM DISON, CORRYTOWN, TN
• LT. COL. CHARLES W. SELTZER, USAF (RET), MIDLAND, TX

I know the majority of what I write here is basically preaching to the choir, as I’m sure most of you are well aware of what is taking place in our country today. Despite the bleak outlook on the horizon, we can always hold out hope that things might improve, because without hope we have nothing.

While I don’t mean to disparage anyone for listening to talk radio shows, all I hear is more of the same blah, blah, blah, with everyone shaking their heads in agreement like a bunch of bobbleheads. They just rehash whatever is the current news cycle without offering any kind of suggestions or solutions to our problems.

I agree an informed public is a knowledgeable public, but never suggesting any kind of action, in my opinion, is pointless. And, yes, I’m just as guilty as those to whom I’m referring. However, I neither have the notoriety nor wealth they have, nor do I have their large audience. And, likely, the suggestions I could offer wouldn’t be legal or ethical. Besides, I don’t want any of the government alphabet agencies showing up at my door and hauling me off to Guantanamo with the charge of being a terrorist! It seems that under this government administration anyone who is a Christian, a conservative, an NRA supporter or a vet-eran, is considered a potential terrorist.

Over the past few years I’ve grown more and more disgusted with what passes for “news” these days. I can barely sit through watching our local news as it is so filled with lies, mistruths and generally sensationalized reporting that, with the exception of the weather report, it isn’t worth watching. And don’t even get me started on the national news, which I refuse to watch! It’s hard to look at someone and know they are blatantly lying to you. It’s one thing to be informed, it is another to be misinformed; today the truth seems to be irrelevant and fantasy is the order of the day.

I recently read that the USPS placed a substantially large order for thousands of rounds of ammunition. According to a USPS spokesperson, the reason for the large purchase is supposedly for training for their agents. Since when do mail carriers need to carry weapons?

Actually, what I believe, and I’m not alone here, is that this government administration is using several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and NASA to stockpile ammunition and firearms in preparation for civil unrest. Meanwhile, it severely limits the ammo available to the civilian market, which I strongly believe is all part of the liar-in-chief’s plan. Currently, the federal government has enough stockpiled ammunition to kill every American in this country at least twice. Now that is some unsettling news!

It appears as though the liar-in-chief is continuing his quest to screw our veterans and serving military by eliminating some services, along with cost-of-living-adjustments (COLA).

Furthermore, due to supposed budget cuts, our military pilots have had their hours of flight training cut, effectively reducing their air superiority in the event of a war. Like almost all democrat leaders, Obama shows his hatred and distain for our military by damaging it any way he can, mostly through restrictions and budgetary restraints. All the while he builds his own private army that might be just as well armed. Every dictator in history has surrounded himself with people who are loyal to them which amounts to a private army. History is a cruel teacher.

— John D. Shank, Editor