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October 04, 2017

Marco Rubio: The West Point Communist Infiltrator Should Pay the US Government Back His Tuition

This is not, I think, any kind of extraordinary demand -- a West Point education is an expensive one, a top-level Ivy-equivalent one, and you get it (and room and board and books and even a stipend, I think) for free, well, free with one big caveat:

You have to serve your country as an officer for a number of years to pay back the elite-level education you just got.

Now, if you voluntarily make yourself ineligible to perform that duty -- by, say, violating army rules by making political statement in uniform, like announcing "Communism Will Win" and wearing t-shirts celebrating communist terrorist killer Che Guevera, and by promoting armed domestic terrorist groups like antifa -- then, my friend, you owe the United States government the money it spent to (fail to) educate your communist ass.

So Rubio's not making an outrageous demand here -- I believe this is standard for those cadets who choose to make themselves unavailable to repay their college debt.

"I respectfully request the United States Army immediately nullify Rapone's commission and pursue all available disciplinary options under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Rapone should be required to pay back in full the cost of his education and the United States Military Academy should consider revoking his degree," Rubio wrote.


The senator referenced Rapone's robust social media presence posting photos of communist propaganda while in his Academy uniform, and other posts expressing his desire to foment a communist revolution.

Rapone at different points on social media denigrated Secretary of Defense James Mattis as an "evil, vile f***," and called convicted leaker Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning an inspiration.


"This clearly violates multiple Army regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice," Rubio's letter noted.

On that, I also have to link Colonel Schlicher's thoughts about this infiltrator -- and the hideous state of the armed forces after eight years of remorseless Obamization.

After nearly a decade under President Faily McWorsethancarter, can our military win a fight with North Korea? Because if it is unable to perform the basic task of ensuring that the people commissioned to lead our troops in the defense of the United States are actually loyal to the United States, how the hell can we reasonably expect it to be able to conduct high-intensity combat operations against a Nork Army that prioritizes fighting over political correctness?

We can't.

I don’t enjoy saying that -- it gives me no pleasure to have to wonder whether the Army I served in both in active and reserve status for close to 28 years is broken. And it's not just the Army. The Marines and the Special Ops community, well, they seem to be holding on to the standards the rest have forgotten, but the Navy and the Air Force -- they're broken too. Our military -- in terms of strategy, equipment, and leadership, is in crisis. American troops will die if we don't fix it.

Hell, they already have.

We have a Navy that can’t even sail its few remaining ships without running into giant cargo vessels. I come from a Navy family. You should call my dad, the retired lieutenant commander, and ask him what he thinks about the Navy’s current level of seamanship. It will not be a happy chat.

It is, in fact, a disgrace. Our sailors, the precious young men and women we commissioned officers are charged with leading and protecting, are dying because our officer corps tolerates incompetence. One collision is an accident. Two is a lifestyle.

And yeah, they’ve fired some admirals, and that’s a good start, but the problem is a cultural rot, not just one 'ed-up command. The Navy focused on things besides its mission -- "to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas" -- and in the last few months that misplaced focus has killed 17 sailors and taken two major vessels out of action in the Western Pacific at the very moment we are on the edge of war.

Did you know several senior Navy officers are being or have been charged for corruption? Corruption. Graft. Bribes. Hookers. Senior leaders, and they’re scumbugs -- criminal scumbags. But hey, the Army has its problems too. General Petraeus…sheesh, what a punch in the gut it was to see him use the Army values as a latrine. Then there was the 82nd Airborne general court martialed for using his billet to build himself a sex harem. And how about the colonel who played games with contracts and ditched his wife to marry an Iraqi chick -- the Army was so upset he got a reprimand and to keep his pension. No jail time.

Let me say that again. No jail time. Yeah, that would totally have happened to a sergeant who did the same thing, according to several high-ranking unicorns in the Judge Advocate Office.

Want to know what [else] generals and admirals don’t get in trouble for? Failing to win wars.

The military senior leadership has turned into a fraternity, where they cover up for each other and make sure everyone graduates with a gentleman’s "C". And it’s not even a fun fraternity -- the senior leadership is painfully politically correct, parroting all the right buzzwords and receive wisdom of our failed ruling caste.

I'm sure it's dawned on you, as it's also probably dawned on Colonel Schlichter, that this was always the plan.



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