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Congress Force Feeds the Army $3 Billion. Army Resists.

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2012

The Army has 2,000 tanks that need refurbishing. The Army does not need the tanks or want the tanks. But Congress wants the tanks to be refurbished. So does General Dynamics. General Dynamics is in the tank-refurbishing business.

Should we trust the Army when it says “no tanks,” or should we trust the armchair tacticians in Congress?

That is the question raised by this video.

The video is hard on Congress. But it mentions this: the Army wants a new fleet of tanks, with production beginning in 2017. Think about this. If it has a fleet of newly refurbished tanks, ready to roll, might there be resistance in Congress to a fleet of new tanks?

The reporter at CNN did not ask this obvious question.

Nor did he ask this question: “Why does the Army need a newly designed tank in the era of guerrilla warfare?”

How about “no tanks” to old ones and new ones?

Here’s why. Congress knows that the nation needs treads on the ground. It does not want to shut off orders to General Dynamics. General Dynamics has operations in numerous Congressional districts, as do most companies in the defense industry.

“Military strategy is too important to leave in the hands of the military.” That’s what we are told. Conclusion: if Congress says we need tanks, then the Army is supposed to sit their and suck up the money.

Taxpayers are supposed to sit there, wallets open, and keep quiet.

My response: “No tanks.”

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10 thoughts on “Congress Force Feeds the Army $3 Billion. Army Resists.

  1. OH, THEY DIDN'T WANT REFURBISHED ONES…………BUT NEW ONES, NOW SEE THAT'S ANOTHER HALF TRUTH THE LYING NITWIT SAID LAST NIGHT………..SAID THE ARMY DIDN'T WANT THEM, BUT FAILED TO MENTION……………THAT THEY WANTED A WHOLE DAMNED NEW FLEET, GOD YOU PEOPLE ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP OR NOT……………..IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL BE SQUEALING LIKE STUCK PIGS, WHEN THIS FREAK BRINGS THE HAMMER DOWN , AND IT'S COMING IF IT GETS ANOTHER 4!!!! BELIEVE………..YOU WILL RUE THE DAY, LAST NIGHT IT SAID IT BELIEVED IN FREE ENTERPRISE, DID YOU SEE THE MOTHERS NOSE GROW ABOUT ANOTHER INCH……………….IT'S NOTHING BUT A FILTHY SILVER TONGUED MONSTER!!!

  2. Some times we need a new car, but we cant afford it… So we get the things done to keep our car running safely and don’t put ourselves into debt by buying a new car…I’m not there to really hear all the specifics, I would however, listen to the needs from the men on the ground and do whatever it takes to send them into battle prepared. Congress is a big mess. Both sides are like babies fighting in a sand box…..

  3. Caps Lock can be turned of you. All caps makes it impossible to read your rant….

  4. Texas Chris says:

    What? Caps-locks isn't cruise control for cool?

  5. Texas Chris says:

    It's worse than that. It's like having a daily driver, and being forced to spend money on the junked-out clunker rusting in the back yard.

    The Army doesn't want the old tanks refurbished. They know the age of the tank is coming to a close.

  6. Regardless, it is the cook that knows what he needs to cook the food not the makers of the ware.

  7. adamenochnoah says:

    The real problem is the US Military has become the go-to option for the Globalist who are creating their NWO, which is neither new or about order as FDR stated; & they are sending us the bill…

  8. If the Army says that it doesn't need tanks, I'll take their word on it. They are, after all, the Army.

  9. There's also an ancient carrier steaming around the Persian Gulf at the moment called the USS Enterprise, that is due to be decommissioned soon. It also has 7 nuclear reactors onboard that will have to be dismantled and the toxic waste disposed of at great expense to Uncle Sam.

    Sure would be convenient for the DC warmongers if "al-Qaeda" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) lobbed a cruise missile at the Enterprise. That would save Uncle Sam the expense of scrapping the ship and give the warhawks their excuse to start WWIII.