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When you wonder why the United States did not win the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan you may want to take a look at our military leadership.
This weekend, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Maria Gervais had a humiliating situation when she tweeted a photo of what she thought were United States military troops and thanked them for their work. She also managed to spell heroes incorrectly.
“This picture is worth 1000 words—thanks to these American hero’s. #Grateful,” she said in a now deleted tweet, apparently not noticing the British uniforms and weapons.
Arthur Schwartz caught the tweet and took a screenshot of it to share on Twitter.
“Lieutenant General Maria Gervais thinks these are American troops. They’re not. They’re British,” he said.
Lieutenant General Maria Gervais thinks these are American troops. They’re not. They’re British. pic.twitter.com/wgDB1mh90S
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 4, 2021
The general went on to acknowledge the mistake and then thank the British troops.
“Absolutely correct— British troops— thankful to our British heroes and all who helped w/ this mission! Absolutely love the picture!!” she said, in another tweet that was deleted.
The British military thanked her kindly in response.
“Thank you General. @16AirAssltBde were privileged to be part of the team and serve alongside @82ndABNDiv and @USMC No closer Allies or friends. #AdUnumOmnes,” The Parachute Regiment said.
“This was a tough dangerous mission — couldn’t have done it without you and all our partners. Apologize up front for mistake,” she responded.
Two for two on spelling as “upfront” is one word.
This was a tough dangerous mission — couldn’t have done it without you and all our partners. Apologize up front for mistake
— LTG Gervais (@TradocDCG) September 4, 2021
“Yikes. A 3 star general at that. My Marines woulda’ submitted my retirement papers for me if I did that Maybe that’s why the military left so many Americans behind – the generals didn’t recognize them,” retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jesse Jane Duff said.
Yikes. A 3 star general at that. My Marines woulda’ submitted my retirement papers for me if I did that.🤦♀️
Maybe that’s why the military left so many Americans behind – the generals didn’t recognize them.
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) September 4, 2021
But this was not the only time our military has humiliated us recently. It was reported last month that West Point was teaching Marxism to students.
The Washington Times reported last month that the three classes in particular including “Social Inequality,” “Military Leadership: Leading Inclusive Teams,” and “Politics of Race Gender and Sexuality and Diversity” are designed as a form of social engineering and politicization of the school’s 4,300 cadets.
In addition, West Point also offers a seminar on “diversity and inclusion that features images of Black Lives Matter protesters,” the publication reported.
An official who spoke to the Washington Times stated that the classes are “primarily focused on teaching our nation’s young men and women Marxism in the name of ‘social equality.”
The military official said the ideologies taught in the classes are part of a “postmodernism” approach that, along with critical race theory, seeks to attack science and reason to reshape society.
“This Marxist postmodern ideology has no business in the military,” the official said. “The United States cannot have a military that endorses one ideology over another. The military is an organization that gives and receives orders. Therefore, once the ideology is prevalent, it will be mandated throughout the organization.
According to the Times, the courses were implemented under Army Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, who recently retired as West Point’s dean of the academic board. In addition to the three aforementioned courses, Critical Race Theory is also taught at West Point, as first disclosed by Rep. Michael Weltz (R-FL) at a House Armed Services Committee in June, when he confronted Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s claim that Critical Race Theory was not being taught in the U.S. military.
Waltz quoted a letter from West Point superintendent Army Lt. Gen Darryl Williams, who confirmed that CRT is indeed taught at the academy.
The assertions made in the article come amid an op-ed in the Washington Post by Lynne Chandler Garcia, an associate professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, who detailed how the professor teaches critical race theory.
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