ep 53: Whistleblower

IN THE NEWS: Social distancing on Mount Everest; Netanyahu says ‘no’ to Biden; Space Force whistleblower with a book; Vandy is newest Space Force Base; Justice Thomas rags on Feres Doctrine; Pentagon trolling social media; CENTCOM begins Afghanistan drawdown and worries about the vacuum; UFOs are everywhere; U2 talks to F22 and F35; Contractors sell low-class tech data; No guns for Army of One; Take a break from the Army; Navy Secretary pushes DEI; Sailor builds better badges; The Man from LOX; Marine first active-duty charged for Jan 6 “attack”; Burn pit benefits on the way; Bartender trashes military ID; Korean war hero receives Medal of Honor.

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WORLD:

China to Erect ‘Quarantine Rope’ on Summit of Mount Everest
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-10/china-to-erect-quarantine-rope-on-summit-of-mount-everest

BREAKING: Netanyahu Says No to Biden’s Call for Ceasefire
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/05/19/iranian-backed-terrorists-ignore-bidens-calls-for-a-ceasefire-n2589682

SPACE FORCE

Space Force CO Who Got Holiday Call from Trump Fired Over Comments Decrying Marxism in the Military
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/15/space-force-co-who-got-holiday-call-trump-fired-over-comments-decrying-marxism-military.html

IO 26 – Interview with Lt Col Matthew Lohmeier, USAF on CRT in DoD, His Book Irresistible Revolution
https://creativedestructionmedia.com/video/2021/05/07/io-26-interview-with-lt-col-matthew-lohmeier-usaf-on-crt-in-dod-his-book-irresistible-revolution/

A Space Force Commander was fired after comments made on conservative podcasts about diversity and Marxism
https://www.businessinsider.com/space-force-commander-fired-for-comments-made-in-podcasts-about-diversity-marxism-2021-5

Republicans back ‘hero’ Space Force commander fired for speaking out against ‘Marxism’ in military
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/space-force-commander-matthew-lohmeier-fired-marxism-critical-race-theory

Ousted Space Force officer says he’s been ‘misportrayed’, received ‘thousands’ of notes from troops
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ousted-space-force-officer-says-hes-being-misportrayed-received-thousands-of-notes-from-troops

Ousted Space Force Leader Saw ‘Increasing Relevance’ of ‘Marxist Ideology’
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/ousted-space-force-leader-saw-increasing-relevance-of-marxist-ideology/

Space Force CO Fired Over Comments About Marxism in the Military Now Subject of IG Probe
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/20/space-force-co-fired-over-comments-about-marxism-military-now-subject-of-ig-probe.html

Introducing: Vandenberg Space Force Base and Space Launch Delta 30
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/05/14/introducing-vandenberg-space-force-base-and-space-launch-delta-30/

CONGRESS

Supreme Court justice castigates Feres Doctrine over cadet’s rape lawsuit
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/05/03/supreme-court-justice-castigates-feres-doctrine-over-cadets-rape-lawsuit/

DOD

Pentagon to Monitor Military Social Media for ‘Extremist and Concerning Behavior’
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/pentagon-to-monitor-military-social-media-for-extremist-and-concerning-behavior/

CENTCOM is releasing drawdown updates, but they don’t include troop numbers
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/05/11/centcom-is-releasing-drawdown-updates-but-they-dont-include-troop-numbers/

Taliban ramp up attacks, sparking increased fears for Afghanistan and safety of Western troops
https://justthenews.com/world/taliban-ramps-attacks-sparking-increased-fears-afghanistan-and-safety-western-troops

‘They are absolutely going to kill us’ — Afghans who helped the US fear being left behind
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/05/17/they-are-absolutely-going-to-kill-us-afghans-who-helped-the-us-fear-being-left-behind/

Top US general in the Mideast to recommend post-withdrawal plan for Afghanistan
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/05/19/top-us-general-in-the-mideast-to-recommend-post-withdrawal-plan-for-afghanistan/

What is the military doing about UFOs? The Pentagon’s internal watchdog wants to know
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/05/11/what-is-the-military-doing-about-ufos-the-pentagons-internal-watchdog-wants-to-know/

AIR FORCE

F-22 And F-35 Datalinks Finally Talk Freely With Each Other Thanks To A U-2 Flying Translator
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40380/f-22-and-f-35-datalinks-finally-talk-freely-with-each-other-thanks-to-a-u-2-flying-translator

Two Men Arrested and Charged with Stealing, Selling Sensitive Air Force Data
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/05/13/two-men-arrested-and-charged-stealing-selling-sensitive-air-force-data.html

ARMY

No guns for Fort Jackson trainees after school bus hijacking
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/05/14/trainees-not-getting-rifles-at-fort-jackson-after-one-hijacked-a-school-bus/

Need a break from the Army? This program may help
https://www.armytimes.com/pay-benefits/mil-money/2021/05/17/need-a-break-from-the-army-this-program-may-help/

NAVY

Acting Navy Secretary Tasks Team to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/17/acting-navy-secretary-tasks-team-to-promote-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/

Meet the sailor who wants to make your coverall nametag look less crappy
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/05/14/meet-the-sailor-who-wants-to-make-your-coverall-nametag-look-less-crappy/

The Man From LOX
https://youtu.be/Q9sIT6P_05I

MARINES

Marine Corps officer becomes first active-duty service member charged in Jan. 6 attack, DOJ says
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/13/capitol-riot-marine-corps-officer-charged-role-jan-6-attack/5075571001/

VETS

Benefits for burn pit illnesses, hypertension from Agent Orange would be granted under new plan
https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2021/05/14/benefits-for-burn-pit-illnesses-hypertension-from-agent-orange-would-be-granted-under-new-plan/

Man at Missouri bar trashes military ID because troops ‘don’t even look old enough’ to know about 9/11 [UPDATED]
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/missouri-bartender-military-id/

Bartender destroys alleged military ID and demands group leaves
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2232400443729/bartender-destroys-alleged-military-id-and-demands-group-leaves

Korean War hero to receive Medal of Honor this week
https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2021/05/19/korean-war-hero-to-receive-medal-of-honor-this-week/

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1 thought on “ep 53: Whistleblower

  1. I have been following your reporting on military “wokeness” and am dismayed by what I’m hearing. This episode really brought it home for me. I was thinking the stand-downs, pregnant flight suits, and diversity talk were just the “flavour of the month,” but when someone like Col Lohmeier blows the whistle on our Marxist military leaders, I clearly see this is something serious and has been growing for some time. It’s no wonder Trump got so much pushback from his generals. We’re in a world of shit!

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