Pentagon’s Bizarre, ‘Woke,’ Totally Wrong and Very Dangerous Attacks on Fox News Pundit Tucker Carlson

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Opinion – In an unprecedented, thoroughly unprofessional, and dangerous move, this weekend the U.S. military suddenly stopped worrying about China and Russia, Iran, and all other critical threats to the U.S., and aimed their biggest guns at an American TV news pundit. The threat?

Tucker Carlson bashed the Pentagon’s new leftist ‘woke’ politics, mocked pregnant women in combat and decried the feminization of the U.S armed forces. However, he never criticized women in the military, just the Pentagon’s obsession with catering to their every whim, in order to recruit more.

Tucker said, as quoted by The Hill: “So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military,” adding, “While China’s military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore.” 

For that, the U.S. military’s retort against a U.S. citizen expressing his Constitutionally protected right to free speech was furious, fast, and frightening.

Rogue nations can threaten the U.S. with nuclear weapons or assassination against our president without a response, but in today’s America a TV news commentator can’t criticize the Pentagon’s increasingly bizarre obsession with leftist social engineering, without a full nuclear counterstrike by our nation’s top military leaders.

CNN reported on this unprecedented domestic barrage by Pentagon brass which targeted Tucker by name:

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin shared the same “revulsion” that many military leaders have expressed about the comments Carlson made.

Kirby said the military still had “a lot of work to do” to become “more inclusive, more respectful of everyone — especially women.”

“Women lead our most lethal units with character. They will dominate ANY future battlefield we’re called to fight on,” tweeted the Sergeant Major of the Army, Michael A. Grinston. “@TuckerCarlson’s words are divisive, don’t reflect our values.

General Paul Funk, head of Army Training and Doctrine Command tweeted that “thousands of women serve honorably every day around the globe.”

“They are beacons of freedom and they prove Carlson wrong through determination and dedication,” Funk added.

The senior enlisted leader at the US Space Command, Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott H. Stalker, called Carlson’s show “drama TV” and said he wished to “remind everyone” that Carlson’s opinion was “based off of actually zero days of service in the armed forces.”

Tucker then fired back at the ‘woke’ DoD leaders with more ridicule, as reported by The Hill, rebuking the “woke generals” for their attacks, saying he and his supporters were not “rattled”: 

We were almost rattled. Then we realized if the woke generals treat us like they’ve treated the Taliban, we’ll be fine. Twenty years later, the Taliban are still here. Maybe we ought to promise the Pentagon that we’ll get rid of traditional gender roles on this show. Change the pronouns, defeat the patriarchy, and all that. 

While Tucker took the Pentagon’s attacks in stride, all Americans should be deeply concerned. When the U.S. military, arguably still the world’s most powerful force, aims its rhetorical guns at a well-known U.S. citizen for simply expressing his opinion, when can they point those same massive guns at any one of us?

 

 

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Clifford R. Baxter
Clifford R. Baxter
28 days ago

WHAT 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

Van Hal ber
Van Hal ber
28 days ago

Who put the generals upto making the post?

Micala
28 days ago
Reply to  Van Hal ber

How about Pelosi? She has been behind most of the flack against President Trump since 2016. Now she thinks she is running this Nation — and she may be doing exactly that. Joe Biden is mentally destroyed and cannot keep a thought straight in his head. Harris, well she is LAUGHABLE. So guess who is left? Pelosi!

Who has always pushed every Leftist agenda? Pelosi. Who pushed impeaching P.T. twice? Pelosi. Who knows all the Pentagon Officials? Pelosi.

So who do you think did this? Pelosi. No doubt.

Hedda Louella
Hedda Louella
28 days ago

Free speech is endangered. We must not let it die.
Woman have their place in the armed services, but only in the proper capacity.
In strength they can’t do what a man can.

Dinkus
Dinkus
27 days ago
Reply to  Hedda Louella

I hope Tucker has adequate body guards. I’m sure the FBI and other organizations are hot on his case. The military’s response is extremely disturbing and disgraceful.

B.R. Clifton
B.R. Clifton
28 days ago

The U.S. military is rapidly being transformed into storm troopers for the DNC. They no longer view the constitution as that which is to be defended against ALL enemies foreign and domestic. They now are dedicated to defending the DNC ideology against all other ideologies including constitutionalists. Carlson is just one target. BTW, Carlson hit the nail on the head with his talk piece.

cliff
cliff
28 days ago

I also read that now the “new” Military personnel, can choose “their own “WOKE” colors” of their uniforms that will reflect their chosen “gender identity”. I guess there will be a LOT of kills of brightly rainbow colored morons out there because they will stick out like sore thumb. WYF do you thing “CAMO” is for?

John Henry Osborn
28 days ago

If you really want to see how women in combat are, put a regiment of them on the DMZ and see what happens then. Or maybe wonder why the D-Day invasion wasn’t fought by women. We’ve had women performing intelligence functions for years and that is where they should be, not slowing down an infantry assault.

William DuVal Jr CMC USN (ret)
William DuVal Jr CMC USN (ret)
28 days ago

Tucker was not berating female military personnel but he was pointing out the idea of female pilot flight suits. While I served females who were pregnant and were serving aboard combat vessels or deployed were transferred ashore. Giving birth on a destroyer or in an aircraft in flight is not a good thing.

M D Anthony
M D Anthony
23 days ago

Ever get the impression that Gays running th military hate women and those are the ones who want matenrity flight suits for Jet pilots. Where is the proven/sound militaty doctrine in placng expectant mothers in combat roles so as to succeedin battle?

Roy
Roy
28 days ago

I listened to Tucker’s monolog on this subject. There isn’t any person with intelligence that can dispute the substance of his argument. He hit the nail on the head.

George
George
28 days ago

Wow. Those guys are easily rattled. What are they going to do when the future of our country and the rest of the world needs these Generals to step up and fight. Grow a pair and wake up.

Gerry
28 days ago
Reply to  George

There seems to be a whole lot of thin-skinned liberals in this country anymore.

Belcara
Belcara
28 days ago
Reply to  Gerry

They become frothing at the mouth rabid before you finish your sentences.

Nrr
Nrr
28 days ago

The military are becoming a bunch of pussies! And the generals are the leaders of this bullshit! Letting pregnant woman’s do the fighting! Just ask Biden!!! Vietnam veteran from 1968- 1970. BTW, no females were in my platoon!

Belcara
Belcara
28 days ago
Reply to  Nrr

If anyone has not thanked you lately for your service. Thank you.

C.Davis CWO3 USMCR-RET
C.Davis CWO3 USMCR-RET
28 days ago

Members of the military used to say, “I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will give my life to defend your right to say it.” I guess they don’t teach that aspect of protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, in current military training circles or in the “Woke military.”

John Reed
28 days ago

These woke little whiners would have never said anything like that when Trump was President or their butts would have been demoted, reassigned or forced to resign/retire.

Jerry
Jerry
28 days ago

As retired Lt.Col., I believe, that it is the best time for China to attack USA. With leadership and economy we have now under Democratic Party and president Biden, China winning the war is almost certain.

Dinkus
Dinkus
27 days ago
Reply to  Jerry

We do have enough enemies that would side with China. Pretty scary.
I could easily believe a scenario where Biden/Harris surrendered the country over to the Chinese. If their military was? so far advanced that we were doomed. They have 1 1/2 billion mouths to feed and there is plenty of fetille land in the U.S.. I was always leary about that under 8 years of Obama.
What would happen to U.S. citizens would not be pretty.

Gerry
28 days ago

Sounds to me like the so-called “pentagon brass” are all transgender sissy political puppets who seem brave enough to take on a tv host but don’t have the balls(literally) to protect US citizens from china,iran or any other foreign power –oh wait — maybe they could defend us from the island power of Corsica. Seems as though obozo the muslim slime ball did more damage to our military than showed originally. Pregnant women in combat roles — stop — couldn’t even make a tv series out of that ridiculousness. Guess when the SHTF in this country we know where our military will be(at least the little girl brigade) — on the side of the pedophile/tramp illegitimate administration.

fabian
fabian
28 days ago

The army is a reflection of the civil society. What will happen is that you’ll have less and less soldiers bearing the brunt of the effort and more and more spectators (I just read that the army wants to cancel its gender neutral physical test, because women’s failure rate is too high) . Like in the civil society. This doesn’t end up well.

Pissed Off America
Pissed Off America
28 days ago

Looks like the citizens of America will have to defend the country when Commie Joe Panty Sniffer and Transgender / GAY weenie sucker Generals wave the white panties of surrender at the Chinese. If it comes to that we need to take all these traitors to a necktie party in their honor. Women in the military has a place of service. But they can’t win a war by themselves unless they jump on their back and spread their legs. But that’s only for the first attack wave. WHAT A F**CKING JOKE. Generals get OFF the PC wagon and DO YOUR JOB! I assume this is to disorganize the military so we can’t fight back or get defeated easier. I hope the lower grade commanders are up to the task of fighting when the higher ups cower in their pink panties waiting for surrender. All my deceased military friends / family are rolling in their graves over this BS. China must pay really well to sell out your country, but remember what goes around comes around. You will get what’s coming to you and KARMA is a BITCH!

Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
28 days ago

Wonder when the armed forces is going to defend democracy again, Not for 4 at least that we know of. The loss of American service men and women in Korea and Vietnam was to stop socialism and communism. Now the Constitution is being attacked. The United Stares now will help pay for world wife abortions. a total loss of democracy for communism. . . ,

Pawn
Pawn
28 days ago

Thes military supposed leaders are anything but. They are traitors who are paid off and dumb as rocks. Bet none of them have ever seen a gun much less fired one, well my best guess. but who cares what these idiots think. Too bad these supposed leaders don’t direct, just a little effort ttowards our enemies. Oh, damn, I forgot these idiots are our enemies.

Rob
Rob
28 days ago

Democrats can’t lead because they are insane!

Rob
Rob
28 days ago

The DNC is public enemy #1

Rob
Rob
28 days ago

The DNC with the assistance of the politically biased FBI, stole the election from President Trump to give us an Alzheimer’s victim and a knob polisher! This Country is going to fall. The only way to get America back is through CWII and so far, no patriots with the stones to carry it out!

EMW70
EMW70
28 days ago

1st hand knowledge here as I complete 32 years of military service, 28 commissioned.
(1) Since ~2012, senior enlisted leaders are chosen solely on the ability to lead in the diversity and inclusion metric. Period. If an E-8 who isn’t in a technical trait wants to make E-9, you better have your entire FITREP or EPR detailing how you are an EEO / diversity and inclusion warrior.
(2) Senior officers now have to have a political slant. The BENS group went around in 2012-2013 and met innocently with nearly every 2-3 star officer who was away from DC and reported back to the Obama-Biden administration those who were a little too traditional or maybe not fully embracing the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell policy and the expanding role of women in more combat arms fields. Anyone that highlighted readiness issues due to such was retired. I saw promotions to 3-star officers cancelled for such.
There is a lot of PLA and global communist influence operations being conducted, and the useful idiots in DC and HQ around the globe. Too many fellowships at Ivy League schools.

Chief
Chief
28 days ago
Reply to  EMW70

Sir, this old retired Warrant agrees with about 90% of what you said. Having served in an Army where females were in a non-combat roll early on, and then working with some of our American and NATO allied female soldiers, there is a huge difference between the two time frames. Another one of the issues the US military has had for ions, is the “zero defect” mentality!!! Also the notion that only Flag grade officers have all the answers, and as you point out, those officers who are willing to fall on their sword, will loose. I loved being a Chief Warrant Officer, as my opinion was valued. I only retired after a young “buck sergeant” decided to call me by my first name amongst a group of officers. After he has his A$$ chewed, I went in and typed up a DA-31 and then my retirement paperwork. The boss was not happy to hear that I was retiring, but I could smell the coffee, when a young E-5 can speak with ease and address a senior Warrant by their first name, and fear no consequences. Wrong answer. As for females in the military, contrary to some of my esteemed colleagues, they can indeed fight, fire a weapon, and survive without panicking. That said, I miss much of the “Old Army!!!” From the old PT test (run-dodge-and jump) etc….But the band aid pushers know better how to make a soldier more physically and mentally fit!!

Original Anna
Original Anna
28 days ago

Well, gotta agree, not in the war zone where only the men can fight jungle warfare. Women can do other things not so dirty meaning trying to walk through wet mud up to your rearend after the enemies tanks have ground up the ground and it has rained for days, fun, real fun. And than there is the carrying of tons of weapons and food and war clothes and war boots, etc., etc. Doing translating of the enemy work, intelligence work, getting an enemy to talk or feel uncomfortable enough to squirm depends on the religion of the enemy of course these days. Use people where they are the most capable of doing what is needed, please, that has always the point of an army. Many women died in Vietnam when their periods lowered the straight of their immune system and they caught whatever a jungle country can give you while men had a better chance of making it as their immune system stood up longer. Let’s use our heads here, Tucker is right, politics and socialism don’t belong in the military.

Walt Bates
Walt Bates
27 days ago

I wonder if we are really the world’s most powerful military. Certainly women are serving skilfully and honorably. How strong we are militarily is an untested question. We haven’t fought a modern army lately.

Phred
Phred
27 days ago

As l wright this there were 23 comments and all 23 are in agreement, and now with me that number is 24. Can you even begin to imagine what Generals Eisenhower, Patton, Bradly, MacArthur, or Admirals Nimitz or Halsey, would say and think of how these Generals and Admirals of todays priorities are? Looking down at us from where they now reside, they must surely have tears of frustration in their eyes! And all the previous hero’s who fought for and gave their lives for this country in all previous wars since the Revolution, l’m quite sure, feel the same. And yes, Tucker is right! And by the way, what idiot would allow a pregnant woman to fly a combat aircraft with heavy “G” loads? How good can that be on the unborn? If a woman wants to join the Military, hold off your pregnancy untill you’ve finished your deployment, ALL your attention must be given to your assignment, and not motherhood! Your life, and those around you depend on your undivided attention! I was in the Army from ’59 to ’65, women’s rolls were where women performed best and better than many men, and they were respected as such! Men still opened doors, looked up to and respected women back then. Most of us believed in God and loved our country, the country we all KNEW was the greatest country the world has ever been blessed to experience! What happened? It looks like Nikita Khrushchev was right when he stated back in 1956: “We will bury you from within”

Gary
Gary
27 days ago

“In September 2019, the Air Force updated its policy to reduce barriers on pregnant aviators who perform flight duties and have uncomplicated pregnancies. This update allows many women the choice to keep performing flight duties during their pregnancy, maintain currency, and prevent postpartum re-qualification training.”

Source:
https://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2420981/air-force-uniform-office-is-looking-for-pregnant-volunteers/

Uniform changes happened under Trump’s watch.

nailedem
nailedem
27 days ago

I guess thats why a woman’s rucksack is liter than a male’s??

Bruce Bluemel
27 days ago

What a bunch of Wussies. What ever happened to the Pattons and Maccarthers in the military. I would suggest, as an old Navy Salt, that we terminate all the menfolk and bring them home. Then re inact the draft and fill the military with the ladies, pregnant or not, issue them standard AR’s, standard boot camp training and put them into the field.

Robert Sohn
Robert Sohn
27 days ago

Unfortunately, the woke left in the Pentagon is attempting to distract and deceive many in America with woke politics and narratives. Tucker Carlson is only speaking the truth. He is entitled to his opinion. The truth is that countries like China which is governed and controlled by the CCP (communists), know all too well that a strong military is made up of men, disciplined with military readiness and removed from female and civilian distractions. America should be legislating for and following the same policies. Common sense dictates this and when tested on the field, it is obviously apparent that men are biologically stronger and physically capable of much greater actions. Combat readiness requires men of courage and valor, always determined to defeat the enemy at all costs. God bless.

Robert Sohn
Robert Sohn
27 days ago

All attempts at feminizing the military is part of the leftist, Marxist agenda to weaken and destroy America from within. Pray for the Lord to raise up new leaders to dismantle the lies with the truth of God’s Word.

Nrr
Nrr
27 days ago

I’m Biden are you my husband are you my wife are you my dog who the hell are you??? I’m writing from the old folks home! Please tell me, am I the president????

but, but, but 80,000,000 + Americans voted for these frauds. (Biden and Kamala!) Where are they??? They seemed to have vanished into thin air or did they ever exist? Why don’t you see them all over the place like when they came out for President Trump? You be the judge! Hmmmmmm!

Nrr
Nrr
26 days ago

The military are becoming a bunch of pussies! And the generals are the leaders of this bullshit! Letting pregnant woman’s do the fighting! Just ask Biden!!! Vietnam veteran from 1968- 1970. BTW, no females were in my platoon!!


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