PENTAGON WATCH – Biden’s Defense Chief Slams Senator Cruz for Military ‘Pansies’ Quip – Ignores ‘Woke’ Army Recruiting Videos

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaking with attendees at the 2019 Teen Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. / Gage Skidmore via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/) Flickr

Analysis – In March, the Pentagon launched what I called a salvo of “Bizarre, ‘Woke,’ Totally Wrong and Very Dangerous Attacks on Fox News Pundit Tucker Carlson” over his mocking flight suits for pregnant service members.

I also wrote about the unprecedented Pentagon reaction to its civilian critics. Now we see yet another salvo by Biden’s Pentagon against a critic, but in this case, it is the Secretary of Defense indirectly attacking a sitting U.S. Senator.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin indirectly slammed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for accusing the Army of making a recruitment ad that makes their soldiers look like “pansies.”

According to Austin, America’s foes would seize on those comments.  China and Russia “would like to capitalize on talking points like that,” Austin said in an interview with CNN published on Memorial Day, adding that the US military will never be “soft.”

“I will not lose one minute of sleep about what the Chinese leadership is saying or what Vladimir Putin is saying. What I will focus on, and what I am focused on is the defense of this nation and making sure that we have what’s needed to be successful,” the defense secretary said.

If true, Austin appears to be losing a lot more sleep over a U.S. Senators’ tweets, than he is over the Russians or Chinese, which is not necessarily what I would prefer. And Austin totally ignores the real issue – the ‘talking points’ the Army gave our foes, CCP China and Russia, by its absurdly woke recruitment videos. Videos I’m certain both regimes are showing to their troops as motivation, if not laughs.

As the New York Post noted, Cruz earlier this month retweeted a video that compared a Russian military recruitment ad showcasing masculine soldiers shooting and fighting with an Army video focusing on a female soldier with “two moms.”

“Holy crap. Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not the best idea….,” the Texas Republican wrote on Twitter, saying the video makes soldiers look like “pansies.” I reported on these absurdly woke videos here and here. The soft, animated Army ad told the story of a female corporal who was raised by a lesbian ‘two mommies’ couple, who considered herself a freedom fighter because she marched in ‘gay pride’ parades.

The Army ad is part of an ad campaign intended to “shatter” military stereotypes by telling the true stories of ‘woke’ soldiers.

While Austin and others falsely accuse Cruz of attacking the military, Cruz makes it clear that is not what he is doing.

Cruz tweeted: “I’m enjoying lefty blue checkmarks losing their minds over this tweet, dishonestly claiming that I’m’ ‘attacking the military.’ Uh, no. We have the greatest military on earth, but Dem politicians & woke media are trying to turn them into pansies. The new Dem videos are terrible.”

Perhaps Austin should be less concerned with Senator Cruz’s tweets, and more concerned with the great talking points the U.S. Army is giving America’s enemies with its ridiculous recruitment ads. ADN

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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Ernie
Ernie
3 months ago

More like there laughing at our military

George
George
3 months ago

Ted, keep up the great work. If anyone threatens you. Get in touch. I’m 72 but my aim is deadly. Just kidding. Maybe!

Merle
Merle
3 months ago
Reply to  George

George, no you arn’t, either am I. Us ole guys need to stick together.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Merle

Here’s another 72 year old ready for action!

Eugene Ross
Eugene Ross
3 months ago
Reply to  James

well I’m 76 and ready let’s have at it all for one and one for all

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
3 months ago

Things I can’t believe: Austin is appointed to anything. Austin is a general of anything. Anyone considers Austin intelligent and qualified to run anything. How such a bigot is allowed to continue as SecDef.

Merle
Merle
3 months ago
Reply to  Ecks Mann

Ecks Mann, where is Chappie James when we need him?

Randy131
Randy131
3 months ago

[Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin indirectly slammed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for accusing the Army of making a recruitment ad that makes their soldiers look like “pansies.” According to Austin, America’s foes would seize on those comments. China and Russia “would like to capitalize on talking points like that,” Austin said.]

How stupid and typical for a Democrat! America’s foes wouldn’t like to, and couldn’t, capitalize on talking points made by Ted Cruz, they don’t need to, for they have the pentagon’s actual “pansy” army advertisements to use as talking points against America.

What makes a man? His courage to admit he made a mistake, and that is why it’s very hard to find a man among Democrats, and apparently in the pentagon too.

Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Randy131

Austin is just another yes man.

Collen
Collen
3 months ago
Reply to  Randy131

It’s not hard to figure out who helps Biden pick out this staff, Department Secretaries, etc.
O’thin-skin one!!

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
3 months ago

As usual, Cruz is right, and Biden’s stooge is wrong. The Biden administration is destroying the integrity of our military, just as Obama worked to do, and putting our National Security in danger.

Raymond A Martucci
Raymond A Martucci
3 months ago

Seems there are traitors inside the Pentagon, who are going after the wrong people,just like the FBI does. Seems the Pentagon needs to be gutted those to be arrested for being traitors. Bunch of weak people in our government and laws these days

nemo
nemo
3 months ago

Give them hell Ted … Cruz 2024 … 🙂

Jim Darnall
Jim Darnall
3 months ago

Sad, sad! What kind of military do we have?

Bbear
Bbear
3 months ago

The military branches are getting more offend then offense against our country an countries we support an the government needs a wake up call as the enemies of our country China,Russia, an Middle East are ready with their troops to conquer our military with devastating results. They will bring their fight here an we better be ready.

Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Bbear

I’m sure most military personnel are disgusted with their leadership but cannot say anything.

Shane
Shane
3 months ago

Austin is like the satanic left a full blooded communist

Collen
Collen
3 months ago
Reply to  Shane

He installed the head of the “Woke” military the zeolite, Bishop Garrison, king of mean, and a Marxist. Write the congressman in charge of the military, we need something done fast!!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN U P…The Bottom LINE is….Can I Count On a FELLOW SOLDIER to COVER My BACK or is there Going to be FRIE NDLY FIRE. TEAMWORK. W ithout TEAMWORK…YOU Can NOT WIN a WAR. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Austin must be a leftist in uniform. I thought we rid the ranks of such leaders. We don’t need officers who champion women. We need women who are champion officers. Gender will never be unimportant and certainly, we need to accommodate obvious differences. But we don’t have to woke-down the military when its mission is the same as it was in 1775. Two mommies? Not exactly critical to the mission. Just shut up Secretary Austin. You sound like you never served.

Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

How do these morons get into important positions?

typicalwhitguy
typicalwhitguy
3 months ago

Sorry to break this to you, Gen. “Raytheon” Austin, you might want to be a little more concerned with what the Russians and ChiComs are saying. They’re laughing their azzes off at the pussyfication our military is being subjected to and the deep budget cuts by your “affirmative action” boss; the criminal, demented, racist China Joe Biteme. You obviously have little self respect, especially for a career military officer, to sell out his dignity to serve a crook such as the “Big Guy”.

Sandra
Sandra
3 months ago

The disgusting “woke” military advertisements are not doing the military any favors. They are making the military look like a bunch weak and weepy pansies. I know that is not true but those people in the military pushing this crap need to be signing their retirement papers whether willingly or not. There is no place in our armed forces for these people.

Rich Bach
Rich Bach
3 months ago

What should keep this jerkup at night is not Ted Cruz, but the amount of money that Joebama put in his 6 trillion dollar budget for DEFENSE. I believe I saw the percentage at about 2%. That’s ridiculous. That budget seems to spend more on illegals than on the military. We definitely need President Trump back.

Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Rich Bach

Joe $hit the rag man had a bunch of cheaters supporting him so actually TRUMP is still the man I will listen to.

Mary Geiger
3 months ago

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, like any other black, has a chip on his shoulder, maybe both shoulders. He should learn to take same as he gives.
The ads are laughable.

Ginny Rocco
Ginny Rocco
3 months ago

The services should be attacked by the right. We don’t want wimps protecting our country. We don’t need people going into closets and crying before facing the enemy. The world is laughing at us, just like they did with Barry (only Daffy Duck Biden is worse).

Micala
Micala
3 months ago

Absolutely! Senator Cruz is 100% correct!!!! Have you seen that pitiful Recruitment Comic Book ad for the Military?

Believe me, the Pentagon should be much more concerned about Russia and China who are using that U.S. Military ad as Comic Relief for their entire Countries! They definitely are NOT DISTURBED BY ITS CONTENT BUT FIND IT TOTALLY HILARIOUS!

But I’m not sure which is more comical to Russia and China— Biddyboy Biden or the pathetic, weak looking compromised American Military! Yep, they both are an embarrassment to the UNITED STATES PATRIOTS!

Good job Senator Cruz! So why isn’t any other Senator or Representative shouting how pathetic and weak the Pentagon Military ad makes the U.S. look? Guess our Congressmen are just more “Pansies” like our Military ads!

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
3 months ago

Austin needs rea MEN and Women; not cross-breeds. Wasting our defense dollars on unscientific and amoral surgeries and treatments for mentally-confused people is STUPID.
Trying to locate and dismiss phantom “white supremacists” is DUMB!

paul
paul
3 months ago

Austin is a Woke incompotent Minion of factions bent on destroying America and has NOT qualified to be in the Position he is in .

Truth
Truth
3 months ago

Peace through strength. How do these military adds make our military look strong?

Richard
3 months ago

I’m with Ted on this one.

James
James
3 months ago

Ted’s right!

Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago

Well, I thank my lucky stars that I did not have to serve in a military like THAT! All the race b.s. was bad enough, but now this ‘gender’ psychosis is the icing on the nauseating cake that poor soldiers must eat. If these Pentagon morons have their way, first morale will suffer. Then the Armed Forces will be effectively neutralized in combat, to the immense delight of Hamas, Iran and the CCP. ‘Sir, I can’t fire my weapon! I might break a nail! And the helmet straps will mess up my hair!’

Jamey
Jamey
3 months ago

In WW II the country had “Merrill’s Marauders” in IndoChina and the Navy’s “Sundowners” in the Pacific theatre. Now the modern Democrat Party gives us “Biden’s Pansies”. That should really scare the hell out of the Russian and Chinese special forces! Don’t you think?

Just where in hell did Biden and his administration of “stupids” get this sorry excuse for a Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin? What a piece of anti American trash. Another really good job, Biden!!! Keep it up! Sooner or later you’re bound to destroy the entire country.

oldedude
oldedude
3 months ago

My best friend, including while I was a US Navy Officer, and a man who subsequently was best man at my wedding, was a gay Air Force Officer. And he was an excellent officer and a great friend. I also knew that there were gay sailors aboard the ships on which I served (and I made a point, while doing rounds, of clunkin’ down the ladders to the crews’ quarters so that I didn’t have to walk in on any “affectionate behavior”, because, gay or not, these guys were good sailors and good workers and an occasional “blind eye” was called for). But you don’t have to be a homophobe to be put off and disgusted by these latest recruiting videos. The notion that marching in a “gay pride parade” somehow translates into the appropriate “warrior mentality” is ridiculous and pathetic. If you really think it’s needful to be “inclusive”, how about the Army put out an ad which points out that the Spartans encouraged gay coupling in their ranks as a boon to unit cohesion (cue Gerard Butler in a man thong)? The Army’s ad was a redirection of the Service from a fighting force to a “force for social justice and acceptance” and there is nothing we need less in our armed forces than a bunch of non-binaries craving acceptance and THAT is what made the ad objectionable and unacceptable.

Pawn
Pawn
2 months ago

How true. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is a laughing stock with his comedy recuiting adds. This moron would be the first to throw down his gun and run if yogi bear was attacking. When you have pansies leading this is what you get. Biden has been laughed at by Putin, bought and paid for, and laughed at by the chinese and the world is thinking biden what a senile, easy to control old man. But in bidens defense he isn’t smart enought to be a garbage collector and is doing his best to follow his bosses instructions. Pretty pathetic huh


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