I’m back for a short period prior to a long down time, so let me be simple with this.
The U.S.-Canadian military commands responsible for protecting North America from terrorists have changed the names of key readiness exercises to more politically correct words that do not offend American Indians.WARRIOR is not a
U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs have struck the word "warrior" from one major exercise and replaced it with "phantom," according to a July internal message from command headquarters.
"We did change them because of the references to Native Americans," Sgt. Tomassi said. "And the initiative wasn't U.S. or Canadian. It was just NORAD. We are sensitive to such issues. We don't have a professional sports team like the Washington Redskins. But we still are sensitive to the same sorts of issues that those organizations are. When Admiral Keating arrived, the staff was already in progress, saying this was an initiative we wanted to take on, and Admiral Keating embraced it."The crap your people are feeding your PAO pogue just stinks. What a shitty decision, sir. Send an officer out to do this stuff. You don’t pay Master Sgt. John Tomassi enough to spout this stuff without a sarcastic tone or a snicker.
Sgt. Tomassi said the word "warrior" often connotes an American Indian, so it was struck.
As someone with a bit of
(NORAD’s) largest exercise to practice those tactics is the twice-yearly Amalgam Warrior, which is scheduled for next April and is now Amalgam Phantom. … And an exercise dubbed "Amalgam Fabric Brave" is now "Amalgam Fabric Dart."“Fabric Dart?” Oh, that gets my fighting spirit (can I use spirit? Could someone think I am talking about “The Great Spirit?”) up. Dart. Fabric-frigg’n-dart!!!!!!!! Does anyone out there in NORAD’s chain of command EVER fly an airplane? Do they have any concept of “Fabric Dart”, "
This just sucks so hard, and in so many ways is makes me wonder if there is any hope for the present war or any other war.
What a pile of paternalistic, insulting, pathetic PC shit-on-a-shingle.
When that PC Commissars Committee came by with their fetid little project, someone with an eagle or stars on their uniform and a pair of unshaven balls (not-that-there-is-anything-wrong-with-that) should have asked them how much time they wasted on it, and why they think we should not honor the courage and fighting spirit of the Pre-Columbian inhabitants on this land? What should we do now, remove
What about the CNO’s ”
Oh, the new head of NORAD (no implication that he is like Ward Chruchill - just an attention getting title - please no threatening emails) is a
That’s it. Only Marine Generals allowed at NORAD; and make it
UPDATE: Thanks for the wide knowledge base of my readers...and confirmed by Mother Salamander (see comments for details) we now know that there is a real (no kidding) thing as a "Fabric Dart." Yep, it's official: OPERATION "Fabric Dart" = OPERATION "Boob Holder."
You can't make this stuff up.