posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 01:54 PM
Looking at the chain of recent events has me worried just a little and I'm sure you're not alone.. Knowing that we all spend time on ATS it's obvious
that we believe in conspiracies (to a certain degree) or are just disinfo agents on here
But to the topic at hand, I read a story in the Huff Post (I know, not the greatest source to get your news) and it dived into defense cuts with Joint
Chiefs warning that we will soon have a "hollow" military... I really struggle with the top military minds calling our military "hollow" just because
of budget cut. Ultimately, they would still have a budget more than both Russia and China combined, but some how they're "hollow"???? Does this make
sense to anyone?
From the story
WASHINGTON — The military's top leaders are warning Congress that automatic spending cuts looming in March would force the Pentagon to slash
operating budgets, weakening the armed forces and possibly forcing furloughs of 800,000 civilian employees.
The Joint Chiefs say in a letter to Congress that the cuts would create a "hollow force" and would require aircraft to be grounded and warships to
return to port.
Troops on the front lines would continue to receive the support they need, despite a cut to the Pentagon's overall budget of more than 7 percent, the
chiefs said. But those cuts feel more like 20 percent because they're crammed into the second half of the budget year and funding for uniformed
personnel and combat operations is exempt.
"Should this looming readiness crisis be left unaddressed, we will have to ground aircraft, return ships to port, and stop driving combat vehicles in
training," said the Jan. 14 letter from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and his colleagues. "We are also now planning for the
potential to furlough nearly 800,000 defense civilians who are essential to critical functions like maintenance, intelligence, logistics, contracting,
and health care."
The looming cuts are the price to pay for the failure of a 2011 budget "supercommittee" to agree to deficit cuts to replace the automatic
The predictable deadlock – and looming cuts of $85 billion this budget year alone – has the potential to slam the economy, produce sweeping
furloughs and layoffs at federal agencies and threaten hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs.
So We're hearing from the top military minds that we will have a 'hollow' force if this happens. Now the thing that worries me is now that we're
reading reports about a possible 'shocking' attack by al Qaeda on the US. Now I don't know about you, but something doesn't smells right and I sense
some sort of false flag in our near future. I could be making something up out of nothing or I could be spot on, but who knows. Does this recent
chain of events have anyone else worried?
And to add to this just a little more, with all 2nd amendment talks about possible martial law, I wouldn't be surprised if some bigger agenda was to
be pushed through soon enough.
Hopefully, I am WAY wrong. Hopefully, the defense dept. will find a way to make things work on their already huge budget. I pray that I'm wrong with
my false flag talks, but going off the US's track record, it's hard to say what they will do moving forward. I think what will be most telling is
when contractors start losing those juicy military contracts. We all know about the secret handshakes that are going on and that most of DC has some
sort of ties to these companies. So when the contracts stop, thats when I'm guessing al CIAda will show up again...
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