An Islamic army has beaten the U.S. military’s proxy force in Afghanistan. The embassy that flew a rainbow flag in June was overrun in August. The U.S. military is nominally secular, but its focus for the past 10 years has been on all things LGBTQIA+ (See “Obama hails end of U.S. military restrictions on gays,” Reuters 2011, for example, and “With Transgender Military Ban Lifted, Obama Cements Historic LGBT Rights Legacy,” NBC 2016).
Given the enormous asymmetry in equipment and funding and the stunningly rapid victory of the Muslim faithful armed with basic rifles, is it now fair to say that Islam is more powerful than America’s current state religion?
Is Rainbow Flagism truly our military’s official religion? The U.S. Air Force:
Our Navy, in 2017:
Seventeen days later, they proudly rammed a cargo ship with a $1.8 billion destroyer and, two months later, smashed a different destroyer into a tanker.
(Trump had a West Point graduate and then a former Army Ranger in the role of Secretary of the Army; Biden appointed someone who had never served in the U.S. military.)
Recruiting new soldiers under the rainbow flag:
Separately, why was it only LGBTI that was celebrated by the U.S. Embassy Kabul? Why not LGBTQIA+?
Perhaps the above post is too negative. Maybe we should say that we’re proud of having spent 20 years and $4 trillion (counting PTSD disability pensions to veterans and all of the welfare that will need to be paid out to Afghan immigrants and their descendants) to transform a nation. When we started the war, Afghanistan was being governed by the Taliban. Now that two decades of war are over and we have run away, the Taliban are governing Afghanistan.
- from whitehouse.gov: “The Biden-Harris Administration Champions LGBTQ+ Equality and Marks Pride Month”: “… nabling all qualified Americans – including transgender Americans – to serve their country in uniform, ensuring that LGBTQ+ Americans are leaders at every level of the federal government, …”; also “A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021”: “Nearly 14 percent of my 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ+…”
- from army.mil: “Serving with pride: LGBTQ Soldiers celebrate diversity, speak their truth” (June 2021)
- dodpride.org (for the desk generals and admirals at the Pentagon)