sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, March 28, 2013

RADM Charles Gaouette - Crucified - for Iran

(New York Times) The Navy on Monday officially disciplined the admiral who had commanded a carrier strike group until being abruptly removed from the position last fall while the vessels patrolled the North Arabian Sea.
Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, who led Carrier Strike Group Three, which included the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, had been accused of using profanity in a public setting and making at least two racially insensitive comments, officials familiar with the investigation said. 
He was cleared of any criminal violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the laws governing the behavior of armed services personnel. But a set of administrative penalties will effectively end his career.
So Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette USN, a solid American and a patriotic warrior just lost his career in the United States Navy. What was the profanity that he used? What were the racially insensitive remarks that the Navy and the Obama Administrative found so vile? 


Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, USN is losing his job for advising the 5,000 men and women on the aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis, "I want you to be vigilant and intelligent when protecting this ship from the God-damned Iranian mother fuckers."

That's it. That's the sum total of his "reprehensible, insensitive conduct".

I can't tell you how happy I am NOT to be in the United States Navy anymore. 

To Admiral Gaouette, I can only offer my profound apologies on behalf of the people of the United States for his gallant and steadfast service and to suggest that Americans don't feel the same way that the ObamaNation does about his statement. In fact, if it had been me, I'd have called the God-damned Iranians a bunch of pig fuckers. But that's just me. And I'm insensitive. Ask anyone. 

Eye in the Sky

The eye  -  and missiles  -  in the sky.
MQ-9 Reaper
The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration to create a "drone zone". 

California raises its taxes repeatedly, driving out other business but government contractors who simply charge cost +20% or +30% don't care what the tax rate is. Northrup Grumman, a major drone producer, has relocated branches of its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program to Southern California. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, which produces Predator drones, is located in Poway. The UAV industry in San Diego County clocks in at approximately $1.3 billion, and that number is growing fast.

Within a few years it's expected to be a $10 billion industry or even higher, as aircraft move from piloted to pilotless. In thirty years, a pilot's career in the US Air Force may consist of sitting in a trailer, munching on Ho Ho's and drinking (smaller than 32 oz) soft drinks while he flies the video game style drone controls. So while the number of genuine flying humans will decrease, the demand for drones will exponentially increase. 

The FAA is prepared to greenlight six test zones across the country, and over 40 applications have been filed or will be filed shortly, according to theSan Diego Union-Tribune.

The FAA website describes the goal of the test-site program: “The research done at the test sites will help the FAA develop regulatory standards to foster UAS technology and operational procedures. The effort also will add to the data we need to eventually permit routine UAS operations in the NAS.”

Have no fears. Be of good cheer. After a 13 hour filibuster on the floor of the US Senate by Senator Rand Paul(R-KY), Attorney General Eric Holder sent him a short, tersely worded letter that indicated that the President of the United States did not intend to use these aircraft against unarmed, innocent US Civilians on American soil at the present time.

Lyrics - Chorus:

I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind