It is strange if you think about it too long: how much things have changed in such a short time, how just the thinking has changed. Twenty-five years ago, we were worried about nukes and WMDs in Iraq. We had a focus, but we were by and large at peace.
Now, we are faced with a resurgent Russia pushing in several areas, ISIS, Afghan Terrorists, and a very unstable Middle East that seems ready to fall into despotism. And the strong military that was set to stand and did stand in our and our allies’ defense is slowly being dismantled.
While this occurs, what does the Army say it needs to do? Concentrate on Climate Change.
The Washington Times reports:
The U.S. Army on Thursday pledged to honor “Earth Day” by “reasserting its pledge to address the implications of climate change and assess associated risks to national security.”
In a special message to soldiers, the Army, which faces deep cuts in the ranks of active duty soldiers, said it is focused on “the role the land plays in ensuring the Army remains ready and resilient.”
Now, this is much like the Air Force saying it is preparing for an attack from Santa Claus. Though, time and again, this issue has been proven to be untenable, the world still acts as though it is something that we can affect.
How arrogant we humans are to think that we would have such a devastating effect on the creation. I am all for preserving and being a good steward of what God has given, but this is foolishness. Not only that, it borders on idolatry.
The Times continues:
“As our Army celebrates Earth Day 2016, please join us in protecting the environment, enabling the Soldiers’ readiness and securing the environmental future for our citizens and our nation. We encourage everyone to join in these efforts by learning more about the Army’s environmental initiatives. Every day around the world, you can make a difference. Army Strong!”
With all that is threatening America, this is our focus?
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