Pentagon Starving Combat Troops Out of Respect of Ramadan

Article posted on June 29th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

WAIMH Red ArrowEDITOR’S COMMENT: What won’t this Obama administration and it’s micromanagement of our military NOT do in the name of political correctness? This is a totally outrageous policy that has the potential to greatly harm our troops. I can only think of General Patton’s response to one of his general’s issuing an absurd order such as this. He would have been immediately demoted, and sent back home, if not worse. Where are our ‘responsible’and dedicated generals these days? Have they all been purged by President Obama?

By Newsmachete

The Pentagon issued orders for troops in the field not to eat food during the day during Ramadan.

U.S. military members serving in countries that observe Ramadan are required to adhere to certain practices while outside U.S. installations. One part of Ramadan is that those observing the holiday fast from dawn until sunset. 

When outside U.S. controlled areas, eating and drinking in public during daylight hours is against the law.

As far as I know, we left our bases in Iraq.  We are sharing some facilities now that we have returned, but it is not clear that there are any “U.S. controlled areas.”  Furthermore, this seems to be saying that soldiers in the field, soldiers in firefights, risking their lives, cannot eat food!

Failure to obey could result in fines up to $685 or a sentence of up to two months in jail “The commander’s policy dictates that airmen will adhere to local law, which prohibits eating, drinking or tobacco use off base in public,” said Sickles.

The only personnel exempt from this requirement are those performing strenuous labor outside U.S. controlled areas. They are authorized to drink and consume as much food as they need to maintain proper hydration and energy.

How wonderful.  In addition to worry about IEDs, and snipers, and suicide bombers, soldiers have to wonder if they are exerting themselves enough to justify eating.

As airmen and other personnel here adjust to this, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, outlined the type of conduct he expects throughout the holy month. 

“As ‘Airmen-Ambassadors’ representing American and U.S. military values around the world, we are committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity,” said Quintas. “I hope that during your service in the 380th AEW you become more informed and appreciative of the traditions and history of the people in this region of the world. Please remember we are guests here and that the host nation is our shoulder-to-shoulder, brothers and sisters in arms, risking their lives for our common cause to defeat terrorism.”

What a confused fool.  People in the Iraqi army, what is left of it, aren’t risking their lives for anything.  Most have fled.  The ones doing the fighting are the vicious mass murdering Shi’ite militias and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and they are fighting to maintain a theocratic Shi’ite state allied with Iran.  It is America who is honoring them, risking our lives for their country.  They should be thanking us.  They should be respecting our customs, because we have come to their country to defend them.  Not the other way around.

As with the movement to integrate gays and “transgenders” into the military, General Quintas has this ass-backwards.  Obama has turned our military into a freakish politically correct laughingstock.    (my emphasis)

By Newsmachete for American Thinker

By permission American Thinker

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http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/pentagon_starving_combat_troops_out_of_respect_of_ramadan.html#ixzz3eNNp7yNu

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