Military Now Only Exists as a Front for Obama “Green Energy” Programs

Obama’s Jihad against the military is set to purge tens of thousands of men and women from the armed services, to slash its defense programs so badly that the United States will have little ability to fight any significant war. But while twenty thousand Marines are being put on the street and the Navy is being turned into a Coast Guard, the “Green Energy” programs keep being pipelined through the military under the guise of Global Warming being a national security threat.

According to a new report on financial waste in the Department of Defense, the Pentagon initiated more renewable energy projects in 2010 – the year measured – than any other federal agency, including the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.

But the military is many things now. A means of winning Muslim hearts and minds. A way to promote gay marriage and green energy. It just isn’t there to defend America.

Senator Coburn’s report notes that there is 6 billion dollars being spent on “Research projects that have little or nothing to do with national defense or medical needs related to military service.” That includes 700 million in green energy projects.

The Army plans to cut 80,000 troops from its active duty forces while also planning to spend over $7 billion on renewable energy projects over the next decade

DOD plans to spend $1.4 billion in 2013 to improve energy use in military operations, ten percent of which is related to alternatives and renewable energy.

The Pentagon has 168 “road-capable” electric vehicles and is planning to add about 1,500 more. While electric vehicles cost less to maintain, the purchase price is greater than conventional vehicles. The Chevy Volt, for example, which has a “steep $39,995 base price”but “costs as much as $89,000 to produce” is one of the electric cars being purchased by the Department of Defense
Each one of these $40,000 Chevy Volts represents the choice not to provide an entire infantry platoon with all new rifles or 50,000 rounds of ammunition
That is going to cost lives. And Obama’s Government Motors boondoggle just went from costing billions to costing lives. And it just gets worse
 One of the green energy programs will spend $170 million for the Navy to pioneer the development of algae as a fuel for its surface ships and fighter jets. As a result the Navy is now paying over $15 per gallon – four times the cost of regular fuel – in order to conduct its required training.The Navy recently celebrated paying more for its fuel by showing off a“green fleet” of ships in Hawaii running on a blend of biofuel. The celebration included t-shirts for sale that said “Keeping the Earth Green, One Bag of Biofuel at a Time.”

A recent MIT study concluded that even if the Navy produced biofuels at or near maximum potential, prices would still cost twice as much as regular fuels

But Obama needs biofuels. And he doesn’t need Marines. People are expendable. Ideology isn’t.

A three-day Army Net Zero Energy Installations Conference was held in Chicago earlier this year. The event was “really all about networking and learning from each other,” said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy.

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centerhosted “the inaugural Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium” in June 2010.
In June, the Air Force hosted the Renewable Energy Industry Symposium at the Lowes Ventura Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
It is unknown how much traditional fossil fuel was used in getting to these resorts and conferences to talk about renewable energy, or how much was spent having civilian staff network instead of on training for our military soldiers

And there’s more in the Department of Everything section that highlights how the military is being turned into a vehicle for the left’s programs.

Even though “improving global health is not one of its core objectives,” the Pentagon will spend at least $580 million this year on global health activities, more than either the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Institutes of Health

The Navy recently funded research examining what the behavior of fish can teach us about democracy while also developing an app to alert iPhone users when the best time is to take a coffee break.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has provided fresh fruits and vegetables to local schools in coordination with the Department of Agriculture through a program called DOD-Fresh

The administration has requested over a quarter of a billion dollars next year for economic development to be administered by the military
The Pentagon recently joined the cooking show craze by partnering with the Department of Agriculture to produce a reality cooking show called Grill It Safe featuring two Grill Sergeants showing off their own “delicious recipes suitable for cooking outdoors”in a 46-minute video
It’s the US military under Barack Hussein Obama that is truly cooked.

  • stevef

    Yes, but it's also Obama's primary gift to the Homosexual community…It's will soon be gone as a patriotic fighting force, one of Obama's most long lasting legacies….Check out Spengler's "The Decline of the West, Volume II " for how it all turns out.

  • riverboatbill

    In other news, it was announced that the military can no longer fire guns because they release greenhouse gases.

  • Anamah

    How can that man be so effective? America is been destroyed moral, economic as we can see. How the nonsense and the unthinkable can be imposed and accepted. We are walking fast to our end. Cloward and Piven theory is running, and seems anybody is able to stop it.

  • Spikey1

    The issue I have with the military being green is a simple one:
    The amount of energy that can be harvested from a given item and the cost.
    If traditional fuels (etc…) produce x amount of energy per gallon (whatever) and cost, the replacement fuel must also produce the same or greater per gallon (whatever) energy and at the same or lower price.

    The military is all about harvesting, storing, and delivering a given amount of power (force) upon a target or even to simply move things and if we mess with the most efficient ways of doing that then we become weaker ie. we produce less force.

  • Mary Sue

    This totally figures.

    Now let's see Obama try to do another Libya after he's sufficiently neutered the armed forces…

  • Michal

    I can't post a comment because rule #1 says "no profanities or foul language". ;-)

  • CWS

    What concerns me is that right now our military is our ( We the People) only defense against our own Govt. Obama is deliberately gutting our armed forces to a point where we will not be protected when Obama and tthe UN send in the "blue hats" Once these UN forces start to take over they will have no Constitution to hold them back and that's when I think that we will have everything to fear!!


    What dimension do you people live in? YOUR NUTS!

    • PaulRevereNow

      In order to execute its basic duty, of defending the American coastline, and being able to deploy in three oceans(Atlantic, Pacific, and any other ocean where they're needed), the US Navy needs a bare minimum of 500 ships. They had 588 ships under Pres. George W. Bush; under Pres. Barry Zero, the US Navy has been reduced to 287 ships. WHO is nuts, again? (and "YOUR" is spelled "you're"–it means you are)

    • JG Montville

      Green will never power anything of use in an industrial nation, the amount of Debt being acurred is not supportable by any known economy on the Planet, past present or future. If breaking of the Nazi Capitalistic State is so Important to the Supreme Leader, why doesn't he just Raise the Black Islamic Flag over the White House and totally surrender. Marxist, Islamic Thugs dont give a hoot about GREEN, their niche is Control, in case that has not dawned on you. If you repeat a lie long enough it becomes Historical Fact.
      Do you believe that saving the Planet for Aliens and Crickets out weighs the survival of the American Dream.
      You do not need to respond, you live in Obamas Alternate Universe, along with Cloward-Piven, Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, and Joseph Stalin.
      THere is no order in your life or what you wish on others, Santa Claus being elected Commercial in Chief does not prove anything, other then its all about the "I" ma.