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Biden Chooses To Crucify Armed Forces For Green Agenda

April 23, 2022

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Ian Magness

 

 

The mind boggles!

 

 

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President Joe Biden has unveiled a plan to commit billions of dollars to make every US military vehicle “climate friendly”.

Mr Biden, speaking on Friday on the occasion of Earth Day, said his administration was beginning the process of reducing the carbon footprint of America’s thousands of armoured and non-combat vehicles.

"In the United States military, every vehicle is going to be climate friendly. We’re spending billions of dollars to do it," the president said to applause during a speech at Seattle’s Seward Park. “Every vehicle. No, I mean it.

“One thing I’ve found out as the president of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money,” he told those gathered in Washington state.

The announcement, which Mr Biden delivered from a teleprompter, appeared to be part of his push to address climate change in the US, one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters.

The proclamation was met with some derision, however.

“Biden is now discussing making our entire military "climate friendly" because there’s nothing that screams "STRENGTH" more than our gunners driving down the battlefield in a Nissan Leaf,” tweeted Irene Armendariz-Jackson, a Republican running for Congress in Texas.

Military vehicles, along with the forces that use them and the industries that supply them, account for five per cent of the world’s carbon emissions every year, according to figures.

The US military consumes more petroleum than any other institution on earth to fly jets, heat buildings, and ferry food and supplies to 750 bases spread across the world

The Department of Defence has embarked on a decarbonisation push in recent months, claiming to be in the process of building a greener American fighting force.

In a December Executive Order, President Biden pledged to cut the federal government’s carbon footprint to zero by 2050, but exempted anything related to national security.

The Pentagon, which boasts over 6,000 battle tanks and more than 200,000 non-combat vehicles, has a record of developing new policies intended to curb greenhouse gases, and a massive budget of roughly $700 billion annually to carry them out.

The Army last year hosted a demonstration at Fort Benning, Georgia, for potential electric reconnaissance-vehicle concepts.

‘Height of irresponsibility’

The Georgia branch is planning for all non-combat vehicles to be electric by 2035, and to start using electric tactical vehicles by 2050.

It did not lay out how it would overcome potentially significant logistical difficulties of deploying an electric-powered kit, however.

Some Republicans in Congress have previously signalled their objection to the ambitious plan.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas’s office has previously said climate programs distract from the military’s “core mission.” They said: “allowing climate alarmists and Green New Deal enthusiasts to undermine or distract from that core mission is the height of irresponsibility and endangers the safety and lives of Americans.”

Mr Biden’s climate agenda has been marred by setbacks, a year after he took office amid a flurry of climate-related promises.

The 79-year-old’s signature climate bill – which he hoped would become his legacy – has gone nowhere in the Senate, and his call for more domestic fossil fuel production to combat rising gas prices is in real doubt.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/04/22/joe-biden-unveils-plan-make-every-us-military-vehicle-climate/

 

Putin and Xi must be quaking in their boots!

48 Comments
  1. April 23, 2022 9:52 am

    “why have we stopped”
    “We lost our wind turbine to enemy action and it’s dark out”
    “Ok send a message ‘truce till the sun comes up’ ”

    ” I told 6ou we should have brought that12 mile extension cord”

  2. GeoffB permalink
    April 23, 2022 9:55 am

    Well at least the Hydrogen bomb is climate friendly. Clean green hydrogen ( its really tritium, but the greens will not understand)

  3. Coeur de Lion permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:04 am

    If this is the World Leader God help us all

  4. April 23, 2022 10:05 am

    I’ve just fired an anti tank missile, how many trees do I need to plant before I can fire another?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 23, 2022 10:45 am

      They will have to make them count as stocks are running low and there is a shortage of chips from China to make more missiles.

  5. John Palmer permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:10 am

    You might think you can fix ‘stupid’ (good luck with that), but you really can’t do anything about stark-staring lunacy like this. Never mind, the mid-terms are looming and then he’ll struggle to get anything through.

  6. stevejay permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:15 am

    Shush! Don’t tell the Russians.

  7. Ian Wilkinson permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:23 am

    How on earth did that great nation come to elect this doddering imbecile as leader of the free world?

    • Mad Mike permalink
      April 23, 2022 10:41 am

      It’s their electoral system that’s the problem. You need vast amounts of money to even run a campaign and you have to promise favours in return. Any principled person would walk away from that scenario but second and third raters would jump at the chance.

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        April 23, 2022 10:50 am

        Trump had the cash. Earned honestly, unlike Bidet.

      • alexei permalink
        April 23, 2022 6:20 pm

        The electoral system is only a part of the problem – don’t forget the bribery machine works both ways. Apart from the stuffed ballot boxes, one must also consider the dumbed-down education system, the constant messaging from Hollywood films and TV shows that mould many minds, especially younger ones.

        Even so, the choice is stark – between the devil and the deep blue sea, no third or fourth way over here and both sides have repellent features.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 23, 2022 10:52 am

      They didn’t. I am looking forward to how those like a column writer in the Mail this week will handle it when the truth of the election fraud finally comes out. The film 2000 Mules just focuses on the ballot harvesting of using mules to stuff votes in on street ballot boxes. In addition to that are the Chinese made Dominion voting machines which they are fighting so hard not to have an independent audit on – why would that be if you have nothing to hide? And that same question goes through all the investigations – if the election was fair why are the Democrats, the media and their other friends like the RINOs fighting so hard to stop them?

  8. Lorde Late permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:36 am

    presumably wars will have charging breaks and missiles will deliver flowers.

  9. Ian PRSY permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:43 am

    Great way of avoiding the destruction happening in Ukraine at the moment, instead of blowing up bridges to slow or stop an armoured advance, all you have to do is switch off the charging points, Simples!

  10. April 23, 2022 10:46 am

    OK for doing laps of the supplies depot but not much else.

  11. Devoncamel permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:48 am

    I’d like to see an electric combat vehicle exposed to live fire. The lithium fires will be quite spectacular.

  12. Jimiam permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:58 am

    Don’t worry, they will have a fleet of lorries following the advance with diesel generators in the back, and following them will be a fleet of tankers full of diesel as they sort of, charge forwards?

  13. Tim Leeney permalink
    April 23, 2022 10:58 am

    Joe, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Meanwhile, the rest of us can only weep.

  14. April 23, 2022 11:36 am

    Let’s hear it for the return of the climate-friendly cavalry!

    • Mikehig permalink
      April 23, 2022 11:49 am

      Gives a whole new meaning to “The Charge of the Light Brigade”!!

  15. Harry Passfield permalink
    April 23, 2022 11:57 am

    Military vehicles are meant to be war-tolerant, not climate-friendly! Biden (at least, his heirs) is looking for his 10%. Trump – not unlike Boris – may not be the most pleasant of individuals but he knew what the ‘real’ American people wanted and what to do to get it (like drain the swamp).

  16. Martin Brumby permalink
    April 23, 2022 12:06 pm

    Typo alert!

    “Military vehicles, along with the forces that use them and the industries that supply them, account for five per cent of the world’s carbon emissions every year, according to figures.”

    Figueres??

  17. Stuart Hamish permalink
    April 23, 2022 12:08 pm

    ” On the occasion of Earth Day ” ….Which happens to be Vladimir Lenin’s birthday ….. Biden gifted $85 billion worth of military equipment to the Taliban and now he’s planning to make the once feared US military ‘climate friendly “

    • Martin Brumby permalink
      April 23, 2022 1:27 pm

      Adolf Hitler’s birthday!

      • Martin Brumby permalink
        April 23, 2022 1:34 pm

        No, you are right. Adolf’s was 20 April.

        Apparently a bad time of the year to be born?

  18. tomo permalink
    April 23, 2022 12:17 pm

    All too easy to imagine a perfect storm of woke daftness in the military.

    Somebody needs to remake Sergeant Bilko for Generation Z

    – and – where’s BSM Williams from “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum” when you need him?

  19. iananthonyharris permalink
    April 23, 2022 1:06 pm

    Senile idiot.

    • dave permalink
      April 24, 2022 6:42 pm

      “Senile idiot.”

      So what else is new? He is a bemused by-stander in his own Administration. Not that he would have the slightest objection to any of its hard-left, country-wrecking, agenda, even
      if he were more lucid.

      It is normal for the many enemies of the West to immediately test a new American Administration They line up to take a pop. There was a delay this time around. I imagine they were waiting, as a group, for the ploitical chaos in the USA that will accompany the defenestration of Biden. But Russia broke cover early, and so will be broken on the wheel.

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    April 23, 2022 1:12 pm

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  21. Broadlands permalink
    April 23, 2022 1:16 pm

    “In the United States military, every vehicle is going to be climate friendly. We’re spending billions of dollars to do it,”

    Biden has forgotten that people driving vehicles using fossil fuels, biofuels, will be required to manufacture and distribute those vehicles. That process by itself will necessarily add CO2 to the atmosphere. Taking oil from strategic reserves does the same thing. His bulb is not very bright.

  22. April 23, 2022 1:32 pm

    I’m going in to the long-range extension cable business, as the military’s battlefield EVs are going to need them 🤪😭🤣 Or will they deploy large, diesel powered, multi-EV charging trucks out there?

  23. tomo permalink
    April 23, 2022 2:21 pm

    Wind Power vs. Fossil Fuel

    – related to the use of renewable energy in military applications just a bit?

    • John Palmer permalink
      April 23, 2022 2:32 pm

      Hope it was an electric train……🤣

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        April 23, 2022 4:53 pm

        Diesel-electric!

      • tomo permalink
        April 23, 2022 8:01 pm

        ” the sh1t hit the fan” is my favorite reply

  24. catweazle666 permalink
    April 23, 2022 2:46 pm

    Back around 2012 IIRC the US ballistic missiles were re-engined a considerable expense with climate-friendly rocket motors.
    An interesting concept that, a climate friendly nuclear weapon delivery system…

  25. Keith Holland permalink
    April 23, 2022 3:18 pm

    Don’t forget our idiot Government has said it is doing the same.

  26. sixlittlerabbits permalink
    April 23, 2022 5:26 pm

    Let’s hope that Lyin’ Biden is shooting off his mouth and these efforts will be discontinued shortly after Earth Day, even though this fraudster (who is not the true President but stole the election) loves to spend taxpayers’ money.

  27. Cheshire Red permalink
    April 23, 2022 5:41 pm

    ‘Military vehicles, along with the forces that use them and the industries that supply them, account for five per cent of the world’s carbon emissions every year, according to figures’

    Pure posturing. That sentence covers just about anything you could want in any sector, thus the whole exercise is exposed as green fluff.

    No doubt whatsoever this is being coordinated by the UN. I’ve always suspected the coordinated anti-climate action plan was a highly likely reason for the suspicious 2020 ‘election’ result, given Trump was ready to drive a coach and horses through the climate nonsense.

  28. Richard Bell permalink
    April 23, 2022 5:59 pm

    Madness is all I can say ….. I am a Brit living in the USA. I lived through Obama then Trump now Biden …… However much you did not like Trump, the Trump years we were better and the USA was ENERGY independent along with reducing Co2. Very sadly Biden is a puppet for the radical left and will just say anything they want ……… Hopefully in six months the tide will start to turn.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      April 23, 2022 7:34 pm

      Amen.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      April 24, 2022 8:16 am

      Trumpeter was an idiot but he got more right than Obama and Biden put together.

      • April 24, 2022 3:17 pm

        “got more right than Obama and Biden put together.” and you call Trump the ‘idiot’!?

  29. April 23, 2022 9:40 pm

    How is the American system so f¤%&/( up that it allows a bought and compromised old g1t with his strings pulled by ideolog activists to act apparently on his own? You would be forgiven if you thought he and his left wing cronies are working on behalf of Americas enemies

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      April 24, 2022 8:15 am

      To be fair he can’t. Most spending has to ge approved by Congress.

  30. April 24, 2022 7:28 am

    This madness is entirely predictable; this ‘administration’ named Rachel Levine, Under Secretary of State in the Health Department (a paediatric specialist), born a man, married, fathered two children, transitioned (whatever that means) in 2013, ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2022. And American MSM think this is just fine! These maniacs will destroy America and if we are not careful take us down with them.

    • dave permalink
      April 24, 2022 7:07 pm

      “…transitioned (whatever that means)…”

      ‘Coming out of the closet’ has been added to the Christian Sacraments, doncha know?
      But ‘My house has many closets…” so to say.

      The next step, clearly, is to aver that the transitioned are the only ‘real’ women. The revolution eats its own… there is blood under the wheels of the JUggernaut.

  31. Phoenix44 permalink
    April 24, 2022 8:14 am

    He spends a lot of money but inflation is nothing to do with him.

    Alongside stupidity, the total reluctance of politicians to take rrsfor their actions is appalling.

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