Army “Nutter” Ray Odierno Goes “Full Stalin” at CFR

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America’s “Dimwit General” Calls for Martial Law


By Gordon Duff and Senior Army Staffers (Anon)


I was sent the initial article written by Joe Wolverton from the New American, who I credit but included is more than a comment or two on Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno.

There is an agreement within his own staff and those who have ever served with him, General Odierno is the biggest “horses ass’ to have worn an American uniform since Custer. The term his staff uses, to be quite exact is “dangerous dimwit.”

This week, Odierno, a member of the CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations, a group consisting of failed academics, rap artists, former hockey players who too many high sticks to the head and delusional dimwits like Odierno, advocated the use of the Army any time local police need help.

Man beats dog? Call in the army, hell, get a raptor overhead, get a company of Rangers, kill the man, the dog and spray his lawn with Agent Orange to boot.

If only I were making it up:

“Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces, especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options.”…Odierno
Because of fear of retaliation, comments I will use as quotes will be anonymous.  Here is an interpretation of how Odierno’s views, taken in light of his oath, manage to stay from both reality and legality:
“The jurisdiction of domestic military enforcement “to keep the homeland safe from domestic disasters”…in time of ..public danger” [5th Amendment] is NOT enumerated in the Army Claus [ Article I Section 8 CI 12], it belongs to “the Militia of the several States” [Article II, Section CI 1], composed of the whole “People of the several States” [Article I Section 1 CI 2], enumerated “ execute the Laws [Article 1 Section 8 CI 12] .. necessary to the security of a free State.. “[2nd Amendment]. Jurisdiction is additionally confirmed by “The powers..reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” [10th Amendment].

It is past due time for the several States legislatures to each revitalize their Militia institution and comply with their enumerated duty. Both the reasoning behind the constitutionalism and history have articulated the consequences of professional soldiers in a standing army forced against the citizenry.”
Odierno, known to have been the worst commander ever to have served in Afghanistan, out of hundreds, never picked up on the “American thing.”  They must not teach it at the CRF or the idiot academy that put him over others.

Wolverton points out:

In an article penned by Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from domestic disasters, including terrorist attacks. Odierno writes:

Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces, especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options.

That’s right. Should the sheriff suspect that a particular citizen in his county poses a threat to security and feels he doesn’t have the proper “skills and equipment” to deal with the situation, he can just call out the U.S. Army and bring a “rapid response” force that is robust enough to eliminate the problem.

These are not the musings of an unknown academic written in an obscure journal of little importance. These are the black-and-white plans for “building a flexible force” as laid out by the man in charge and published for all the world to read by the people who may have put him there.

In order to justify this new (and illegal) mission for the Army, General Odierno points to three “major changes” that have precipitated the re-tasking of the troops: First, “declining budgets due to the country’s worsened fiscal situation; second, “a shift in emphasis to the Asia-Pacific region; and third, a “broadening of focus from counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and training of partners to shaping the strategic environment, preventing the outbreak of dangerous regional conflicts, and improving the army’s readiness to respond in force to a range of complex contingencies worldwide.”

There are so many things wrong with every one of these points that each deserves its own article focused solely on its deconstruction. Unfortunately, there is only so much space and each of these considerations has one critical flaw in common: no constitutional authority for any of it.

Start with the woeful economic state of American affairs. Odierno lists this first among his unholy trinity of reasons the army must “transition” from its traditional role to one with a wider domestic and international scope.

Perhaps it has escaped General Odierno’s attention, but the decline of America’s economic fortunes may be in some significant part tied to the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that siphon about $13 billion per month from the U.S. Treasury. Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, estimates are that Congress has approved a total of $1.283 trillion in military operations, (Editorial note:  Newer accounting more than triples these figures) base security, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs, and veterans’ health care spread over three operations: Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Afghanistan and other counter terror operations; Operation Noble Eagle (ONE), providing enhanced security at military bases; and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

There is a certain macabre irony to the claim by a military leader that his troops are forced to adapt to stringent budget considerations partially brought about by the use of his troops as the tip of America’s sword of empire.

General Odierno’s third “major change” is the need to use the Army to solve complex international conflicts. Again, these conflicts and the solutions to them are made more complex by the fact that there is not a single syllable in the Constitution that grants the President or Congress the authority to deploy American armed forces to work out the world’s difficult dilemmas.

We have even more suggestions from Odierno’s own staff.  For a moron, he manages to get some realistic people around him, I have to credit him for that.  This is what they suggest:

 We also need courageous federal legislators to explicitly reassert Posse Comitatus, along with the renunciation of Bush’s Military Commission Act (which began to breach Posse Comitatus).

 Furthermore, it is now a serious matter for both states and Counties to pass legislation and /or resolutions assuring the citizens under their protection that they will not allow any officer to breach the legal, separate jurisdictions – with their delegated, enumerated powers – that have helped safeguard a free society, “with liberty and justice for all”.

 The importance of state-level legislators has taken on a new importance in the upcoming elections. Candidates should be explicitly asked their position on this issue.

 Furthermore, we could hope for an increase in the current and former military, police, and other civil service personnel joining  – Pat Henry

 General Odierno should be arrested, stripped of his rank, charged with treason, tried and shot as a traitor to our country.

And then we should go after the CFR and the Trilateral Commission members and  arrest them for treason and confiscate their ill gotten gains.


I could leave this as a simple attack on the Army for promoting an idiot.  Our new JCOS is top rate, we have a president who can sink a 3 pointer one in five tries, a record and we haven’t lost a half dozen nuclear weapons under this administration like we did with the last one.

What we still have is organizations like the CFR, an embarrassment to all of us.  Unless you are a reporter who dropped out of a community college with a 1.5 GPA, talking to anyone at the CRF other than Brzezinski is like discussing physics with a chipmunk.

I read their analysis papers occasionally, thankful for that speed reading class.  Recognizing delusional idiocy and mediocrity takes only seconds when you are a speed reader.  God bless Evelyn Wood.

I am adding my own ideas.  First of all, a military that has lost a string of wars, pushed into them by moronic Wall Street shills, needs to play Gomer Pyle, not Wyatt Earp.  Unless the military wants to cut us all in on their trillion dollar heroin profit from Afghanistan, they can take their technology and let Israel keep peddling it to the commies.  They deserve it.  We don’t.

Back in 1942, General Marshall saw fit to remove 70% of our military officers as unfit for duty.  Odierno would have had the famous Marshall “boot print on the backside” day number one.

Over the last decade we have seen every imaginable war crime, massive drug running, 30,000 soldiers illegally “cashiered” to cheat them out of pensions and benefits, 500,000 veterans, recent only, join the queue already 1 million strong, applying for disability benefits and, most outrageous of all, we managed to kill the number 2 leader of Al Qaeda today.

There is a problem with that.  Yesterday, the “famous terrorist leader” we just killed with a drone strike didn’t exist.  Nobody had heard of him.

We made the whole thing up.

You see, it’s an election year here in the US and we are likely to do just about anything, even appoint morons like Ray Ordierno as Chief of Staff of our Army just so he can outline his private plan for world domination.

Had Himmler done the same, Hitler would have had his hands cut off.

My suggestion for Odierno is to demote him to private, send him to Alaska and have him guard a section of pipeline with a wooden rifle and a pair of electric socks.  We can hope he doesn’t get a splinter or electricuted….or should we?

Even then I would keep a UAV overhead to make sure he didn’t manage to hurt himself.


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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.