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Four-star general reacts to teacher’s anti-military rant

Four-star general reacts to teacher’s anti-military rant


BROUGHT TO YOU A WEEK AGO. CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER NOW SUSPENDED GOING ON ANTIMILITARY RANT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION OF THOSE WHO SERVED. EVEN ENRAGED WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL JOHN KELLY YESTERDAY.>>THE LOWEST OF THE LOW. THEY ARE NOT TALENTED PEOPLE. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO 17-YEAR-OLDS?>>YEAH. WELL, I THINK THE GUY OUGHT TO GO TO HELL. I JUST HOPE HE ENJOYS THE BRIAN: OBVIOUSLY WE TALKED TO HIM ON RADIO YESTERDAY. WE HAD THE FACEBOOK LIVE UP. HE WENT ON TO SAY SOME EXLETTIVES WE HAD TO DUMP. IS HE REALLY ANGRY. HERE TO WEIGH IN U.S. ARMY FOUR STAR GENERAL DAVID PERKINS. COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE U.S. TRAINING INDOCTRINE AND IN BEFORE THE INVASION OF IRAQ IN KUWAIT. YOU CONTACTED ME BECAUSE YOU SAID LISTEN, I WANT TO ADDRESS THIS. THIS IS YOUR GIG. YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF TELLING THOSE 17-YEAR-OLDS THE ARMY AND THE MILITARY IS AN OPTION. WHAT’S YOUR REACTION?>>LET ME JUST TELL YOU PRESIDENT SOLDIERS AND RECRUITS THAT COME INTO THE UNITED STATES ARMY. RECRUITS TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY, LAST YEAR WE RECRUITED ABOUT 135,000 TOTAL ARMY SOLDIERS ACROSS THE BOARD. 96% OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES COMPARED TO 82% FOR OUR COUNTRY. 14% HIGH HIRE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE GRADUATES. WHEN THEY CAME IN THE ARMY, WE SPENT OVER $160 MILLION IN TUITION ASSISTANCE AND ANOTHER 7,000 GOT A COLLEGE EDUCATION. THEY ARE EXTREMELY HIGHLY EDUCATED. CORPS IS THE LARGEST SCHOLARSHIP GRANTING ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES. LAST YEAR $367 MILLION TO 15,000 ROTC CADETS COAST TO COAST FROM HARVARD TO BERKELEY. TUFTS TO OHIO STATE HAVE BECOME A PART OF THAT ORGANIZATION. BRIAN: THIS TICKED YOU OFF EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSONALITY YOU SIMMER BELOW. YOU KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS MAYBE IN CHECK. JOE MONTANA LIKE. BUT YOU STILL WANTED THIS TO — THIS REALLY GOT TO YOU. LET’S LISTEN TO THIS TEACHER GO AFTER THE QUALITY OF THE PEOPLE WHO SERVE.>>THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO YOU KNOW OVER THERE.>>THAT IS JUST NOT AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE SOLDIERS IN THE U.S. GOOD REASON IS THE MOST HIGHLY RESPECTED INSTITUTION IN OUR NATION BECAUSE, NOT ONLY THE EDUCATION LEVEL BUT OF THE CHARACTER AND COMMITMENT OF THOSE THAT SERVE. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, AND YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND THEM, THE PASSION THAT THESE PEOPLE COME IN TO THE ARMY WITH. AND THE SKILLS THEY BRING TO THE ARMY. WE HAVE DOCTORS, LAWYERS, COMBAT INFANTRY MEN. SOLDIERS. MORE THAN ANY EDUCATIONAL, CIVIC, OR CIVILIAN INSTITUTION HAVE COME OUT OF IN FACT, NEXT WEEK WE HAVE NINE SOLDIERS IN THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES. SO NEXT WEEK WE HAVE SOLDIERS KOREA BRONZE AND AFGHANISTAN EARNING BRONZE MEDALS OF HONOR. BRIAN: YOU KNOW THE QUALITY OF PEOPLE WHO SERVE. YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF TEACHERS WHO FEEL LIKE THAT AND FEEL FREE ENOUGH TO BLAST YOU THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE. THAT GOES RIGHT AGAINST WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO AND THAT’S RECRUIT THE BEST AND>>I WILL JUST ECHO GENERAL KELLY’S COMMENT. THE REASON I AND MY FAMILY SERVE. BOTH MY FAMILY. GENERAL KELLY’S FAMILY HAS SERVED IS SO THAT PEOPLE AND OBVIOUSLY HE IS TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF THAT LIBERTY THAT WE FIGHT HARD AND AFFORD HIM. I WOULD OFFER TO HIM AS SOMEBODY WHO IS ALSO INVOLVED IN TRAINING AND EDUCATION. AS AN OPEN-MINDED PERSON WHO WANTS TO LEARN AS MUCH AS HE CAN. SO I INVITE HIM PERSONALLY TO COME TO MY HEADQUARTERS. I WILL INTRODUCE HIM TO OUR ARMY, HIS ARMY. I WILL LET HIM SEE HIS SOLDIERS. I WILL TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE ARMY CYBER SECURITY OF EXCELLENCE. I WILL TAKE HIM TO FOOTER FORT LEAVENGOOD. SEE THE QUALITY OF PEOPLE. TAKE HIM TO WALTER REED AND TALK TO WOUNDED WARRIORS. IN THEIR OWN WORDS LET THEM DESCRIBE WHY THEY PUT SACRIFICE ABOVE THEIR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY TO SERVE THEIR NATION AND THEN I WILL TAKE THEM WITH ME THE NEXT TIME I HAVE THE HONOR TO REPRESENT OUR LEADERSHIP AT ARLINGTON FOR A FUNERAL AND BRIAN: WOW. EXTREMELY WELL SAID. HAVE TO KEEP IT FROM GENERAL KELLY IF YOU DON’T MIND ON THAT TOUR BECAUSE I DON’T THINK HE WILL BE AS DIPLOMATIC. VERY WELL SAID. FIRST TIME WE MET IT WAS INFANTRY SECOND DIVISION TOOK TO TAKE BAGHDAD. AND THERE’S THE FLAG THAT YOU GUYS FLEW. YOU WERE JUST LIEUTENANT. BRIAN. BRIAN: I HAVE AGED. HAVE YOU NOT. YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE DESERT AND HAVE YOU BEEN FIGHTING FOR OUR WARS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I HAVE AGE SOD POORLY. JUST BEEN AN HONOR TO KNOW YOU. WE COULDN’T HAVE A BETTER PERSON IN CHARGE OF RECRUITING. SUPPORT FOR THOSE THAT WEAR THE UNIFORM OF OUR NATION. THEY APPRECIATE IT. AND I KNOW YOU ARE VERY SINCERE ABOUT IT. IT MEANS A LOT TO THEM AND


Reader Comments

  1. I support our troops but let's not pretend that the army isn't a last ditch choice for 100s of rejects who can't do anything else. Almost every soldier I know is there because they were complete failures in life and couldn't do anything else. Hey there's always the military.

  2. Semper Fidelis, I am a United States Marine, served 8 years active duty as an logistics specialist (MOS 0431). We have many fine men and women, greatly educated in our armed forces, I know many of them personally. Sadly some of them I will never see again, because they sacrificed their life… for so many ungrateful, first-world problem, hypocrites. I pray for justice and thank God everyday that I live and breath, and have a chance to watch my children grow, laugh, and cry. It's sad to see all these democrats ruining what so many of us have fought for… when they themselves have barely ever lifted a finger.

  3. The only reason we haven't beat another military/rebellious group of people is because the changed the way of fighting.

  4. If there's one regret I have, it is not joining the Marines, instead becoming a chef. I have enjoyed a full career in the kitchen but honestly, I've always felt something was missing. I had pen in hand to sign, but walked away. NOTHING except the undying respect for our military and the people that had the balls to follow through… God Bless!

  5. I'ff the people in the US army have a high IQ…. Why do they then serve fascist leaders and follow them in wars that where badly observed and lied about?

  6. THE TEACHER IS A LEFTIST LIBERAL IDIOT .
    HE SHOULD BE TARED AND FEATHERED . HE'S WHAT YOU CALL A COWARD ….

  7. Holy cow that general had more commendations on his jacket than the commandant…in other words he ain't no joke

  8. This "teacher" has shown the world how ignorant he is. He's flapping his jaws about something he obviously knows absolutely nothing about. I would not make an attempt to show him he is wrong. His brain is so diseased nothing anyone could tell or show him could change his opinion.

  9. That teacher, Gregory Salcido, is scum. He was finally fired, but only after they found porn on his computer. History teacher and career, crooked (illegal finance contributions), "progressive" politician. Gee, maybe he would be a good fit for Congress? Look him up on Wikipedia.

  10. I have an uncle who joined the Army
    after dropping out of high school, with no diploma.
    He is now retired, but while in the military he earned two bachelors degrees and a masters degree.
    He could now teach nuclear physics at any university in our great nation.
    I don’t think our military produces low level people. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
    So suck on that Mr teacher.

  11. Lmfao that teacher does no research and is the only non-intellectual in the video and yet this is what is allowed to teach our children…TEACHERS SHOULD STICK TO FACT and leave their baggage at home.

  12. Let the teacher attempt basic training, then give him his issue weapon and send him to Afghanistan……..his trousers will be a funny colour!!!  We all know war is stupid, but sometimes, we need our military to DEFEND US….does he not know there are some dodgy people/countries in this world????  Prick.

  13. General you do not have to explain how amazing how military is. Liberals hate the military because it is made up of mostly conservatives. The other ones are people who want the free money. They are not serving others. They are serving themselves. You are not going to convince liberals why the military is the best. They only know how to serve themselves. If you were to take a poll of conservatives vs liberals in the forces, conservatives would out number them 1000 to 1. Liberals want freedom but they want someone else to fight for it. They want freedom but think it is someone else job to serve. Liberals are quick to put out the hand for a handout but quick to retract it when someone ask them for help.

  14. The teacher won't have any balls and he won't even have the guts to take the general up on is offer to show him around various military establishments

  15. First off, if a FORMAL education produces jackasses, such as that teacher, passing on the stupidity he learned in some ghetto college, I thank God, for the education of the military. The last thing I want is for our multiracial, multi religious multi talented, and multi lingual, soldiers, being taught by such a pecker-head. Our military are trained and educated, to do a job. Just as doctors are not the coldest beer in the fridge and lawyers are not the most lawfully inclined, they get the job done. Lawyers are lawyers, doctors are doctors, and our military is feared all over the world. The only military mistake made by our soldiers were made by politicians, who would not allow them to win a war. Give them 2 weeks and they will wipe out these Islamic nut cases. Give them 3 years and they will rebuild a nation and give them 10 minutes and they will issue out candy and cookies to the children for both the enemy and the innocent. the candy the soldiers kids shipped him or her, the cookies the soldiers wife or girlfriend shipped him or her they give it all away in peace offering. Our military knows the price of war but they know the art of peace as well.

  16. The only thing that stops our military from crushing our enemies are the cry baby politicians constantly tying their hands

  17. I've read that 8 out of every 10 high school males is unfit for service. Now a great percentage of that has no desire to serve. And with the scaling back of our defense personnel the military can be somewhat selective. To generalize how smart most soldiers are varies and many come for an MOS their qualified for. There are quite a few that tend to be insubordinate but I would say a majority of them are smart and probably have more discipline and intelligence than half the knuckleheads going to college smoking dope so to criticize our military like this man is totally uncalled for. I do remember John Kerry criticizing the military and being a vietnam as he was when I was in the reserves I thought a lot of them weren't the sharpest peanuts on the planet. In fact if there was anytime our military was vulnerable to the Soviets was during the Carter Administration. I would say our military has done better with their training centers and if this communist demowit party that Kerry is part of would stop playing nickel and dime games with all of our lives like Vietnam we be better yet

  18. That's why California schools are failing having these as our teachers . I would be appalled if any my instructors would say this in fact none of them had this view

  19. Because of the skills, discipline and dedication I learned while in the military I earned TWO bachelors degrees in five years. Yeah, I’m the “lowest of the low”.

    What an ungrateful dumbass.

  20. As a veteran and teacher (GI Bill) , I am sickened by this idiot scum. insulting our men in uniform. Typical basement dweller gamer wannabe hero who would not pass the physical . Liberal scrote !

  21. What liberties have the us army fought for,?,,?? Or have they just been invading and controlling for the parasite elites?they are just tyrants.

  22. This 'teacher' is lower, more despicable than a child molester. To the 'teacher' I spit on your 'parents', and, I look forward to doing so.

  23. I Thanks God that you where not my Professor. My dreams would have been gone to the drainage and I would have learn nothing in this beautiful civilization. Thanks to this Patriots we can express our future with different view. and Liberty. Learn about your disrespectful Idea I would invite you to stop teaching You do not have the quality to be a professor.

  24. incidentally, the armed forces have IQ requirements for requirement….. unlike high schools or teachers….

  25. LMAO THIS GUY IS A TEACHER IF HE SAID THAT IN FRONT OF MY CLASS WHEN I WAS IN HE WOULD BE BEAT DOWN SO FAST BUTTTTTT TODAYS KIDS HAVE BECOME WEAK DONT KNOW WHY BUT ITS LIKE THEY ARE SCARED OF WHAT I HAVE NO IDEA :/

  26. A good military knows how to win a war, a brilliant military knows how to avoid one. The achievement of the Cold War is overlooked and maybe the best achievement of NATO. An organisation which depended on the US.

  27. That fking teacher would be up on a chair screaming like an old lady seeing a mouse uf someone pointed a gun at him. Hes gunna go off about how the US Military sucks? He has no idea about how vicious a real war is. Its not quite as easy as the video games…..sit in a circle, drain some points and win…..15 years and cant beat the baddies in the ME? Weellll…ive heard they actually were winning and all those baddies were losing ground all over….soooo….

  28. I guess in fact the teacher did a favor to the US military. Since they want the best and brightest to join their ranks, and those young people who will blindly follow that teacher's ideas obviously don't fall in the category, he just put up a pre-screening.

  29. While I respect their courage
    Any on who's in the military I just a pawn for rich powerful men and any war they fight is in vain

  30. thank the lord the great generals and service men of ww2 and the great war are dead or too old to witness this disgrace to America

  31. I'm not a soldier, but my father was and I have great respect for them, considering what is asked of them they should always be respected, one needs to remember that whit freedom theirs a soldier guarding it,

  32. The military should not be allowed to go into colleges in order to cajole impressionable young students to sign up. They always go after working class kids,never the ones of Congressmen or Senators. Simply not on. All wars America go into today are for commercial gain. All they are there for is to bump up the share price of defence and armaments companies.

  33. God bless our men and women that are serving or have served thank you for our liberties and the freedoms of this great nation United States of america……..

  34. My issue with military is that they all demand respect even from strangers only because they fought for their country.

  35. It's funny how people always want to talk about the military and have no idea what they're talking about. There are some people who call themselves The Educators in that that couldn't go toe-to-toe with a price and strategic military history and or knowledge or any for that matter. Not everybody shows up in the military is a high school dropout there are some people who show up already have college education they don't become officers and they're still smarter than that the top 10 20 30 40 Harvard many percent of people in the country so be careful Mister guy who teaches school because you're a school teacher you think you know more that's not true

  36. Dnc trying to discredit our military in classrooms while media discrediting them in news and stories.
    Regardless of my fathers lifestyle, he was for sure with out a doubt a logical and great guy while being broke and while he was an engineer. Till the day he died he was a blessing to his family and to the naiborhood.

  37. Is leftist and Democrat politicians and a bunch of Republicans you're no good they all should be eradicated from the Earth Kellam General

  38. I am an 11 year us army combat veteran and former paratrooper. I almost gave my life for this so called teacher to say the things he says. I am ok with that. I hold a masters degree and three professional licenses. If this guy wants to sit face to face and talk about character I’m in. However he will not want to do this because he is a COWARD oh and he lives in California. Nuff said.

  39. What Liberty? What is he talking about there hasn't been one war that America has ever fought except for possibly the Revolutionary War that equal Liberty not one not even the wars that we continue to fight today. these military men are delusional!

  40. I was very fortunate when I was a little kid and got to move out of country. I was able to experience different cultures and music and a completely different life style. It was truly amazing. When I moved back to the US of A there were two things that shocked me. How rude people here are and how horrible the schooling is here. Often times it’s not even the teachers fault but rather how we teach. I mean I’ve had bad teachers and they definitely attribute to it. But over seas, in different countries their way of teaching is so much better and thought out. It’s scary to see the USA, a country that I used to consider as the greatest ever, fall because we don’t know how to teach.

  41. This teacher shouldn’t even be teaching. Period.
    He is a prime example on how some United States citizens take their freedom for granted. Veterans and soldiers are awesome people, doesn’t matter which branch they’re from. They are all awesome regardless. Marines, Air Force, Army, Navy, coast guard, and even the National guard are all great. To those who are currently enlisted, or are serving, or have served. Know that I respect you and thank you for your commitment to this nation.

  42. USS Liberty cover up . Check it out it yourself ,the us military is a paper tiger. However they will go to war only when they know when they can win it.

  43. Send him to Afghanistan dressed as a woman and we will see how he really feels about the US military after a month if he survives……..

  44. Final comment General, why is it you get better personal benefits than We the People of these United States of America?

  45. Didnt know a year of electronics theory training was me just being uneducated, I'd like to ask him about electronics and see what he knows.

  46. Tactical soldiers actually use math. Other than some jerk that talks about it behind a desk in a class room. That bastard needs to go to a naval nuclear power school where the rate of suicide is high. That's how difficult that program is.

  47. What these guy thinks, most of our tech advance in any field comes from the army, this teacher seems uneducated to me and he teaches our kids – this has to stop, a teacher should leave his opinions outside the school gates

  48. this guy was rejected by the armed forces that is why he is mad.. and getting a degree in Education is the easiest to get..

  49. Four of my uncle's served in Vietnam years ago. So for this jackass to disrespect all veterans everywhere may Almighty God strike you dead! 😠😠

  50. Our brave, strong and very courageous young men ….and their sacrificing families… actually
    risked their lives, and their well being, so that this 'educated – but lacking' upper 'crust' [who
    has NOT been through the strenuous and arduous physical and mental military training for ANY time, at all ] can stand in judgement of those who are willing to give their lives so that 'blanks' (#[email protected]*&^%) like him, are alive and free to make such painful, rude, unkind, untrue
    derogatory and UNFOUNDED remarks. He owes all our military a profound apology !
    AND let him prove HIS OWN WORTH ~ and see if HE can survive the training. We have a Navy
    Seal Medic, an Air force Major, a Marine, Special Forces, and several other military men in our family= they are all honorable and courageous and HONEST…….. unlike this 'professor' !

  51. There's always this kind of people anywhere. There's this business tychoon in my country who said that we didn't need a military. We can disband them and then use only diplomacy.

  52. People like that teacher are the lowest of the low. Disgraceful. They'll never be Americans in my eyes for insulting and attacking the brave men and women who serve my country.

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