Decision comes despite dangerously low recruitment numbers
The Biden administration defended its decision to discharge nearly 20,000 healthy U.S. troops for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine despite dangerously low recruitment numbers.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” John Kirby, the coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, insisted that the COVID-19 vaccines are important for military readiness.
“The vaccines are a valid military requirement. You want your troops to be ready – part of being ready is being healthy and not having the ability to infect your unit and make their unit readiness any worse than it is,” Kirby said before admitting that he was at home recovering from his own bout with COVID. Kirby has received four COVID shots.
“Every one of your branches can’t recruit their threshold yet you are kicking out good men and women. How do you explain that?” co-host Brian Kilmeade asked.
“Well, look, Brian, first of all, the Navy did make their recruiting goals for enlisted personnel this year. Yes, it’s a tough recruiting environment. We recognize that but it’s also you have a requirement to be healthy to be able to serve and this is a valid military requirement,” Kirby said. “Even if it doesn’t prevent you from getting COVID, I’m double boosted and I got it myself. It makes the symptoms a lot less severe to get you back on duty that much quicker.”
Kilmeade responded, “So, it’s worth kicking out the healthiest people in our country, who are already sacrificing, it’s worth kicking them out?”
“We would rather not lose anybody, of course, to the vaccine,” Kirby replied. “We would rather not lose anybody from a retention perspective to have them leave the service earlier than they wanted or we wanted them to. But it’s a valid military requirement.”
As the Biden administration prepares to kick out tens of thousands of unvaccinated but otherwise healthy troops, the U.S. Army revealed it missed its 2022 recruiting goal by 15,000 troops, marking a 25 percent miss from the 60,000 new soldiers it sought to recruit before the fiscal year ended on Sept. 30. It’s the worst miss on record for the service since the U.S. military became an all-volunteer force nearly 50 years ago.
This story first appeared in American Military News.
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As stated in this article:
‘”The vaccines are a valid military requirement. You want your troops to be ready – part of being ready is being healthy and not having the ability to infect your unit and make their unit readiness any worse than it is,” Kirby said before admitting that he was at home recovering from his own bout with COVID. Kirby has received four COVID shots.”‘
Kirby’s statement above is clearly self- contradictory. To be ‘ready’ one must be ‘healthy’ —- how can anyone be healthy if four jabs obviously do not protect against Covid? What if Kirby was on the battlefield during a real war?
Often the jabbied have multiple recurrences of Covid. Nor do the jabs prevent transmission. Those are facts.
‘Safe and effective’? Not at all.
Research has clearly shown that the risks far outweigh any benefits.
Kirby would be well advised to stop and think before uttering more inanities!
Defense Forces deserve our gratitude and utmost respect.
Amen. Defenders of the vaccine are, in my opinion, simply embarrassed to admit they are wrong. Plenty of folks are having vaccine remorse and rightfully so. Four shots and you still got it? come on man…
Folks sing a different tune when they are in trouble and need help. If you are being robbed, do you really care if the police officer arresting the bad guy got the jabby jab? Or if your house is on fire, do you ask to see the vaccine card first of the firefighter? I doubt bad guys will stop doing bad stuff to ask our soldiers if they have been boosted first. This is outright insanity. Military requirement. And he is home with COVID.
Thanks Wolfie, for the brilliant examples of what happens in real situations.
Their obsession with casting blame on the unjabbied is sick and self serving.
Humility is one of life’s indispensables, yet many in positions of authority have continued on with their posturing and self righteous attitudes. Do they really deserve our vote?
Nope. And they aren’t getting it.
So many +s and -s to weigh up. The Senate candidates for Georgia, for example, have some good, not so good, very bad, or dubious qualities. Then there are the well published blatant and outright lies, violence against women, addiction to various kinds of sensory gratification, etc.
In some countries voting is compulsory. What if a voter does not want to vote for any candidate?
At least voting is not compulsory here in US.