Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by fanatic, Sep 15, 2021.
it actually is a bit different because of he huge amount of social points and cash to be gained by being a useful critic of trump. there is no height greater in modern politics than to bring trump down. never has a president been so divisive. thats why he was impeached twice.
the modern left really only cares about telling people they are racist and sexist and homophobic islamaphobic etc. and in trump they pretend he is the modern emblem of all these things. that his policies are effective makes it even more vital they get him purely on the "isms".
so there will be more books than ever trying to bring him down, especially as he looks like he still has lots of power and will run again.
Well 5 people died from those "selfies". I would call you brainwashed, but I know that you know the truth. You just want to defend Trump and these traitors at all costs. The truth be damned. That's a sad statement of where the Republican party is these days. Bow down to your Lord and Savior, Donald J. Trump.
By his accomplices.
Repeat after me:
Our Father, Donald Trump, who art in Florida,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done
on earth as it is at Mar-a-lago.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses (when we oppose you)
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into democracy,
but deliver us from the Democrats.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, forever.
Replying to yourself. Nice.
Former Acting Sec of Defense Busts Milley: 'Unprecedented Act of Insubordination'
By Nick Arama | Sep 15, 2021 6:30 PM ET
We’ve been reporting on the blockbuster story that Gen. Mark Milley had communications with the Chinese without the knowledge of the president and that, after being pressed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), he intervened to tell Pentagon officials that any military/nuclear decision had to go through him.
Milley’s spokesperson may have dug himself a bigger hole by admitting that Milley did in fact make calls to the Chinese, although he did his best to spin the nature of the calls as somehow normal. But it isn’t his job to conduct foreign policy and certainly not without the authorization of the president.
Now, the former acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher Miller, is speaking out and it’s not good for Milley.
From Fox News:
Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon from the period after the 2020 election through Inauguration Day, said that he “did not and would not ever authorize” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to have “secret” calls with his Chinese counterpart, describing the allegations as a “disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” and calling on him to resign “immediately.”
In a statement to Fox News, Miller said that the United States Armed Forces, from its inception, has “operated under the inviolable principle of civilian control of the military.”
“The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the highest-ranking military officer whose sole role is providing military-specific advice to the president, and by law is prohibited from exercising executive authority to command forces,” Miller said. “The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense, not through the Chairman.”
His point, as we noted earlier, citing retired Army Colonel Douglas McGregor, is that Chairman Milley doesn’t have the power to do what he did, he doesn’t have operational command over anything — that command comes from the civilian authority, directed by the president.
Fox is claiming that the first call wasn’t “secret” — that there were 15 people on the call and that it was coordinated with the Defense Secretary at the time, Mark Esper. They claim Miller knew of the October call which Miller denies.
So neither call had the authorization of the president and that the second call was made without the knowledge even of Miller, the acting Secretary of Defense. So indeed Milley was acting “rogue.”
“If the reporting in Woodward’s book is accurate, it represents a disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination by the Nation’s top military officer,” Miller said, adding that if the story of Milley’s “histrionic outbursts and unsanctioned, anti-Constitutional involvement in foreign policy prove true, he must resign immediately or be fired by the Secretary of Defense to guarantee the sanctity of the officer corps.”
“Pursuit of partisan politics and individual self-interests are a violation of an officer’s sacred duty and have no place in the United States military,” Miller said, adding that “a lesser ranking officer accused of such behavior would immediately be relieved of duty pending a thorough and independent investigation.”
“As secretary of defense, I did not and would not ever authorize such conduct,” Miller said.
Just like McGregor, Miller said the claims about Trump were “completely unfounded” and he called for a further investigation of the allegations.
Former chief of staff for the Department of Defense Kash Patel called it literally treasonous, saying “the law governing the Joint Chiefs of Staff specifically forbids the chairman from exercising any operational command authority.”
“Congress put this in the statute because the U.S. military is to be led by a civilian, the commander-in-chief,” Patel continued. “Furthermore, by law, the national command authority goes from the president to the secretary of Defense to include anything relating troop deployments, operations in theaters of war, and nuclear command.”
Patel added that if the calls with China are true, Milley “has violated the law regarding operational authority.”
“Calling a foreign counterpart and discussing operational capabilities against that enemy is literally treasonous,” Patel said. “The White House, nor the Office of the Secretary of Defense authorized the chairman to conduct any calls with Chinese officials regarding operations.” [….]
Deputy chief of staff to the Department of Defense Joe Francescon also told Fox News that it was “the policy at the time that there was no senior government engagement with China, owing to their bad acts and efforts.”
Francescon added that it was the “blanket policy at the time not to have high-level engagement with the Chinese on matters like this,” and added that Miller and his office were “not told in advance of any call to the Chinese specifically.”
“At most, they were presented that Milley was calling foreign allies and partners to reassure them,” he said.
Can you believe this?
well, at any rate, biden is ignoring the constitution and could and should be impeached as well. first for taking away our proprty rights and allowing people to steal tenancy in our properties and not pay rent.
and now this vaccine mandate is clearly gonna be struck down by the courts as a huge overreach for OSHA
I agree, the BIG question is when? More importantly how soon can they get a judge to issue the injunction. Will it be before people start to lose their jobs?