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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 11:36 AM

5 Pentagon officials have resigned in the last week.😳


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Reply 5 Pentagon officials have resigned in the last week.😳 (Original post)
dewsgirl Dec 2019 OP
MineralMan Dec 2019 #1
NCjack Dec 2019 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2019 #30
NCjack Dec 2019 #31
mopinko Dec 2019 #3
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #6
mopinko Dec 2019 #8
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #33
Scotch-Irish Dec 2019 #4
vlyons Dec 2019 #24
bluestarone Dec 2019 #5
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #7
uponit7771 Dec 2019 #9
malthaussen Dec 2019 #11
2naSalit Dec 2019 #13
Boomer Dec 2019 #18
smirkymonkey Dec 2019 #10
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #22
DanieRains Dec 2019 #12
2naSalit Dec 2019 #14
Name removed Dec 2019 #15
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #20
rickyhall Dec 2019 #16
maxsolomon Dec 2019 #17
BadgerMom Dec 2019 #19
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #23
Leghorn21 Dec 2019 #27
ffr Dec 2019 #21
OhNo-Really Dec 2019 #25
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #26
OhNo-Really Dec 2019 #28
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #29
lindysalsagal Dec 2019 #32

Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 11:38 AM

1. I'm sure Trump is celebrating this.

Nobody else will notice, though, really.

Trump is getting rid of people who disagree with him.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 11:41 AM

2. Civil servants who have a belly full of Trump: Please don't resign. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 05:53 PM

30. they've been holding the line for 3 years -- battle fatigue

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:49 PM

31. Yes, it's painful. I bunkered during Reagan. I learned all I would

ever need to know about Repukes.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:04 PM

3. my nephew quit in november.

i did post about it here, but he was an asst to the sec def for jasoc. appointed by mattis.
he pointed a finger at one john rood, spanky's policy advisor to the pentagon.
specifically was fighting w him about personnel issues, and a pick for sec def asst.
but he described real turmoil there, and said he had received a lot of support both in the building, and on the hill.

i dont know what has happened since, as he is very, very tight lipped.
but this guy was jr rotc, full boat scholar, all the way to harvard phd, from grunt to just shy of a general's star. a fucking hero. the last thing he wanted to do was walk away.
if we are losing people like him, we are in real trouble.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:12 PM

6. A very dark picture is forming.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:33 PM

8. yup. i cant tell you how this frightens me.

for them to chase off this guy, as dedicated a non-partisan warrior as there ever was, just gives me chills.
he is actually pretty rw. his retirement video is full of pics of him w bushie, wolfawitz, even karl rove, but he served in the obama white house w honor and respect.

he has a fucking illustrious career, medals and all.
and now he is out.
terrified, i am.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 07:32 PM

33. Fucking terrifying.😳

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:08 PM

4. Somebody needs to find out WTF is going on!!

 

Are these folks being blackmailed by russia via trump? I don't trust the Trump/russia mafia, and I know there are some people who are really scared. The military needs to be fighting this, not resigning!

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Response to Scotch-Irish (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:35 PM

24. I imagine that decent, honorable people can't stand being associated with the taint of Trump's cor

ignorance, blatant lies, and hatefulness. Probably can't stomach working for a Russian asset.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:09 PM

5. Actually sorry to hear this. (BUT i understand why)

I feel we are losing our eyes and ears that should be there to watch the assholes EVERY move! I probably would do the same though! Can't stand to be around him, or even hear his fucking voice!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:17 PM

7. I worry whatever this is, it's only the beginning. Like everything else

in this administration, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:52 PM

9. They should speak out first IMHO, there's something wrong and they know it

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:01 PM

11. If they are serving officers, they can't "speak out."

Politics in uniform is a no-no, which is as it should be. And in an institutional setting, one never airs grievances with his superiors in public. One has two choices: follow orders or resign. So one wonders if some really questionable orders are floating around out there, or if they just can't sustain their oaths while Mr Trump is C-in-C.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:15 PM

13. +++++++++++++++++++!!!

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:22 PM

18. We play by the rules, they don't

When one side is constrained by rule of the law, and the other side isn't, the result is predictable. We can withstand a few criminal rogue actors, but eventually critical mass is reached and the whole system falls apart.

Welcome to the beginning of the end.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:58 PM

10. K&R

This is very disturbing. This can't be a good thing for us.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:42 PM

22. No, not a bit.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:05 PM

12. Maybe Taking Orders From Putin

Doesnt appeal to them.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:15 PM

14. No maybe about it...nt

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:02 PM

16. Problem: As the Gubment sheds good people, only the dregs, the criminals remain.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:17 PM

17. This is how Fascism works.

Hollow out the Bureaucracy, leave only Apparatchiks.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:30 PM

19. One of a few things to disturb me this week.

There’s also:

-Bill Taylor stepping down as Acting Ambassador to Ukraine by the end of the year. https://apple.news/AW9xD1g32P16VJ-_6Sspsig

-A Russian naval vessel in US waters. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russian-spy-ship-operating-in-an-unsafe-manner-off-u-s-coast-2019-12-17/

-Trump opposing proposed new Russia sanctions. https://apple.news/A_8YqO5vtRre5_wPlw_oTVw

-McConnell pushing through more under qualified judges during impeachment. https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/18/politics/senate-mcconnell-judges/index.html

The misery just keeps on coming.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:44 PM

23. Someone brought up how all of this would make a coup so

much easier.. I hadn't linked it to these other stories, especially the Russian Sub.😳

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:42 PM

27. Thanks for this concise and deeply ominous list, Mom

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 02:37 PM

21. rePuticans believe we won't need such expertise, Russian weapons systems are so much better!

Russia's assimilation of America is nearly complete.

Kaidanow worked under the Pentagon’s acquisition and sustainment office focusing on “the development and implementation of international cooperative programs” to bring “cooperation with U.S. allies on research, development, production and support of weapons systems and related equipment."

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:36 PM

25. Heads of All Military Branches including Southcom Northcom & Nuclear Force Replaced since July 2019

Complete article at
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212800748

Many have a four (4) year term so perhaps this is just a huge coincidence.

Nonetheless, a window of doubt about loyalties was created by reports of Trump’s demands for loyalty.

I hope these new leaders have to report activities to The House of Representatives and Senators

Army
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army

Navy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Navy

Air Force
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_the_Air_Force

Marines
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commandant_of_the_Marine_Corps

Northcom
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/07/11/groundbreaking-female-general-in-command-of-us-army-north/

Southcom
https://www.southcom.mil/MEDIA/NEWS-ARTICLES/Article/1905866/us-army-south-welcomes-new-commander/

Commander in Charge of Nuclear Forces
https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/11/heres-the-new-commander-in-charge-of-us-nuclear-forces/

Big changes are underway in the branches

The Marines' new commandant has set the bar for real military reform
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-marines-have-set-the-bar-for-reform-can-the-rest-of-the-military-follow/2019/08/08/21b47d5e-ba1c-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

Remarks by Acting Secretary of the Army Hon. Ryan D. McCarthy at U.S. Army Change of Responsibility

https://www.army.mil/article/225609/remarks_by_acting_secretary_of_the_army_hon_ryan_d_mccarthy_at_us_army_change_of_responsibility

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 03:42 PM

26. I'm happy you started a new thread on this.😳

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:36 PM

28. I've posted this before but perhaps readers are too overwhelmed

Your timely article prompted a rerun ☺️

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #28)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 04:40 PM

29. Good😊

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 07:25 PM

32. I'm honestly surprised everyone hasn't already left.

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