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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:03 PM

A friend of mine says "if Trump gets the Generals behind him"

“we could be in trouble”? That was several months ago and now that Gen. Milley walking on streets in DC. Hope Milley get some smarts and fast!

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Reply A friend of mine says "if Trump gets the Generals behind him" (Original post)
imanamerican63 Jun 2020 OP
Xolodno Jun 2020 #1
pdxflyboy Jun 2020 #3
Budi Jun 2020 #2
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2020 #4
Budi Jun 2020 #8
BComplex Jun 2020 #9
Budi Jun 2020 #12
BComplex Jun 2020 #14
SoonerPride Jun 2020 #6
woodsprite Jun 2020 #7
BComplex Jun 2020 #15
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #16
Stuart G Jun 2020 #5
BComplex Jun 2020 #10
crickets Jun 2020 #11
marlakay Jun 2020 #13
kurtcagle Jun 2020 #17
keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #18

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:10 PM

1. Watching CNN...

...a lot of retired military brass are condemning Trump.

If they are saying that, then its a good bet the active military brass is thinking the same thing.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:11 PM

3. K and R nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:11 PM

2. I fear this as well.

They are very close to meeting their goal, I believe.

Watching as other country's governments fell to a dictator, there is a pattern, & a definate & similar method to their madness.

😐

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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:14 PM

4. There tends to be a bond with Retired Miltary Brass

They are not Generals in name only, they live it well after leaving active duty. It is in their blood why they served this country.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:32 PM

8. We put our faith in these M Brass that there is a line they'll never allow Trump to cross.

A limit. A defining point where their oath to defend this country, ..foreign & domestic, remains true.

Please hurry up!..😬



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Response to Budi (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:37 PM

9. It only takes one bad apple general in the right place at the right time.

And trump and barr get their wish to form a fascist country.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:51 PM

12. And now Erik Prince shows up...the timing is unnerving

Ugh.
I gotta sign off for the night. This hurts.
I'm going to smoke a cig & watch the cooking chan for awhile
I gotta check out


Night all. ~ peace
🥂🚬🥂🥂🥂🚬🚬

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Response to Budi (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:57 PM

14. g'nite Budi. I understand.

It's hard to chill when this is all going on.

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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:18 PM

6. Nah. They despise him.

They won’t obey illegal orders.

They are patriots. Trump is not.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:30 PM

7. I would not be willing to bet my life on that. :(

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:58 PM

15. Nope. Me neither.

There are bad apples everywhere.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 12:03 AM

16. The Army did...

The Army already did, in a way. While not "illegal" due to the jurisdiction, (no need for the Governor's permission in DC) a Blackhawk helicopter demonstrated a show of force over the Chinatown District in DC tonight. That's a tactic used to disrupt insurgents. I call that a military action by all means.

It ignored FAA rules and certainly put civilians standing below in possible physical danger since trees can easily snap and debris is whipped around. Branches did snap and fly in this case. A helicopter that big and that close to the ground can do that.

Bunker Bitch ordered it. His fear is making him demonstrate domination. What's next?

Where is Posse Comitatus at now?

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:17 PM

5. Walking on streets, by orders of the Constitutional Boss, has not "got the Generals behind him"

...If you are going to defy the Commander in Chief as defined by the Constitution of the United States, you had better have a better reason than to refuse a walk down the street.

... A walk down the street, "To take a look" is ok, and that does not mean that Trump has the "Generals behind him"

What it really means is that they are unwilling to defy the President at this time. If the President orders violence at another time, then we may see the Generals defy orders. It is not the time or place to disobey orders of the President. But I believe, if Trump orders .."shoot to kill" then the Generals will defy Trump.

Please consider the consequences..You do what you got to do, when the time is right, not before.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:39 PM

10. I hope you're right, Stu.

It's not looking good for the home team tonight.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:49 PM

11. +1

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:55 PM

13. My military kids, husband is lt colonel in AF

Went from leaning republican to voting for Biden and Hillary because of him. They think he is against all the morals you are taught as a officer.

He is working in a generals office right now but have no idea what he believes, I do know my daughter made masks for his whole family and general.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 12:16 AM

17. Retired Generals

form their own Old Boys Network (albeit with an increasing number of Old Girls). They have lunch or dinner with the active-duty brass at the Officers Club, frequently are in the same social networks, and form a role something akin to that of a board of advisors for a corporation. Additionally, unlike the politicos, generals usually have long careers that don't necessarily cavil to overt political interests, meaning that they always need to be looking past the current administration. There are strong pro-Trump generals, but there aren't likely to be many of them. Unlike the ersatz militias, by the time you reach flag rank, you've usually been vetted and are likely to be moderately conservative, but not an extremist.

Trump is despised by most O6s and above. Moreover, until recently, the picks for Sec Def and the Joint Chiefs were usually fairly solid military men (Kelly being a good example), with his resignation, Trump lost the support of the military, and he's not done a lot since then to be able to get it back.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 12:26 AM

18. Time for Donald to replace generals who place America above himself with the super-Christian evangel

Time for Donald to replace generals who place America above himself with the super-Christian evangelical generals.

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