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Thu Sep 8, 2016, 09:41 AM

 

'Embarrassing to our country': Trump suggests he’ll fire top generals

'Embarrassing to our country': Trump suggests he’ll fire top generals
By JEREMY HERB 09/07/16 09:36 PM EDT Updated 09/08/16 12:01 AM EDT

Donald Trump trod into uncharted territory Wednesday night when he suggested that if elected he might fire some of the top generals now running the military.

As the Republican presidential nominee slammed the foreign policy of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he also targeted the top officers who have served under them, who are not political appointees and have defined terms of appointment.

Individual generals and admirals have traditionally been removed from their posts for misconduct or a failure to perform their duties. Cashiering a group of them en masse would be unheard of — and could irrevocably tarnish the perception that the military is an institution divorced from politics.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-suggests-fire-the-generals-227862

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workinclasszero Sep 2016 OP
procon Sep 2016 #1
workinclasszero Sep 2016 #3
katmondoo Sep 2016 #2
niyad Sep 2016 #4
ThoughtCriminal Sep 2016 #5

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:02 AM

1. A military purge... that puts Trump in league with the world's worse despots.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un uses military purges too, and in some creatively horrific and macabre ways, and he has already endorsed Donald Trump for U.S. President.

Turkey's Erdogan just purged of dissenters from the military, he said he was going to "cleanse our army." Is this Trump's plan too?

China launched a purge campaign to clean house in the Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army. Sweeping up generals and senior military officers, even retired officers. Trump might use Chima's example as a role model.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 11:42 AM

3. Coming from a damn traitor that worships Putin

 

I'm sure Donny is aiming to be a "strong leader" just like Kim Jong-Un!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:05 AM

2. Stalin did that too. Cost him millions of Russian lives when Germany invaded Russia

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 11:46 AM

4. ummm, donnie douche, before you fire the generals, I suggest you read "seven days in may"

what am I thinking???? it isn't like you read, or care.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 09:16 PM

5. Worked for Stalin

until they needed, you know, generals.

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