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The Department of Defense Joins the Coup Cabal

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 11/19/2019 4:05:57 AM

We like to think of military officers as political eunuchs, but that fairy tale is a smug myth. No American government institutions, including the military services, thrive or survive in Washington without vigorous internal and external political engagement. Outspoken flag officers have several things in common. Soldiers with integrity, vision, and conscience honor the wall between political and partisan, the ethic that allows for a distinction between policy differences, honorable service, and sedition. That ethic has been eroded by the post-Vietnam era class of flag officer. Consider a sampling of contemporary military officers whose behavior today is a toxic echo of George McClellan’s ugly Civil War sedition,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 11/19/2019 5:11:02 AM (No. 238927)
A jolting exposes’ of what we’re up against. Suggest Must Read.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 11/19/2019 5:25:32 AM (No. 238931)
After the gulf war I was discussing with some other NCOs whether or not we really won. A major approached and said we did win because our political objectives had been met. My contention was that we did not win because the enemy still had the ability and the will to fight. I lost the argument because he was a major. And twenty years later we are still there.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL 11/19/2019 5:41:23 AM (No. 238937)
I'm still beside myself why this administration did not do a major flush of all that were promoted to flag rank and SES by Obama. These people are dangerous.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/19/2019 6:38:05 AM (No. 238968)
True Warriors rarely make it to flag rank - they are shunned because they are effective or they refuse to do the Potomac Two Step.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Condor44 11/19/2019 7:21:12 AM (No. 239007)
So this fly boy Colonel insults two Marine Generals. He couldn't even stoop to shine their shoes. Mattis kept quiet about the President. They had differences, but he never demeaned him as this Colonel is demeaning Mattis. As for General Kelly, all he wanted was for the President to listen to two sides of an argument, and then make an informed decision. Mattis, like Trump is outspoken, sometimes what he says like the comment that those who did not serve during Viet Nam are pussies is not politically correct, but like Trump, that is who he is. Semper Fi, Gen. Mattis and General Kelly . You are true heroes to the Marines and to the United States.Written by a MARINE!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/19/2019 9:17:47 AM (No. 239147)
Politics within the services is not beanbag. Far from it. Hundreds of billions are involved, as are careers and "futures" in government, boards, and TV "contributors". Human nature does not subordinate itself to "duty".
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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit 11/19/2019 10:52:00 AM (No. 239247)
If the forces of Freedom lose the military or law enforcement, it's game over. I know that Obama corrupted every government agency. He purged high ranking officers who did not knuckle under to Political Correctness. The depth of rot needs to be probed.
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