He reminds me of James Mattoon Scott in the movie Seven Days in May.
……According to reporting this summer, in the days after last November’s election, Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held a meeting with senior military officials at the Pentagon. Milley wanted to inform them of what he described as a serious threat to national security — a threat so grave it imperiled “the stability of the Republic.” That threat, Milley said, was the sitting president of the United States. Donald Trump had dared to question the election results. For this, Milley explained, the United States military might be required to use physical force against the president. “We’re the guys with guns,” Milley said. He’d apparently been preparing for this moment. Milley had similar conversations with the director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, as well as with the head of the NSA, Paul Nakasone. He’d also spoken directly to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump’s chief political rivals.
Now, according to a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Milley went even further than that. On Oct. 30 of last year, Woodward and Costa report, Milley called his counterpart in China, a general called Li Zuocheng. Milley did not tell his boss, the president, about the call, either before he made it or afterward. Here was Milley’s message for the communist Chinese military. “Gen. Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be OK. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.” And then, reportedly, Milley said this. “Gen. Li, you and I have known each other for five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
Let that sink in. “If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.” According to this account, our country’s top defense official secretly colluded with our chief military rival to undercut the elected president of the United States. How do you describe this? “Deep state” isn’t strong enough. It’s treason. It’s a crime. And apparently, Mark Milley isn’t the only person implicated in it. Others knew it was happening. Our intelligence agencies almost certainly heard Mark Milley’s call. If they can read emails from a cable news show on Fox, what are the chances they were aware that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was speaking to a senior Chinese general and what they were saying? Around 100%. Yet the NSA did nothing. The CIA was clearly fully on board. “We are on the way to a right-wing coup,” Gina Haspel told Milley.
The revelations come to light in Bob Woodward’s new book “Peril.”
“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley reportedly told his staff.
According to CNN, who reviewed the book, Milley ‘called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. […] Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.’
“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley said, according to the book.
“Got it?” asked Milley.
“Yes, sir,” replied his senior staff.
The new book also alleges that Gen. Milley called his Chinese counterpart after January 6 because he was worried Trump would start a war with China.
Trump told Newsmax in an interview Tuesday that if true, the allegations against Gen. Milley are treasonous.
He also collaborated with the ChiComs:
Just as stunning were Milley’s reported actions that same date to the head of China’s powerful military, to reassure his counterpart that the US was not going to attack China and set off a clash with a major nuclear power. His message, despite his own doubts about Trump’s mental state, was that ‘everything’s fine.’
‘Things may look unsteady,’ Milley told Gen. Li Zuocheng. ‘But that’s the nature of democracy, General Li. We are 100 percent steady. Everything’s fine. But democracy can be sloppy sometimes.’
……It was Milley’s second call to his counterpart in the final months of the Trump administration. US intelligence concluded the Chinese believed Trump might launch a military strike in order create a basis to stay in power, after an election Trump claimed was fraudulent, despite a series of court and procedural defeats that had him running out of options.
Milley had earlier called Li in October amid ongoing tensions over the South China Straight, and Trump’s rhetoric targeting China.
Milley feared Trump might seek to use such an attack to achieve a Reichstag fire type incident, where he would cite the dangerous new situation to cling to power. Milley afterward concluded Li was ‘unusually rattled.’
According to the book, Milley even promised his counterpart there would be no surprises. They had reportedly established relations through a backchannel.
‘General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise,’ Milley reportedly told him.
That revelation infuriated Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He wrote President Biden demanding he dismiss Milley ‘immediately.’
‘I write with grave concern regarding recent reporting that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked to actively undermine the sitting Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces and contemplated a treasonous leak of classified information to the Chinese Communist Party in advance of a potential armed conflict with the People’s Republic of China (PRC),’ Rubio wrote.
‘These actions by General Milley demonstrate a clear lack of sound judgement, and I urge you to dismiss him immediately.’
The ChiComs are NOT our “counterpart”. They’re an enemy to the United States and the free world. China is run by a communist totalitarian regime, not an elected government.