Mark Milley should be fired, or at least charged under Article 88 of the UCMJ. He has a Napoleon complex and cannot be trusted to uphold the Constitution. When a U.S. military general says the United States military must remove a President by force and “We’re the guys with the guns”, he presents a clear danger to the country and our democratic republic. He reminds me of James Mattoon Scott in the movie Seven Days in May.
Just before last November’s presidential election, two former Army officers wrote an open letter to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a man called Mark Milley. The letter was published on a left-wing blog called “Defense One.” Within minutes it was all over the Internet. The authors of the letter had a direct order for Mark Milley, who strictly speaking did not report to them.
“If Donald Trump refuses to leave office,” the letter began, “the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order.” You must remove the president by force.
That was a little shocking. What country is this? Even the usual power-mad partisans in the national news media began to wonder if that was a good idea. Slate.com, of all places, reminded its readers that, no matter how orange Donald Trump might be, military coups generally turn out to be unwise.
The Pentagon had to go on the record against it too. The rest of us could keep civilian control of our government. What a relief. Within days, the story receded, another weird footnote to a weird four years. But if you thought about it for a second, you had to wonder: where did that idea even come from? Did two former military officers talk like that or think like that, and do a lot of them have views like that? Do a lot of them have these views?
We pushed the thought from our minds. We shouldn’t have. Now we know that Mark Milley himself is the sort of person who considers military coups entirely within the realm of possibility.
A new book, written by reporters at The Washington Post who cover Milley, reveals the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a legitimate extremist — the last person you’d give power to if you could possibly help it. In the book, Milley describes Donald Trump and the millions who supported him, as the moral equivalent of Adolph Hitler. As thousands of Trump supporters peacefully gathered in Washington for what they assumed was a constitutionally-protected political rally shortly after the election, Milley likened them to “brownshirts” — the paramilitary wing of the Nazi party. Trump’s complaints about voter fraud, Milley explained to his advisers, out loud, were actually calls for genocide.
“This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley said. “The gospel of the Führer.” Those are quotes. Think about that. Your grandfather joined the U.S. military to risk his life fighting the Nazis. Now the head of the US military calls you a Nazi for having your grandfather’s political views. What do you think of that?
……So we’ve established that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the same intellectual plane as the midday newsreaders on CNN. The problem is, he’s a lot more powerful than they are.
According to the Post, Mark Milley is the reason that thousands of Soldiers occupied the Capitol this year, ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
“We’re going to put a ring of steel around this city and the Nazis aren’t getting in,” Milley said, referring to American citizens. A ring of steel to repel the QAnon shaman and several hundred senior citizens from Orlando with signs. This is a guy, by the way, who’s paid to assess threats realistically. What countries pose a threat to the United States? Put them in order. If you think the QAnon shaman is the same as the SS, maybe you’re not so good at that.
……But in the end, no Nazi attack ever came, much to Mark Milley’s disappointment. It wasn’t Dunkirk. Now, you’d think that would be an embarrassment for Mark Milley. You give a speech like that and nothing happens. Some guy dressed like Chewbacca shows up. But no. He later testified before Congress, apparently not referring to himself, that he understands “White rage” better than anyone….
……White rage – just a casual racial slur. These people have no self-awareness. But, he tells us, he spent many hours reading Robin DiAngelo and Ibrim X Kendi, learning about “White rage,” but that White rage never came. Mark Milley wasn’t deterred by that. Instead, soon after the election, the Post reported, “Milley … began informally planning with other military leaders, strategizing how they would block Trump’s order to use the military in a way they deemed dangerous or illegal.”
Now, wait a second. Is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff the guy who’s empowered by our constitution, our democracy, to make those decisions? No, he’s not. We have civilian leadership, he can’t make them independently, if he disagrees, he can resign. But he can’t make them independently.
But he kept going. In early January, Nancy Pelosi pressed for specifics. She wanted to know that the generals had done to help her. She wanted to know that they were doing things that were illegal, taking control of the military from civilian-elected leaders. Milley confirmed that they had done just that.
“Ma’am,” Milley told Pelosi, “I guarantee you that we have checks and balances in the system.”
According to the Post, some of those “checks and balances” he referred to involved undermining the president’s authority to choose his own CIA Director. When the president reportedly considered firing Gina Haspel who runs the CIA and replacing her with Kush Patel in the closing days of his administration, we now know that Milley pressured the president’s chief of staff not to do that, to keep Haspel. “What the hell is going on here?” Milley asked Trump’s chief of staff. “What are you guys doing?”
……That quote there is grounds for Mark Milley’s immediate termination. Mark Milley does not have any say over CIA appointees, no one in the military does. They can’t. Talk about a threat to our system.
But the Washington Post thinks this is fine because the president at the time was talking about election fraud. That was inciting an insurrection. Scary.
We already know Milley was subverting civilian control of the military long before the election even took place. On February 29 of last year, the Trump administration reached a deal with the Taliban to end U.S. military involvement in the country after only 20 years. Immediately, the Pentagon — led by Mark Milley — conspired to kill the deal, which they are not allowed to do under our Constitution, but they did it anyway.
According to reporting by the Grayzone, “With startling swiftness and determination, Pentagon officials and military leadership exploited the open-ended terms of the ceasefire to derail the implementation of the agreement.”
No informed person denies that happened. It did.
……No one in the media seems concerned by any of this. In fact, the Washington Post is already publishing follow-up op-eds explaining that Mark Milley is a hero — there are Nazis among us – you! Therefore we need to get rid of the filibuster. Try to follow that logic. They’re also noting with approval that Mark Milley smiled at Michelle Obama when Joe Biden was inaugurated.
The question is: why is Mark Milley still in command of the US military? This is not a small question. If what the Washington Post reporters are reporting is true, it’s a question we need to deal with right now.
Milley is not a leader. He’s a politician in uniform; a leftwing demagogue pushing Marxist doctrine who is quick to belch “Nazi!” at brave people exercising their Constitutional right to protest and confront the corruption in D.C.
This apparatchik is an out of control buffoon. When you attack citizens who are fed up with the Swamp status quo and call them “Nazis” , that speaks volumes about your character. When you smear Americans who take a stand against Marxist indoctrination, and lead a chorus of unhinged leftwing radicals screaming “white supremacy” and “racism”, you’ve shown that you have more ignorance than education. Wearing stars on your epaulets doesn’t guarantee you’re fit for leadership. Milley is in that category.
The US military is infested with leftist ideologues. For eight years, Obama purged experienced, dedicated patriotic senior leadership from the ranks and replaced them with apparatchik tools like Milley. Obama’s regime broke the law, trashed the Constitution, and weaponized government agencies against American citizens. None of that bothered Milley.
The rancid social engineering and ‘woke’ policies are turning the military into a second rate superpower.
The hierarchy is demanding that everyone goosestep to the Marxist doctrine or be punished. They have embraced an ideology that is diametrically opposed to the Constitution and the oath they took.