General Milley’s actions in refusing to obey the orders of the President, along with the fact that his subordinates knowingly followed along changed the US military from a professional military force under Constitutional authority into an armed mob engaged in a military junta. Make no mistake about it, the four men pictured below engaged in a mutiny against legitimate Constitutional authority.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution worked to ensure the military would be under civilian control. When they wrote the Constitution, they separated the responsibilities for the military, placing the responsibilities firmly in civilian hands. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution states, “The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States when called into the actual Service of the United States.”
Oddly enough, Milley isn’t the first US military officer to attempt to overthrow the US government. In the early days of the Republic, before the concept of civilian control of the military sank in, some military officers actively plotted against the government.
General James Wilkinson was the senior military officer from June 15, 1800 to January 27, 1812. He fought in the Revolutionary War and outfitted the Continental Army. Wilkinson became a key figure in the plan to induce what was then the “southwest United States” to form a separate nation allied with Spain. He took an oath of allegiance to Spain, spied for his secret new patron, and received an annual Spanish pension of $4,000. He was the governor of the Louisiana Territory from 1805 to 1806.
He continued as the ranking officer in the Army through 1812, when his incompetence and scheming were finally recognized and he was relieved.
The fact that Milley unilaterally decided to disobey the orders of the Commander in Chief, along with his immediate subordinates means that the US military is no longer under civilian control. Not only that, but this also means that no one who is in the military has any obligation to obey the orders of their superiors.
Milley disobeyed orders repeatedly. He did so in 2019 when he lied to the President about troop strength in Syria. He refused orders in 2020 when ordered to deploy the National Guard to stop BLM rioters in the Capitol.
When Marine Lt Colonel Scheller resigned his commission, he cited a loss of trust and confidence in his superiors’ ability to lead. When Army Lt Colonel Hague resigned HIS commission, he complained of “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the United States government at their upper echelons.” It appears as though they both knew more than the rest of the American public were led to believe.
As I have said before, we haven’t even begun to see yet how bad things can get. As the wheels continue to fall off, things will get worse and worse. Sooner or later, some military units will mutiny. That’s when things get sporty.
That is exactly why the Biden administration freaked out when they began to think that the rank and file of the US military may not be following orders any longer.
Crime Stats Matter · September 14, 2021 at 6:31 pm
A damage control apparatchik was on Pure Bolshevik Soviet (PBS) stating that this normal to contact your “counterpart” and that comrade kommissar Milley (CCP) was letting his comrades know that there would be continuity of government as if China thought Joe Chi Minh would go off script or puppet strings.
Chris · September 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm
Make sure the knot is wrong.
God Damn Fucking Traitors!!
joe · September 14, 2021 at 7:25 pm
maybe we will get some f15’s and nukes after all
Divemedic · September 14, 2021 at 7:27 pm
Nothing scares me more than a nuclear armed military not answering to authority. Picture Mogadishu warlords with W-88s, then think of some rogue nonbinary US Air Force General seizing the codes for 20 or 30 minutemen and declaring his ascension to the throne.
My Tongue · September 15, 2021 at 9:59 am
Nuking Special Ops command in Tampa after things get sporty in order to make a point… also as a pretext to invite foreign powers in to settle things down during a civil war.
crew dog · September 15, 2021 at 11:57 am
MM 3 are hard coded not to take any commands that retarget within the CONUS.
No one individual can get “the codes” and take control of the nuclear enterprise. Too many safeguards built in when the US was a more intelligent nation.
Divemedic · September 15, 2021 at 12:02 pm
It doesn’t change my point. Substitute MM3 with TLAM-N, B-61, B-83, or any other warhead.
I am sure there are safeguards, and I am sure that it takes a few people to use a nuke. Just like it takes a few people to steal a US election.
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