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2020-06-02 5:42:53 PM  
Keep that condemnation coming, sirs.
 
2020-06-02 8:02:10 PM  
Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.
 
2020-06-02 8:06:38 PM  

Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.


Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.
 
2020-06-02 8:08:39 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.


And this is even if the dumb bastard in uniform calling him out should be getting a medal and a promotion for it (which they should).
 
2020-06-02 8:08:47 PM  

Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.


Christ, it really is Article 88. It's already pre-Godwinned.
 
2020-06-02 8:15:07 PM  
 
2020-06-02 8:17:13 PM  
convenient that it's the people who are no longer responsible for the safety of communities. If they were still in, they might be speaking a little different.
 
2020-06-02 8:17:53 PM  
Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.
 
2020-06-02 8:18:39 PM  
Can't do it when under orders. You can resign and do it.
 
2020-06-02 8:18:46 PM  
Jesus farking wept
 
2020-06-02 8:20:05 PM  

stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.


Yes they are.  What?
 
2020-06-02 8:20:42 PM  
I like that retired military leaders are calling Trump out. I like that ex-presidents are calling Trump out (mostly without naming him, which I love).

I wonder if, at any point in history, civilian and military leaders from a group of countries got together and contacted the leader of another country, telling him "stop your foolishness because it's making you look like an idiot".

That would be fun.
 
2020-06-02 8:21:42 PM  
Gezzzzz, thank you do much, racist.
 
2020-06-02 8:21:56 PM  

stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.


The troops could call in sick.
 
2020-06-02 8:22:53 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.


i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?
 
2020-06-02 8:26:39 PM  
All those retirees can be summoned back to active duty, even if they're really old.
 
2020-06-02 8:29:18 PM  

johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?


They are. Trump is not (technically) a domestic enemy of the state yet. When Biden gets elected and Trump refuses to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that will change.

I can imagine a scenario where Trump orders the military to fire on protesting civilians with live ammo and the military says NO. The military would probably decide that Trump is indeed an enemy of the state and act accordingly. That probably won't end well, though.
 
2020-06-02 8:29:19 PM  
I still want to know who the author of the 'lodestar' letter to the editor is.
/betcha forgot about that one...what was that 50 years ago
//I never thought Clapper and Brennan would be in my good books
 
2020-06-02 8:31:07 PM  

solokumba: stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.

Yes they are.  What?


They've trained about as much as your mom has.
 
2020-06-02 8:35:09 PM  
Some Chilean military top brass opposed the overthrow of Salvador Allende, including air force Brigadier-General Alberto Bachelet, father of current Chilean president Michelle.

That was no problem for Pinochet. He had Bachelet arrested and tortured till the brigadier's heart gave way under the stress.

Trump, or rather the Pence-Barr-Miller triumvirate, are clearly planning to tell the top brass to choose between firing on Americans or a firing squad (or worse), and soon.

The white supremacists and Pinochet fans among the rank and file won't have to be asked. They don't consider the enemy American, or even human---and raping "feminists" before throwing them out of army choppers was what they dreamed of when they signed up.
 
2020-06-02 8:38:08 PM  

tpmchris: solokumba: stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.

Yes they are.  What?

They've trained about as much as your mom has.


Weak sauce dirt bag.
Ever served? I mean other than fries?
 
2020-06-02 8:39:15 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?

They are. Trump is not (technically) a domestic enemy of the state yet. When Biden gets elected and Trump refuses to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that will change.

I can imagine a scenario where Trump orders the military to fire on protesting civilians with live ammo and the military says NO. The military would probably decide that Trump is indeed an enemy of the state and act accordingly. That probably won't end well, though.


when does sending the military to fight it's own law-abiding citizens become treason?

does someone have to die unnecessarily for these chickenshiat motherfarkers to tell him to get farked?
what good is your military career if you oversee the marching of your military against your own citizens because 20 year olds are stealing shoes?

fark these pussies.
 
2020-06-02 8:39:36 PM  

berylman: I still want to know who the author of the 'lodestar' letter to the editor is.
/betcha forgot about that one...what was that 50 years ago
//I never thought Clapper and Brennan would be in my good books


It's obviously Pence. He's the only one that uses that word on a regular basis. He probably got some secretary to copy it longhand first so he can honestly say he didn't write it out.
 
2020-06-02 8:40:38 PM  
"After military helicopters carried out a "show of force" mission to discourage protesters, retired senior military leaders condemned their successors for deploying such tactics."

Pretty sure they had to push back hard against Trump to not unleash Apache attack  choppers and mow them all down. Because you know that Trump would love that bloodshed to show how awesome and powerful he is

I have faith and confidence in our military leaders - they are not on team Trump

First off, go back and watch any of Trump's State Of The Union Addresses. At each and every one the top brass sits there looking ready to spit. If body language accounts for anything, they are revolted by the orange shiat-gibbon who's stinking up the White House

Secondly, for a guy that wants to be a Napoleon and has a hard on for his war powers and our military, notice how they don't let him come around and keep their dealings with him as brief and low key as possible. You know damned well if Trump had his way, he'd be having the top brass trailing him like dogs just to show his might and make him out as some big military strongman dictator, sans beefy mustache
 
2020-06-02 8:41:40 PM  
Any predictions on what happens when BabyHands finally issues the military an unlawful order, and demands the execute it?
 
2020-06-02 8:42:49 PM  

Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.


That explains why the wife of a (now former) National Guard Major I used to know spend all her time on Facebook and Twitter preaching racists hate against Obama.  With at least a hundred of his men as 'friends'.
 
2020-06-02 8:43:42 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Some Chilean military top brass opposed the overthrow of Salvador Allende, including air force Brigadier-General Alberto Bachelet, father of current Chilean president Michelle.

That was no problem for Pinochet. He had Bachelet arrested and tortured till the brigadier's heart gave way under the stress.

Trump, or rather the Pence-Barr-Miller triumvirate, are clearly planning to tell the top brass to choose between firing on Americans or a firing squad (or worse), and soon.

The white supremacists and Pinochet fans among the rank and file won't have to be asked. They don't consider the enemy American, or even human---and raping "feminists" before throwing them out of army choppers was what they dreamed of when they signed up.


That's a bit extreme
 
2020-06-02 8:46:07 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

That explains why the wife of a (now former) National Guard Major I used to know spend all her time on Facebook and Twitter preaching racists hate against Obama.  With at least a hundred of his men as 'friends'.


In all fairness, spouses of Officers or Senior enlisted are notoriously shiatty to deal with.
 
2020-06-02 8:49:56 PM  
Well when the civil war breaks out at least the forces of liberty and justice should have a ready supply of experienced leadership will to aid them.

Meanwhile the conservative beta cucks will fall to infighting within a month because they all want to be top dog and if they disagree with a decision they will just go home.
 
2020-06-02 8:51:44 PM  
Let me know when one of the 200+ Republicans in Congress and the Senate speak out against it.
 
2020-06-02 8:59:35 PM  

HerptheDerp: Any predictions on what happens when BabyHands finally issues the military an unlawful order, and demands the execute it?


I made mine upthread a bit.

Trump says kill them all.
Some (but not all, unfortunately) military leaders say NO.
Fecal matter hits the rotating blade.
Timeline ends.

Because humans are basically nuts.
 
2020-06-02 9:00:24 PM  

Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.


They'd better Order 66 the protestors without complaint or he'll Article 88 them.
 
2020-06-02 9:01:17 PM  
Good comments here. I'll add that I know a number of people on active duty who had no problem criticizing Democrats, especially Bill Clinton.
 
2020-06-02 9:13:51 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: HerptheDerp: Any predictions on what happens when BabyHands finally issues the military an unlawful order, and demands the execute it?

I made mine upthread a bit.

Trump says kill them all.
Some (but not all, unfortunately) military leaders say NO.
Fecal matter hits the rotating blade.
Timeline ends.

Because humans are basically nuts.


That would be a reasonable end to 2020.
 
2020-06-02 9:14:29 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

That explains why the wife of a (now former) National Guard Major I used to know spend all her time on Facebook and Twitter preaching racists hate against Obama.  With at least a hundred of his men as 'friends'.


And I'm sure they were close friends, too.
 
2020-06-02 9:14:36 PM  
For historical context, stuff like the Revolt of the Admirals https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolt_​o​f_the_Admirals is a large part of the reason why Article 88 exists.  Plus... you know it's generally not a good thing for democracy when high level military leaders to have great political clout while they're in a leadership position.
 
2020-06-02 9:17:53 PM  

dogsafark: convenient that it's the people who are no longer responsible for the safety of communities. If they were still in, they might be speaking a little different.


Why is it so hard to understand the five walls? The military is the outer wall. They should always be forbidden from crossing The Rubicon.

Stop asking them to bring the end of all that you know in this illusion because they will end it. They do not care for anything that you or your loved ones care for. They will never play by rules you think are just or fare. They will always be on a mission of salvation, to your demise.

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2020-06-02 9:18:50 PM  

HerptheDerp: Any predictions on what happens when BabyHands finally issues the military an unlawful order, and demands the execute it?


they'll refuse. I hope.
 
2020-06-02 9:24:32 PM  
Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Goldfein is speaking out, "Every American should be outraged that the conduct exhibited by police in Minneapolis can still happen in 2020." Of course, Trump will dismiss him because he doesn't like Generals who were shot down.

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/yo​u​r-air-force/2020/06/02/goldfein-every-​american-should-be-outraged-at-police-​conduct-in-death-of-george-floyd/

/Trump will probably also dismiss him.
//And CMSAF Wright
///Slashies call in airstrikes
 
2020-06-02 9:26:36 PM  

solokumba: stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.

Yes they are.  What?


Exactly! That's why there is this current excuse for unrest.

Ending lives and breaking stuff is why they exist.

I've got the admit that I wonder if one of the millions of a aborted, I mean "flushed humans" could have provided a solution to this madness.

Ah, who am I kidding. The only solution is always ending existence. Its Its only way of being rid of feelings you do not approve.
 
2020-06-02 9:28:59 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: I like that retired military leaders are calling Trump out. I like that ex-presidents are calling Trump out (mostly without naming him, which I love).

I wonder if, at any point in history, civilian and military leaders from a group of countries got together and contacted the leader of another country, telling him "stop your foolishness because it's making you look like an idiot".

That would be fun.


Have you ever studied any history? It's littered with this scenario.

Sorry I forgot that history is irrelevant. It happened in the past and it has absolutely no bearing on the world today.
 
2020-06-02 9:30:19 PM  

lolmao500: stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.

The troops could call in sick.


They could give back all the money they have collected.
 
2020-06-02 9:30:58 PM  

johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?


That's Patriarchal thinking.
 
2020-06-02 9:33:21 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Nobody in Peculiar: I like that retired military leaders are calling Trump out. I like that ex-presidents are calling Trump out (mostly without naming him, which I love).

I wonder if, at any point in history, civilian and military leaders from a group of countries got together and contacted the leader of another country, telling him "stop your foolishness because it's making you look like an idiot".

That would be fun.

Have you ever studied any history? It's littered with this scenario.

Sorry I forgot that history is irrelevant. It happened in the past and it has absolutely no bearing on the world today.


I study many things, which often doesn't allow me to study the same things you do.

Thank you for noting that it has happened in the past. Would you kindly provide an example or two so I can educate myself?

Thanks.
 
2020-06-02 9:33:50 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?

They are. Trump is not (technically) a domestic enemy of the state yet. When Biden gets elected and Trump refuses to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that will change.

I can imagine a scenario where Trump orders the military to fire on protesting civilians with live ammo and the military says NO. The military would probably decide that Trump is indeed an enemy of the state and act accordingly. That probably won't end well, though.


Monkeys could fly out of your butt.
 
2020-06-02 9:34:10 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: solokumba: stuffy: Can't really blame the troops. They're not trained for this shiat.

Yes they are.  What?

Exactly! That's why there is this current excuse for unrest.

Ending lives and breaking stuff is why they exist.

I've got the admit that I wonder if one of the millions of a aborted, I mean "flushed humans" could have provided a solution to this madness.

Ah, who am I kidding. The only solution is always ending existence. Its Its only way of being rid of feelings you do not approve.


Jeebus...
https://www.calm.com/
 
2020-06-02 9:34:25 PM  
Hopefully, those generals are smart enough to remember the last time "I was only following orders" was used as a defense for crimes against humanity.
 
2020-06-02 9:35:51 PM  

johnny queso: Nobody in Peculiar: johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?

They are. Trump is not (technically) a domestic enemy of the state yet. When Biden gets elected and Trump refuses to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that will change.

I can imagine a scenario where Trump orders the military to fire on protesting civilians with live ammo and the military says NO. The military would probably decide that Trump is indeed an enemy of the state and act accordingly. That probably won't end well, though.

when does sending the military to fight it's own law-abiding citizens become treason?

does someone have to die unnecessarily for these chickenshiat motherfarkers to tell him to get farked?
what good is your military career if you oversee the marching of your military against your own citizens because 20 year olds are stealing shoes?

fark these pussies.


Fear is the only way to control the mob.
 
2020-06-02 9:37:16 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Nobody in Peculiar: johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?

They are. Trump is not (technically) a domestic enemy of the state yet. When Biden gets elected and Trump refuses to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that will change.

I can imagine a scenario where Trump orders the military to fire on protesting civilians with live ammo and the military says NO. The military would probably decide that Trump is indeed an enemy of the state and act accordingly. That probably won't end well, though.

Monkeys could fly out of your butt.


Probably the more likely outcome.
That's gonna hurt.
 
2020-06-02 9:39:09 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: johnny queso: Nobody in Peculiar: johnny queso: ClavellBCMI: Theeng: Current military officers are forbidden from publicly criticizing the POTUS as per Article 88, that's why.

Yep. Criticizing the chain of command publicly is gonna get you a court-martial, especially criticizing the Commander-In-Chief, no matter who the Commander-In-chief is. And this CInC is gonna make sure that the dumb bastard who calls him a dumb bastard is gonna get to do some time in Fort Leavenworth or whichever other military prison he can get them sent to.

i thought soldiers were supposed to be brave and sworn to defend the country from enemies foreign and domestic?

They are. Trump is not (technically) a domestic enemy of the state yet. When Biden gets elected and Trump refuses to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that will change.

I can imagine a scenario where Trump orders the military to fire on protesting civilians with live ammo and the military says NO. The military would probably decide that Trump is indeed an enemy of the state and act accordingly. That probably won't end well, though.

when does sending the military to fight it's own law-abiding citizens become treason?

does someone have to die unnecessarily for these chickenshiat motherfarkers to tell him to get farked?
what good is your military career if you oversee the marching of your military against your own citizens because 20 year olds are stealing shoes?

fark these pussies.

Fear is the only way to control the mob.


so sayeth  your mother.
 
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