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2020-06-04 6:42:50 AM  

Evil Twin Skippy: BafflerMeal: Smoking GNU: BafflerMeal: mr intrepid: This also means the president has lost access to the launch codes?

No. There is literally no check and balance to the nuclear football. By design.

That's some pretty damn shiatty design.

This is also true.

"The football" doesn't actually contain any kind of launch codes. It contains retaliatory strike patterns and some authentication protocols.

Any order to launch nukes still has to pass through several human beings first. And we have already had cases where training fark ups directed battle drill launch orders to the actual launch command.

Note the lack of launches when that happened in your history books. You would almost swear that people who know what the fark they are doing are actually in charge of all this.


Trump has no idea what he's doing and neither do a lot of the people he's put into positions of power
 
2020-06-04 6:43:25 AM  

Jaws_Victim: Jiggatron69: yukichigai: Rent Party: No it isn't a predicate for mutiny.  It is an effort to maintain good order and discipline in the ranks when you have a POTUS that is clearly out of control and unstable by reminding any troops that might be out there where the loyalty of their oath lies.

It is still a big damn deal, but lets not get all excited about a military coup or some stupid shiat like that.  It ain't happening, nor should it.

Clarification: the military isn't going to stage a coup, but they've now made it clear they're going to uphold the law of the land above all else. that could be where it ends, but if anyone in the administration decides to demand the military perform some blatantly illegal action and, for example, stakes their legitimacy on their orders being followed, the military is clearly not going to take the action that upholds their legitimacy.

In other words, not a coup per se, but they're given a choice by Trump to either follow his orders or remove him from the White House there is now zero ambiguity as to which of those options they'll go for.

Which is why you see Barr bringing in randos then folding them into one unit under his command for the crapshow at the park when president bunkerboy wanted to walk to the park.  People dont understand how many off the book assets are out there and they are steadily being brought to bear against the American people now.

So would it be accurate to say, rich corporate backed private security forces are being deployed against Americans?


Pinkertons never went away.  Right now the question is what is Erik Prince doing because that dude is a clear and present danger.  He's got the organization, funding, manpower and desire to make whatever nightmare trump cooks up happen.  This is real Babylon 5 hours now......
 
2020-06-04 6:44:38 AM  

quizzical: ox45tallboy: FightDirector: For anyone who does not recognize the seriousness of that letter, GEN Milley is laying the groundwork to do two things:

1) To protect his own job AND the job of anyone who Trump tries to forcibly relieve of duty.  All that letter officially says is to protect American values: that is also a direct instruction written in "command-ese" to disobey orders from any source - very definitely including POTUS - which run contrary to those values.  The way it is written, the only "reason" to relieve anyone of their position who agrees with that letter is that you plan to take actions contrary to those American values.  QED, if they are relieved of duty by Trump now, it is because he plans to take those contrary actions.

2) Equally as serious, if not more so, Milley is laying the legal and ethical groundwork for a potential mutiny.  Not a coup, necessarily (in fact almost certainly not), but definitely a mutiny against the presidential chain of command.  Particularly and especially with that handwritten addendum.  He is careful to call out and defend both the explicit chain of command and the moral authority from the state governors, and then says in multiple ways that their ultimate duty is to American values and the American people.  NOT orders from the president.  If this goes down the way it is looking, this letter will frame the action as a defense of American values and the American people, against a president who not only doesn't care about either one of those, but is actively working to the detriment of those things.

Finally, the fact that his name is attached to this and it's been released publicly is just gigantic.  Serving military officers don't do that.  They don't release overtly political statements like this, no matter what we might wish Mattis had done years ago.  There's literally hundreds of years of tradition (in an institution where tradition really matters, no matter what cynics might think) and officers have it hammered home over and over and over aga ...

What;s interesting to me is I don't think any of the Trump loyalists are savvy enough to understand what this is and what it means. There's simply no one to explain what is actually being said here to Trump.

Some will know.  But are they going to call out the chairman for simply stating that he swore to uphold the constitution?  They can't say boo without starting a conversation about why they think it is a bad thing.

The smart move is to say "of course we all support the constitution!" and pivot to a new talking point.  Trump will probably  fire him or demand his resignation by Friday.


For what?

Nothing the General states was in any way political, or even controversial. The Armed Forces swears and oath to protect the Constitution, the People of America, and follow lawful orders. In that order. And the lawful orders is baked right into the oath.

Trump has turned Twitter into a semi-official means of disseminating information to the chain of command.

Any call on the part of Trump for fire that General would require a pile of explaining that really would not help Trump's case.
 
2020-06-04 6:46:04 AM  

Modguy: scottydoesntknow: Holy shiat. Has this EVER happened? Have military commanders ever felt the need to send a letter like this basically saying "do not listen to this goddamn moron we have for a president"?

The Revolt of the Admirals

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolt​_of_the_Admirals#:~:text=A%20Cold%20Wa​r%20incident%20known,Secretary%20of%20​Defense%20Louis%20A.


Waaaayyyy different!
 
2020-06-04 6:51:30 AM  

Greil: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: chawco: yukichigai: Rent Party: No it isn't a predicate for mutiny.  It is an effort to maintain good order and discipline in the ranks when you have a POTUS that is clearly out of control and unstable by reminding any troops that might be out there where the loyalty of their oath lies.

It is still a big damn deal, but lets not get all excited about a military coup or some stupid shiat like that.  It ain't happening, nor should it.

Clarification: the military isn't going to stage a coup, but they've now made it clear they're going to uphold the law of the land above all else. that could be where it ends, but if anyone in the administration decides to demand the military perform some blatantly illegal action and, for example, stakes their legitimacy on their orders being followed, the military is clearly not going to take the action that upholds their legitimacy.

In other words, not a coup per se, but they're given a choice by Trump to either follow his orders or remove him from the White House there is now zero ambiguity as to which of those options they'll go for.

they don't have the legal authority to remove him from the White House. They can decline to follow his orders if they think they've is illegal, but that's all they can do.

Anything else is in fact a military coup. Only Congress can remove the president.

Declining to follow Trumps orders can be the same as a coup depending on who they do decide to follow.

Near as I can tell, the appropriate answer is not to defy all of the chaos goblin's orders, just the illegal ones. Follow all applicable previous legal orders, decline illegal ones, and wait for the next legal order. It's a hell of a fine line to tread but that's how you're supposed to do it.

Of course, declining even an illegal order will get you masted at best unless you can prove it was illegal.

/ Most of his orders will be illegal by now I expect


That is why we have a chain of command. Trump orders the Secretaries. The Secretaries interpret those orders, and send them to the 4 star Generals, who send their interpretation of those orders to the 3 stars and down and down to the squad leader telling the lowliest private.

At every point in the chain is someone looking at the lay of the land and sniff testing what was ordered and how to carry it out, and IF to carry it out.

"When I order a Prussian soldier to dig a ditch, he asks me 'how deep?' When I ask an American to dig a ditch he asks 'why do you need a ditch?'"
-Baron Von Steuben
 
2020-06-04 6:51:36 AM  
So Milley isn't "his" general anymore?
 
2020-06-04 7:01:44 AM  

ReaverZ: scottydoesntknow: Holy shiat. Has this EVER happened? Have military commanders ever felt the need to send a letter like this basically saying "do not listen to this goddamn moron we have for a president"?

MacArthur pretty much did.


He was relieved of his command and rightly so.  This time, I dunno.  Say what you want about Truman, but he wasn't raving lunatic.
 
2020-06-04 7:04:02 AM  

FnkyTwn: Trump either tries to play this off like 'of course we believe in free speech, i directed him to say that', or he's removed as Chairman. Probably being removed, because Trump never likes anybody who works for him saying negative shiat about him. It might not be this week, but it will be before Trump is out of office.


Nah, read this through the Trump filter of a raving, delusional, power-hungry narcissist.  "...all colors and creeds must [uphold their oath to the constitution]..." He reads it as "Blacks gotta shoot BLM protesters"
 
2020-06-04 7:14:46 AM  
I wonder how much coverage this is going to get in the mainstream press.
 
2020-06-04 7:16:49 AM  

Evil Twin Skippy: Greil: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: chawco: yukichigai: Rent Party: No it isn't a predicate for mutiny.  It is an effort to maintain good order and discipline in the ranks when you have a POTUS that is clearly out of control and unstable by reminding any troops that might be out there where the loyalty of their oath lies.

It is still a big damn deal, but lets not get all excited about a military coup or some stupid shiat like that.  It ain't happening, nor should it.

Clarification: the military isn't going to stage a coup, but they've now made it clear they're going to uphold the law of the land above all else. that could be where it ends, but if anyone in the administration decides to demand the military perform some blatantly illegal action and, for example, stakes their legitimacy on their orders being followed, the military is clearly not going to take the action that upholds their legitimacy.

In other words, not a coup per se, but they're given a choice by Trump to either follow his orders or remove him from the White House there is now zero ambiguity as to which of those options they'll go for.

they don't have the legal authority to remove him from the White House. They can decline to follow his orders if they think they've is illegal, but that's all they can do.

Anything else is in fact a military coup. Only Congress can remove the president.

Declining to follow Trumps orders can be the same as a coup depending on who they do decide to follow.

Near as I can tell, the appropriate answer is not to defy all of the chaos goblin's orders, just the illegal ones. Follow all applicable previous legal orders, decline illegal ones, and wait for the next legal order. It's a hell of a fine line to tread but that's how you're supposed to do it.

Of course, declining even an illegal order will get you masted at best unless you can prove it was illegal.

/ Most of his orders will be illegal by now I expect

That is why we have a chain of command. Trump orders the Secretaries. ...


I'm not military but here in civilian life I'd rather have the guy who asks why I need a ditch because after I tell him he might be able to employ his relevant experience and expertise toward optimizing the ditch for that purpose.
 
2020-06-04 7:21:16 AM  

gopher321: Maybe this is why Pence has been scarce the past few days? Where is he, exactly?


Hopefully, putting the final touches on a 25th Amendment document
 
2020-06-04 7:22:50 AM  

JohnnyApocalypse: Barr might use the most demented of rationales for justifying whatever DOJ command he orders, but it's worked thus far, and he knows the margins of rules and laws that both Trump and his department continue to skirt.


He needs to swing first. Needed to swing a long time ago, most likely.
 
2020-06-04 7:24:25 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The Pentagon is seriously pissed.  They can't be the bad guys without endangering about a trillion dollars a year in defense spending.


My thoughts exactly, especially when the former Esper, a former defense contractor opposed using the insurrection act. If the US military loses legitimacy that risks the pig trough for the profiteers. So, at base, I wonder if this really about America's real #1 value: profits for corporations.
 
2020-06-04 7:26:53 AM  

GoldSpider: I wonder how much coverage this is going to get in the mainstream press.


"President Trump today again declared his power and intent to use the military, including tanks, to crush protests in DC and around the country.  Others disagree."
 
2020-06-04 7:33:15 AM  

Kazan: Klyukva: / We also saw it when party-before-principles Democrats said people should rally behind Bloomberg if he won the primary.

I didn't see a single democrat saying that.


Just more cowardly conservative projection. Pay the bootlicker no mind.
 
2020-06-04 7:34:16 AM  
It is very much an exercise in CYA to avoid illegal orders. And reminding officers to do exactly that.

Especially in the face of say, a seated Congressman who actually served, who advocates that our military commit war crimes in pursuance of their duty.

That this point is addressed in the headline WITH a Your Mom joke...kudos to Smitty.
 
2020-06-04 7:34:24 AM  
I'm wondering what sort of pressure the WH has being trying to put on the military behind closed doors that generated this.

The stuff in the media is bad. Extremely bad. But I'm not sure it alone is enough to prompt the public release of a letter like that.

There must be an absolute shiat show going on between the WH and Pentagon.
 
2020-06-04 7:41:37 AM  

Kazan: Klyukva: / We also saw it when party-before-principles Democrats said people should rally behind Bloomberg if he won the primary.

I didn't see a single democrat saying that.


That particular poster smells like borscht. With cranberries. Treat him accordingly.
 
2020-06-04 7:46:15 AM  

PreciousHamburgers: He's a Seminar XXI grad along with Mike Rogers. That means a lot.

/Met them both there, extremely briefly.


For those of us not well versed in such matters, what does it mean?
 
2020-06-04 7:47:46 AM  

hubiestubert: commit war crimes


against American citizens on US land.
 
2020-06-04 7:50:01 AM  

SpockYouOut: How long until the miltary protects peaceful protestors from the police?


When the Dotard decides to throw them under the bus in what will become to be known as  "The Turning Point Tweet."

And you know it's coming.  The man can't help himself.
 
2020-06-04 7:55:55 AM  
To use the words that soon-to-be president Biden used after the passage of the ACA:  "This is a big farking deal."
 
2020-06-04 8:03:26 AM  

cherryl taggart: revrendjim: History is littered with the corpses of tyrants who lost the support of their military. A month ago I would have said that could never happen here.

Question is does he still have the backing of the Russian military?


He has this General Gerasimov fellow he chatted with:

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/wo​r​ld/europe/russia-hybrid-war-gerasimov.​html
 
2020-06-04 8:05:40 AM  

Koodz: somedude210: revrendjim: History is littered with the corpses of tyrants who lost the support of their military. A month ago I would have said that could never happen here.

It gives me hope. The military was always the wildcard. Though I kinda want to see a fist fight break out between actual soldiers and Barr's little green men

One on one I'd put my money on Barr's little green men. Actual soldiers tend to spend more time making their beds than training hand to hand unless it's their hobby while prison guards beat the shiat out of people all the time.


NG maybe. Active duty folks, especially from Bragg or Drum? I wouldn't want to f*ck with them
 
2020-06-04 8:07:13 AM  

revrendjim: History is littered with the corpses of tyrants who lost the support of their military.


for you.
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2020-06-04 8:07:36 AM  

bughunter: BadReligion: JustSurfin: "The fate of their democracy is now in the hands of the Generals" is not a sentence I ever expected to write about America. Yet, there it is."

https://twitter.com/tomperrine/status/​1267677198615343105

Because the elected civilian lead ship has turned against the civilians.

Jesus farking Christ.  (Yes, that will be filtered)

That sounds like Egypt under Morsi, after they kicked out Mubarak.

Now look what they've got.


A not-terrorist in charge? Coptic Christians living slightly more peacefully than before? Stability with Israel?

/You seriously want Morsi back over Al-Sisi?
 
2020-06-04 8:08:28 AM  
Has anyone heard from Space Force on this matter?
 
2020-06-04 8:10:10 AM  

Smoking GNU: BafflerMeal: mr intrepid: This also means the president has lost access to the launch codes?

No. There is literally no check and balance to the nuclear football. By design.

That's some pretty damn shiatty design.


Although it is a member of the military that holds the football.
He could literally run away with it.

The military does directly control physical launches, ie men and woman in the silos, captains of subs, wing commanders of bombers.

/the call to space force or whoever's in the mountain could go challenged.
// actual launch commands are sent electronically via ASC.
/// DISA via the ASC's can stop the electronic command. The missile silo folks, wing commanders, and sub captains would never get the command.
 
2020-06-04 8:16:22 AM  

mikalmd: Is it article 25 time yet ?


how do you plan on getting pence to cooperate to make this happen?
 
2020-06-04 8:18:17 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: When secdef basically recanted and this letter and Mattis' letter...

I think something happened behind closed doors.

I think Trump said something so catastrophically alarming or gave an order so frightening they all got on the same page.

I am curious if he asked or started talking about tanks and Apache's and shooting protestors.

All these guys coming together like that didnt do it because of media pressure or from the shiat we saw on the news. Whatever it was, it was behind closed doors and scared the living shiat out of all these men.

One day we'll hear what it was and it'll terrify us, too.


This.  I also think something already went down.  Trump wanted a full-on military response to suppress the protests and riots, and the SECDEF and JSOC basically said "um, yeah, we're going to go ahead and NOT do that."
 
2020-06-04 8:19:33 AM  

FightDirector: For anyone who does not recognize the seriousness of that letter, GEN Milley is laying the groundwork to do two things:

1) To protect his own job AND the job of anyone who Trump tries to forcibly relieve of duty.  All that letter officially says is to protect American values: that is also a direct instruction written in "command-ese" to disobey orders from any source - very definitely including POTUS - which run contrary to those values.  The way it is written, the only "reason" to relieve anyone of their position who agrees with that letter is that you plan to take actions contrary to those American values.  QED, if they are relieved of duty by Trump now, it is because he plans to take those contrary actions.

2) Equally as serious, if not more so, Milley is laying the legal and ethical groundwork for a potential mutiny.  Not a coup, necessarily (in fact almost certainly not), but definitely a mutiny against the presidential chain of command.  Particularly and especially with that handwritten addendum.  He is careful to call out and defend both the explicit chain of command and the moral authority from the state governors, and then says in multiple ways that their ultimate duty is to American values and the American people.  NOT orders from the president.  If this goes down the way it is looking, this letter will frame the action as a defense of American values and the American people, against a president who not only doesn't care about either one of those, but is actively working to the detriment of those things.

Finally, the fact that his name is attached to this and it's been released publicly is just gigantic.  Serving military officers don't do that.  They don't release overtly political statements like this, no matter what we might wish Mattis had done years ago.  There's literally hundreds of years of

FnkyTwn: Trump either tries to play this off like 'of course we believe in free speech, i directed him to say that', or he's removed as Chairman. Probably being removed, because Trump never likes anybody who works for him saying negative shiat about him. It might not be this week, but it will be before Trump is out of office.


Of course, nowhere in this letter does it actually mention Trump, just an exhortation to uphold American ideals.  Sure, potato, potahto, but still.
 
2020-06-04 8:28:32 AM  

ox45tallboy: GardenWeasel: Maybe this is the real reason why Barr bought mercs and DOJ  squads to DC.

They aren't mercs.

They're the prison riot squad.

We've even got a thread about it.

https://www.fark.com/comments/10835341

Although honestly it's not much of an improvement.


Too lazy to be a cop? Liked being a bully in high school? You should consider a job as a corrections officer!

Lousy pay but great benefits! Make unlimited side money smuggling in contraband, blackmail female inmates for sexual favors, sleep during your night shift, take our your insecurities and low self esteem out on inmates without any fear of being held accountable. Yes, you too can proudly be part of the only thing that America is number 1 at, incarcerating it's citizens!
 
2020-06-04 8:29:13 AM  

rightClick: mikalmd: Is it article 25 time yet ?

how do you plan on getting pence to cooperate to make this happen?


You'll have to find him first.
 
2020-06-04 8:30:31 AM  
What's the law in US constitution that says only an order of congress can direct troops on US soil. It's from late 1800s post US civil war.
 
2020-06-04 8:31:06 AM  

Klyukva: mrparks: So this is what the GOP pivot looks like. Let Dumbtr*mp run things into the ground, and then swoop in and save us.

YAY!

Once again proving that for people like you, the problem was never with what Trump did but with which party he belonged too.

/ We also saw it when party-before-principles Democrats said people should rally behind Bloomberg if he won the primary.
// Thankfully that didn't come close to happening.


Yeah.... wut? If Bloomberg were the nominee, would we unite behind the republican other than trump or trump if the goal was to remove... trump. If anything, your statement shows it's less about party and just the need for anything other than the shiat gibbon. FFS, did you even think about the point you're trying to make? How many viable candidate choices do you think there are in a presidential election?

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2020-06-04 8:31:46 AM  

FightDirector: So...quick question.  Can anyone track down a digitized copy of this?  I think I'd like to read it:

https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/​dsp01cc08hh28h

[Fark user image image 843x470]


For the record, I'm coming up with nothing on TPB. I would also like a digitized copy if someone can find one.
 
2020-06-04 8:31:54 AM  

Jiggatron69: He's got the organization, funding, manpower and desire to make whatever nightmare trump cooks up happen


He doesn't have any legal cover.  And he has a LOT of money.  If a single one of his employees harmed an American citizen?  I'd love to be their lawyer.
 
2020-06-04 8:33:05 AM  

rightClick: mikalmd: Is it article 25 time yet ?

how do you plan on getting pence to cooperate to make this happen?


Pence wants the presidency the same way a starving dog wants a steak.  Notice how he held back at the White House while Trump was out gassing priests and clubbing Americans?
 
2020-06-04 8:33:08 AM  

AnEasyTarget: What's the law in US constitution that says only an order of congress can direct troops on US soil. It's from late 1800s post US civil war.


Found it

Knott Amendment; Posse Comitatus Act of 1878
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse​_​Comitatus_Act#Advisory_and_support_rol​es
 
2020-06-04 8:33:22 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: But not this. Whatever it was.


Live rounds against civilians would be my guess.
 
2020-06-04 8:36:40 AM  

Stupid Guitar: Cubansaltyballs: When secdef basically recanted and this letter and Mattis' letter...

I think something happened behind closed doors.

I think Trump said something so catastrophically alarming or gave an order so frightening they all got on the same page.

I am curious if he asked or started talking about tanks and Apache's and shooting protestors.

All these guys coming together like that didnt do it because of media pressure or from the shiat we saw on the news. Whatever it was, it was behind closed doors and scared the living shiat out of all these men.

One day we'll hear what it was and it'll terrify us, too.

Given that this is one of the leakiest administrations ever, we'll probably hear about it on Friday.


I though we already have...
https://www.businessinsider.com/penta​g​on-didnt-expect-trump-deploy-more-troo​ps-after-esper-call-2020-6
 
2020-06-04 8:50:39 AM  

rightClick: mikalmd: Is it article 25 time yet ?

how do you plan on getting pence to cooperate to make this happen?


Becoming POTUS might be an incentive
 
2020-06-04 8:52:35 AM  

somedude210: Koodz: somedude210: revrendjim: History is littered with the corpses of tyrants who lost the support of their military. A month ago I would have said that could never happen here.

It gives me hope. The military was always the wildcard. Though I kinda want to see a fist fight break out between actual soldiers and Barr's little green men

One on one I'd put my money on Barr's little green men. Actual soldiers tend to spend more time making their beds than training hand to hand unless it's their hobby while prison guards beat the shiat out of people all the time.

NG maybe. Active duty folks, especially from Bragg or Drum? I wouldn't want to f*ck with them


I'm telling you what I've heard from active duty folks more than once. Hand to hand training isn't a priority in the US military. Real soldiers have a physical fitness edge but they don't spend much time at all hitting each other.
 
2020-06-04 8:53:09 AM  
Makes me wonder if behind the scenes trump ain't demanding they open fire with live rounds.
 
2020-06-04 8:58:38 AM  

erik-k: TwowheelinTim: ansius: [image.newsvoice.com image 640x380]

I bet Milley didn't like being ambushed into being an extra in trump's ridiculous photo op.

But yes, the way I'm reading this is that this is instructions to his officers to remember to refuse orders that are illegal, unconstitutional, and unethical.

So yeah, a sh*tbag hypocrite: do as I say, not as I do. Again, f*ck this asshole with a rusty horseshoe.

Do you think that an active duty military officer gets a choice when the CinC says "follow me for a walk?"

Officers of the United States military are required to refuse unlawful orders, but the moral degradation of being a prop for one of the Traitor's PR stunts does not rise to the level of an unlawful order.


Actually, it may. There are military rules against participation in political campaign events while in service uniform.
 
2020-06-04 9:00:35 AM  
I bet anyone here $10 that this guy wrote this because Trump asked / ordered him to bomb literal cities.

( We've already done that before, in Philly, and it was the police that did it. )
 
2020-06-04 9:01:03 AM  
That he was asked / ordered to bomb LIBERAL** cities.

Typo.
 
2020-06-04 9:02:41 AM  

King Something: https://twitter.com/ChiefNGB/status/1​2​68335177484419073

USAF General Joseph Lengyel  is siding with the protesters.


This one is especially telling. He doesn't cite the 92 riots, or other instances of minorities rioting.  He cites farking Selma.
 
2020-06-04 9:02:44 AM  

bluejeansonfire: I bet anyone here $10 that this guy wrote this because Trump asked / ordered him to bomb literal cities.

( We've already done that before, in Philly, and it was the police that did it. )


I could see him musing about air-dropping a live nuke on a test range as a show of force demonstration (also pretty effective distraction).
 
2020-06-04 9:06:54 AM  

Koodz: somedude210: Koodz: somedude210: revrendjim: History is littered with the corpses of tyrants who lost the support of their military. A month ago I would have said that could never happen here.

It gives me hope. The military was always the wildcard. Though I kinda want to see a fist fight break out between actual soldiers and Barr's little green men

One on one I'd put my money on Barr's little green men. Actual soldiers tend to spend more time making their beds than training hand to hand unless it's their hobby while prison guards beat the shiat out of people all the time.

NG maybe. Active duty folks, especially from Bragg or Drum? I wouldn't want to f*ck with them

I'm telling you what I've heard from active duty folks more than once. Hand to hand training isn't a priority in the US military. Real soldiers have a physical fitness edge but they don't spend much time at all hitting each other.


True.
 
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  4. Click here to submit a link.