Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley is acting more like General Jack Ripper from the Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove every day. He even looks like Ripper. Former President Donald Trump is convinced that what he did in January amounts to treason. Calling China and assuring them we won’t strike without warning isn’t a proper thing to do under any circumstances.
Milley channels Jack Ripper
What Milley did on and after January 6 seems just as sneaky as what his counterpart did in the classic Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove. An insane Air Force General unilaterally pushes the button and the whole planet goes “foom” at the end. General Ripper knew what was in plan “R” because he wrote it.
In the movie it was the “emergency war plan in which a lower echelon commander may order nuclear retaliation after a sneak attack if the normal chain of command is disrupted.” The chain of command hadn’t been disrupted, because there was no sneak attack, but the pilots delivering the nuclear bombs had no way of knowing that.
Earlier this year, Milley apparently went rogue and locked a sitting president out of the nuclear launch codes. Then dialed Beijing on the hotline. Not only did he potentially commit treason or sedition or whatever the lawyers want to call it, he brags about it in a new book.
I am told that Gen Milley had 2 routine calls with his Chinese counterpart and more than a dozen calls with NATO allies after Jan 6 to reassure them the US government was stable and to reassure China that the US did not plan a surprise attack, an effort to avoid misunderstanding.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) September 14, 2021
When Trump got wind of what Bob Woodward and Robert Costa cooked up, he hit the ceiling. As soon as he came down, he issued an official statement. He needed a whole lot more than 140 characters for it too.
“If the story of ‘Dumbass’ General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in U.S. history, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, and $85 Billion worth of the newest and most sophisticated Military equipment in the world, and our Country’s reputation, is true, then I assume he would be tried for TREASON.”
Trump spells it out that the reason for that is because “he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack.’ Can’t do that!” That was only the beginning of Trump’s blistering attack.
Disconnect the button
Milley actually claims he dared to reach out to Chinese officials, assuring them “if we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time.” That’s not right and Trump called him out on it. “For the record, I never even thought of attacking China.” It’s just fake news.
Another crime of the rogue general was a “top-secret meeting with senior military officials to take action against then Commander-in-chief Donald Trump, blocking the president from potentially launching nuclear weapons.”
Just like fictional General Jack Ripper, real life General Mark Milley ordered his staff to ignore all orders except his own. That’s the whole key. Both generals fully understand that the crucial directive is “follow the procedure.” The one that was set up ahead of time to allow the general to do as he pleases.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 14, 2021
“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” he ordered according to the new book.
“Prior to taking action, Milley had multiple phone calls with China’s top general and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.” There’s an alleged transcript in the book. “General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.” It sounds so much like the call between the president and Russian leader “Dimitri” in the film, it’s hard not to laugh.
“Now then Dimitri. You know how we’ve always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the bomb. The bomb, Dimitri. The hydrogen bomb… Well now what happened is, one of our base commanders, he had a sort of, well he went a little funny in the head. You know. Just a little… funny. And uh, he went and did a silly thing.” The real life version is printed in the book. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years,” Milley added. “If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”