Yesterday, it was discovered that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, undermined then-President Donald Trump in several calls to China. He told his Chinese counterpart he would warn him if the U.S. decided to attack China.
Let’s keep in mind nobody was planning to attack China. And experts condemned Milley for even suggesting it, saying it could have provoked action from the communist nation. But worse still is the fact that Milley was vowing to help a foreign nation over his own. Many are saying what he did was treason.
Leaders from coast to coast have called for Milley’s resignation. Sen. Rand Paul wants the man court-martialed for his crimes. Donald Trump blasted the report, saying it was made up by Milley and two authors.
But the disgraced general claims it was all true, and he refuses to resign.
Milley in a statement confirmed that the anecdotes in the book are true, but couched them as normal procedure – and signaled that he plans to remain in office.
“General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution,” the chairman’s spokesman, Col. Dave Butler, said in a statement…
“We could have a nuclear war over a mistake because the general is going outside the line of command to insinuate something that nobody believes to be true, but actually could have started a war,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told the John Solomon Reports podcast. “So really, instead of actually calming tensions, he could have actually started an accidental war.” [Source: Just the News]
Gen. Milley not only confirmed he made those calls, but suggested it was normal procedure. Um… since when is it normal for generals to warn enemy nations about an impending attack? That’s kind of the thing that a traitor would do. Anyone remember Benedict Arnold? Are we supposed to believe U.S. generals are running around, warning ISIS about incoming attacks?
We all know Milley is spreading this story (whether true or not) because he wants support from the left. He is probably afraid that his time in the Pentagon is up, after the disaster that was Afghanistan. So, he could be hoping there is a nice job waiting for him over at CNN or NBC. Or, at the very least, he could write his own terrible book and cash in.
Sen. Rand Paul’s take on it seems to be the most accurate. Even saying this to China could spark a war. Trump made it very clear he had no intentions of attack China. In fact, he was the first president in decades not to get us into an overseas conflict. But what Milley did could have worried China, making them think an attack was possible.
How could they have responded? A preemptive attack would not have been off the table. Perhaps even a nuclear strike. By “reassuring” China, Milley was actually stoking new fears that weren’t there to begin with.
That should be enough to remove him from office.
Author: Peter Smith