Still not convinced that the Deep State exists? Then, explain why former Pentagon officials, including the highest ranking officials, are openly and actively urging military personnel to defy President Trump if and when he wins in 2024.
That’s right, former Pentagon officials are currently urging the military to oppose Trump because they are so frightened that he will win a second term.
First off, don’t you think that sounds like a “insurrection”?
Second, doesn’t this imply that the Deep State is aware of Trump’s growing power?
Even they acknowledged it, saying:
They are getting ready for Trump’s second term.
In other words, the Deep State knows that a second term is coming no matter what — and they are actively working to undermine it.
Exactly. ‘They Are Getting Ready for Trump’s Second Term’: Former Pentagon Brass Encourage Military to Disobey Presidential Ordershttps://t.co/Ns602FScZd
— Amber Smith (@AmberSmithUSA) September 7, 2022
‘They Are Getting Ready for Trump’s Second Term’: Former Pentagon Brass Encourage Military to Disobey Orders https://t.co/HkBTZLQoFJ
— MaryJ (@MaryJ_MAGA) September 7, 2022
What President Trump wanted was transparency. He wanted to follow the law, and he wanted to make sure that the law had been carried out in the 2020 election, yet the Left is blaming him for a so-called insurrection.
Meanwhile, it appears that they are the ones planning an insurrection by telling the military to disobey their future Commander in Chief.
According to Town Hall:
In an ominous open letter published on wonky national security site War on the Rocks Tuesday, eight former secretaries of defense and five former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warned of what they call an “exceptionally challenging civil-military environment” developing in the United States that apparently concerned them enough to publish their thoughts ahead of November’s consequential midterm elections. Never mind, apparently, that the signatories were at the helm of the U.S. military for the better part of the last two decades during which that “environment” was degraded.
Citing “extreme strain” to “[m]any of the factors that shape civil-military relations” in “recent years,” the letter points to “the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ramping up of great power conflict” while alluding to the fact that last August’s withdrawal from Afghanistan — and fresh chaos in Iraq — mean that “the U.S. military must simultaneously come to terms with wars that ended without all the goals satisfactorily accomplished while preparing for more daunting competition with near-peer rivals.”
The letter also not-so-subtly refers to “the divisiveness of affective polarization that culminated in the first election in over a century when the peaceful transfer of political power was disrupted and in doubt” as a reason “military professionals confront an extremely adverse environment.”
“Looking ahead, all of these factors could well get worse before they get better,” the former Pentagon officials warn. “In such an environment, it is helpful to review the core principles and best practices by which civilian and military professionals have conducted healthy American civil-military relations in the past — and can continue to do so, if vigilant and mindful.”
What follows are 16 enumerated “best practices” that deal with the chain of command, political pressure, and civilian control of the U.S. military, all signed by former Pentagon brass including Ash Carter, Mark Esper, Bob Gates, Chuck Hagel, Jim Mattis, Leon Panetta, Martin Dempsey, Joseph Dunford, and Peter Pace.
Let’s ask the reverse:
If Pentagon leaders had told the military to disobey the president when Obama was in office, don’t you think there would have been outcry from the Left?
It would have been all over the media!
The hypocrisy is astounding!
The challenge to a peaceful transfer of power after Donald Trump lost the 2020 election has worsened “an extremely adverse environment” for the U.S. military, according to an open letter signed by several top generals and former defense secretaries. https://t.co/EFGaEc5vaF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 6, 2022
“Military officers swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not an oath of fealty to an individual or to an office,” a bipartisan group of Pentagon officials and former defense secretaries write – in an open letter clearly aimed at Trump https://t.co/u7aRW5yeBC
— West Wing Reports (by Paul Brandus) (@WestWingReport) September 7, 2022
What’s scary is that this is one lone former Pentagon official.
This means that many in even our military are aligned with those in the Deep State.
According to the Washington Post:
The Pentagon’s former defense secretaries and top generals warned Tuesday that political polarization and other societal strains are creating an “exceptionally challenging” environment for maintaining the traditional relationship between the military and civilian worlds.
The assessment is the basis of an extraordinary open letter signed by eight former defense secretaries and five former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Adhering to the military’s tradition of nonpartisanship, the leaders do not blame any political leader or party for the situation, but note that the last presidential election was the first in more than a century to have the peaceful transfer of power disrupted.
The former Pentagon leaders said the current environment is challenging for a variety of reasons, including deep political divisions and the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, and say they fear that the situation could worsen.
At the same time, the U.S. military has ended wars in Iraq and Afghanistan “without all the goals satisfactorily accomplished” and is preparing for “more daunting competition” with other nations, the leaders write.
“Looking ahead, all of these factors could well get worse before they get better,” the letter states. “In such an environment, it is helpful to review the core principles and best practices by which civilian and military professionals have conducted healthy American civil-military relations in the past — and can continue to do so, if vigilant and mindful.”
The signatories of the letter, published Tuesday morning by War on the Rocks, include former president Donald Trump’s two confirmed defense secretaries, Jim Mattis and Mark T. Esper, both of whom clashed with the president and were removed from their positions. Mattis, after leaving office, denounced Trump as a threat to the U.S. Constitution who tried to turn Americans against one another, while Esper resisted Trump’s desire to use active-duty troops against people protesting the police killing of George Floyd and later said Trump was unfit for office.
So what do you think? Is this acceptable? Is this Constitutional?