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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley, was reportedly so concerned about President Donald Trump’s mental health that he secretly phoned China to tell them the United States would not go to war with them.
The shocking revelations are thanks to a new book, Peril, by Washington Post co-editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa, which recounts the dwindling days of the Trump administration.
According to the authors, a phone call took place just days before the 2020 presidential election during which Milley assured General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army of China that the United States would not strike.
The appeal was based on alleged concerns of China about possible US military actions.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything will be fine,” Milley told him, according to the book. “We will not attack or carry out any kinetic operations against you.”
That the nation’s chief military officer walked over the head of the civilian commander in chief – especially not knowing whether Trump would be in chief for another four years at this point after the election – would lead some to end Milley’s actions, which is tantamount to treason.
CNN’s Jamie Gangel reads an excerpt from the Costa / Woodward book in which General Milley says he is “certain that Trump is in serious mental decline after the elections” and took secret steps to improve his ability to be one Limit military strike after January 6th pic.twitter.com/vKMv8tTo1t
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 14, 2021
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Excerpts from the new book show that General Mark Milley died after the March 6 uprising.
“In response, Milley took exceptional measures and convened a secret meeting at his Pentagon office on Jan. 8 to review the process for military action, including the launching of nuclear weapons,” they write.
To be clear, there is no evidence from any source that Trump even had an idea to start a war – especially not against nuclear-armed China, and certainly not with nuclear weapons.
Milley, whose concern about so-called “white anger” has been ridiculed in conservative circles for being “woken up”, instructed officials “not to take orders from anyone unless they are involved”.
“No matter what you are told, you go through with the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of this process, ”he is quoted as saying.
At the end of the meeting, he had the officers “verbally confirm that they understood”.
So … actual betrayal. https://t.co/4YhSLV3QN5
– Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@ rustyweiss74) September 14, 2021
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Recall that shortly after the Capitol uprising, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted talking to the general about means of preventing Trump from accessing the nuclear codes.
Pelosi said she spoke with Milley about “available precautionary measures to prevent an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”
Could you have already talked about it when you called Zuocheng?
State surveillance group Judicial Watch announced in March that it had initiated a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to gain access to records of the call after Sept.
Another book covering the same period, I Alone Can Fix It, makes eyebrow-raising claims about post-election comments Milley made about Trump.
“This guy’s crazy,” Pelosi reportedly told Milley. “He is dangerous. He’s a madman. “
Milley replied, “Ma’am, I guarantee we have checks and balances in the system.”
A coup by Pelosis. https://t.co/eca7aMQEeT via @WSJ
– Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 9, 2021
Milley, the book also claims, compared Trump’s allegations of electoral fraud and the protests that resulted from these objections to the rise of Adolf Hitler.
“This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley allegedly said to his aides. “The Gospel of the Leader.”
“This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley told the aides according to the book … Milley told the aides that he feared it “might be the modern American equivalent of ‘brown shirts in the streets'”. It doesn’t get much more serious than that. https://t.co/FS3s6fiLwg
– Dan Rather (anDanRather) July 15, 2021
The question that arises is – if President Trump had lost control of his mental faculties – why didn’t Milley step down?
CNN wrote in 2018 that any military commanders who felt they had received an illegal order from their commander in chief usually resign to prevent the order from being carried out.
General John Hyten, a high-ranking US nuclear commander, had said at the time that “the US military is always obliged to only obey legal orders, including those that include the launching of nuclear weapons.”
“There is a widespread belief among military commanders that if they cannot carry out an order that does not meet this standard, they must resign,” the report said.
Instead, Milley did what he did.
A nation interested in its own survival would have a military trial against Milley next week and have him on the gallows before the month is up. Treason is treason.
– Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) September 14, 2021
Milley’s actions are incredibly serious, and his calls for resignation must – at least – begin quickly.
Think for a second. Milley’s actions could very easily have caused China to fear that the above Military officer “protests too much” that there was no attack from the United States (after all, there was no indication at first) to start their own military action first.
He could have started a real war.
Not just any war. A was between nuclear powers.
The allegations in the book at this point are simply allegations. But Congress has no choice but to investigate General Mark Milley for his borderline treasonous actions against President Trump and the American people.
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