President Trump’s safety as Commander-in-Chief is in question now that he’s holed up at Walter Reed Hospital for coronavirus treatment.
Over the past couple of months, Deep State forces within the military have signaled their willingness to undermine Trump’s presidential command, with retired former officers penning op-eds encouraging top brass to forcibly remove Trump should he lose the election.
Additionally, former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warned earlier this summer that President Trump was a danger to democracy.
“I think we need to look harder at who we elect,” Kelly told CNN. “I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them through the filter: What is their character like? What are their ethics?”
Military Globalists Distance Selves From Trump War Criticisms
US Veterans Slam MSM Narrative That Trump Hates Military, Veterans
US Military Will Not Aid Dems in Election Coup Against Trump (Video)
US President Donald Trump accused the Pentagon’s top brass of starting wars in order to hand billions to arms makers, drawing shocked reactions from his liberal critics and foreign policy hawks – some playing both roles at once.
“I’m not saying the military’s in love with me – the soldiers are,” the president said at a White House press conference on Monday.
The top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay healthy.
Trump’s comments come as his latest response to a September 3 story in the Atlantic, which alleged the president had denigrated fallen American soldiers throughout his time in office, reportedly dubbing them “losers” and “suckers.” Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations, which were based on the claims of anonymous officials and aides, reiterating on Monday: “Who would say a thing like that? Only an animal would say a thing like that.”
Military Globalists Distance Selves From Trump War Criticisms
Atlantic Journo Who Claimed Trump Disparaged Veterans Was ‘Chief Salesman’ Of Disastrous Iraq War
The Army’s top general defended military leaders on Tuesday after President Donald Trump accused them of going to war to keep defense contractors “happy,” saying he and others take the decision to send troops into combat “very, very seriously.”
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville declined to comment specifically on Trump’s remarks to reporters on Monday, but defended the Pentagon brass against the accusation that they are beholden to arms manufacturers.
“I’ve talked with generals, I’ve talked with admirals, I’ve talked with [sergeants major] … many of these leaders have sons and daughters who have gone to combat or may be in combat right now. SoI can assure the American people that senior leaders would only recommend sending troops to combat when it’s required in national security, or as a last resort,” McConville said during an event held Tuesday by Defense One. “I feel very strong about it.”
Republican leadership at the RNC Convention this week talked a big game when it comes to “bringing the troops home” – something Trump has been promising since 2016 – but which has not yet ultimately been realized.
But can he deliver now as part of a pre-election promise? It looks like the wheels are finally in motion.
Multiple reports citing Pentagon officials on Friday say up to one-third of all American soldiers will permanently return from Iraq over the next two to three months.
This would bring numbers down from 5,200 to about 3,500 according to Pentagon officials. Trump is in the meantime expected to tout an Iraq withdrawal as a success in ending the wasteful wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A pair of retired Army officers claim that President Trump won’t voluntarily step down from office if he loses the upcoming election and will have to be physically removed by the military.
John Nagl, a lifetime Council on Foreign Relations member, and Col. Paul Yingling penned a letter published by Defense One Tuesday to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley asking him to order the military to remove Trump from office if he loses the election.
“We write to assist you in thinking clearly about that choice. If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order,” Nagl and Yingling wrote.
A US Army investigation is now underway following the alleged accidental distribution of a handout which designated US President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan as a possible indicator of covert white supremacy sympathizers.
US Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn what his office described as “deeply offensive and racist” propaganda “distributed to Redstone Arsenal civilian and uniformed personnel in clear violation of the Hatch Act.”
The Hatch Act prohibits federal government employees from participating in certain partisan, political activities. Brooks argued that the inclusion of “Make American Great Again” in the handout was a decision that should result in the authors being fired.
U.S. Army Funds ‘Microaggression Detector’ to Catch Bias In The Workplace
US Army Testing Armed Robots
The US may voluntarily relinquish its status as a world power and Europeans must brace themselves for such a contingency, including by boosting their militaries, the German chancellor has warned.
European nations need “to carry more of the burden than during the cold war” in terms of defense spending, Merkel said, because they cannot assume that the US will be there to protect them.
“We grew up in the certain knowledge that the United States wanted to be a world power. Should the US now wish to withdraw from that role of its own free will, we would have to reflect on that very deeply,” she said, in an interview published in six European newspapers.
Merkel Sits For German National Anthem During China Visit
Migrants Praise Chancellor Merkel For Opening German Borders
Merkel Seen Trembling Uncontrollably on Camera For a Third Time (Videos)
German Official Claims Angela Merkel’s Trembling is Psychologically-Driven
Deep State Disarming Military Amid Violent Protests
Republican War Hawks Condemn Troop Withdrawal From Germany
Merkel Fights to Keep Her Job, Accepts 2-Week Ultimatum
A group of House Republicans led by Michael McCaul and Adam Kinzinger has drafted a letter calling on US President Donald Trump to discard the idea of reducing the presence of American troops in Germany from 34,500 to 25,000, CNN reported, citing an obtained copy of the letter.
The plans emerged soon after German lawmakers from the Social Democratic Party too raised the issue of reducing the US military presence in the country down to zero.
In the letter, lawmakers argue that such a move could severely impede Washington’s ability to “deter” Russia’s alleged malign activities in Europe and will erode the North Atlantic Treaty alliance.
Reports this week have once again shed light on President Trump’s continued efforts to get US troops out of the middle east and away from conflicts pursued by his predecessors.
A report by NBC news notes that Trump “complains almost daily” that US troops are still in Afghanistan, and that now they are at risk from the coronavirus outbreak.
“His renewed push to withdraw all of them has been spurred by the convergence of his concern that coronavirus poses a force protection issue for thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and his impatience with the halting progress of his peace deal with the Taliban,” officials have told NBC.
“U.S. officials worry the virus could become rampant in Afghanistan, given its lack of health care and testing and its shared border with Iran, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.” the report adds.
Why are we in endless wars in the Middle East?
When you look at the thousands of dead Americans, hundreds of thousands wounded, trillions spent and nothing but chaos left in the wake, you have to wonder why the controlled left and right are against President Trump, who’s fulfilling his campaign promises to bring the troops home.
In an epic moment during Trump’ MAGA rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, the president explained his decision to stop America’s endless wars by telling the crowd how difficult it is for him to inform families of fallen U.S. service members “their child has died.”