After 6 Jan, did Gen Milley commit treason or prepare for a coup?

| September 14, 2021

Several days back Poetrooper sent to me this Open Letter to General Mark Milley. In said letter a retired FBI agent and former Army officer laments how Milley impugns all those who attended the 6 January 2021 rally. In accordance with media practice from the last year and a half, the 6 Jan event was the epitome of “mostly peaceful.” I do wonder how the author of that piece feels about the latest revelations on General Milley.

It seems Bob Woodward, who has struggled to maintain relevance since he rocketed to fame in his uncovering the Watergate Scandal conspiracy (and along the way done such things as out an undercover CIA operative), has a new book out. Peril, co written with Robert Costa, carries the description, “The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history.” Yes, soooooo dangerous.

Apparently it was so unbelievably dangerous that the country’s highest ranking military officer used the 6 January event as a pretext to usurp the civilian control of America’s military. He also engaged in back-channel communications with our biggest foreign adversary (who just a year prior had unleashed a literal plague on the Earth). If (and it is in deed a solidly large “IF”) Woodward and Costa are to be believed, Milley was setting the stage to commit something akin to treason or lying the groundwork for a coup of the sitting President of the United States. Check this stuff out.

From CNN;

Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to “Peril,” a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deeply shaken by the assault, ‘was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.’

Milley worried that Trump could ‘go rogue,’ the authors write.

“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley told his senior staff, according to the book.

In response, Milley took extraordinary action, and called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. Speaking to senior military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center, the Pentagon’s war room, Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.

“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley told the officers, according to the book. He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.

“Got it?” Milley asked, according to the book.

“Yes, sir.”

‘Milley considered it an oath,’ the authors write.

Milley was having senior US military commanders swear an oath? Oh, but it gets worse.

Milley’s fear was based on his own observations of Trump’s erratic behavior. His concern was magnified by the events of January 6 and the ‘extraordinary risk’ the situation posed to US national security, the authors write.

Milley had already had two back-channel phone calls with China’s top general, who was on high alert over the chaos in the US.

Then Milley received a blunt phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the book. Woodward and Costa exclusively obtained a transcript of the call, during which Milley tried to reassure Pelosi that the nuclear weapons were safe.

Pelosi pushed back.

“What I’m saying to you is that if they couldn’t even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?”

Pelosi continued, “You know he’s crazy. He’s been crazy for a long time.”

According to Woodward and Costa, Milley responded, “Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything.”

After the call, Milley decided he had to act. He told his top service chiefs to watch everything “all the time.” He called the director of the National Security Agency, Paul Nakasone, and told him, “Needles up … keep watching, scan.” And he told then-CIA Director Gina Haspel, “Aggressively watch everything, 360.”

More at the source, but I don’t suggest following the link to the king of fake news media. Here are alternative sources; American Military News and Red State.

 

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Big Pentagon, DC Government, Ivory Tower Idiocy

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Tallywhagger

Thoroughly modern Milley. A Congressional mistake and a man in need of relief from command.

He does look a bit like a Island Boy sugar daddy… but, I really don’t know anything about that sort of stuff. Now Woodward? Well who knows, he started off on the deep throat thing and, so far, it seems to be working for him!

SurfGW

Who did Woodward deep throat for this information?

Hatchet

Whoa.. Ain’t that some worrying shit!

Hatchet

Cheers and thanks for the linkys, Mason. Not getting much sleep these days, might as well have some good eye-opening shit to read, right? Cheers Mate.

Anonymous

Nice leak– used and screwed by Democrats. Shouldn’t have buddied up to ’em.

AW1Ed

“Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.”

11B-Mailclerk

Did they just tip who gets to be the sacrificial goat for the Afghanistan debacle?

26Limabeans

Perhaps my comment a few dozen threads back that he should eat his gun
was a bit premature.

Poetrooper

Or perhaps a bit prescient?

Anonymous

Vindman the Blue Falcon ain’t happy w/ him…
https://twitter.com/AVindman/status/1437843079294238724

Poetrooper

When you’ve lost Vindman…

Roh-Dog

Holy F**king Sh*t.

I feel like I just woke up and have a great uncertainty iff’in this is still Earth.

I’m a desperate man. Send whiskey, nudes and money.

5JC

Wow, he told to the service chiefs AND the CIA to watch stuff and follow procedure. Total anarchy. A-thor-a-tay run amuck.

He called China to tell them that US was not planning an attack. Sounds like the Chinese needed a little hand holding afraid their guy might not get in there. He made it.

SFC D

Semi agreement on emphasizing following procedure. Seems like Milley was emphasizing a little too emphatically and forgetting his place though. And at first glance, back-channel communications aren’t a bad thing, but he was way out of bounds with that talk of “no surprises”. Complete violation of his oath and probably a few laws. Not to mention violating “procedures”.

MustangCryppie

And imagine our casualties if General Dickhead told the commies an attack was coming.

MCPO USN

Milley must buy Vagisil by the case.

HMCS(FMF) ret

And Pamprin… those menstrual cramps must be a bitch for Milley.

11B-Mailclerk

Folks, don’t forget the progtards -project-.

“Trump will stage a coup!”

And it was the progtards playing “coup” .

“Trump might start a war because crazy”

Biden: “Hold my ice cream.”

KoB

^THIS^..Coming soon…A Congressional Gold Medal and a promotion to the revived rank of 5 Star General. Commendation given by Congress from the grateful Xiountry.

Rope?

A Proud Infidel®™

Everything that the left, their apparati in the Deep State, the mass media, Hollywierd and so-called higher education has been projecting for years.

Ret_25X

As I have suspected for a long time, all of the COL and above types in the US Armed forces think just like our own beloved Dummissar.

The solution starts with taking back school boards, cities, counties, and states.

The lefties and their hysterical children must be rooted out of all places of influence, power, and authority. This starts at the local level.

Stop voting for them, get involved in campaigns at the local level, stop supporting their businesses, churches, clubs, etc.

We have in practice what McCarthy warned us about in theory. A leftist idiocracy in charge of everything from dog catching to the Presidency and it is both parties doing it.

26Limabeans

Krushchev was right about how they would “bury” us through our
schools and institutions. I saw him say it on tv as my mother cried.
They got in…they are here…it is real.

Lest anyone not recognize the man:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=krushchev&t=newext&iax=images&ia=images

MarineDad61

Long BEFORE……
October 30, 2020.
That’s BEFORE the election.
Tipping off the Chinese military.

Herbert J Messkit

He is an advisor. He has ZERO command authority

SFC D

Neither did Al Haig. And that worked out well.

A Proud Infidel®™

IMHO Milley sold hos Soul for his own personal gain betraying the United States of America along with the ID Army, the US Army Infantry,…

Poetrooper

Here’s a quote from Red State that I find on the mark:

“But even if you assume Trump was going to do something dangerous (he wasn’t, but let’s assume), Milley’s obligation would be to refuse the order, resign, and notify Congress. It would not be for him to make secret calls to the Chinese to let them know he’s going to feed them information.”

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/09/14/the-gaslighting-begins-after-mark-milleys-treasonous-actions-are-revealed-n443122

Poetrooper

One of those very smart, conservative lawyers at POWERLINE, John Hinderaker, says he has doubts that Woodward’s account is accurate and quotes Ric Grenell, a former member of Trump’s Administration, as being skeptical:

“Bob Woodward has become the Michael Wolff of Washington, DC.

“It’s hard to believe anything the two of them write.

“Trump isn’t a war starter and I don’t believe Milley thought he was.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/09/gen-milley-a-traitor-or-not.php

‘Twill indeed be interesting to hear what Milley has to say.

MarineDad61

Levin nails it.

Old tanker

From the American Military News article, ““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.”

This is grounds for the charges by itself. He has breached national security to inform our most likely military opponent that he will give advance notice of impending military action. If this is true he needs to be court marshalled and serve serious time. It ranks right up there with another General, by the name of Arnold.

Commissar

WTF Mason?

You are a propagandist and a liar.

You also supported the coup and the attempt by a despot to overthrow our democracy.

You fucking traitor.

KoB

Always with the vulgarity.

Always with the personal attacks.

Always a spapos.

Always a fraud (ht 2 SFC D).

Get lost, Dippy.

Poetrooper

With that level of emotional immaturity, it’s amazing that Lars was a field grade officer in the U.S. Army.

That could very well be what terminated his active duty.

And his truncated LEO career.

But makes him a perfect fit as an Antifa street medic…

SFC D

Mason didn’t write the book. One of your fellow liberals did. The attempted coup was from within. You’re still a fraud, still incapable of reading with any semblance of comprehension.

https://www.rif.org
https://www.buttpaste.com/

Animal

If you were a new member you’d get booted, again, for that remark plus what you said to OAM.

Personally, I think you’re part of the reason funding has been a problem. People don’t want to pay money for your abuse.

rgr769

You give the mendacious mollusk far too much credit.

Jus Bill

Milley incited Mutiny. That’s a Court Martial UCMJ offense. Let it begin, it’s time to send a message…