General Mark Milley answers the “woke” question

The General was a helluva lot more polite than dipshit Gaetz deserves. IMHO.

10 thoughts on “General Mark Milley answers the “woke” question

  1. p/s says:

    Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should ‘crack skulls’ during protests last year, new book claims : “Just shoot them,” Trump said on multiple occasions inside the Oval Office, according to the excerpts. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/bender-book-trump-milley-protests/index.html
    The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump’s argument that the military should intervene violently in order to quell the civil unrest that erupted around the country last year. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley often found he was the lone voice of opposition to those demands during heated Oval Office discussions, according to excerpts of a new book, obtained by CNN, from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.
    …At times, Milley also clashed with top White House officials who sought to encourage the then-President’s behavior. During one Oval Office debate, senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller chimed in, equating the scenes unfolding on his television to those in a third-world country and claiming major American cities had been turned into war zones.”These cities are burning,” Miller warned, according to the excerpts.The comment infuriated Milley, who viewed Miller as not only wrong but out of his lane, Bender writes, noting the Army general who had commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan spun around in his seat and pointed a finger directly at Miller.”Shut the f–k up, Stephen,” Milley snapped, according to the excerpts.

  2. Ignorance is Strength says:

    “Former President Donald Trump mocked the nation’s “woke generals” and bashed their embrace of critical race theory during his first post-White House rally Saturday in tiny Wellington, Ohio.
    “The Biden administration issued new rules pushing twisted critical race theory … into our military,” Trump told several thousand supporters gathered at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. “Our generals and our admirals are now focused more on this nonsense than they are on our enemies.”
    “You see these generals lately on television? They are woke,” he said.
    “Our military will be incapable of fighting and incapable of taking orders,” Trump predicted — imagining a future private refusing to comply with a general’s order.
    “That private’s going to tell the general, ‘Don’t you ever speak to me that way, general — I’ll kick your ass,’” Trump said. “That’s our military, that’s where we’re going. Woke.” https://nypost.com/2021/06/26/trump-rips-woke-generals-critical-race-theory-in-return-rally/

  3. 4therecord says:

    A new book from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender describes how Trump wanted to invoke the Insurrection Act and use the military to quash social justice protests last summer, some of which descended into riots in large cities. The forthcoming book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election,” is slated to be released on July 13. Axios reported some key excerpts Monday. https://www.axios.com/trump-mark-milley-protests-michael-bender-a41db287-7f6a-43d9-9a4c-1ba7a0307881.html
    Seated in the Situation Room with [Attorney General Bill] Barr, Milley, and [Secretary of Defense Mark] Esper, Trump exaggerated claims about the violence and alarmed officials … by announcing he’d just put Milley “in charge.”
    Privately, Milley confronted Trump about his role. He was an adviser, and not in command. But Trump had had enough.
    “I said you’re in f—ing charge!” Trump shouted at him.
    “Well, I’m not in charge!” Milley yelled back.
    “You can’t f—ing talk to me like that!” Trump said. …
    “Goddamnit,” Milley said to others. “There’s a room full of lawyers here. Will someone inform him of my legal responsibilities?”
    “He’s right, Mr. President,” Barr said. “The general is right.”
    [The Joint Chiefs of Staff is a collection of the most senior members of the military. To preserve civilian control of the armed forces, the Joint Chiefs plays only an advisory role to the executive branch, including president, vice president and secretary of defense].
    Re: Insurrection Act of 1807 see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurrection_Act_of_1807

  4. Nancy-boyz says:

    ‘”Every officer is up to speed on diversity training. Not so much ship handling’: Scathing official report finds US Navy is too woke for war because of risk averse, politically correct, control-freak top brass” (Daily Mail July 13, 2021) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9783807/Navy-disarray-focusing-diversity-training-warfighting-report-says.html

    “Four Republican members of Congress are sounding the alarm about naval readiness following the release of a report intended to address “a series of high–profile and damaging operational failures in the Navy’s Surface Warfare community.”
    Two retired military officers, Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle, USMC and Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, USN, interviewed 77 members of the Navy for the report. The report was commissioned by Republicans Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher.
    They found that interviewees held a “broad consensus” that the Navy is “insufficient[ly] focus[ed] on warfighting skills.” (Daily Caller July 12, 2021) https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/12/navy-military-readiness-report-cotton-crenshaw-banks-gallagher/ [The Daily Caller is a right-wing news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C. It was founded by now-Fox News host Tucker Carlson. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Caller ]

    “A REPORT ON THE FIGHTING CULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY SURFACE FLEET” Conducted at the Direction of Senator Tom Cotton Congressman Jim Banks Congressman Dan Crenshaw Congressman Mike Gallagher https://www.cotton.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/navy_report.pdf

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