Monday, September 20, 2021

Treason, Mutiny, and Lies Told
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio 
The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense, not through the Chairman.” 
- former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller

By now we all know that according to Bob Woodward's book “Peril,” four-star General Mark Milley, the now head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...first appointed by Obama as the Army’s Chief of Staff in 2015...went on to serve in the Trump and now the Biden administration, and is the very general who not only oversaw Biden's cowardly Afghanistan failure, but who also secretly collaborated via a phone call on October 30th of last year and in another phone call on January 8th of this year with his Chinese military counterpart, one General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army. Done behind the back of then President Trump, Gen. Milley supposedly did so to warn said counterpart if and when Trump was going to launch a military strike against them a "heads up" if you will. You can read all about that in my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's article, Milley - A 4 Star Threat to National Security.

In this article, however, I will deal with the fallout and ramifications of Milley's what would be a treasonous action, that is if the accusations being levied against him are true, something that still has not been proven one way or another. And why...because none of Woodward's supposed “sources” have come forward to either support or deny said accusations to date. But no matter the outcome, the fact remains that neither an elected nor an appointed official who deliberately and with malice intended subverts the rules governmental protocol must be allowed to stay in office. And if the accused did have what they considered to be legitimate concerns about the then president being unfit to hold office...which it seems was Milley's concerns regarding President Trump...the course of action he should have taken would have been to abide by the recourse as laid out in the Constitution's 25th Amendment, as doing anything to the contrary does indeed betray not only said accuser's oath of office but our country as well.

And if all now in play is true, what Gen. Mark Milley has committed in his calculated decision to give the enemy even an inkling of possible forthcoming U.S. military action is, as per Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution, an act of “treason” against these United States. How so... because while the Constitution does specifically limit the offense of “treason” to only two specific types of conduct, as in (1) “levying war” against the United States; or (2) “adhering to [the] enemies [of the United States], giving them aid and comfort”...what we more commonly refer to as “aiding and abetting” the enemy... Milley's warning to his Chinese counterpart does indeed meet that very criteria.

How could it not, for these supposedly are the very words Gen. Milley spoke to his Chinese counterpart Gen. Li, “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you. General Li, you and I have known each other for five years. If we're going to attack, I'm going to call you ahead of time. It's not going to be a surprise.”

And with “treason” being an act of the highest order, it demands that a timely military court marshal take place with appropriate punishment being adjudicated, if the general was to be found guilty of treason, for his actions and words have jeopardized our national security as well as his knowingly and willingly putting “We the Peoples” lives in danger. And while the truth regarding his guilt or innocence will take time to sort out...investigations and hearings always slow down the judicial process whether said process be in a military or a civilian court...I believe the general still needs to be immediately removed from his duties for his credibility has not only been unequivocally tarnished, but he has put the all-important chain of command in jeopardy...command where the president alone is in control of our military...something that does not bode well for any president's administration.

And while some might claim that Gen. Milley was just doing his job, what with their erroneously believing that government officials supposedly have the go-ahead to communicate with their counterparts in other countries, that simply is not the case for it depends on both what capacity they're acting in and if they have the official permission to do so. And in Milley's case he would have needed said permission from former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller...the man who led the Pentagon after the 2020 election through Biden's have done what he did. But, Secretary Miller, whom Gen. Milley obviously did not tell about either of his calls neither before nor after he had made them, has publicly stated that he "did not and would not ever authorize" even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which Gen. Milley was and unfortunately still is, to secretly speak to his Chinese counterpart without both his and the president knowing and approving of such a conversation.

Now it also must be remembered that Gen. Milley, even in his capacity as the country's highest-ranking military officer, is prohibited from exercising “executive authority” to command our military forces, as he has but one role in the president's administration, that is to provide “military-specific advice” to the president not sneak behind said president's back in an effort to undermine his authority. And with this being what Milley, if true, has done, is why we now find former Secretary of Defense Miller also having publicly stated that, Milley's actions, again if true, are a "disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination," and therefore has called for Gen. Milley to resign “immediately.

And his reason for stating “immediately” is sound for the fact is that the United States Armed Forces, from its beginning, has as per Miller, always "operated under the inviolable principle of civilian control of the military through the president, as our Constitution requires.” Therefore, as per the Constitution, Gen. Milley must now be removed from his position for to do otherwise is in direct violation of the rule of law.

But in today's America it seems that for some...sadly for way far too many...the Constitution does not matter for what are the chances of Gen. Milley ever being brought to trial let alone being found guilty of “treason.” Right now I'd say little to none what with Joe Biden recently stating that, “I have great confidence in General Milley,” even after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and others in Congress rightfully asked Biden to fire Milley, the man they accused of not only having overstepped his authority, but who did work to “actively undermine the sitting Commander in Chief” in his final months in office...a form of mutiny I'd say.

And so the Democrats, as expected, are now circling the wagons around the very general who continues to claim that his conversations with Gen. Li were, “intended to convey reassurance to the Chinese military and were in line with his responsibilities as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,”...something we know thanks to former Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller surely is not the case.

And we also now see Milley's own spokesman, Col. Dave Butler, stating that Milley acted within his authority as the most senior uniformed adviser to the president and to the Secretary of Defense, and that the general does regularly communicate with his counterparts worldwide, including in China and Russia, in an effort to help reduce tensions, provide clarity and avoid “unintended consequences or conflict.” Further stating that “His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability,” Butler added insult to injury by saying that, “All calls from the chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency,” which we know simply is not true.

And so the man...the general...who also took it upon himself to call other key military leaders from the U.K., Russia, and Pakistan, to reassure them that the U.S. government was strong and “in control” forgets that President Trump was still our president at the time he made those calls, which was on January 6th immediately after the Capital so-called riots. And this means that Gen. Milley again took it upon himself to speak out of line not as an advisor to the still in office President Trump, but as a man so out of control that he thought himself to be our country's savior.

So maybe General Mark Milley should not only be charged with “treason” but again with mutiny as well for his actions on both counts did exceed his authority. And besides, in his overzealous belief that President Trump would dare to issue a nuclear attack on China, and in his telling reporters that Democrat lawmakers “were counting on him to avoid the disaster which we knew could happen at any moment,” Milley's own mental instability alone says all the truth we need to know. Case closed.

Copyright © 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All rights reserved. 

*************************************************************************************                For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, Milley - A 4-Star Threat to National Security.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21st, from 7 to 8:30pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Treason, Mutiny, and Lies Told'; 'Milley - A 4-Star Threat to National Security; and important news of the day.

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