Diana West Discusses Ideological Pentagon -VS- A Pragmatic Commander in Chief…

This is a little lengthy of a discussion, but it touches upon something very relevant to this election cycle.  Author Diana West discusses a network and pattern of ideology within the modern pentagon leadership, and how a worldview is threatened by President Trump. The interview and discussion is below.

The conversation necessarily gets in the weeds and is filled with unique insight into a very complex alignment. However, in the big picture it’s not difficult to figure out why the Pentagon would be opposed to Trump.  During the campaign and early administration President Trump’s expressed foreign policy was viewed by NATO alliance members as a threat.  The same type of perspective applies internally to the U.S. military.

President Trump’s preferred use of economic warfare makes the Pentagon’s role diminished. Instead of punching North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, President Trump hits the checkbook of Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping.  The primary has become the contingency. The value of James Mattis replaced by the effectiveness of Robert Lighthizer.  JC Milley isn’t in the planning room; Milley’s been replaced by Wilbur Ross (until he’s needed).

In the Trump era the President is telling the Pentagon where and when to position; and asks them for ‘contingency’ preparation.  Decades of Pentagon-centric foreign policy is lessened by an entirely new geopolitical approach based on economic strategy.

Take away power, or worse yet, stop using military power, and the leaders within the system start to sense their institution becoming functionally obsolescent.  Overlay this military view upon pre-existing ideological differences and the situation gets worse.

CTH touched on this last year when we noted how the Pentagon, specifically the joint chiefs, never took any action when Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman positioned himself as an opponent to President Trump’s policy perspective.  The pentagon left Vindman on assignment to the NSC even after Vindman attempted to take-down President Trump.

Another example was Joint Chief Chairman Milley, and the visit Pompeo and Milley took to Mar-a-Lago in December, where they were informing President Trump of military strikes in Syria and Iraq *after* they took place. [Background Here] [Background Here].

Yet another related example was Navy Secretary Richard Spencer threatening President Trump and attempting to extort him into inaction over the disciplinary plans against the SEAL commando, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher.

All of these examples paint a picture of a Pentagon operating outside the chain-of-command and civilian oversight.

Unfortunately, like all other issues in the era of hyper-polarization, normally democrats would be alarmed about military leadership going rogue with their own agenda; however, as long as their agenda is anti-Trump, the political-left is now okay with it.

Recently democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden was openly asking the U.S. military to initiate a coup against President Trump.  The media didn’t bat an eyelash…  The traditional checks-and-balances, things that keep us stable, are seriously getting sketchy.

Ms. West takes a deeper look at the internal ideology within the Pentagon and then notes the tentacles that extend beyond the military into the Brookings Institute and Lawfare agencies.   The larger assembly of the resistance movement becomes visible. WATCH:

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…. It’s only a “soft-coup” until the military shows up.

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306 Responses to Diana West Discusses Ideological Pentagon -VS- A Pragmatic Commander in Chief…

  1. It’s interesting the power of specific people over our current military. The word out is that both McCrystal and to a greater degree, John Allen, have a great deal of control over our current JCS. Allen a longtime, Clinton and Obama bootlicker, currently runs Brookings and is using the Institute to influence and manipulate former subordinates to cause issues in the administration…While McCrystal was fired by Obama, he has a liberal bent and his wife is a hard core lefty, who is close to Hillary’s people. These two guys are at the core of the issues with the JCS. In the next four years, the President will have to purge his Military leadership, bring in fewer Naval Academy legacies (too PC) and groom his own team who have no connections to these two influencers…

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    • FreyFelipe says:

      The chance of an out-and-out military coup, like in some movie, certainly seems very remote, but there clearly is an on going attempt at a coup. For 3 plus years now it has ebbed and flowed with different players, and Mattis, Milley, Kelly and Esper (and Allen, McCrystal … and Petraeus … … ), have clearly joined in. Their roles may be relatively small ones, at least for now, but they have become part of the attempted coup cast. This does not make it a military coup attempt, but it is a coup attempt with military participation and some could say that’s “a distinction without a difference”.

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      • jeff montanye says:

        these guys, and others in and out of government, are probably uncomfortable with president trump who was the first in u.s. government to support the one-state solution for israel/palestine which would leave its electorate half arab and half jew. how they feel about his saying on 9-11-01 that bombs not just planes took down the wtc probably goes past uncomfortable.

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        • GGHD says:

          jeff montanye, basically you have left a ‘I hate Trump’ comment that is NOT specific related to the original article. [+Surely, there are experts about Israel and the Muslims here at TheConservativeTreehouse, that could provide more accurate information, than mine as given here.] =

          1. “Trump, at UN, backs separate states for Israel, Palestinians” September 26, 2018< from the AP.
          "For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as he met Wednesday at the U.N. with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

          Trump told reporters that he believes that two states — Israel and one for the Palestinians — “works best.” He has previously been vague on the topic, suggesting that he would support whatever the parties might agree to, including possibly a one-state resolution, which might see the Palestinian territories become part of Israel.

          2. 13 Christian Takes on Trump’s Peace Plan for Israel and Palestine. CT Christianity Today. JANUARY 28, 2020.<

          With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, he (Trump) outlined details for a proposal that would recognize a Palestinian state following extensive land swaps and security arrangements.

          Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was not present, having broken off communication with the White House following several US decisions deemed biased toward Israel.

          Abbas immediately rejected the plan, which Palestinians had long declared “dead on arrival.”

          But Netanyahu’s acceptance was enthusiastic, declaring himself willing to begin negotiations with the Palestinians on such terms. A day earlier, Netanyahu’s challenger Benny Gantz also signaled his party’s agreement with Trump’s proposal.

          And with $50 billion promised as investment for the nascent Palestinian state, the president believes all the necessary pieces are in place.

          3. Trump has a book, The Art of The Deal. … [Plus, there are many TheConservativeTreehouse articles about Trump's negotiating skills.] Trump has the intuitive ability to open negotiations with certain 'proposals' ~. when Trump is planning to seal the deal for his benefit, and the American people.
          … … It would be wrong to think Trump would engage in an activity causing the Israelis (Jews) potential harm. Trump wants Israel to survive as a viable nation.

          There is a lot of misinformation by the FAKE NEWS about Donald J Trump. The FAKE NEWS constantly tells us: Orange Man is bad; everything anyone thinks is wrong is all the Orange Man's fault.
          ********

          4. Trump is NOT NOT a structural engineer. There are millions and millions of Americans that questioned the collapse of the Twin Towers. Trump might have a different opinion now days.

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          • I didn’t see that as a “I Hate Trump” comment, so the guy had some info backward, it happens and could explain what he wrote. Not sure what spurred you on to write an essay in reply to him either, but I’ll just say that President Trump might just feel exactly the same about the Twin Towers too, along with bathhouse bari soetoro’s birth certificate!

            And your NOT specific (sic) related to the article… did Ad rem ask you to fill in for the day?

            I didn’t think so! L 😀 L

            Chill bro, it’s ok…

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            • GGHD says:

              TheHumanCondition, thank you for the reply. You might be the reincarnation of an old time tap dancer like Fred Astaire or a soft shoe dancer like Bob Hope. … You seem to dance around the original article and my comment. … I’m not as witty as you seem to be; I’m calling your comment as “I hate Trump #2 comment.”

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      • As a Man Thinkth says:

        …there are TRILLIONS at stake….along with the position of the world dominate leader in economics, military and technology.

        IMHO, it is extremely unwise to discount and/or ignore the power and influence these X Obama generals and even more alarmed by the conduct of the generals currently serving within this administration…

        It appears the pentagon may be an even bigger problem than the DOJ, FBI or CIA…

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  2. General Milley’s Walkback of Shame: When a General Grovels To the Mob

    No, not the ANTIFA Commies or Black Supremacists Matter-mobs. I mean the Mob of Deep State Gangsters that has tried to overthrow the President for almost four years now. In a hostage tape, gutlessly played to the captive graduates at the National Defense University, Milley said:

    “…that photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week…sparked a debate of the role of the military in civil society. I should not have been there. My presence in that moment and that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it. We must hold dear the principle of an apolitical military that is so deeply rooted in the very essence of our Republic.”

    It wasn’t a political event. It was a patriotic event. An event of civic restoration. There is nothing wrong–and everything right– with a president walking down a public street in the nation’s capitol to a place that calls itself “the church of the Presidents” with a “All Are Welcome”-sign in front to celebrate the return of Law and Order. This was a signal to church-burners that Rule of Law has been restored over the Rule of the Mob–and was done with the help of Milley’s very own Guardsmen. You had a DUTY to be there, General.

    Just because a bunch of rabid Trump-haters, twisted beyond recognition by their pathological hatred, gave the General grief, he chose cowardice over principle and folded like a cheap suit. If that was a partisan political act, then so is a president’s visit to the Korean DMZ or a speech at Normandy or a walk through Arlington. The politics here–and the most extreme sort of politics–lay with Mayor Bowser. She tried to provoke bloodshed on the White House lawn for the cameras.

    Milley is doing exactly what he complains about. By calling the President’s walk “partisan politics” instead of a patriotic reclamation of national sovereignty and decency, the General is siding with the President’s lunatic political opponents, not to mention rioters. Not peaceable protestors–rioters. Church-burners. Rock-throwers and looters. And by doing so at a military graduation, he used the military as a prop for a partisan political op–just what he claims to oppose.

    Our President reveals the truth about Deep State Hacks and Swamp-Dwellers without even trying, just by being himself: the President of the People and a Patriot to the depths of his soul. If you shouldn’t have been there then, General, then you shouldn’t be there now.
    Resign. Resign now. And let someone not ashamed of Ordered Liberty in a Constitutional Republic take your place. We’re done with you and the Mob you and pals run with.
    All of the mobs.

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    • Rhi says:

      AMEN Gipper!
      Couldn’t quite put my finger on why Gen. Jack Keenan was supporting Milley’s walk back apology because of the ‘politics’ involved struck me as not only fallacious but pernicious- you nailed it! Thanks!

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      • Rhi says:

        Also, I’ve been praying the LORD expose more and more the evil corruption and lift the covers off the maggot infected body politic… it is amazing the exposure being revealed; looks like my prayers are being granted.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “looks like my prayers are being granted.”

          Mine as well. I use CTH as a resource for names and specifics to pray for, instead of unknown generalizations.

          Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

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        • guest4ever says:

          Rhi—And keep our great POTUS, his family, and those faithful in his administration, safe.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        I am not familiar with Gen. Jack Keenan, perhaps you mean Ret. Gen. Jack Keane. If so, he stated he supported Milley because a solder in never suppose to be at a political event while in uniform. It is an offense that one can be courtmartialed for. Since he is the number one solder it would set a bad example. If you recall the sailors who were reprimanded for wearing the MAGA hats while in uniform when President Trump visited their ship.

        I don’t care for Milley and I am not sure why he considered a visit to the burned out church with the President a “political event.” It is my personal belief that Milley is a dyed in the wool dem who was more afraid of his deep state people would think. If Milley would have kept his mouth shut there would have been no uproar. If his Commander-in-Chief told him to come with the group then he should have followed orders. Instead, he cowered off in the crowd like a cockroach.

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        • As a Man Thinkth says:

          Going to the church with PDJT was as important a moment as raising the flag on Iwa Jima….

          The photo statement was ” we survived, we subdued the anarchist, and (raise the bible) God will prevail….

          I di not need MSM nor Milly interpret what I see with my own eyes….The President Of the United States enacting his roll as leader of this country….

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          • dilonsfo says:

            I believe you are correct. The MSM will never see that moment as President Trump unafraid and a leader.

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          • cali says:

            @As A Man Thinkth: ^^^^^^^This!

            This group forms the Military Industrial Complex one often hears about but couldn’t put a face to it. Here we are and we can finally see who these men are.
            Case in point: LTG (ret) Mike Flynn angered some of them as he expressed that an audit had to be done since billions went into a black hole – monies spent to initiate the first steps to start wars. Some of his own superiors looked sideways at Mike Flynn knowing what his plans were serving in the Trump administration.
            While two of them wre missing in this pic – McRaven and McChrystal – did their part in sabotaging Flynn. Adding to my disappointment is the fact that Petraeus himself is now a regular Bilderberg attendee each and every time. The Bilderbergers are after all part of the cabal or deep state where they discuss their plan of action for the coming year.
            I suppose being shamed, framed and then some turned out to be a lucrative business for Petraeus.

            Make a long story short not all of them have the best interest of this republic in mind. Money always wins out in the end.
            Who can forget Adam Lovinger – a true whistleblower – calling out Halper being employed and paid millions by the Pentagon as he framed Flynn and others while disguising his work as ‘research into China’.

            The Pentagon fired Lovinger, suspended his security clearance and smeared him. Just now is his case coming into focus as Grassley and Johnson picked it up and asking questions that should have been asked long ago.

            Over 200+ good military leaders were purged during Hussein’s reign who refused to pledge loyalty top him rather than the constitution. Maybe just maybe some of them are willing to return as they are badly needed.

            I personally think that cleaning out those who have gone rogue need to be purged and what better time then to weed them out now. I would definitely don’t root it out!

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    • canoehustler says:

      It is amazing to watch Trump reveal the true motives of the deep state just by being himself. It’s uncanny.

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    • FreyFelipe says:

      And the State of the Union is 1 million times more a “political effect” and all the Joint Chiefs were there and were front-and-enter sticking out like a bunch of sore thumps.

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    • dasantacroce says:

      Agreed. The Joint Chiefs of Staff is a political body.

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    • oldguy05 says:

      While I agree with 99.5% of your comment, I doubt the following quote from it was his motivation:
      “Just because a bunch of rabid Trump-haters, twisted beyond recognition by their pathological hatred, gave the General grief, he chose cowardice over principle and folded like a cheap suit.”

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      • oldguy05 says:

        Dang fumble fingers hit “post” too soon:)
        To conclude: I think he is one of those Trump-haters or if not has his own agenda.

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    • MAGA Minuteman says:

      Excellent post.

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  3. Yy4u says:

    Not complicated. The Pentagon is the Globalist army. Non Globalist brass was purged. Their loyalty is to NATO not Main Street

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  4. arsumbris says:

    Anyone who wants to deep-dive into the Islamization of US forces theory she’s talking about, here’s the detailed version:

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  5. Yy4u says:

    The president’s walk was leadership. Contrast that to Biden taking a knee

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  6. billshiloh says:

    Is there ANY department that the President
    can depend on 100% ?
    I would really appreciate an answer from one
    of the very knowledgeable treepers, of which there are many on this board.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      Dr. Ben Carson, head of HUD. David Bernhardt, Secretary of the Interior Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, Eugene Scalia, Secretary of Labor are just a few the pop out right away, Of course, Mike Pence also is a member of the Cabinet who does what the President asks him to do.

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      • Marc says:

        Deep State Dept. is full of Trump’s enemies. Pompeo has not and likely will not purge the bad elements out of their positions.

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      • Jan says:

        Suspicious cat is unsure about Pompeo. Certainly no Republican in the Senate can be trusted, except maybe Marsha Blackburn & Josh Hawley. I want to trust Tom Cotton, but he’s on the Senate Intel Committee which is definitely in on the coup.

        A few members of the Freedom Caucus in the House are dependable–Jim Jordan, Nunes, Biggs, Gohmert, John Radcliffe, now ODNI Chief for whom we have great hope that he will continue Ric Grinell’s declassifying classified documents & Mark Meadows who is now the President’s Chief of Staff. That’s about it for Congress.

        Pres. Trump has back on WH staff Hope Hicks & another guy who were with Pres. Trump in the campaign, transition and 1st year in the WH. The new Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, former Trump campaign spokesperson, manages to make the WH press corp. look like the idiots they are.

        And his National Security Adviser, OBrien, cut the National Security Council from 200+ to 105, including Vindman.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      The Office of the First Lady, but other than that, no.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      I don’t consider myself to be one of the more knowledgeable people here. But if you’re asking if there is any department that hasn’t been infiltrated by subversives the answer is no.

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    • swissik says:

      I bank on my instinct which at my advanced age has served me quite well. I trust Ben Carson 100%. Some of the others to a lesser degree so I won’t mention their names.

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    • guest4ever says:

      billshiloh—My short answer (guess really) would be, “no”.

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  7. billshiloh says:

    Is there ANY department that the President
    can depend on 100% ?
    I would really appreciate an answer from one
    of the very knowledgeable treepers, of which there are many on this board.

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    • I would not trust the hierarchy in any department.
      Can the top 5 in each one and start over.

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    • dbobway says:

      This simple answer is ‘no’.
      The President has a unique experience advantage over politicians.
      When your building brick and mortar, it isn’t an idea but a solid structure.
      Standing there to be critiqued. Hard to spin concrete.
      That is our President’s mindset with his decision making as our boss.
      Failure is just a bump in the road to the means, to complete that journey.
      It is really that simple.
      From getting here to there.
      Completing his policy goals, are concrete, not ideas.

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  8. Herbert Kroll says:

    Personally, I wouldn’t touch Mrs. West, or any of her opinions, with a ten foot pole…

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  9. Nan says:

    Not the be understated is the role of defense contracting in all of this. (Pardon me if this point is brought up in the interview; I can’t watch right now)

    Our defense contracting sector has gotten very wealthy off the last twenty years of unending war. Very very wealthy. This stupid war is good for business, both in terms of stateside supply contracts and overseas “nation building” crap.

    Who do you think populates these companies? Where do retired generals and colonels go when they’re done with their military time? In the Air Force, a lot of them end up in the airlines but that’s a limited option. Most of them are going to get hired by the defense contracting sector.

    Whether they’ll admit it or not, whether they even realize it or not, a lot of these guys protect the war because it protects their future income.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “a lot of these guys protect the war because it protects their future income.”

      Which is why I don’t place much faith in most of the retired military that appear as guests on FNC & FBN. Where are they working now? (Hint- follow the money $$$$$$)

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    • swissik says:

      Thank you Nan for stating it so succinctly. I agree and would add that some also go into lucrative academic administrative jobs, although to a lesser degree because it doesn’t pay quite as well as the defense contractors. However, it can be prestigious.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      By the time they retire as military leaders they’ve lived all their adult lives preparing for and engaging in war. They have become warmongers in a world that needs peace.

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    • Jan says:

      And don’t forget the spouses of our House and Senate members, like the husband of Not-So-Fine Finestein & Nasty Piglosi.

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  10. C-Low says:

    All the generals who came out of a generation that has not won a war post WW2. To weak and timid to openly call out those leaders who lead them into defeat after defeat by self imposed policy, Vietnam, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan etc……. it rolls on. War is ugly anti politick were success comes from killing your enemy faster than they can generate and chasing them into to their homes to kill the gestation. Modern war of rules were if we kill terrorist we just make more, we must win the hearts and minds BS, if we draw imaginary lines in the sand we can win by attrition, idiocy born of politick.

    McArthur Korea was the last real general who stood against the politicks he was rolled out of position and instead of winning we got a draw after years of useless attrition blood letting. All since stood silent while we sent men to die in wars designed to fail by politicks from the start while our mil leadership just stood silent knowing better.

    Now all the sudden they got sacks? Explains allot.

    Trump is the commander in chief and needs to start passing out the pink slips or demands for early retirement short open firing. We need fresh blood that is ready to break with the losing system and return to what made America great. If when America goes to war it should be to win utter defeat of the enemy. If you force US to fight which we are not an aggressor looking for dragons to slay but if you threaten our interest and engage we will chase you to your yard crush you and all around you. War with the US should be a rare thing but something that no one wants because when we come it should be 100 no rules no restrictions just your utter destruction, break, destroy, crush, find new leader that will not break the rule (don’t mess with the US or our interest period) then leave. No hearts minds no BS.

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    • Rotor says:

      War with the US should be….. we sweep through your country and leave nothing but crying widows and burning homes. That’s why no one should want war with the US.

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  11. Doug Amos says:

    Amazing! Month by month, week by week, day by day they pile up everywhere in all directions. 1 man, President Trump, 1 website, CTH and the free ride on the asses of the people starts to stink like the mountain of garbage these sub humans are.

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  12. jediphantom says:

    In light of the current assault on our Republic and indeed, on free peoples around the world, we may all take some comfort in knowing this truth. The oil inside of Syria, dutifully guarded by American and Allied forces, is said to be SAFE AND SOUND, RESTING COMFORTABLY, AND SLEEPING PEACEFULLY.
    See? It’s not ALL bad news now is it? So what if major parts of the working class population in cities of all 57 STATES are seeing a TRILLION DOLLARS in wealth STOLEN FROM THEM BY LEFT WING DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST FORCES. Haven’t we all been promised an OMELETTE by the minions of the SOCIALIST SCOURGE?
    And one more point of fact, if I may. The people on the ground who have lost everything….are NOT blaming the POTUS, his supporters, “OHR” the Republican Conservative Base. THEY ARE BLAMING THE DEMOCRATS. You just won’t see that ANYWHERE in the DEEP STATES SWAMP MEDIA. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. DEPLORABLE JEDI.

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  13. vrajavala says:

    This is good news: Law provides punishment for generals who slam Trump:
    ‘That is a court-martial offense, and yes, you can be recalled to active duty to be court-martialed’ UCMJ

    Diana West was also interviewed by Jason Goodman

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  14. Great interview…what we all have been seeing, but she puts depth into the surface images…like a crime mystery novel…how will it end? To be continued…

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    • guest4ever says:

      littleflower—-Pray and fast. I hope and pray it will end well, but it’s going to be one heck of a ride!!!

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        Maybe our forty years of wandering in the wilderness is coming to an end.

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        • davidsstones says:

          After 40 years they didn’t all go in. They all saw the pillar of fire by night and traveled under the protective cloud by day. They all ate bread that fell from Heaven and drank pure water from the rock. But they didn’t all go in. Many were called to go in but God didn’t choose them all. The Brave were chosen to fight, the cowards stayed in the wilderness. He told them exactly what they would be doing and who they’d defeat. War was the method and means of possessing the Promise. If you didn’t have the heart of a warrior to fight under God you didn’t go in because God knew His enemies weren’t going to hand over their cities and fields so Israel could possess the Promise.
          If the 40 years is coming to an end then the war is underway until it’s won. Winning is the promise to occupy the Promise. Look who is destroying the cities, killing, maiming, stealing from and verbally assaulting the Christians who showed up. BLM is Obama is Muslim. Not many Whites or European bloodline decendents are Muslim.

          What if BLM is not about Blacks, but the race is a cover for the religion?
          Since religion can’t be the label over the door of the Oval office, separation of Church and state; likely neither a Pastor, a Priest nor an Inmnam could run for office and set up their religion. But you could run on your race and appoint Muslims to your cabinet without mentioning religion. Obama did.

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          • Dave Radetsky says:

            I hate to tell you, but when you say that not many whites are muslim I think you need to rethink your statement. If you remember anthropology class, there are only 3 races: 1.) Asian (anthropologically called Mongoloid because they originated in the Mongolian area), 2.) Black (anthropolofically called Negroid and they originated in the Sub-Saharan African area), and 3.) White (anthropologically called Caucasian and came from the Caucasus area). Not all Muslims come from only the Black or Asian race, many are Caucasian. It is an error to think Caucasians are only from northern Europe.

            Add to those thoughts the fact that Biblically speaking there is great reason to believe that Islam will be destroyed before the End Times are complete. Islam is more political than it is religious. And you mentioned BLM. BLM uses race as a front. It is not about race and it is heavily tied to the globalists like Soros and such. This is all about politics.

            The place religion plays is quite simple. God overrides everything. He made is very clear that very few people who call themselves Christian truly are. Jesus said that on judgment day many will come to Him claiming to be His followers and He will tell them to get away because He never knew them. The Apostle Paul taught that most people who thought they were Christian were not and that’s why he said that we should examine ourselves to make sure we are truly Christ’s followers.

            This all follows on one of the biggest problems in America. Americans read the Bible and assume that it is all about them. The fact is that it’s about God’s people, which are not all American. In fact, America isn’t even mentioned in the Bible. This means that at some point America will have to either fall or it will become a weak satellite of some other country. My guess is that it will be because the American people, with the exception of a few that are true believers, will not do as God asks and turn from their sin and follow Him.

            Remember that God promised in IIChronicles 7:14 that He would heal the nation if the people repented and followed Him. He already started His blessings on America’s healing when He gave us this president, but we, as a people, have not repented and lived according to His ways. As a result, don’t be surprised if, at some point which no one knows when it will be, God decides to pull His hand of blessing away and let America fall.

            If you’re going to pray for something, the most important thing you can pray for is a spiritual revival in America. Nothing will do more good.

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          • ms doodlebug says:

            You’re right. The war is underway. Obama did as you say, but before that the stage was set by others. Thanks to President Trump those ‘others’ and their deceptions have been exposed. We know who and what we are battling. President Trump knows how to use modern day domestic weapons of war…not the least of which is public exposure and our laws.

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  15. canoehustler says:

    Of all the depressing things about the state of our Republic, learning how unpatriotic our military leaders are tops the cake. As a patriot I honor the military service members by habit and assuming a general is even more patriotic than myself. And I’ve always assumed that the military could never be corrupted by Obama’s hate of the US. The level of corruption and turning away from our founders is sickening.

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    • Linda K. says:

      These Generals are not following military discipline and are totally political. Even John Kelly, who lost a son at war, has backstabbed Trump. I hate to say this, it ks cruel because of how painful the loss of a child is, but General Kelly let his son fight in an unnecessary war. His son’s death has benefited General Kelly’s bonafides, undeservedly so. Because Kelly did not stand with the Commander in Chief which is his duty.

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    • guest4ever says:

      Canoe—-I’m sure their corruption had a lot to do with plain, ole greed.

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  16. kimosaabe says:

    This says far more about you, Herbert than it does Ms West. Thanks for outing yourself. Now we know.

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  17. formerdem says:

    Remember people saying we should use military tribunals to clean up the coup? I thought at the time,they do protest too much. It made me wonder whassup in the military. And it made me wonder about every person making that remark over and over.

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  18. canoehustler says:

    One thing Obama said during his leaked conference call, something to the effect that the DOJ has abandoned it’s principles. I take that to mean that Trump broke the Obama thread in the DOJ. I also take it to mean the rest of the departments still operate in principle to what Obama would want.

    I think Pompeo’s and Espers exit from the ICC is a huge step. I don’t trust either but they followed through on what Trump wanted.

    Does anyone have a link to Biden saying the Generals will skin Trump as referenced in that video?

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  19. fuzzball010 says:

    Does President Trump read Diana West? Does he show any awareness of the revisionist history that Ms. West has revealed in American Betrayal? I know that Diana West is a supporter and big fan of this president and the MAGA program. Are there evidences that Trump is guided by West’s book?

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  20. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    I don’t understand why it took people so long to realize that President Trump doesn’t have the backing of the Pentagon. It was obvious 3 years ago.

    It’s also obvious that the U.S. military is still in bad shape, but people like to pretend that everything has been fixed.

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    • lieutenantm says:

      Pretend…….to pretend is sometimes necessary in the same way secrecy is sometimes necessary. It is a tool. Sorry to awaken you.

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    • dbobway says:

      It is getting better. This goes back to LBJ and Vietnam. Many of these Generals are younger than I am.
      I was a year too late to be drafted. I’m the first year an American boy wasn’t subject to being drafted. Growing up with that on you shoulder was something kids today have no clue what it’s like. The President lived that time as adult. Yes, he was fortunate, he didn’t have to go. But he remembers how wrong it was.
      President Trump has a lot of work to fix the military. I believe he he is working at light speed. He has the direct history of these Generals at his fingertips. He knows what he has and doesn’t with these guys. He doesn’t need Diane West to tell him.
      Listening to Ms.West tell it, is funner than reading it.
      I like a spoon of sugar, with my truth.
      It helps the medicine go down.

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  21. Brant says:

    The good thing about the continuing coup attempts and now the military involved….Trump re-election must be 100% assured and he must be about to give new meaning to the word, landslide. His letting the lib governors and big city mayors show their true colors by their actions/inaction during the plandemic and plandemonium must be getting him more and more big city votes. If it was known he had no chance for re-election, they would just wait him out. Its just a few more months. That they aren’t waiting means he is going to have a huge yuge landslide win and will have a yuge mandate to really clean house. I am encouraged that these people are exposing themselves.

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  22. FreyFelipe says:

    Milley is such a liar when he says military / generals should not appear with a President in anything that could be called a “political event”. Wasn’t he at the last State of the Union sitting front-and-center in the audience? Did he go, but sit way in the back with a disguise?

    A State of the Union is far-far-far more a “political event” than visiting an iconic Church right across from the White House that was burned. If Joe Dementia wins, I’ll bet he will be at the next State of the Union and provably standing up and clapping.

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    • davidsstones says:

      Apparently there is a military rule; an officer cannot take part in a political event “in uniform”. Milley was in uniform wearing his identity / rank. He’s correct in apologizing and stepping back from his offense by clarifying he was unaware of what trump was doing. They all began walking as a group and he didn’t know where the President was going till they got to the church. It is the press that left out the “in uniform”. See how the optics shift from Milley breaking a rule to Milley distancing the military from Trump and the implication Trump was “using” Milley to use the military, against the protesters?

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    • Issy says:

      FreyFelipe: Milly’s statement puzzled me greatly. I didn’t see it as a political event any more than any event when the president and a general are at the same place at the same time. I guess if you were of a particular mindset you would view it that way.

      This article has made it clearer to me. The pentagon is in on the resistance and Milly had to cower to them. He should have told them to stuff it.

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  23. chuck says:

    Interesting. I didn’t hear a peep from the politicians, masquerading as flag officers, when BHO castrated the military and forced identity politics into their ranks. Yet they’re screaming even though the President has rebuilt the military and put renewed fear into the hearts of our enemies, while at the same time moving us out of these endless wars. They are fighting him because they are part of the world- wide cabal of globalists/neocons who never saw a war they didn’t like. He’s forcing NATO to pay their fair share, even though they are a faux military force. He has personally humiliated some of their buddies, and made new alliances in Asia and the Middle East that that doesn’t conform to their model/ideology. His speech at the Military Academy’s graduation ceremony will only infuriate them further.

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  24. Perot Conservative says:

    The nightclub on Minneapolis burned down? What?

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  25. biff0101 says:

    IMHO, recent actions and evidence indicates that ANTIFA, BLM, Communist Party, Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR have infiltrated the military (To include the current JCS and DOD), CIA, FBI, DOJ, NSA and State Department. Mattis, Allen, McMaster, Milley, All of JCS), Esper, Hayden, Kelly, McRaven, McChrystal and Petraeus are all traitors and need to be charged accordingly. Flag Officers are worthless shills for the Left!

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  26. davidsstones says:

    Author, Diana West. Authored? If she’s worth summarizing her unique observations encouragement to read the entirety of her work, which is substantial, could be included here.

    American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character
    The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
    Death Of The Grown-Up
    The Rebuttal: Defending ‘American Betrayal’ from the Book-Burners
    Remember When Obama Wouldn’t Show ID?: Dispatches from the Eligibility Wars (2008-2015)
    No Fear: Selected Columns (1999-2013) from America’s Most Politically Incorrect Journalist

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  27. davidsstones says:

    Author, Diana West. Authored? If she’s worth summarizing her unique observations encouragement to read the entirety of her work, which is substantial, could be included here.

    American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character
    The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
    Death Of The Grown-Up
    The Rebuttal: Defending ‘American Betrayal’ from the Book-Burners
    Remember When Obama Wouldn’t Show ID?: Dispatches from the Eligibility Wars (2008-2015)
    No Fear: Selected Columns (1999-2013) from America’s Most Politically Incorrect Journalist

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  28. GGHD says:

    Donald Trump as a successful businessman would have an intuitive understanding of the effectiveness of economic pressures.
    … … +The Good Book held up Donald Trump recently has this teaching: = “For the ~~love of money is the root of all evil:~~ which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
    Trump doesn’t want to constantly battle the weeds; he tries to destroy the roots to the problem.

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  29. Gotterdammerung says:

    How many generals did Obama purge and replace? As Tucker said the other night: the left only criticizes things they don’t control, and when was the last major criticism/protest against the military?

    The fact is that the Pentagon is compromised , all the patriots gone and replaced by uniformed yes men, either leftists themselves or entirely beholden to them in one form or another.

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    • tax2much says:

      Of course the top brass are anti-Trump. All of them have been promoted there by New World Order presidents for over 30 years. POTUS needed to start pruning on day one. The DS thought they could rid themselves of Trump by the FBI insurance plan, then the Mueller hit, then impeachment, then pandemic. All has failed, so now it falls to military as last resort.

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  30. Gary Lacey says:

    A world wide view…..how does China, Russia and the Muslims fit into their “world Wide View”?
    Is this “World Wide View” a European concept?

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  31. Arrest Soros says:

    Let’s not underestimate the influence of NATO (read Europe) in all this.
    The US Brass work hand in glove with the European (and Canadian) Brass. I wouldn’t be surprised if the NATO Brass know exactly what the US Joint Chiefs are up to and have discussed it with them.
    Trump is a threat to them all. ALL OF THEM.
    This really is a global struggle and Trump couldn’t have come any later or the Republic (and The West) would have been lost.

    Just imagine if Trump had become president in 2000 instead of Dubya. The World would be a much different and better place by now.

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  32. azgulch says:

    PTrump chose to be President. He is rich, famous, and has had a very good life. Honestly, he walked into a hornets nest. I don’t think he expected what has transpired over the last 3.5 years, warfare the whole time, from almost every agency including the military. Corrupt from top to almost the bottom.

    Four more years will not be enough. He can change the direction of this country but will need 2-3 succeeding presidents of his ilk to really secure this tragectory. Senators and the entrenched civil servants view 8 years as just a blip on the screen. I don’t think the American public will give him or them that amount of time. Twelve years is about max but we need about 24 years. Too bad for my kids and grandkids.

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  33. Conservative_302 says:

    Wow! That was a great video. Thank you, Sundance, for including it. It really opened my eyes. The only way Trump survives is by the hand of God. He is up against so much corruption. He is on a mission from God. MAGA!

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    • Charlie says:

      Pray for him to have God’s wisdom and direction, courage, and fortitude,health and safety, and such success that no one can deny that God is behind him. Only God can help him and us. I pray for him daily.

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  34. seharper1960 says:

    It is relevant here that the last president spent most of his presidency purging the military of generals who did not toe his ideological line.

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  35. railer says:

    Milley is a globalist social justice warrior in uniform. Look at his academic background. It tells all.

    He’s also fat and undisciplined, and it’s ridiculous that such a slovenly creature is allowed to lead in our armed forces. I’m older than he is and not paid to do so, but I’ll run that course better than that lardass any day, and I’ll bet he can’t even finish. But he has all those other wonderful attributes that the MIC and McConnell want him to deliver, and he’ll cash in after Trump fires him following the election.

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  36. Irish19Kilo says:

    I tend to follow the belief that the CFR has more influence over the Pentagon than the Brookings Institute.

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  37. TwoLaine says:

    President TRUMP said you have to Dominate The Streets, not the Battlefield.

    According to AG Barr, there was no dispute between Esper and President TRUMP. That was media hype and editing.

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  38. TwoLaine says:

    Good to see this conversation taking place.

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  39. Rotor says:

    I don’t recall Gen Milley showing any anguish about LTC Vindman wearing his uniform to an obviously political hearing on Capital Hill.

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  40. itsy_bitsy says:

    The top echelons of the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. that Obama left in place when Trump took office all have a strong resemblance to ANTIFA!

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  41. Child of mornign says:

    Like Ms. West I have been waiting for this reveal to happen. I truly wonder about our President’s support for the military. It will be an unpopular view here but I believe that the US Military does not serve America. It is not an American “thing”. It is a tool of globalists. That’s why the US Military does not defend the US or fight in the interests of Americans. US Military soldiers die in the name of global communism. Unfortunately the soldiers don’t know this.

    President Trump’s failure to bring the troops home is a shining example of how little control he has of the most awesome destructive force the world has ever known. I have hoped that President Trump was buying off the military by indebting my sons, their children and grandchildren in hopes of one day gaining control of it. It seems that probably has not happened.

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  42. Johnny Dollar says:

    Trump got under the skin of the “Generals” and “Admirals” when he reinstated the Seal named Gallagher over the objections of the “Admirals.” That was a biggee and a clear sign Trump was not happy with the uniformed seniors.

    You might also throw in there the dufuss Captain of the Roosevelt, Crozier. That guy was recommended by the “Admirals” and “Generals” to be reinstated to his command of the Roosevelt. For good reason, Trump did not like the guy which probably is the reason he’s, today, the Captain of a desk at NAS North Island. Not a bad place to wait out your retirement, in case you’ve never been to Coronado.

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  43. David R. Graham says:

    With respect, Sundance, I see the Trump foreign policy as old, not new, Washington-ian, Lincoln-ian, and Roosevelt-ian (Teddy), not novel Trumpian. Also, classical American moral reasons, not economic reasons, are the substance of this classic American foreign policy POTUS Trump has resuscitated.

    These GOs and ADMs are, as you say, upset over a loss of engagement opportunities — read, career advancements and billets — as well they might be. The cynicism, regarding the lives of their fellow Americans-in-Uniform, that underlies their discomfiture is grinding.

    Be that as it is, the counter argument to their protestations is that Americans want advance to their initial and proven-successful foreign policy, to wit: we have no designs on any other nation; we wish only the opportunity for fair trade with any and all; however, if you harm us, if you aim for unfair trade with us, we will destroy you.

    This may appear to be an economics-based foreign policy. It DOES have the restricting effect on senior officer billets you mention. However, it is at root a morality-based policy. Economics is in its branches, leaves and fruits, but its seed and roots are moral: let us be deal fairly and be happy; that is all we desire by way of foreign policy.

    These GOs and ADMs have thrown away their honor. That loss of respect is a horrible sight to behold. But it is what it is, and that is it for them. Their own starred-bros fraternity turned their reason on its head. I would offer, without any direct proof, that this denouement to these officers’ careers was made inevitable upon their *not* standing up, over years now, for one of their own as he has been roughly and maliciously handled: Mike Flynn.

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  44. Tim Lynch says:

    Ms West’s assessment of Afghanistan is factually wrong which makes the remainder of her argument difficult to take seriously. I was in Afghanistan for 8 years as a heavily armed humanitarian, I am a retired Marine Corps infantry officer who lived outside the wire in Afghan villages, wore local clothes etc… McChrystal – who I agree was clueless – didn’t tell anyone to take off ballistic glasses – in fact when I’d visit the FOB on Friday in Jalalabad I’d see soldiers lined up for article 15 investigations for not wearing ballistic glasses outdoors or being outside at night without a safety vest on. He was talking about sunglasses which Afghans found offensive and outside the wire guys like me never wore because it was harder to blend. All McChrystal asked was for people to take of the sunnies when talking to Afghans which most officer I observed had figured out anyway. The number of Afghan civilians killed in mistaken air strikes, raids on wrong compounds, wedding parties wiped out, people shot in their cars from coming too close to an army convoy (Never happened near Marine in the Helmand when I rolled around there in my local truck). These shooting happened weekly, I got two trucks shot up, one by American and one by Brit soldiers and one of those was an late model SUV with diplomatic plates identifying it as belonging to the ambassador of Japan. Thank God he was’t in the car with me. So there was plenty of room for improvement and mischaracterizing the problem isn’t solid reporting. I know John Allen, he was my boss in the Marine Corps for a few years and he was awesome, what he’s doing now is beyond me and I’m afraid, based on my insider info, that he could have a Toxoplasma gondii infection because his wife was a cat person as I recall. That might explain the differences between John Allen who ran the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course and the one running Brookings Institute. But I’ll tell this as a expert in driving around Afghanistan the only time I was scared was when my friends would take me on battlefield circulation tours in their MRAP’s – being dismounted was much safer.

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  45. Madi says:

    John F. Kennedy assasination, UssLiberty massacre what do they have in common.
    Pray for our President, his family, our family and our righteous military and their family
    This à Jacobin révolution

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  46. Chris Weidner says:

    Nonsense. The federal reserve finances these wars and our corrupt system. Who runs them?

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