For our young members, it is a top rule F the job that as a member of the military you cannot get political. Especially when it comes to actions of the commander and chief. It isn't done. But when their leader fails to fill the office it becomes incumbent upon them to clarify and command their troops as to what is acceptable. All 5 branches of the military have now condemned the actions over the weekend as PODUS continues to support neonazi cause.
I dknt think we can call pur commanding Admirals and Generals alt-left or grandstanders. Trump loves the military, or he did. So what now?
Loren DeJonge Schulman, with the bipartisan Center for a New American Security think tank in Washington, offered a more-nuanced assessment, saying the generals’ intent was first and foremost to remind the force of policy and ethics.
“They are messaging the men and women who serve under them about morally repugnant conduct” that violates military law, Schulman told The Post. “They are reminding them that the military does not shift according to the low conduct and rants of politicians.” And to the extent the service chiefs realize they’re also messaging the president, she said that “they are probably reminding Trump of that, as well.”
Indeed, reminding Trump they seem to be. They used Trump's favorite and only form of modality to transfer transmit the message, Twitter of course.
All 5 chiefs shred their message on Twitter which was most certainly intended for a president who announced firings and change to millitary practices on this feed without running it by at wee hours in the mornings without running it by... anyone.
This is honestly a pretty breathtaking moment. I'm really proud of my country today.
Im so glad at least our military can remember and learn from history.
Their is a difference between free speech and hate speech just as there's a difference between screaming fire in a crowded theatre.
Trump has a lot of supporters who are active duty. Take this as a very stern warning and reminder that you will be tried under military law and you answer to you Commander not the cheese puff.
Dont get caught up in these events or you will be wishing you were Edward Snowden. You will never see the light of day again.