Skip to comments.If Trump’s Rage Brings ‘Civil War,’ Where Will the Military Stand?
Posted on 10/06/2019 6:33:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The moment may come when soldiers have to choose between the Constitution and Donald Trump. No doubt most will embrace the Constitution. But some will see that as a tough call.
Earlier this week Donald Trump, commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, tweeted that his impeachment will cause a Civil War from which the country might never recover. Picking up on remarks made by an evangelical pastor on Fox News, Trump did not just say his removal would lead to a huge electoral defeat for the Democrats, or even mass demonstrations. He said civil war. Americans taking up arms against other Americans in his name.
Civil War 2 started trending on Twitter. So, for a time, did #CivilWarSignup.
In the modern era, real civil wars have been the great affliction of Third World countriesconflicts that split nations and societies along political, ethnic or religious fault lines. They are very often accompanied by martial law and resolved by military intervention. Is this what the president has in mind? Where would the U.S. military stand in such a situation? A view from the inside indicates the armed forces are as divided as the rest of the countryand divided is a dangerous place for the U.S. military to find itself.
After spending 19 years in Washington with intelligence jobs in Congress, at the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (focusing on counterterrorism and counterintelligence), I had the opportunity to join the commanders Red Team at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida.
Within a few years, however, CENTCOMs senior leadership told us Red Teams alternative analysis was confusing the commander. (Truth was, they really didnt want any competing analysis contradicting what the traditional intelligence analysts were selling.)
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If Trumps Rage Brings Civil Warfare, The place Will the Navy Stand?
The military will do its best to uphold the constitution.
Constitution, you know, that set of writings that progressives have never read.
The military will help put the rope around the lefts collective neck at the tribunal.
This is a nonsensical premise spread by the left.
Military stands with the Patriots and they are working hard to bring the Deep State down. They have a few rebels against us but they are inconsequential.
I think initially they will do what they are ordered to do.The later may be a problem.
The slant is strong in this one..
Very first 6 words blame it all on Trump.
It would be illegal for the military to do anything. Posse comitatus.
President Donald J. Trump IS the U.S. Constitution!!!
Trump is the Republic.
He is the spirit of Washington and the Constitution.
And the CIC. Failure to obey orders is punishable by, what? Death in time of war?
Who the he!! is this dip$h1t writing this stupid screed?
The US military will stand on the side of the people. Nearly all of the Perfumed Pentagon Princes are gone. The military will stay out of any civilian conflict (which I doubt will actually occur). If the Pentagon orders attacks on either side of a civilian conflict, the field grade officers and nearly all the rake and file will not comply. Our military personnel are not perfect, but they are literally the best citizens we have.
by these standards, even Ronald Reagan would be viewed as a socialist.
What a bunch of BS.
If they follow their oath, they have to come down on the side of President Trump over the lawless Left.
I support a one way free helicopter ride for John Brennan
Like a scene from The Manchurian Candidate, if you criticized Trump, they answered with Hillary did this, or Obama did that. It was almost as if theyd been programmed.
There is a reason for that though. Its because the Dems have created a two-tier system where the laws that are applied to Republicans are not applied equally to Democrats. And that is one of the reasons Trump was elected in the first place.
He hinted but didn’t make clear how Obama gutted senior ranks of any hint of conservatism.
Like the ATF at Waco, the military will follow the orders of whoever has the authority to give them orders. Plenty of SJWs in the military will open fire and throw people like us in mass graves. I have zero confidence the military will fight against the deep state swamp.
> The military will do its best to uphold the constitution. <
I would hope so.
Heres a very unpleasant - but possible - scenario. We know the House Democrats hate Trump. So they decide to impeach Trump over some minor thing. That would be quite legal, as the Constitution gives the House the sole power to decide just what an impeachable offense is.
Then the Senate surprisingly convicts Trump. Too many GOP senators fold to Deep State pressure.
In this scenario, both the House and the Senate acted in a disgusting, yet legal and constitutional manner. What would the military do in that case? Would it be best for the country if they do nothing?
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