The Deep State has gone so rogue that they are keeping the commander in chief in the dark about military deployments. Specifically Syria.
When they talk about the military-industrial complex, they weren’t kidding, were they?
Last we checked, the rank-and-file are subservient to their superior officers, and they are ALL subservient to the person and vision of the civilian leadership the American electorate put in charge.
Running operations outside the scope of — let alone contrary to — that chain of command is treacherous and criminal, not heroic. So why are these deep-staters laughing about having ‘deceived’ the President over the actual details of overseas military deployment in actual war zones?
Crap like this can create an international incident. Because what, some bureaucrat at a desk thinks HE’s the smart guy who should really be in charge here?
Trump has filled these 4 years with efforts to bring decisive ends to conflict so that troops can return home in one piece, and the region can return to whatever modicum of peace the locals can manage.
We have a few high-ranking military malcontents who were pretty pissed about Trump’s Syria pull-out plans. They were dismayed to learn that the President thought HE should make that call, whatever the generals might think about it.
The #Resist impulse of the left and the Deep State was so strong that they have been emboldened to secretly oppose explicit foreign policy orders and keep the President UNinformed about the status of forces.
Diplomat and author of the NeverTrump letter calling his POTUS a ‘danger to America’, Jim Jeffery has reluctantly come to support Trump’s Middle East foreign policy.
But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.
Trump’s abruptly-announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria remains perhaps the single-most controversial foreign policy move during his first years in office, and for Jeffrey, “the most controversial thing in my fifty years in government.” The order, first handed down in December 2018, led to the resignation of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. It catapulted Jeffrey, then Trump’s special envoy for Syria, into the role of special envoy in the counter-ISIS fight when it sparked the protest resignation of his predecessor, Brett McGurk.
For Jeffrey, the incident was far less cut-and-dry — but it is ultimately a success story that ended with U.S. troops still operating in Syria, denying Russian and Syrian territorial gains and preventing ISIS remnants from reconstituting. –DefenseOne
We’re not supposed to call the press the ‘enemy of the people’. But what do you call a group who has — for explicitly political reasons — opposed and hamstrung the policies of a duly elected President, and cheered the military going rogue?
— Katewerk (@katewerk) November 13, 2020
What do you call a group that hides damning and corroborated allegations of pay for play and big-dollar corruption that hurts American interests to pad his own wallet so fully that a number of Biden voters big enough to flip some states WOULD have voted differently had they known about the Hunter allegations?
They don’t want us to have the information required to vote like a citizen.
They want us sheared like sheep, instead.