The US Army executed 141 of its own soldiers and officers during World War II. Most of them were convicted of serious crimes, such as raping or killing local civilians. But a large number of them were also executed for mutiny – rebelling against their superior officers. All of them were executed either by hanging or firing squad.
I don’t say this lightly, but if the allegations against Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Milley in Bob Woodward’s new book “Peril” are true, Milley and a bunch of senior military leaders are guilty of that crime.
If convicted, they deserve to be stood up against a wall and offered a last cigarette. Milley and other senior military leaders stand accused of wresting control of the Pentagon away from President Donald Trump during his last days in office.
The allegations made against General Milley by Bob Woodward are explosive – and that is also the grain of salt that we should take this story with. It was written by Bob Woodward, a sloppy leftist reporter who is revered by the left for his sloppy reporting that led to the downfall of Richard Nixon almost 50 years ago. He’s sloppy. He gets facts wrong all the time. He misquotes people. He has a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. But when it comes to this new book, some of the stuff that Woodward is talking about has already been independently corroborated by other more trustworthy sources.
Woodward claims that Gen. Milley placed two phone calls to his counterpart in Communist China’s military: One in October of 2020 (before the election), and the other on January 8 of this year (two days after the Great American Peaceful Patriot Selfie-Taking Protest at the Capitol). Woodward writes that Milley called Gen. Li Zuocheng to assure him that America was not going to attack China, and that if Trump was to try to launch a surprise attack against China, Milley would call Zuocheng ahead of time to warn him.
If true, that is treason – a death penalty crime that is even worse than mutiny.
Then President Trump had no knowledge that his top General was going behind his back to place these phone calls to a high ranking military enemy of the United States. Trump released a statement that if the story about “Dumbass” Gen. Mark Milley is true, he should be tried for treason.
It’s interesting also to note that most if not all of our foreign intelligence agencies had to have known that Milley placed these calls behind Trump’s back – usurping the president’s authority and the legal chain of command. Gen. Zuocheng is a major target of our intelligence agencies. The NSA and the CIA are watching and listening to him at all times. They had to have known that Milley had usurped the chain of command when he called Zuocheng – and they didn’t say anything to the elected President of the United States who is also the Commander in Chief of the military.
But this story is even worse than that. On January 8 of this year, Milley convened a secret meeting at the Pentagon with all the senior leaders at the National Military Command Center. Milley told them that between that day (Jan. 8) and Biden’s inauguration, they were not to follow any orders they received from anyone other than himself. Woodward writes that Milley went around the table and made all the other leaders swear an oath… to Mark Milley. Every single one of them did.
From January 8 until the transfer of power at Joe Biden’s fake inauguration on January 20, Gen. Mark Milley was in total control of the US military forces. If you remember back to the days following the January 6 Selfie Adventure at the US Capitol, I kept asking in these pages: Who authorized the razor-wire wall around the Capitol and all those troops to guard it? It simply didn’t make sense. Donald Trump, the elected President of the United States and civilian commander of the military, had obviously not authorized it. He knew there was no insurrection or coup under way from his peaceful followers.
I think we know the answer now, after all these months. It was Mark Milley, who had seized control of the military away from the elected civilian leader of the military – in full banana republic style.
That’s a coup, ladies and gentlemen. For all we know, Milley could still be calling the shots. We know Joe Biden isn’t in charge of anything. We don’t know how much of this story is true yet. But again – IF it is true, then Mark Milley and every military leader who swore an oath to serve him deserves to be lined up against a wall tomorrow.