Resignation is not enough.
Here is Gen. Mark Milley speaking to the top Chinese communist military commander.
If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.
This is from the Uniform Code of Military Justice:
§903b. Art. 103b. Aiding the enemy: Any person who: (1) aids, or attempts to aid, the enemy with arms, ammunition, supplies, money, or other things; or (2) without proper authority, knowingly harbors or protects or gives intelligence to, or communicates or corresponds with or holds any intercourse with the enemy, either directly or indirectly; shall suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial or military commission may direct.– Uniform Code of Military Justice. [Emphases added.]
According to that, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley should be courtmartialed and face execution.
How close is it to treason for Milley to give advance warning to communist Chinese Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that the U.S. is about to launch a military strike against China?
Pretty damn close.
Also, doesn’t Milley’s “intercourse” and “communications with Li without getting permission from the chain of command constitute “without proper authority” lead to another charge under the UCMJ? And how about, “Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, [and certain federal officials] shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”? (Referring the nasty stuff he said during a conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about President Donald Trump.) Also, what about his alleged “seizure” of nuclear weapons?
These accusations are raised in a new book by Bob Woodward and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa. One must always be careful about taking anything Woodward writes in his tell-all books because the tell-allers often are anonymous and can even be second-hand story tellers.
But perhaps not since Gen. Benedict Arnold’s betrayal of the America army during the War of Independence has such a high-ranking military officer been accused of such a traitorous act.
Imagine, if you will, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower phoning Hitler on June 5 that the D-Day invasion was set for the next day.
Obviously, the idea that Milley would be shot execution-style is fantasy. And the case could resolve around the question of whether China is an official “enemy.” (Milley said China is not an enemy, so it must be so. In video below) Anyone who doesn’t regard as an enemy is naive.
If Milley he doesn’t face a court-martial, the idea, as enshrined in the Constitution, the law and caselaw, of a civilian-controlled military is challenged perhaps as never before. I can only hope that Americans reacquaint themselves with one of the undergirding principles of democracy. (Check out #MilleyIsAHero)
Milley’s resignation would fall far short of justice. Of course, President (in nomine solum) Joe Biden could fire him, but first he’d have to get permission from Shadow President Susan Rice. Firing him wouldn’t be all bad because an officer fired by the president or one who is retired can still be courtmartialed, as one would hope the next Republican president would do if the present regime doesn’t.
Milley also has to account for other assorted offenses, including his imposition of wokish nonsense on the military and the botched and deadly Afghanistan withdrawal. The latter could get a little tricky, now that reports have surfaced that Biden ignored the advice of his top military commanders not to completely withdraw.
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