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    U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

    Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.

    “I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”

    Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command.

    As head of STRATCOM “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.



    U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order



    how would an ORDER From the Civilian AUTHORITY aka the President be illegal

    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Nothing to see here...Hyten - “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life.” He simply stated that if the order was unlawful, he wouldn't do it. Lt. Calley back in the Vietnam era learned that the hard way, if its an unlawful order from a superior, you don't do it.

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    That article is setting up a straw man argument insinuating that ANY order from Trump to use nuclear weapons would be in itself, illegal.
    Go back and search before you rock back that Pez dispenser of Stupid called a mouth. ~ Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.

    “I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”

    Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command.

    As head of STRATCOM “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.



    U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order



    how would an ORDER From the Civilian AUTHORITY aka the President be illegal

    Like it or not, the President is the Commander In Chief of the military. I wonder if Hyten would disobey the order of Obama or Clinton when they were in office? Probably not is my guess. Therefore, purely political views could put our Country at a grave risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3CATSAILOR View Post
    Like it or not, the President is the Commander In Chief of the military.

    appointed to his position by Obama, apparently still has his JOB.

    I'd a fired him the next morning ...
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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