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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    I hope things stay calm overnight tonight. I'm in a state of disbelief about the whole photo op at the church/summon the military thing. We're so close to dictatorship now it's absurd. I mean, I understand the need to stop rioters, etc., but he just keeps pushing the envelope further each day.
    The only thing saving us from dictatorship at present is the peaceful protesters.
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    I think that the incompetence of the would-be dictator helps a bit too.

    The sheer stupidity of evil has probably saved humanity from more misery than all intentional acts of good combined.
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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythm View Post
    I think that the incompetence of the would-be dictator helps a bit too.

    The sheer stupidity of evil has probably saved humanity from more misery than all intentional acts of good combined.
    Absolutely. We're lucky we got a dumbass dictator rather than a Putin.

    However, just at the point where I have lost all faith in the American goobermint, I have a newly found faith in American citizens; those who refuse to sit down and shut up.
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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    Did anyone watch George Floyd Memorial Service today? It was wonderful.

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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    Did everyone see General Milley apologized for being in Trumps Bible photo-op? I was very impressed he did that.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/polit...FSlUAVQY_xyH3s

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    Did everyone see General Milley apologized for being in Trumps Bible photo-op? I was very impressed he did that.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/polit...FSlUAVQY_xyH3s
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    Rats jump ship.

    If you look at the text of his apology it's less than impressive. He apologized for being in a photo, he said, because it created the impression(tm) that the military was involved in domestic politics. Maybe people have that impression(tm) because of the troops deployed as qrf in the us? He was only apologizing for having been caught doing what he was doing, not for doing it. He even managed to call the audience for his apology dummies, and insisted that he had learned from this and would try harder not to give dummies the wrong impression(tm) in the future.

    Classic officer nonpology. When he said he was wrong, he was speaking about the tactical mistake of having been caught by forward observers.
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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    Quote Originally Posted by kalynraye View Post
    Did everyone see General Milley apologized for being in Trumps Bible photo-op? I was very impressed he did that.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/polit...FSlUAVQY_xyH3s
    Military leaders are signalling to citizens that they will not go where tRump wants them to go. This is a thing that is good.
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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Military leaders are signalling to citizens that they will not go where tRump wants them to go. This is a thing that is good.
    Eh, sort of. The President has a decent amount of leeway in controlling the military (because under most conditions, you want civilian control over the people with shooty things). If Trump really focuses then he'll probably get the military to do a lot of things they don't want to do. What military leaders are willing to do is make him work for every last inch on things they disagree with and maybe slow him down enough that we'll reach the end of his term before they get backed too far into a corner.
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    Re: Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    There is a stop gap called the UCMJ that would kick in if there were an unlawful order UCMJ universal code of military justice in boot we had to memorise it and quote from it to our leaders it governs members rights and the issue of justice if you break the rules

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    there is also the swearing to uphold the constitution that is the members main duty even over
    the prez lawful order is the issue
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    No soldier is empowered to follow an unlawful order. If they follow an unlawful order, they will be prosecuted under military law, with no assumption of innocence.

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