Three retired generals called on the military to “take steps” to avoid a “civil war” caused by a possible “insurrection” following the 2024 presidential election.
In an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Friday, former Army Major Gen. Paul Eaton, former Brigadier Gen. Steven Anderson and former Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba said the Pentagon must prepare for “another insurrection” after the 2024 election.
“With the country still as divided as ever, we must take steps to prepare for the worst,” they wrote. “The potential for a total breakdown of the chain of command along partisan lines -from the top of the chain to squad level – is significant should another insurrection occur.”
The military must prepare now for a 2024 insurrection, @PaulDEaton52, Antonio M. Taguba and Steven M. Anderson write in an op-ed https://t.co/351rY1pVNS
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“The idea of rogue units organizing among themselves to support the ‘rightful’ commander in chief cannot be dismissed,” they continued, adding “it is not outlandish to say a military breakdown could lead to civil war.”
Pushing the debunked “insurrection” narrative related to January 6, the generals described several measure to root out soldiers still loyal to Trump or otherwise questioning Joe Biden’s leadership.
“First, everything must be done to prevent another insurrection. Not a single leader who inspired it has been held to account. Our elected officials and those who enforce the law — including the Justice Department, the House select committee and the whole of Congress — must show more urgency,” they wrote.
“The Pentagon should immediately order a civics review for all members — uniformed and civilian — on the Constitution and electoral integrity,” the trio said. “There must also be a review of the laws of war and how to identify and deal with illegal orders. And it must reinforce ‘unity of command’ to make perfectly clear to every member of the Defense Department whom they answer to. No service member should say they didn’t understand whom to take orders from during a worst-case scenario.”
Additionally, they wrote, “all military branches must undertake more intensive intelligence work at all installations. The goal should be to identify, isolate and remove potential mutineers; guard against efforts by propagandists who use misinformation to subvert the chain of command; and understand how that and other misinformation spreads across the ranks after it is introduced by propagandists.”
“Finally, the Defense Department should war-game the next potential post-election insurrection or coup attempt to identify weak spots. It must then conduct a top-down debrief of its findings and begin putting in place safeguards to prevent breakdowns not just in the military, but also in any agency that works hand in hand with the military,” the three retired generals added.
Citing the “disturbing number” of soldiers who support Trump and were present at the January 6 Capitol protest, the generals claimed “some might follow orders from the rightful commander in chief, while others might follow the Trumpian loser,” suggesting Trump himself may not even be the Republican candidate.
Why the generals hinting a Republican loss in 2024 is a forgone conclusion is unclear given Biden’s abysmal poll numbers and Democrats’ bleak 2022 midterm outlook.
The op-ed is also revealing when you consider Big Tech and corporate America’s role in subverting the will of the people in the 2020 presidential election, which was laid out in a TIME magazine article titled, “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.”
Where’s the military campaign to prevent another actual coup d’état like that?
It’s also been reported that the FBI embedded numerous provocateurs into conservative groups to facilitate the crowd breaching the Capitol building on January 6.
Given the events of the rigged 2020 election and beyond – such as the military occupation of the Capitol for months – it’s clear that the Deep State is preparing to neutralize political resistance should the 2024 election be stolen as well via universal mail-in voting and other Democrat initiatives.
Meanwhile, none of the 700 people arrested in the January 6 Capitol protest have been charged with staging an “insurrection,” but many still languish in solitary confinement despite having committed no violent crime.
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