Holocaust by tweet?

The US Pacific Fleet Commander said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.

Admiral Scott Swift was responding to a hypothetical question at an Australian National University security conference following a major joint US- Australian military exercise off the Australian coast.

The drills were monitored by a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship off northeast Australia.

Asked by an academic in the audience whether he would make a nuclear attack on China next week if Trump ordered it, Swift replied: “The answer would be: yes.”

“Every member of the US military has sworn an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and to obey the officers and the president of the United States as commander and chief appointed over us,” Swift said.

“This is core to the American democracy and any time you have a military that is moving away from a focus and an allegiance to civilian control, then we really have a significant problem,” he added.

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.

“The admiral was not addressing the premise of the question, he was addressing the principle of civilian authority of the military,” Brown said. “The premise of the question was ridiculous.”

The premise of making military decisions by tweet may sound ridiculous but that seems to be how trump wants to run things. See Trump brain fart on transgender troops.

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  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  July 28, 2017

    It’s not just a nuclear holocaust with China as the target… things are turning nuclear in the White House as well.

    trump’s new poodle, Scaramucci, has just labelled Reince Priebus a “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic” and described Steve Bannon as trying to “suck his own cock”

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon

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    • Brown

       /  July 28, 2017

      At least he’s saying what he thinks. It’s been a long time since anyone has done that. I like the guy already.

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  3. malingerer

     /  July 28, 2017

    What about Scaramucci!!!

    Seriously talk about the f bomb, this is an entire arsenal

    “”Who leaked that to you?” Scaramucci asked, according to Lizza. “I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves. You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”

    Lizza says Scaramucci saw the leak about his dinner with the President as proof other White House staffers – particularly Chief of Staff Reince Priebus – were undermining him.

    “Is it an assistant to the President?” he pressed. Lizza refused to reveal his source. “OK, I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks,” Scaramucci responded.

    “They’ll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus – if you want to leak something – he’ll be asked to resign very shortly,” he said.

    “Reince is a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”

    Parodying Priebus’s voice, he said: “Oh Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f***ing thing and see if I can c**k-block these people the way I c**k-blocked Scaramucci for six months.”

    There’s worse than this in the article
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11896195

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  4. Gezza

     /  July 28, 2017

    Me tuakana just IM’d me that Anthony Scarramucci refers to himself in the third person as “The Mooch” 🕶❓ Dis tru? Anyone?

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