When I originally typed the above headline the word I used was treasonous, not treacherous. The only reason why I changed it was I decided to include two other examples that make up the implied “trend.” Although they may not be as classifiable as the first, they are bringing to light for all intents and purposes an alarming situation that can’t be ignored by any self-respecting person of law, order and trust.
Let me be clear: This has nothing to do with party affiliation. This has everything to do with what we believe is the system of government we live under – and – do we have laws, or do we not? Period.
Here’s the first…
Regardless if you like the President or not, it doesn’t matter. In his position (again, I don’t care who, this applies to all of them) the president is the “Commander in Chief,” directly in charge of all military personnel and where they are deployed.
That is not an arguable statement. That is the primary job and he/she has unquestionable authority, full stop.
To intentionally do anything contrary to what the president says, or, to mislead him/her by intentional omission or some of form of skullduggery, where the positioning of troops in harms way could result in death or potential international fallout. It would (and should) be called: Treason.
And yet… To wit:
James Jeffrey—who is retiring from his posts as the Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS — reportedly said that “shell games” have been used to avoid telling U.S. leaders the true number of American troops in Syria.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said, according to Defense One.
Jeffrey reportedly said that when President Donald Trump was interested in withdrawing from Syria, arguments against a withdrawal were presented to the commander in chief.
“What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” Jeffrey told the outlet. “When the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. That’s the story.”Alex Nitzberg – JustTheNews.com Nov. 15, 2020
Now some might be thinking it’s more sedition than treason. Fair point, but to me, it’s not far enough away from my original premise to argue other than semantics. The reason being is that if those troops are found to be aiding another countries position, whether intentional or not, than what is transpiring by dint is something akin to aiding another country without the president’s knowledge. i.e., Someone is subverting the president’s will and orders via using U.S. troops to fight their own scheme for war that may involve aiding another country. Again, whether voluntary, involuntary, or not. It doesn’t matter. That decision resides solely with the “Commander In Chief.” Once again, period, full stop.
The idea that some “Envoy” appointed by the president feels comfortable not only bragging about such a clearly troubling revelation, rather, it was done openly bragging and on the record as to be printed in the press! This is what I find so shocking. It should also shock anyone else, regardless of political affiliation, not to mention anyone with a son, daughter or other family member serving.
At a minimum, if what this man says is even partially true: He should be arrested by whatever the proper authorities and face trial in either a military or civilian court with the possibility of prison time, financial litigation or both for any military service members death or injury.
To me: This is not only repugnant, but way beyond the point of dangerous. I am of the opinion this can not be left to stand unanswered.
I said there were two other subjects I wanted to add, so here they are. The first…
It has now become apparent that indeed the Pfizer™ announcement was held back till after the election as to not give Mr. Trump any credit before the election. Again, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on, this is a despicable act by a corporation that was paid $2Billion to fast track a vaccine while also removing other barriers to speed up that process known as “Operation Warp Speed.”
The damning issue here that’s been reported is not only did the company say it was not, but then had to “clarify” their statement (i.e., see definition of: got caught lying) to say that in fact, yes they were.
Here’s how even the very unfriendly to the Trump administration NYT™ called it out. To wit:
Pfizer has distanced itself from Mr. Trump and Operation Warp Speed. In an interview on Sunday, Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said, “We were never part of the Warp Speed,” adding, “we have never taken any money from the U.S. government, or from anyone.”
On Monday, a spokeswoman for Pfizer clarified that the company is part of Operation Warp Speed as a supplier of a potential coronavirus vaccine.
Although it’s true that Pfizer and BioNTech had been working on a vaccine all year before the companies struck their deal with the U.S. government in July, a $1.95 billion deal is nevertheless a significant incentive to keep going.“Was the Pfizer vaccine part of…” NYT Nov. 10, 2020
Now the above can be regarded as stupid people doing stupid things because they think they’re so smart and will benefit both politically and monetarily by doing so. Or, said differently: They’re shameless liars that’ll do or say anything for a buck if they think it benefits them. This class of “executives” is some of the worst.
Think I’m being harsh? Fair point. Did you see the CEO of said Pfizer sold $5.6Million worth of stock the same day they unveiled the results? But not to look into this because this is now being argued as it was all set up ahead of time. i.e., see definition of “coincidence” in Merriam Websters™, I’m sure they’ve updated the definition by now from scandalous to coincidence.
And since we’re on the idea of timing. Let’s not forget the good doctor that changes his prescription for Covid about as often as I change my socks. e.g., Dr. Fauci.
There was a time where one could argue that “When the facts changed, he changed.” as one would reasonably argue was a good trait in any doctor. But this guy has now moved into the outright political partizan hack. And as of this moment I don’t know if the good doctor himself shouldn’t be brought up on similar charges as I alluded to in the opening segments. The reason?
This man has all but single-handedly given aid and comfort to the ludicrous idea that the U.S. economy was his play toy to experiment on. i.e., Mask on, Mask off (Sung to the “Clap on, clap off!”® jingle) followed with “shut down, open up.” (sure, it can be sung that way to.)
But that’s not the insidious part.
It has now been reported as the same Dr. Fauci is just about trampling over anyone in the way of him mugging a camera, microphone or keyboard to tell everyone that even with a vaccine – we’re basically all going to have to be under “his” guidance indefinitely. i.e., Mask on, social distance, probably indefinitely.
But take comfort in the idea as to forget about any of the economic pain – for when it’s completely dead under this man’s guidance – then we can all be happy together in poverty. Except him you see. He’ll still have all his, maybe even more. But then again, isn’t that they way it always seems lately? But I digress.
I find it quite telling as it has now been reported everywhere that it is this same Dr. Fauci that’s praising the incoming Biden team while bashing Mr. Trump (as he still serves under Mr. Trump) that received the Pfizer vaccine news before any of the current (i.e., Trump administration) government health officials. That would include him, would it not?
And now that a supposed “vaccine” that was both developed and paid for under the current administration, that he still works for (however you clarify “work.”) You would think this would make someone like him that was tasked with helping bring this to realization would be furious that everyone involved basically went around both him and the president, no?
No. And that tells one all they need to know. He’s a political, partizan hack with a medical degree. Again, to me, there no difference between him and a snake-oil selling witch doctor, because both of them have the same inherent feature…
Taking either of their prescriptive methods can garner the same results: Death of the body, or an entire economy. Diagnosing which is worse is just a matter for semantics, because the results are the same.
To reiterate: It doesn’t matter if you’re a republican, democrat, independent, penguin, whatever. This has to do with what’s right and what’s wrong. And this is far beyond just the classification for what’s wrong with things – this is now off the charts horrendous behaviour that needs to be called out.
© 2020 Mark St.Cyr