Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Trump & Spencer: Truman & MacArthur

NOBODY’S OPINION

Last week, there was another “shock” when President Trump fired the Secretary of the Navy:

From the Economist: (With a Nobody note—notice he calls him Mr. Trump instead of President Trump. Did you EVER read some reporter call Obama, Mr. Obama? Right. Very subtle putdown.)

Mr. Richard V. Spencer, Acting Secretary of Defense , poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va, June. 25, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by William Pratt).

THE 45TH PRESIDENT began his term by packing his administration with military officers. Since then he has broken with the men he once called “my generals”. On November 15th Donald Trump pardoned two soldiers accused of war crimes and reversed the demotion of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL convicted in a military court of posing with a dead captive. When the navy sought to remove Mr Gallagher’s Trident pin, which marks out SEALs, Mr Trump ordered that he be allowed to keep it. Richard Spencer, the secretary of the navy, balked at this micromanagement of military justice and was soon fired (he was also accused of trying to cut a deal with the White House behind the back of his boss, Mark Esper). All this adds to the cocktail of civil-military dysfunction that has swirled since Mr Trump took office.

Needless to say, Mr. Spencer was VERY pissed off. He was interviewed on several networks, and wrote a letter which we all read….

“Unfortunately, it has become apparent that… I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline. I cannot in good conscience obey an order that I believe violates the sacred oath I took in the presence of my family, my flag and my faith to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
******************************From Wiki………………….

So, who was this Spencer guy?

After leaving the Marines as a captain, he worked on Wall Street for 15 years, holding positions at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, A. G. Becker, Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch. Spencer served on the Defense Business Board, a Pentagon advisory panel, from 2009 to 2015 and on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel.[5] During his time on the Defense Business Board, he proposed shutting down domestic military commissaries in favor of negotiated military discounts at public retailers.

Our president knows a ‘fake’ suit when he sees one. He stuck up for the Seal, gave him back his trident, and fired the Wall Street Global cookie. Mr. Spencer spent more time on Wall Street than in the Navy. It’s kind of like when Hillary Clinton appointed her Leon Pennetta Lawyer as Secretary of Defense. I don’t remember ANYBODY ever complaining anywhere that Hillary’s lawyer was running our military do you?

It’s all about loyalty to the top, and global money interests. The deep state has made SURE that all their global warriors are at the top. Just as now, we saw Comey being replaced at the FBI with someone who’s not much better.

But, Nobody Remembers, another time when a President fired a general. And THIS general was rather a more decorated war general than Mr. Spencer.

Years ago, President Truman FIRED General MacArthur, a rather more famous general. He stayed in the Pacific after WWII, and pushed back the Chinese from South Korea. BUT…MacArthur didn’t want to stop there. He wanted to go INTO China and get rid of communism altogether. A noble thought, but Americans were just coming out of WWII, and not did not have the money to fight China, they didn’t have the manpower, and Russia was on the other side to contend with.

MacArthur started ignoring Truman’s commands. As his daughter writes in her biography of her father…here’s what MacArther wrote…

“It is my belief that if allowed to use my full military might, without artificial restrictions, I could not only save Korea, but also inflict such a destructive blow upon Red Chain’s capacity to wage aggressive war that it would remove her as a further threat to peace in Asia for generations to come,” How he hoped to accomplish this, short of massive atomic attack, he never explained. But this was the background for the thinking which led him step by step insubordination and finally to outright sabotage of his president policy.

Truman sent his message To MacArthur to send to the Chinese, but the General sent his own.

And it wasn’t even a parody! When President Truman found out, he said this:

“We sent meat paragraphs to MacArthur for approval. Then he sent his own ultimatum to the Chinese. That is what he got fired for. I didn’t send a message to the Chinese after that. He prevented a cease fire proposition right there. I was ready to kick him into the North China Sea at that time. I was never so put out in my life. It was the lousiest trick a Commander in Chief can have done to him by an underling. MacArthur thought he was the proconsul for the government of the United States and could do as he damned pleased.”

So, you see, generals getting all cocky and disobeying the President is nothing new. The deep state has a lot involved in war and global business. Which is why I think the deep state went after General Flynn first.

Flynn WOULD have been loyal to President Trump and he would have been successful in getting his wishes done. What they did to that great patriot is beyond disgusting.

We found out today that President Trump went to spend Thanksgiving with the Troops. It’s what a President SHOULD do.

And what do we learn from this lesson of history?

Generals can START wars. And ruin the plans of many a President. President Trump doesn’t want global wars, but too many entrenced generals do.

And that’s not a very comforting thought.

Our President did the right thing. Besides, all the man did was take a picture with the dead enemy. One he didn’t even kill.

Our soldiers in WWII took many pictures with dead Japs and not only that, kept souvenirs.

War is…war. And our President did the right thing.

AGAIN. Are we surprised?

Nope.

November 28, 2019 - Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | , ,

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