Joyanna Adams

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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 | , , | Leave a comment

Trump, Truman, and the “Majority” of the Press.

Nobody Remembers….

I was reading today some history on President Truman, and the same thing that is happening to Trump, happened to Truman…Only it was the republicans AND the Washington Post that angered President Truman.

Who knew?

Rather than make this a long explanation by what I mean, here’s a sort of summary…and some excerpts out of the biography Harry S. Truman, by his daughter Margaret.

Margaret: A few weeks after his second administration began the reactionaries, an unimaginative lot, first tried the most obvious trick in the political book—smearing the President by finding corruption in his administration. Their target was Major General Harry Vaughan. Dad was told to fire General Vaughan immediately.

Nobody: What was the good General Vaughan’s crime? He took an ‘honor’ award from thankful people of Argentina, and dutifully, according to the law, handed it over to the State Department. Many other generals in history had been given awards in our history from other nations but that didn’t matter, because at that time, Truman had his own “pencil neck’…and it was a man named Drew Pearson. The Washington Post took up his cause.

Vaughan was one of Truman’s most trusted friends. Can you say…General Flynn?

Want another comparison?

General Vaughn hired a man named John Maragon; a Greek America who was called before the Congress to testify against the General.

Margaret: Maragon was one of those little men who loved to be on the fringes of big-time politics. They are tireless in attempting to do favors for anyone who will let them, and when they are in earshot, they will loudly proclaim their important contacts in the White House or Congress, or the State Department, alleging to their friends or anyone who will listen to them, that the invert wheels of the government cannot turn without their advice and consent.

Nobody: Can you say…. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci? He worked under Trump for just eleven days, claimed he knew him better than anyone else, was fired, and then said Trump would not be able to win the election. “It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to win,” he said in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Sounds like a ‘Maragon’ man to me.

By the way—General Vaughan testified but the Congress was forced to admit there was no evidence of corruption.

Margaret: But that did not prevent headlines and editorial about deepfreezes and influence peddling, which gave the impression that the Truman Administration was riddled with corruption.
When you read the headlines, the investigation created with practically no evidence of guilt by anyone. It is frightening to think of what might have happened if some of the behind the scenes plotting had succeeded. A loyal Louisiana congressman informed Dad that Pearson leg men were scouring New Orleans and its environs for democrats willing to take a bribe and swear that Harry Vaughn had helped them fix an income tax case. Fortunately, these smear tactics got nowhere.

Nobody: Gee. It’s 2019 and the democrats did the exact same thing. Hired people to dig up dirt on Trump, couldn’t find any, so they just made it up. But this time the Obama administration had the help of the FBI, CIA, and State Department with Hillary Clinton’s figure prints all over it.

Margaret: The reactionary attack of 1949 darkened Dad’s already dim view of the objectivity of our free press. Looking back on his experience after he left office, Dad Said:

President Harry S. Truman:

After I sent my message on domestic policy to the Congress on September 6th, 1945, a campaign of vilification and misrepresentation in editing the news by the special interest-controlled press began. It is difficult for the average citizen of this great republic to understand how a “free press” can be used to distort facts as a means of character assassination. I do not mean to condemn the whole press and charge all of the newspapers and magazines with this campaign, but the vast majority was guilty. This systematic attack was not confined solely to matter of policy and administration. Individuals were singled out and made the victims of character assassination in the hope of destroying public confidence in my administration.

So, while we all think that this kind of attacks from a ‘free press’ are new, no, it’s not. And that’s why history is being destroyed in our school systems.

President Truman went through much the same vilification that President Trump is going through, but he NEVER had it half as bad.

And notice: President Truman called us rightly…. a Republic. Why has no pundit refreshed our memories about this?

Because, they really would rather you not know just how long the political games have been played.

I don’t know about you, but reading these words of history and how they mirror the words of President Trump today…

Once again: How long has this been going on?

October 13, 2019 Posted by | American History, corruption, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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