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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:34 PM

"there is only one Commander in Chief,..when he orders..the only proper answer is "Yes sir."-tweet

/Tweet text:

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Reminder to those saying withdrawing troops may cause a “clash” with Generals/Pentagon: there is only one Commander in Chief, it is ⁦⁦⁦⁦@realDonaldTrump ⁩ and when he orders the troops out of Afghanistan, the only proper answer is “Yes sir.”

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/All due respect on

Fuck rand paul and his randy fucking randites and the teabagger they rode in on.

/end All due respect

Senator Rand Paul
@RandPaul
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-Cerridwen
(I "go low" so you don't have to)



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Reply "there is only one Commander in Chief,..when he orders..the only proper answer is "Yes sir."-tweet (Original post)
Cerridwen Nov 2020 OP
underpants Nov 2020 #1
Cerridwen Nov 2020 #5
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #2
4Q2u2 Nov 2020 #3
Ohiogal Nov 2020 #4
Cerridwen Nov 2020 #9
dware Nov 2020 #11
CincyDem Nov 2020 #6
gratuitous Nov 2020 #7
brush Nov 2020 #8
dware Nov 2020 #12
malaise Nov 2020 #10
dware Nov 2020 #14
grumpyduck Nov 2020 #22
dware Nov 2020 #26
grumpyduck Nov 2020 #30
dware Nov 2020 #31
stillcool Nov 2020 #21
Laelth Nov 2020 #33
crickets Nov 2020 #42
niyad Nov 2020 #45
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #13
dware Nov 2020 #16
grumpyduck Nov 2020 #24
tavernier Nov 2020 #34
efhmc Nov 2020 #37
dware Nov 2020 #41
efhmc Nov 2020 #44
Sneederbunk Nov 2020 #15
dware Nov 2020 #19
oldtime dfl_er Nov 2020 #17
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2020 #18
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #20
dware Nov 2020 #28
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #32
grumpyduck Nov 2020 #39
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #40
cwydro Nov 2020 #47
Under The Radar Nov 2020 #23
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2020 #25
Sneederbunk Nov 2020 #27
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #29
dalton99a Nov 2020 #35
Tanuki Nov 2020 #36
sarisataka Nov 2020 #38
Grins Nov 2020 #43
marie999 Nov 2020 #46

Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:36 PM

1. So looks like Trump will give the order

Thanks Rand you useless stumphumper

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:39 PM

5. I'm not sure what precisely is happening but it looks...

I'm not sure what precisely is happening but it looks...way too horrifyingly familiar for my comfort.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:37 PM

2. This asswipe would have applauded the Mỹ Lai massacre

FUCK HIM and his yes man mentality.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:38 PM

3. Like the Military needs advice from that A$$

 

Now leaving AFG is a good thing.
Shouldn't Randie Paul be out raking leaves in his yard with his neighbor?


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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:38 PM

4. Hey Rand

What if the CiC ordered you to go jump off a cliff....

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:41 PM

9. Know anyone who does a donnie vocal impersonation?

Maybe someone could/should make a call or two with slightly altered instructions?

The things I think of when I'm exhausted, stressed.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:44 PM

11. Rand Paul isn't in the Military,

so the CIC can't order him to do anything, and, unfortunately, he is right, there is only one Commander in Chief and at this moment, it's the Pissolini,

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:40 PM

6. As challenging as it is, he's right. Asshat is president until the day he's not.



And we only have one at a time. As we have always said, the 70-80 days between losing the election and inauguration were going to be the most dangerous times in this generation. He's certainly not disappointing but, to paraphrase Joe, we only have one at a time for reason.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:40 PM

7. Really, Senator?

How about the orders of a commander-in-chief who has deserted his post during a national pandemic? What does your extensive military service* tell you about that?

*Trick question: Rand Paul never served in the military.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:41 PM

8. Rand Paul is as moronic as trump with his silly tweets. nt

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:47 PM

12. He's a fucking moron, but, in this case,

he's right, there is only one Commander in Chief and unfortunately, it's Pissolini, but not for much longer.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:43 PM

10. I detest both Killa Con and Rand Paul but

WTF are the troops stull doing in Afghanistan?

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:48 PM

14. Excellent question,

one, which unfortunately, I don't have the answer to.

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Response to dware (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:53 PM

22. Your patch

The bottom line is hard to read, but I think it says Engineer Equipment Operator? So is it the 1345th Battalion or Regiment or something similar?

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:56 PM

26. That's my MOS.

Duties of MOS 1345 The main responsibility of this MOS is operating heavy equipment. If you enlist in this job, you'll operate gas and diesel engine powered vehicles, as well as self-propelled, skid-mounted, and towed equipment. This could range from machines used for earthmoving and logging to clearing and landing operations.


https://www.thebalancecareers.com/marine-corps-enlisted-job-descriptions-3345382#:~:text=Duties%20of%20MOS%201345%20The%20main%20responsibility%20of,earthmoving%20and%20logging%20to%20clearing%20and%20landing%20operations.

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Response to dware (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:02 PM

30. Ah, got it.

Mine (Army) was 13C20 - field artillery surveyor.

Thank you for serving.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:04 PM

31. And thank you for your service.

My MOS is 1345, but, all Marines are first and foremost, rifleman, and our MOS is secondary.

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:52 PM

21. maybe it has to do with Russia

and that whole grand chessboard thingy. The thing about the Pentagon etal., is much like the Republican Party. I never believe a word, and don't have a real handle on who's pulling the strings.

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:09 PM

33. They're guarding a very valuable pipeline.

Our allies depend upon it. It brings natural gas out of Uzbekistan and Kazakistan to the Indian Ocean and onto the global market (without it having to go through Russia). The creation and maintenance of this pipeline are the only GOOD reasons that we went into Afghanistan in the first place.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:54 PM

42. There it is. nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 07:33 PM

45. If memory serves, guarding a natural gas pipeline.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:47 PM

13. I can name a few people who disagreed:

General Mattis
Gary Cohn
Mark Esper
Joint Chiefs Millie

Of course, you don't say it to Trump's face. But you make things *not happen*.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:51 PM

16. They may disagree,

but the simple fact is that there is only one CiC, and, unfortunately for the nation and the world,
it's Pissolini.

You are right though, the JCoS can discreetly order their subordinate officers to slow walk the withdrawal, thereby giving time for cooler heads to take over, as in, President Biden.

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Response to dware (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:55 PM

24. I would love to see that happen.

Sometimes those gears do turn slowly.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:09 PM

34. And instructions get very garbled from one chain link to the next.

I know. I watch MASH a lot!

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Response to dware (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:16 PM

37. I was thinking the same thing and wondering if it were possible.

Will be interesting to see what military positions, Pres. Biden takes. Has he indicated anything or would that be dangerous?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:37 PM

41. It is possible, especially with Pissolini distracted right now,

I haven't heard what his positions are on foreign policy, though from his past performance, his #1 preference is diplomacy, not military action.

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Response to dware (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 07:18 PM

44. Thanks for the answer.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:48 PM

15. Has Rand ever heard the term "slow walk"?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:52 PM

19. I suspect he's about to learn the meaning of it. nt

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:51 PM

17. Russian asset

tweets support for other Russian asset. Putin is smiling.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:51 PM

18. Reason #1,479, 327 that a belligerently ignorant regeaholic

should never be POTUS.

Trump is like that broken clock that's right twice a day, entirely by accident--he's wrong all the rest of the time.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:52 PM

20. Will that be what you say about the troops gunning down Americans at Trump's order ...

When we're out in the streets protesting the coup IQ45 is attempting?

Just curious.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:01 PM

28. I can say with 100% certainty that won't happen,

that would be an illegal order that no commanding officer would obey, and the vast majority of the military would refuse to obey also.

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Response to dware (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:08 PM

32. Nevertheless, if that order were given, Rand Paul would probably support it under the same logic nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:21 PM

39. So what?

He can't do anything.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:24 PM

40. So Rand Paul's an asshole ...

AND since he can't do anything, why did he have to pop off just now, on this subject?

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:15 PM

47. Because he's an asshole?

Seems the easiest answer.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:55 PM

23. Please Tell Trump that we never really planned to bring troops home, and

....that we are never leaving Afghanistan. We have built 6 permanent military bases, staffed by 10,000 troops not including civilian contractors, there that protect US “interest”.
[link:https://militarybases.com/overseas/afghanistan/|

Iraq has 12 US military bases and 5000 troops.
We still have 38,000 troops in Japan, 34,000 in Germany and 24,000 on South Korea.

We may not call ourself an imperialist nation but we sure do act like one.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:56 PM

25. I'm sure we can count on Rand Paul to show the same deference to the CIC-elect, Joe Biden.

Yeah, that won't happen.


That said,if Trump orders troops to exit Afghanistan, it might be the only military action that I would support...it might actually be one less headache for a new Biden administration to have to deal with. There is no military solution that will bring "democracy" to this country.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:58 PM

27. This clown comes up for re-election in 2022.

The Dems better have ready a good candidate to take him out.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:01 PM

29. And if he says

bomb North Korea or Minneapolis or wherever, is that still the correct answer?

I will say that it is beyond absurd that we still have troops in Afghanistan. Not to mention some 800 military bases around the world.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:12 PM

35. Rand Paul the great libertarian is the most ardent bootlicker of authoritarians



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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:12 PM

36. I thought the Nuremburg Tribunal put that idea to rest once and for all.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:16 PM

38. In this particular case, he is correct

There would be nothing illegal about an order to leave Afghanistan, that I am aware of.

The military would be remiss in their duty, however, if they did not at least offer advice on potential repercussions of a sudden withdrawal.

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 04:00 PM

43. Rand Paul thinks this is about withdrawing troops. Adorable!

It’s not about withdrawing troops, it’s about using them for other purposes - HERE!

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Response to Cerridwen (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 07:41 PM

46. Paul and Trump have no idea what it takes to pull all your troops out Afghanistan.

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