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Cerridwen

(13,260 posts)
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:34 PM Nov 2020

"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
Link to tweet:




-Cerridwen
(I "go low" so you don't have to)



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"there is only one Commander in Chief,..when he orders..the only proper answer is "Yes sir."-tweet (Original Post) Cerridwen Nov 2020 OP
So looks like Trump will give the order underpants Nov 2020 #1
I'm not sure what precisely is happening but it looks... Cerridwen Nov 2020 #5
This asswipe would have applauded the Mỹ Lai massacre Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #2
Like the Military needs advice from that A$$ 4Q2u2 Nov 2020 #3
Hey Rand Ohiogal Nov 2020 #4
Know anyone who does a donnie vocal impersonation? Cerridwen Nov 2020 #9
Rand Paul isn't in the Military, dware Nov 2020 #11
As challenging as it is, he's right. Asshat is president until the day he's not. CincyDem Nov 2020 #6
Really, Senator? gratuitous Nov 2020 #7
Rand Paul is as moronic as trump with his silly tweets. nt brush Nov 2020 #8
He's a fucking moron, but, in this case, dware Nov 2020 #12
I detest both Killa Con and Rand Paul but malaise Nov 2020 #10
Excellent question, dware Nov 2020 #14
Your patch grumpyduck Nov 2020 #22
That's my MOS. dware Nov 2020 #26
Ah, got it. grumpyduck Nov 2020 #30
And thank you for your service. dware Nov 2020 #31
maybe it has to do with Russia stillcool Nov 2020 #21
They're guarding a very valuable pipeline. Laelth Nov 2020 #33
There it is. nt crickets Nov 2020 #42
If memory serves, guarding a natural gas pipeline. niyad Nov 2020 #45
I can name a few people who disagreed: Mike 03 Nov 2020 #13
They may disagree, dware Nov 2020 #16
I would love to see that happen. grumpyduck Nov 2020 #24
And instructions get very garbled from one chain link to the next. tavernier Nov 2020 #34
I was thinking the same thing and wondering if it were possible. efhmc Nov 2020 #37
It is possible, especially with Pissolini distracted right now, dware Nov 2020 #41
Thanks for the answer. efhmc Nov 2020 #44
Has Rand ever heard the term "slow walk"? Sneederbunk Nov 2020 #15
I suspect he's about to learn the meaning of it. nt dware Nov 2020 #19
Russian asset oldtime dfl_er Nov 2020 #17
Reason #1,479, 327 that a belligerently ignorant regeaholic Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2020 #18
Will that be what you say about the troops gunning down Americans at Trump's order ... mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #20
I can say with 100% certainty that won't happen, dware Nov 2020 #28
Nevertheless, if that order were given, Rand Paul would probably support it under the same logic nt mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #32
So what? grumpyduck Nov 2020 #39
So Rand Paul's an asshole ... mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #40
Because he's an asshole? cwydro Nov 2020 #47
Please Tell Trump that we never really planned to bring troops home, and Under The Radar Nov 2020 #23
I'm sure we can count on Rand Paul to show the same deference to the CIC-elect, Joe Biden. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2020 #25
This clown comes up for re-election in 2022. Sneederbunk Nov 2020 #27
And if he says PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #29
Rand Paul the great libertarian is the most ardent bootlicker of authoritarians dalton99a Nov 2020 #35
I thought the Nuremburg Tribunal put that idea to rest once and for all. Tanuki Nov 2020 #36
In this particular case, he is correct sarisataka Nov 2020 #38
Rand Paul thinks this is about withdrawing troops. Adorable! Grins Nov 2020 #43
Paul and Trump have no idea what it takes to pull all your troops out Afghanistan. marie999 Nov 2020 #46

Cerridwen

(13,260 posts)
5. I'm not sure what precisely is happening but it looks...
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:39 PM
Nov 2020

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

 

4Q2u2

(1,406 posts)
3. Like the Military needs advice from that A$$
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:38 PM
Nov 2020

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


Cerridwen

(13,260 posts)
9. Know anyone who does a donnie vocal impersonation?
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:41 PM
Nov 2020

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

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

dware

(12,979 posts)
11. Rand Paul isn't in the Military,
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:44 PM
Nov 2020

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,

CincyDem

(6,622 posts)
6. As challenging as it is, he's right. Asshat is president until the day he's not.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:40 PM
Nov 2020


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.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
7. Really, Senator?
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:40 PM
Nov 2020

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.

dware

(12,979 posts)
12. He's a fucking moron, but, in this case,
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:47 PM
Nov 2020

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

grumpyduck

(6,363 posts)
22. Your patch
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:53 PM
Nov 2020

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?

dware

(12,979 posts)
26. That's my MOS.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:56 PM
Nov 2020
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.

dware

(12,979 posts)
31. And thank you for your service.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:04 PM
Nov 2020

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

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
21. maybe it has to do with Russia
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:52 PM
Nov 2020

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.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
33. They're guarding a very valuable pipeline.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:09 PM
Nov 2020

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

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
13. I can name a few people who disagreed:
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:47 PM
Nov 2020

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*.

dware

(12,979 posts)
16. They may disagree,
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:51 PM
Nov 2020

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.

efhmc

(14,789 posts)
37. I was thinking the same thing and wondering if it were possible.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:16 PM
Nov 2020

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

dware

(12,979 posts)
41. It is possible, especially with Pissolini distracted right now,
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 04:37 PM
Nov 2020

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

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,873 posts)
18. Reason #1,479, 327 that a belligerently ignorant regeaholic
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:51 PM
Nov 2020

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.

 

mr_lebowski

(33,643 posts)
20. Will that be what you say about the troops gunning down Americans at Trump's order ...
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:52 PM
Nov 2020

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

Just curious.

dware

(12,979 posts)
28. I can say with 100% certainty that won't happen,
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:01 PM
Nov 2020

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

 

mr_lebowski

(33,643 posts)
32. Nevertheless, if that order were given, Rand Paul would probably support it under the same logic nt
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:08 PM
Nov 2020
 

mr_lebowski

(33,643 posts)
40. So Rand Paul's an asshole ...
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:24 PM
Nov 2020

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

Under The Radar

(3,416 posts)
23. Please Tell Trump that we never really planned to bring troops home, and
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:55 PM
Nov 2020

....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.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,692 posts)
25. I'm sure we can count on Rand Paul to show the same deference to the CIC-elect, Joe Biden.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:56 PM
Nov 2020

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.

Sneederbunk

(14,580 posts)
27. This clown comes up for re-election in 2022.
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:58 PM
Nov 2020

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

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,043 posts)
29. And if he says
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:01 PM
Nov 2020

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.

sarisataka

(19,646 posts)
38. In this particular case, he is correct
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:16 PM
Nov 2020

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.

Grins

(7,470 posts)
43. Rand Paul thinks this is about withdrawing troops. Adorable!
Thu Nov 12, 2020, 05:00 PM
Nov 2020

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

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