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WtF is he planning?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 18, 2020 11:18AM
For the first time in US history, civilian Special Ops forces will report directly to SecDef.

That's the mercenaries. Like the Eric Prince dudes.

Planning to use them on us?

I'm not usually paranoid but given all he's doing to eff up the Pentagon, ...
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: November 18, 2020 11:31AM
Not sure what this means, but it sounds like something that Congress has said it wanted:

[www.stripes.com]


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The move on Wednesday aligns the Pentagon with the congressional intent for the top special operations civilian. In the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, lawmakers ordered the Pentagon to raise the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict to a service secretary-like job and report directly to the defense secretary “for issues impacting the readiness and organization of special operations forces, special operations-peculiar resources and equipment, and civilian personnel management.”

Congress urged the Pentagon to speed up the elevation of the position in its fiscal year 2020 NDAA, the annual law the sets Pentagon policy and spending priorities. Esper told Congress last year that the Defense Department was making progress on the ordered changes.

I'm sure there is more to it than that, but that information may suggest that it isn't necessarily an out of left field power play aimed at doing something nefarious.
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 18, 2020 11:41AM
FWIW Spec Ops is still under the DOD. In fact their components are under their relevant branches... Army, Navy, Air Force. In the good old days I worked on projects for most of these teams on the defense contracting side. Delta, SOF, SEALs, USAF Spec Ops aviators.... I even had a colleague who was a member of the USAF "Blue Berets"... the AF's answer to the Army's "Green Berets". A stupid experiment during Vietnam that got a lot of people killed, according to my colleague. I never got into the knack of drinking that much beer....

Appointed Civilians have oversight but do not issue 'orders' per se.

And there are no 'Mercenaries' in the US military. Private Military Contractors can be added to US military missions through procurement processes, and are supposedly under the control of US military officers. And yes, they go out of control and act like animals on occasion (Blackwater massacres in Iraq). Fog of war and all that.
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 18, 2020 11:52AM
TODAY

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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 18, 2020 12:19PM
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Steve G.
TODAY



Trump is delusional, and is not doing his job. It’s time for Pence to take over, so why is this not happening?
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 18, 2020 01:20PM
If he could kill all those 77 Million people who voted for Biden and keep all those 72 Million who voted for him, he would.
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 18, 2020 01:33PM
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space-time
If he could kill all those 77 Million people who voted for Biden and keep all those 72 Million who voted for him, he would.
Well, he is killing more of his supporters than his detractors. So there is that.
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 18, 2020 01:53PM
Anger is a great way to maintain a fan base. Just ask FOX, who has kept their viewers good and angry for decades. Not only does Trump need to get out of the White House with his ego intact by claiming he actually won, but he is surely anticipating either another run at the Presidency or else some sort of media venture and either way cultivating 70,000,000 angry hornets is a great way to collect votes and/or ratings.



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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 18, 2020 01:58PM
Giving non-whites voting privileges has ALWAYS been 'fraud' in the eyes of many, including some from both sides.
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 18, 2020 02:11PM
Rush Limbaugh is saying trump isn’t mean and ugly but happy and doesn’t say bad things. I think I need a TV radio repair. The mean ugly people, you guessed it, YOU.

Stop it !



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2020 02:11PM by samintx.
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 18, 2020 02:13PM
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Steve G.
TODAY


Dems have a lot of work to do to turn around single or two issue voters for 2022 and 2024.



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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 18, 2020 02:42PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Dems have a lot of work to do to turn around single or two issue voters for 2022 and 2024.

Not going to happen. Even if the SCOTUS bans abortion, the Repugs will insist that people need to vote for them to maintain the ban. Same with guns. Same with race. You name it, same, same, same.



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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 18, 2020 03:29PM
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$tevie
...he is surely anticipating either another run at the Presidency or else some sort of media venture and either way cultivating 70,000,000 angry hornets is a great way to collect votes and/or ratings monetize those hornets.

FTFY
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Re: WtF is he planning?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 18, 2020 03:33PM
Yeah it will be a constant uphill battle from here...not that it hasn't been the last 30-40 years but at least pre-Web, the media in most cases called out blatant corruption and malfeasance. Those days are gone. He is planning to raise funds (and is already succeeding) for his many debts, and raising hell so he can avoid prison...and would stay in office given even a hint of a chance, obviously. He, his offspring and blind-faith supporters are a pox on the nation and humanity.
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