A bombshell new book by Watergate hero Bob Woodward and fellow Washington Post reporter Robert Costa reveals that Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Chinese officials that he would warn the rival superpower before undertaking any military strikes against it, the Gateway Pundit reported.
Milley told China in secret phone call that he would give advance warning if U.S. was ever going to attack!!!
“If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.” https://t.co/bIYO1HFuVi
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) September 14, 2021
The claim is just the latest evidence of Milley’s insubordination to his ranking officer—the commander-in-chief—during the Trump administration. Milley’s calls with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng, took place on Oct. 30 of last year and Jan. 8 this year, while Trump was still in office.
However, it also casts the military’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal in a new light as some have openly speculated that the failed mission might have been intended to deliver a cache of US military weapons and technology to geopolitical adversaries, including Iran and China, by way of the Taliban.
Such a quid-pro-quo may have been intended as thanks for China’s help in unleashing the coronavirus and swaying the 2020 election in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.
For Milley—a baizuo who pledged his allegiance to woke dogma earlier this year during congressional testimony—having the support of China’s military may have been reassuring in the event that the US military decided to circumvent him and side with Trump following the Jan. 6 uprising.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” Milley reportedly told him. “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”
Milley also was reported to have established a back-channel dialogue with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in which the two discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment if Trump made any rash moves in the final weeks of his presidency.
The idea that Trump — who devoted his presidency to ending war — would WANT war is ridiculous. If Milley thought that, he’s a moron. If he didn’t think that but did what he’s said to have done anyway, he came way closer to a treasonous coup than anyone at the Capitol on Jan 6. https://t.co/XRZ53v8LYD
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 14, 2021
“These actions by General Milley demonstrate a clear lack of sound judgement, and I urge you to dismiss him immediately,” Rubio wrote.
Rubio said Milley’s decision to substitute his own judgment for that of the duly-elected leader could open the door to all manner of alarming precedents if allowed to go unchecked.
“I do not need to tell of you the dangers posed by senior military officers leaking classified information on U.S. military operations, but I will underscore that such subversion undermines the President’s ability to negotiate and leverage one of this nation’s instruments of national power in his interactions with foreign nations,” he said.