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“The proper role of the military”

While we’re all watching the excitement in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen, this came across in my morning brief from the Wall St. Journal. Emphasis added:

While U.S. officials cautiously distanced themselves from Mr. Mubarak and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for transition to a “real democracy,” the Egyptian military still came in for praise. “They are acting professionally,” said Capt. John Kirby, a spokesman for Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “They are supporting the institutions of government and that is the proper role of the military.”

That would be this guy. Anyone with a warm fuzzy right now, please stand up to receive your appropriately delivered ridicule.

Hope you’re taking notes on all this, because there’s every reason to believe the government will decide to act against us, and plenty of material out there to study.

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  1. 31 January 2011 at 20:26

    Tell me a commissioned officer did not just say that the proper role of the military is to support the institutions of government.

    That’s not in the oath I took as an enlisted man and NCO, anyway.

    Anyone still think the US military won’t violate their oaths in favor of unquestioning obedience and support of “government institutions”? Still think the .mil won’t shoot civilians? History says they will. Always have, always will.

    You’d better re-evaluate your definition of OPFOR.

    AP

  2. 31 January 2011 at 21:52

    Well, in full context, he said the proper role of the Egyptian military is to support the Egyptian institutions of government.

    But still, the mindset it displays …

    I get the nasty suspicion that when it all goes down, the split in the military may be somewhere around 40%/60%, and flip a coin as to which side gets the majority. And I think I know which side Captain Kirby will be on.

  3. 1 February 2011 at 23:16

    I agree. šŸ™‚

  4. 9 February 2011 at 00:11

    Man, I pray it’s 40/60, but I’m afraid I don’t see it. Good thoughts, AP on your cold weather series.

  5. 9 February 2011 at 08:08

    When I support the “institutions of government” that means the Constitution, the rule of law, checks and balances, the separation of powers, fair elections, representative government, etc.

  6. Mark Matis
    9 February 2011 at 10:30

    The military will not come into play in the upcoming unpleasantness. Stateside they are not in a position to deploy rapidly enough to address the situation. THAT will fall to “Law Enforcement”. Who will be glad to bow and scrape before their Masters and then do WHATEVER they are told. IN SPITE OF their oath of office to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution…” Just like the fine German police under the Nazis.

    If the civil war drags on, SOME of the military will get involved. However, those who fight AGAINST the Constitution will be the Perfumed Princes and their followers. Which is why FedGov has the military in their crosshairs as “potential terrorists” since they know that MANY will not ignore their oath. The REAL problem comes if the war does not end quickly. THEN you can expect our Chinese or our Russian friends to get involved. Enabled by the Perfumed Princes, of course. And without ANY qualms about the Constitution or War Crimes.

  7. 11 February 2011 at 16:44

    I’d expect that when the bullets really start flying in this country, the government will respond with laser guided bombs, rockets, cluster munitions, 120mm cannon, napalm, mass bombing raids by B-52s, cruise missiles…

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