The mainstream media gives a prime example of framing a hypothetical Nuke Orde to generate False News about the President and the military. You have seen the headlines screaming about the Air Force General who would refuse an illegal order from the President.
Most civilians see this and think, Oh My God, the President is a nutjob. You need to read the whole content of the interview and the explanation in this article in order to see what a sensationalist headline this really is.
As Written By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
I turned on CNN this morning and one of the hottest topics they kept coming back to was a comment from a STRATCOM Air Force General regarding a potential presidential order to launch tactical nuclear weapons. The reason for the media’s obsession will become obvious in a moment, but the original commentary deserves a look. What precisely did Air Force General John Hyten mean during his remarks at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia when he answered a question about an “illegal order” to launch nukes? (CBS News)
“I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”
“I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” Hyten added. “And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I’m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”
Hyten said he has been trained every year for decades in the law of armed conflict, which takes into account specific factors to determine legality — necessity, distinction, proportionality, unnecessary suffering and more. Running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order is standard practice, he said.
First, let’s at least acknowledge why the MSM is in such a tizzy over a story which involves nothing more than a public conversation on a …..
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