Mark Milley, Jen Griffin Interview Goes Pear-shaped

Mark Milley, Jen Griffin Interview Goes Pear-shaped

Mark Milley, Jen Griffin Interview Goes Pear-shaped

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, granted an interview to Jennifer Griffin of Fox News Channel. Maybe he thought he would find a sympathetic ear. Maybe Griffin just let Milley talk and he hung himself with his words. Milley confirmed in the interview that he doesn’t give a spent shell about our military personnel, our national reputation, or his honor.

On his chest, Mark Milley wears an enormous amount of “fruit salad”. Fruit salad is military slang for the amount of ribbons, medals and devices on the dress uniform. With that many colorful ribbons, the public would be led to believe that Milley is possessed of intestinal fortitude. Maybe when faced with bullets on foreign soil, he is. He has proven time and again that against the vipers in the swamp that is Washington, D.C., he sinks like a leaky canoe.

He walked across Lafayette Square, with President Trump, to the Church damaged by BLM and Antifa and apologized for it, unnecessarily. Milley also talked about a “Reichstag moment”, according to a book by two Washington Post staffers:

“This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley told aides, according to the book. “The gospel of the Führer.” …
If someone wanted to seize control, Milley thought, they would need to gain sway over the FBI, the CIA and the Defense Department, where Trump had already installed staunch allies. “They may try, but they’re not going to f—ing succeed,” he told some of his closest deputies, the book says.

Worse than that, Mark Milley denigrated all of our military personnel with his “white rage” testimony. Since Joe Biden became the Oval Office resident, Milley has gone along with every thing President Asterisk wanted. No push backs. No leaks. No plotting. No throwing his rank on the desk and saying, “Not on my watch.”

In the last couple days, our Victory Girls Blog writers have told you about child brides being imported into the United States, Americans held hostage in Afghanistan, and the brave Afghan Special Forces still fighting after our Pentagon abandoned them.

Apparently, nowhere in Milley’s military education did they cover the First Law of Holes. Mark Milley just keeps digging and digging. And, Jennifer Griffin handed him the shovel in her interview. Griffin interviewed Milley at Ramstein Air Base where the Afghan refugees are being vetted in a tent city built by the U.S..

Milley told Griffin that he is “comfortable” with the vetting of the Afghan refugees:

So I talked to the security folks. You saw it. So what they’re doing as people come in, they’re getting their names registered. They’re doing the biometrics. They check their irises. They do their fingerprints. They take a full facial photo. They run that against the 20 years of databases that we have in the interagency. They run it against the NCTC checks and the FBI checks.

FBI and the NCTC (National Counterterrorism Center)? Excuse me, but these people are not exactly the gold standard of competency. Many of these people don’t have a passport or a birth date.

Next Griffin asked about the possibility of a civil war in Afghanistan. His answer:

Well, you know, this is something that I’ve thought a lot about. And – and I personally think that my military estimate is, is that the conditions are likely to develop of a civil war. I don’t know if the Taliban is going to able to consolidate power and establish governance. They may be maybe not. But I think there’s at least a very good probability of a broader civil war and that will then in turn lead to conditions that could, in fact, lead to a reconstitution of al Qaeda or a growth of ISIS or other myriad of terrorist groups.

So I think the short answer to your question is we don’t know yet. But the conditions are very likely, in my opinion, that – and I’ve testified this and I’ve said it in public – that you could see a resurgence of terrorism coming out of that general region within 12, 24, 36 months. And we’re going to monitor that.

Given that Milley thought the Afghan Regular Army would last longer than 11 days. That means his estimate of terrorism from the general region is worth jack. So let’s make that 12 month minimum about three months.

This, though, was the money paragraph for me:

So war is a horrible, terrible thing. And I said this the other day in the press, it’s a vicious, brutal, unforgiving human endeavor. None of it’s good. None of it’s good. And none of us like it. Or those of us who serve hate it. But I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that the troops that have fought in this for 20 years, they made a difference. They absolutely made a difference. They protected the United States from a kind of terror, from a terrorist attack for two decades. Their efforts were not in vain.

Their efforts were brave. Their efforts were not in vain. They will be remembered as the heroes that they are. Mark Milley’s hubris, lack of intestinal fortitude, and fear of retribution from the Swamp led to this:

A better man would throw his stars on the desk. A better man would stop digging. Mark Milley is not a good man. He has no honor.

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  • Hate_me says:

    To be fair, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan following Biden’s dipshit announcement of withdrawal wasn’t achieved via terrorism, but through conventional military force and political intrigue.

    Pigeonholing terrorists as only capable of enacting terror is a mistake that can lead to dire consequence.

  • Chris says:

    Milly vanilly there…

    The only time i wanna hear his name again.

    From his SUICIDE.
    Along with most of the MIl Leadership

    Which he should do post haste to regain a nickels worth of honor.

    Follow the Japanese Business Man. He knows

  • Bruce says:

    What’s with the “Pink Piping” on that photo?

    Is there any significance in the fact that Wehrmacht AND SS Panzertruppen used it as piping on shoulder-boards, field caps, etc?

    Or was that a sly Photoshop dig whilst “high-lighting” some features?

    • GWB says:

      Yes, it was (in the larger picture from which that is cropped) highlighting all the badges and medals on his uniform.

      • Toni Williams says:

        Thank you, GWB. I should have pointed out that the “airborne” wings on the right on French and that he doesn’t have Army airborne wings..


        • J says:

          His ice cream badge would be below this photo cropping.

          He’s SF and ranger-tabbed. He’s airborne qualified.

          Doesn’t mean he’s not a POS. Just that the photo crop hides some stuff

          • Bones says:

            “Ice Cream badge” means Master Parachutist Badge. FYI.

            …and yes, POS. We would have called him a “leg with wings.”

        • SFC D says:

          He wouldn’t have the French wings if he wasn’t Army airborne qualified.

    • James Raclawski says:

      Prognostications from “Maj Frank Burns”… no thanks-got priorities… changing the air in my tires…

  • bob sykes says:

    Here is a picture of Eisenhower’s five star uniform blouse, with its single row of medals, many got in WW I as a infantry officer:

    • RMD says:

      Did anyone else notice the reference to the Interagency in Milley’s answer. You will remember this from lt col vindman’s testimony in impeachment 1 – the phone call.

      Can anyone shed some light on what the Interagency is, and what it does?

  • Paladin says:

    DISGRACE AND UNACCOUNTABILITY WITHOUT END. Now the excremental state dept is blocking rescue flights —

  • Charlie Barr says:

    I read Bob Sykes link to Eisenhower. At the very end it said that Ike had been awarded other awards/medals but chose not to wear them. I did a search and found that Douglas MacArthur has a few more awards/medals than even Milley. The difference is that MacArthur earned his.

  • GWB says:

    the FBI, the CIA and the Defense Department, where Trump had already installed staunch allies
    Well, he’s either a liar or a fool, if he believes that claptrap.

    these people are not exactly the gold standard of competency
    Well, the folks they’re checking are not likely to be in a database, either. But, bureaucratic response will be, “We use the tools we have!”

    you could see a resurgence of terrorism coming out of that general region
    He’s absolutely right. And what Milley was arguing was for us to continue to be there for the next 20 years, just to keep that chance low.

    So war is a horrible, terrible thing.
    Concur wholeheartedly, General. Which is why we should have come home about 15 years ago.

    Milley is awful. He never should have become a flag officer. But it’s our fault for letting the technocrats have control. Take back control from them. Evangelize. Sell American values back to the people who gave them away. Otherwise it all will be in vain.

  • GWB says:

    BTW, you might have had an Instalanche this morning. It was impossible to get to this page for a bit. Glenn linked you this morning.

  • motu says:

    His fruit salad is 98% participation trophies. He has no honor or guts or brains, just like his boss.

  • Greyone says:

    Did he actually earn the Ranger and Special Forces tabs or just serve at a desk?

    • Bones says:

      If you have the Ranger Tab, you graduated from the school. If you have the SF Tab, from when he (and I), earned it, you graduated from the school. For him, that was 30+ years and a lot asses kissed ago.

      An Army Officer has two main functions: Accomplish the mission and take care of the troops. Every thing else is secondary, including his career.

      You can see that he has failed at both functions.

  • Tonestaple says:

    I don’t see anything at the link about child brides being imported from Afghanistan. I see a reference to a dubious NGO but nothing is stated about child brides (can someone come up with a different phrase, maybe “victims for child rapists”?), just that the NGO may not be doing a very good job, but even that wasn’t clear.

  • Don says:

    I watched a video on youtube called:”Why our generals were more successful in World War II than in Korea, Vietnam or Iraq/Afghanistan”

    Bottom line – they regularly fired them. Sometimes they rose up again but hardly anyone was safe from the chop. They stopped doing this – this muffin is the result.

  • waitingForTheStorm says:

    My son was in West Point; he started the first class after the 9/11 disaster. The Army had revamped the curriculum over the preceding year and renewed their focus on being a fighting force, as opposed to what the captain we were entertaining said was a long devolution into the idea of the gentlemanly officer corps. He made this statement with no small amount of pride and accomplishment.

    Fast forward four years to graduation. Many cadets wore a battle ribbon, yet my son sported no such emblem. I asked. He said it was the Afghanistan participation medal awarded to all active duty service personnel for being in the army. It had no association with actually serving in theatre. He had been awarded the medal but refused to wear it because he felt he had not earned it and sporting the trophy was disrespectful.

    I was never so damned proud in my life.

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  • Regular joe says:

    Not content with simply encouraging terrorist. He’s given them some $90 billion in weapons, and imported two divisions of enemy combatants on to American soil.

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