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US military issues rare statement denouncing Capitol riot and confirming Biden as next commander-in-chief

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    dredmorbius
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    Statements such as these 1) are meant to reassure 2) are meant as an exceedingly strong caution to servicemembers and 3) aren’t issued unless there’s a question concerning loyalties. And as I...

    Statements such as these 1) are meant to reassure 2) are meant as an exceedingly strong caution to servicemembers and 3) aren’t issued unless there’s a question concerning loyalties.

    And as I write this, Steve Inskeep on NPR reiterates that this is an extraordinary statement.

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      This past summer, there was a group of individuals that were going through all of the possible scenarios for the transition of power in the US. Some of this played out during the latest Capitol...

      This past summer, there was a group of individuals that were going through all of the possible scenarios for the transition of power in the US. Some of this played out during the latest Capitol riots and we will learn more about it later.

      This particular stance and/or statement is evidence that the former group have reached a particular threshold, within the US, that draws a line in the sand and is sending a message to anyone that would dare cross it.

      From my perspective, this is signaling a huge ultimatum to those that wish to do any more harm over the next weeks.

      As far as I know, any individual that dares to cross this line will be dealt with swiftly and with impunity.

      IMHO, this is the last warning to any bad actors going forward.

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      vord
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      I mean, that's really the biggest problem isn't it? It means there is enough concern that there may be enough defectors to cause some serious damage.

      aren’t issued unless there’s a question concerning loyalties.

      I mean, that's really the biggest problem isn't it? It means there is enough concern that there may be enough defectors to cause some serious damage.

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