Over 120 Top Ex Military and Intel Officials Send Letter To Biden Saying Our Democracy Is In Peril Over Questionable Election Results and Biden’s Mental Health
More than 120 retired generals and admirals have published an open letter questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election as well as President Biden’s fitness to be commander-in-chief.
The letter, first reported by Politico, bears the heading of a group calling itself “Flag Officers 4 America” and says the United States “is in deep peril,” with Americans “in a fight for our survival as the Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776.”
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Among the letter’s 126 signatories are retired Rear Adm. John Poindexter, national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan, and retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, who spent five years as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush and is now executive vice president of the Family Research Council.
“Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the ‘will of the people’ our Constitutional Republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen,” the letter reads before going on to blast critics of voter ID laws as engaging in a “tyrannical intimidation tactic.”
“Additionally, the ‘Rule of Law’ must be enforced in our election processes to ensure integrity,” the letter continues. “The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020.”
The letter echoes repeated claims made by former President Donald Trump that the election was stolen from him by Democrats.
Later in the letter, the signatories say Biden’s “mental and physical condition … cannot be ignored.”
“He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night,” it says. “Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures send a dangerous national security signal to nuclear-armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must always have an unquestionable chain of command.”
The letter touches on a number of hot-button issues, including coronavirus restrictions, which it describes as “population control,” relations with China, the Iran nuclear deal, and the Keystone Pipeline. It also slams lawmakers for using the military “as political pawns” in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Joe Arbuckle, who organized the letter, acknowledged to Politico that “retired generals and admirals normally do not engage in political actions, but the situation facing our nation today is dire and we must speak out in order to be faithful to our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the US against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
“We are facing threats greater than at any other time since our country was founded … many of these threats flow directly from policy positions and actions of our own government,” Arbuckle added. “It is critical that the threats to our national security be brought to the attention of the American people and that is the main purpose of the letter. To remain silent would be a dereliction of duty.”
The letter was met with criticism from some other military members.
Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Politico that the letter “hurts the military and by extension it hurts the country,” though he also noted that it was not signed by any high-ranking officers.
The missive was written in response to the multiple open letters by military leaders during the Trump administration, most recently, when a group wrote to speak out against hypothetical military involvement in election disputes.
When we see top brass, even ex-top brass, with ex leaders of other parts of the government worried about the state of the union, it is time for us to take notice and start to worry.
From the New York Post
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