By: Daniel John Sobieski

The liberals who pilloried Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn when he was nominated as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s National Security Adviser for talking with his Russian counterpart, something an incoming National Security Adviser would be expected to do, are defending Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley for calling his Chinese counterpart and promising a heads-up if a rogue Trump decided to attack China as he was leaving office, something a Joint Chiefs Chairman is not constitutionally or legally authorized to do. Gen. Flynn, who was prosecuted and persecuted to death and eventually pardoned for his crimes against Trump, was entrapped in a false statement charge after an ambush interview by James Comey and his minions regarding his conversation with his Russian counterpart, was overcome by the stench of hypocrisy and corruption and genuine and arguably treasonous law-breaking by Gen. Milley and called for Milley to resign. In an interview today with Newsmax, Gen. Michael Flynn called for Mark Milley to resign “in disgrace” over phone calls with Chinese general Li Zuocheng.

“It’s illegal, it’s immoral, and it’s unethical, and Mark Milley should be immediately, immediately told to drop his stars and he should be resigning in disgrace if not fired publicly,” Flynn told Newsmax host Eric Bolling.

Flynn continued, “Mark Milley is doing such incredible… grave damage to the institute of the military by continuing to stay in the office of chairman of the joint chiefs.”

In regards to Afghanistan, Flynn added, “For him to stand up there and say that they didn’t know, that’s an excuse. You don’t make excuses at this level of our armed forces.”

Prior to the interview, news broke that a spokesman for Milley defended the calls in a statement, essentially confirming that they took place as they were originally alleged in books scheduled to be released soon.

Allowing Milley to simply resign and be free to write his memoirs and become a CNN analyst is too good a fate for a man who has been rightly dubbed “Benedict Milley” for calling someone who would be his adversary and ours in the event of war, Chinese general Li Zuocheng, and promising a heads-up if we attacked. That is called collaborating with the enemy. That is called treason and is certainly worthy of a court-martial.

Defenders of the “woke” and thoroughly modern Milley, who was so busy looking for white supremacists in the military and learning about “white rage” that he slept through the fall of Afghanistan due to President Biden’s surrender to the Taliban, called Milley the “adult in the room” who was there to safeguard democracy, preserve the peace, and keep a rogue Trump in check.

The man who Milley thought a rogue warmonger was in fact the only President in recent memory who did not initiate a new conflict, was the recipient of multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations for engineering the Abraham Accords bringing peace between Israel and formerly hostile Arab states, among other efforts. Instead of a nuclear war. Trump stopped the North Korean nuclear and missile programs in their tracks, actually meeting with their Dear Leader, little fat boy Kim Jong-Un.

What Milley did was insert himself into the civilian chain of command which runs from the President through the Secretary of Defense and to the various theater commanders. By telling staff to ignore Trump and follow Milley’s lead in a conflict is rank insubordination bordering on sedition. Milley is the insurrectionist and rather than preventing misunderstandings, which military-to-military hotline contacts are designed to do, Milley’s rogue actions could actually have triggered a nuclear war if the Chinese misunderstood what he might tell them about Trump’s alleged intentions and decided to launch a preemptive strike.

Certainly, 33-year military veteran Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was not treated with the same deference when he became the focus of the deep state coup attempting to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. He served his country with genuine honor and distinction, unlike Bowe Bergdahl, traded by Biden/Obama for the current Taliban leadership.   He served in Afghanistan in Iraq as the director of intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command which included units like Seal Team 6. President Obama appointed him director of the Defense Intelligence Agency where he served until he fell out of favor  for his criticism of President Obama precipitously withdrawing from Iraq, which created a vacuum the Islamic State rose to fill, with Obama doing nothing as he watched it grow except dismiss it as the “JV team.”

Because Flynn knew the secrets and machinations of the deep state and would advise Trump about them, he had to be stopped. He did not collude with the Russians as Milley colluded with the Chinese. After the ambush interview to set him up, the FBI altered his 302s, essentially written reports based on witness interviews, to make him look guilty, and leaked information on Flynn’s calls to the Washington Post.

Even the likes of former National Security Council staffer Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman thinks Milley should resign, though one suspects Vindman is trying to refurbish his image which was tarnished when he similarly stabbed President Trump in the back by being the “whistleblower” that painted the call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky as treasonous, leading to a bogus impeachment of Trump. Even so, Vindman said of Milley:

A key witness in the first impeachment of then-President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “must resign” if he is confirmed to have made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart in order to reassure Beijing that Trump would not order military action against the Communist superpower.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a former member of the National Security Council, tweeted that if the calls were made, Milley “usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military.

Milley and his ilk are what’s leftover after Biden and Obama purged the military of those generals and admirals who believed that wars should always end in an American victory. Hie is more of a social justice warrior than a military one. Consider his reaction to the George Floyd riots:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley dismissed the George Floyd riots as “penny packet protests” — insisting they weren’t an insurrection because the mobs only “used spray paint,” according to a new book.

The under-fire general — accused of going behind President Donald Trump’s back to contact his Chinese counterpart — wildly downplayed the riots when Trump raised fears they were “burning America down,” according to Fox News excerpts from the new book, “Peril.”

Milley’s reaction to the Jan.6 “insurrection” in which the only person killed was Ashlii Babbitt, an unarmed Trump supporter, was quite different.

The picture he painted of the Jan. 6 protestors in his recent congressional testimony is nonsense:

The four-star general said it was important for military personnel to be well-informed and “open-minded.” Gen. Milley said he wanted to understand “white rage.”

“What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States?” What caused that? I want to find out,” Gen. Milley said, citing the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters of President Trump challenging the 2020 presidential election result.

Milley has apparently forgotten this nation was born in messy protests such as the Boston Tea Party when patriots protested unjust taxation by throwing British tea into Boston Harbor. Was that “white rage” Gen. Milley? Or was it white racism since they were dressed as Indians, cultural misappropriation at the very least? The Constitution you say is under attack gives us the right to petition for redress of grievances and sometimes it ain’t pretty. Just witness the angry patriot parents at local school board meetings as so-called educators try to force Critical Race Theory down the children’s throats just as you want to force it down our soldiers’ throats.

You say you read Mao because you want to understand a potential adversary. But we are not the enemy even though you think you have met the enemy and you think he is us. Your enemy, the one you are trained to kill and blow up, wears Red Chinese and Russian uniforms, not red MAGA hats. Tell us, Gen. Milley, how you expect young men and women of all ethnicities and colors to fight and die for what you believe while Critical Race Theory teaches them it is a fundamentally racist society.

This is what Trump really said on Jan. 6, Gen. Milley, after reciting a list of documented unconstitutional election law changes, vote tampering, manipulation, and fraud, as reported by the Palm Beach Post:

“And after this, we’re going to walk down there, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down … to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women,” Trump told the crowd. “And we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong.”…

“We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved,” Trump said. “Our country has had enough. We’re not going to take it anymore.”…

e further said: “You’re the real people. You’re the people that built this nation. You’re not the people that tore down this nation.”

The president did also say: “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

And he added in a bit of irony: “Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy.”

“Peacefully and patriotically” are not words you heard when progressives formed their “resistance” against Trump or as our cities burned in Antifa and BLM-led riots. The George Floyd/BLM protests cost 1-2 billion dollars in damage. They protested in over 140 Cities. Dozens of people died and over 14,000 were arrested, a federal courthouse in Portland was burned, as well as a historic church in Washington, D.C., but only the Capitol Hill protestors threatened our democracy. Really, Gen. Milley? You weren’t concerned about insurrectionists or rage of any color last year as American cities from Portland to Minneapolis burned, destroying largely minority neighborhoods and businesses, riots led by BLM and Antifa.

Speaking of historic St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square which BLM and Antifa rioters set on fire along with other local buildings as they tried to pull down historic statues, much to Gen. Milley’s indifference, after the arson attempt failed, President Trump walked with an entourage to the church, Bible in hand, to show we would not cower to the BLM and Antifa rage Gen. Milley seems to find acceptable.

Gen. Milley then proceeded to betray his commander-in-chief, publicly apologizing for being “forced” to appear in what he called a politically motivated photo-op. As RedState reported:

Gen. Mark Milley, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was among that group.

On Thursday morning, during a prerecorded commencement address to the graduating class of the National Defense University, Milley said, “I should never have been there.”

He apologized to the graduates because it had been a “political event” and that the military must remain apolitical.

He told them:

As senior leaders, everything you do will be closely watched and I am not immune, as many of you saw the results of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week. That sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society. I should not have been there. My presence in that moment, and in that environment, created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. As a commissioned, uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from and I sincerely hope we can all learn from it.

Gen. Milley should have kept his big mouth shut. The walk and subsequent photos had political connotations but so does Trump speaking at a military service academy graduation. A historic monument frequented by presidents was under attack as was the rest of the city. Isn’t it the sworn duty of the President and all military officers under his command to protect us against all enemies foreign and domestic? Which part of that does Gen. Milley not understand? Which part of commander-in-chief does he not understand?

Milley follows the equally “woke” Chief of Naval Operation, Adm. Michael Gilday. Instead of preparing our fleets for battle, Admiral Gilday is damning the torpedoes and going full speed ahead on pushing Critical Race Theory on the Navy by putting a book espousing it on the Navy’s reading list for sailors.

It is the Trump-hating Milley who is being political and disgracing his uniform and his country in doing so. His job is not to be “woke” but to make sure our enemies on the battlefield never wake up again.

For a variety of reasons, the “woke” Milley should resign or be court-martialed. Few dare call it treason. I will. The double standards in the treatment between Gen. Michael Flynn and Gen. Mark Milley are mind-boggling.

*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.