US military and intelligence officials may quit because they think Donald Trump is more dangerous than them

President-elect Donald Trump [Image: Getty].

President-elect Donald Trump [Image: Getty].

Things have come to a pretty pass when the US military – who, let’s face it, aren’t known for their squeamishness, are ready to quit because they think their new president is likely to go too far.

Officials in the US military and intelligence services are debating resigning following Donald Trump’s election, it has been reported.

Mr Trump has previously spoken of his plans to introduce an authoritarian approach to national security. His most controversial suggestions include reviving the use of torture, banning Muslims from entering the US, targeting the families of terrorism suspects and detaining terror suspects indefinitely.

Sources in the military, intelligence services, diplomatic corps and federal law enforcement have reportedly told The Guardian they now face a moral dilemma over whether to continue in their jobs under a Trump presidency.

Source: Security officials ‘considering quitting’ following Donald Trump’s victory amid concerns over ‘dangerous’ policies | The Independent

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7 thoughts on “US military and intelligence officials may quit because they think Donald Trump is more dangerous than them

  1. mohandeer

    This is really an odd article because only tow weeks before the election several alphabet soup and high ranking generals and officials were stating outright that the military would not follow Clinton’s orders if she took power and there was video footage of them denouncing her. How strange then that so many who despise Trump are now stating the opposite is true. I’m just grateful the old bloodthirsty hag hasn’t made it to the oval office and hopefully she will kick the bucket before she ever gets the chance. Breathing space for the rest of the world from the impending doom she would have wrought on yet more innocent civilians like those in Ossetia, Donbass, Libya, Iraq and Syria. Perhaps we should wait and see whether the propaganda led by the US and UK war mongers will have their much loved wars continued by Trump just as they were under Bush, Obama and would be Oppenheimer – Killary.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Hating Clinton is not the same as supporting Trump.
      These people seem to be saying that they would not willingly help either of them.

  2. mohandeer

    An excerpt from a comment on Clinton’s Liberals outrage:
    Normally an expat in London, I am writing from Mexico at the moment, where my “liberal” family and friends are probably planning how to lynch me for expressing similar ideas. For calling their faux indignation and “terror for the fascism” that arrived to our northern neighbour. Indeed, the same people that praised a president that deported more of our nationals than any other president in history, the ones that share “funny” videos of the charming president that willfully set up -not a wall, that´s racist!- but the most militarised border in the world, forcing hundreds of our nationals to die in the desert; the ones that called me a misogynist for warning of the dangers of voting for that feminist warmonger that makes a fortune dealing with women decapitators and whose neoliberal policies brought such degree of violence that made the murder of our women a daily reality..
    All of them are now being told that (hypothetical) deportations are not cool anymore, that no one should have the power to blow up a wedding in the other extreme of the world if he feels like it, that using demeaning language is worse than murdering hundreds of thousands and that no one doing such a horrible thing should be taking the place in office of a proven mass murderer……
    It’s a poetic read and an astute observation of the realities of Trump v Clinton/Obama/Bush.
    http://off-guardian.org/2016/11/13/open-letter-to-american-liberals/

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