The Thinking Military Zone

If I become the Governor of Oregon, I will create the TMZ. Americans are employing Jesus to back up their political choices that they believe must come down on the Right, of Left side of the fence, The Great American Divide is destroying our political system – and our Social Fabric. While we curse at one another over the Holy Barbed Wire – THE MILITARY is getting a big piece of the Tax Pie – as are the military of other nations. President Biden approved of his first arms sales to the Chilean Army. I have posted the video of this army doing the German goosetep which prompted my ex-friend, Mark Gall to call me a Nazi. I have taken a Anti-Zionist stance due to my years of studying The Torah. I have been at the core of the Hippie Anti-War Movement, and have come up with strategy and propaganda making – against the most powerful Nation on Earth.

With the revelation that the ex-mayor of New York was going to help the ex-Republican President seize voting machines – even employing the Pentagon to do so – I will form two in-panels. One will consist of Biblical Scholars, and the other of educators who know about Military Think Tanks. The People of Oregon will proudly exercise Their Right to Think – AND KNOW! I want Mark Gall and Whoopi Goldberg to be in the TMZ. Think of a single line in a two way road. Now, put a space between two lines. Here is the place to gather facts and real opinions, and – THINK!

I will base our TMZ on the remarkable thinking of Senator Wayne Morse. I want to see our two major universities lead the nation in looking for new ways to wage a New Cold War. I will reach across the pond and make Oregon the home of the British Defense Staff. No State will be prepared to go to war – or not to go to war – as Oregon! I will establish a West Point of the West employing my kindred John Fremont, a co-founder of the Republican Party, and its first Presidential Candidate. Will I have my crack Peace Core marching to the latest Peace Protest – German style?

As Governor I will call for a investigation of Donald Trump calling for Governors to call in the National Guard. Our Guard was called to the trouble between the followers of Rajneesh and locals. Did this violate Freedom of Religion?

John Presco

Does Trump have the right to send in federal forces? – BBC News

Wayne Morse and the Vietnam War

Wayne Morse and the Vietnam War

Senator Morse was staunchly opposed to communism, even approving the use of military force to repel it when necessary. But during Eisenhower’s presidency, Morse’s political attacks fell both on his colleagues in the Senate for allowing engagement in conflicts of questionable merit, and on the Eisenhower administration for pursuing such an aggressive military policy. With each new intervention, Morse’s fear of a major confrontation with China or Russia grew deeper. Morse’s foes called for the use of military force as a “preventative” measure against the fall of countries to communist rule. This logic would pave the way to America’s undeclared war in Vietnam.

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution has become one of the most debated topics in U.S. post-war foreign policy. The resolution allowed President Johnson to engage U.S. troops without a formal declaration of war, in response to an alleged attack on a U.S. ship as it patrolled the foreign waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The apparent attack on U.S. forces threw even the most reluctant members of Congress into a defensive position.

Nevertheless, Morse joined Senator Ernest Gruening of Alaska in voting against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Senator Morse formally opposed the resolution on constitutional grounds, declaring that Article I of the Constitution would be violated if Congress surrendered its authority to check the President’s power. The Constitution establishes the President as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, but to balance and check this power the Constitution invests Congress with the power to declare war.

When the resolution passed, Morse declared that Congress had surrendered its authority, and therefore the authority of the people it was elected to serve. Morse also deplored the open-ended nature of the approval and condemned Congress for giving the President and the military a “blank check” which would be cashed with taxpayer’s money and citizens’ lives.

Throughout the war, Senator Morse took great issue with the Johnson administration’s deceptive practices, including the withholding of information from the public. At a protest rally on the Yale campus, Morse declared:

“I don’t think you have any idea of the power that you exercise on issues before the Congress. My plea is we’ve got to think of the future…your future, and we’ve got to come to grips with the issues that are going to confront your generation.”

Morse eventually paid the political price for his outspoken dissent. Robert Packwood went on to use it in his 1968 campaign against the incumbent senator. Packwood declared that Morse’s opposition to continued funding of military action in Vietnam was reckless, because such restriction would cut off military support for soldiers without ending the war or finding a solution to the conflict.

Packwood also took Senator Morse to task for letting his opposition to the war sidetrack him from the real concerns of citizens—timber exports, how much they got back in taxes, and other “bread and butter” issues. Packwood sums up these priorities during an interview in The Last Angry Man: “All politics is local. Forget [Morse’s] position on Vietnam! Could he deliver for the state?” Packwood won the campaign. Morse passed away six years later on July, 22, 1974, in the midst of a campaign to recapture his Senate seat.

U.S. State Department approves first potential weapons sales under Biden, says Pentagon

By Mike Stone

2 MIN READFILE PHOTO: Chilean army soldiers march during the annual military parade at the Bernardo O’Higgins park in Santiago, Chile, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved the first potential sales of weapons under the Biden administration, including communications equipment for NATO and missiles for Chile, in deals with a combined value up to $150 million, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The sales are the first foreign military sales to be announced since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, but since sales take months to process, the genesis of the deals likely dates back to the Trump administration.

Since taking office, the Biden administration temporarily paused some pending arms sales to U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in order to review them, despite having been approved by the Trump administration.

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sales to Chile and NATO on Friday.

The NATO Communications and Information Agency package includes 517 AN/PRC-158 Manpack UHF SATCOM radio systems for field communications, with an estimated cost of up to $65 million, including training and spares.

Separately, Chile could buy as many as 16 Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA missiles, supporting equipment, spares and training for $85 million, the Pentagon said. SM-2 missiles are considered medium-range and are often used by ships against enemy aircraft.

Despite approval by the State Department, the notification does not indicate that a contract has been signed or that negotiations have concluded.

Raytheon Technologies was the prime contractor for the weapons.

Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Leslie Adler and Rosalba O’Brien

US President Donald Trump has said he would deploy the National Guard – part of the US armed forces – to quell violence that has broken out in some US cities.

Mr Trump has repeatedly attacked Democrat governors and mayors for their response to clashes in cities they run.

Following the death of George Floyd in May, President Trump threatened to send the US military into states which saw protests and sometimes violence.

But the mayors of some cities and state governors have questioned the president’s right to do so against their wishes.

Who can deploy the National Guard?

Each US state has its own contingent of National Guard forces, which can be deployed by the state, or sometimes be asked to work for the federal government.

President Trump has said: “My administration coordinated with the state and local authorities to very, very swiftly deploy the National Guard surge federal law enforcement to Kenosha and stop the violence.”

When protests broke out in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the shooting of Jacob Blake, it was the state governor who requested help from the National Guard the next day.

The governor also asked other states to help with additional forces, including Arizona, Michigan and Alabama.

But if the local authorities don’t deploy the National Guard, is there any legal basis for the president to do so?

There is a law called the Insurrection Act, dating back to the 19th Century, which allows the president to deploy federal troops against the will of local authorities in certain circumstances.

What is the Insurrection Act?

The US law lays out circumstances when the government in Washington DC can intervene without state authorisation.

The Insurrection Act says the approval of state governors isn’t required when the president determines the situation in a state makes it impossible to enforce US laws, or when citizens’ rights are threatened.

The law was passed in 1807 to allow the president to call out a militia to protect against “hostile incursions of the Indians” – and it was subsequently extended to allow for the use of the US military in domestic disturbances and to protect civil rights.

“The key point”, says Robert Chesney, a University of Texas law professor, “is that it is the president’s determination to make; the governors do not have to request his help.”

Has the law been used before?

According to the Congressional Research Service, the Insurrection Act has been used dozens of times in the past, although not for almost three decades.

It was last invoked in 1992 by then US President George Bush Sr during riots in Los Angeles, after the governor of California requested federal help.

The law was used throughout the 1950s and 60s during the civil rights era by three different presidents, including when there were objections from state governors.

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