Retired U.S. Army intelligence officer and Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter railed at the corporate media on Wednesday after President Joe Biden appeared to suggest using fighter planes and nuclear weapons against his political opponents during rambling comments at a press conference discussing gun violence.
“Those who say the blood of lib- — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government,” Biden said. “Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons. The point is that there has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it.”
The president’s stunning comments were largely dismissed by most major media outlets, though conservative pundits and journalists seized upon them as outrageous. But Schlichter went a step further, posting a number of questions he says the “licensed regime reporters” covering Biden’s press conference should have followed up with.
“I have no patience for licensed regime reporters who don’t ask obvious questions like ‘Are you saying that you would use F 15s and nuclear weapons against Americans?'” Schlichter began.
I have no patience for licensed regime reporters who don’t ask obvious questions like “Are you saying that you would use F 15s and nuclear weapons against Americans?” https://t.co/3K3tlhTgp4
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 23, 2021
“Let me help the licensed regime journalists with some questions this remarkable outburst gives rise to…’Mr. President, if you plan to use force against American citizens, can you tell us how many BCTs the American military has currently deployable within the United States?'” he continued, using the acronym for ‘brigade combat teams,’ the U.S. Army’s basic deployable maneuvering unit which consists of some 4,000 personnel.
“Also, do you know what a BCT is? Do you know how many troops are in a brigade combat team? Do you understand the logistical needs of a BCT and its vulnerabilities in an insurgency environment?,” Schlicter, a retired U.S. Army infantry colonel, continued in a thread.
“How many BCTs do you think you would need to secure an urban area the size of Los Angeles. Didn’t it take three divisions, about 12 brigades, to secure it during the Riots? How long could you logistically support that?” Schlichter asked. “You mentioned F15s. How many bombers of all types does the United States have deployable within the continental US? How many are operational? How many sorties could the military fly a day against American citizens?”
Schlichter went on to suggest in his line of recommended questioning that not all serving U.S. military personnel would follow orders to attack American citizens.
“Have your generals, when they aren’t busy excusing CERT on Capitol Hill and not winning wars, staffed exactly how many American military personnel they could count on to attack American citizens if you ordered it? What percentage do you believe would comply and why?” he went on, using the acronym for Community Emergency Response Teams. “Can you explain how you would employ bombers to hold territory, like a city? What means would you use to identify targets to bomb within the United States? What would the rules of engagement be when using bombers against American citizens?”
“How would you protect the supply lines to the fighter bases from attacks by armed citizens? How many of your limited ground forces would you allocate to securing supply lines between bases and protecting complicit forces living off post from retaliation?” the L.A.-based trial lawyer and U.S. Army War College grad continued.
Schlichter then drilled down on the potential that certain U.S. forces wouldn’t follow orders to target fellow citizens, including National Guard troops.
“Have you considered that the military forces of the National Guard in red states, which include aircraft, artillery and infantry, may refuse or even oppose your campaign against American citizens? Would you attack those forces?” he asked.
“When staffing the campaign you speak of against American citizens, what was your analysis of the number of armed American citizens the 2,000,000 pre-desertion military would have to oppose?” he noted further.
“You expressed a willingness to use bombers and potential even nuclear weapons against your own people. How many American citizens would you kill to retain your hold on power?” he ‘asked,’ before a final quip: “Mr. President, I have more questions, but your aide mentioned Matlock is on and that you need to be going.”
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