US Pacific Fleet Chief Says Not Hesitate to Launch Nukes at China on Trump’s Orders

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[Editor’s note: I doubt I need to explain why the slightest thought that the orange buffon might be able to get his silly, tiny little hands anywhere hear the ‘nuclear football’ fills me with dread.

This is a child-like mentality with an enormous ego who launches ludicrous twitter attacks on anyone who dares to upset him in the slightest, quite possibly the very last person you would want in command of the world’s largest thermonuclear arsenal. I’d feel safer with Dick Cheney sleeping with the football under his pillow that knowing it was within 500 miles of Donald Trump.

Perhaps the Pentagon, despite many of their number being crazy Christian extremists, are not crazy enough to allow the orange twitter bitch to have access to the nation’s nuclear weapons and have that football locked away somewhere safe from Trump’s twittering hands. One can but hope….  Ian]

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US Pacific Fleet Chief Says Not Hesitate to Launch Nukes at China on Trump’s Orders

The US Pacific Fleet chief said he would obey a hypothetical order to launch a nuclear strike against China if the president chose to give it. Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift was speaking at an Australian National University security conference on Thursday, RT reported.

The remarks follow the director of the CIA’s recent assessment that Beijing poses a major threat to the US in the long run. Responding to a question on whether he would initiate a nuclear strike against China at President Donald Trump’s orders “next week,” the admiral bluntly said: “The answer would be: Yes.”

Swift, who has led the Pacific Fleet since 2015, explained: “Every member of the US military has sworn an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and to obey the officers and the president of the United States as commander and chief appointed over us.”

He then struck a conciliatory tone, saying: “This is core to the American democracy and any time you have a military that is moving away from a focus and an allegiance to civilian control, then we really have a significant problem.”

The statement came in the wake of the massive US-Australian biennial exercise Talisman Saber 2017, which involved 36 vessels, including the aircraft carrier USS ‘Ronald Reagan,’ 220 aircraft and 33,000 military personnel.


It also came just a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo asserted in a rare interview that China is more of a long-term threat to US national security than any other world power, including Russia.

“It’s hard to pick between China, Russia and Iran to be honest with you. I guess if I had to pick one with a nose above the others, I’d probably pick China,” Pompeo told the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday.

“They have a real economy that they have built, unlike Russia that lives and dies on how many barrels of oil they can pluck out of the ground. And Iran that is similarly very single sector derivative and not to the scale of China population-wise,” the intelligence chief explained.

According to Pompeo, Beijing is willing to become a near-peer opponent to the US.

“I think it’s very clear when they think about their place in the world, they measure their success in placing themselves in the world where they want to be vis-à-vis the United States and not as against anyone else,” he said.

Following Admiral Swift’s comments, Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain Charlie Brown explained that he was referring to the principle of civilian control over the armed forces.

“The admiral was not addressing the premise of the question, he was addressing the principle of civilian authority of the military,” Brown said. “The premise of the question was ridiculous.”

There has been no response from China so far. While remaining major trading partners, the US and China still share several points of contention. The most acute ones involve tensions over the status of the South China Sea, an area crossed by numerous maritime shipping lanes.

Whereas Beijing claims that its sovereignty over key parts of the sea dates back centuries, Washington insists on what it calls freedom of navigation.

To back its stance, the US regularly deploys warships and combat aircraft to contested waters. Beijing frequently protests those missions and deploys its own military assets to counter the projection of US power.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. “… America has to borrow money from China before it can go to war with China?”

    Last I checked, Khal, China owns a measly $1.23 trillion of the US’s national debt. Obviously, the bankster cartel is the majority shareholder of USA Incorporated. What’s funnier is that China itself has a national debt of around $8 trillion, so who do you think holds most of that?

    “You know what would happen if China got sick and tired of stupid warmongers and in a moment of weakness dumped 20% of its US bonds?”

    People all over the world would realize that debt-based money is idiotic and dump the concept along with the sociopaths promoting it…? Well, I’m sure some people would do that. Others would side with the sociopaths…

  2. Admiral Swift – are you insane to claim such things? It became a firm fashion – to have Major Commanders and politics who are idiots. Or try to seem idiots. Strange. The virus of US idiotic makes the World laugh….

  3. Khalid: Don’t overestimate the level of intelligence of U.S. mil/intel – or of American voters. 😉

  4. It is hard to fathom the sheer stupidity of Admiral Swift’s comment. Witnessing such stupidity coming out of the mouths of the US top military brass is downright scary. Much of the military equipment is defective, poorly made and outdated. Hopefully, if anyone were stupid enough to follow such an order, the missiles (through the Grace of God) might fail to detonate. Remember how a simple flyover by a Russian military jet completely disabled the USS Donald Cook? I hope and pray that nuclear missiles can be disabled as well.

  5. Wait a minute. I have got to get up first. I just fell of my chair reading this article. So then!
    The current director of the CIA says in some interview that:
    “ China is more of a long term threat to US national security than any other world power.. “

    Whaaat? Is this Pompejo guy for real? Coming from a Jew´s mouth would be OK, they are so afraid of anything on 2 legs that they lock up a whole nation for a lifetime because one day they might be a threat. But from an American? A CIA director? What is he afraid of? Didn´t he have a mama? He´s got guns hanging from his knees to his nose and is still afraid? Such a person is highly sick. I can just imagine him going home tonight, sits in a lounge chair, has a beer and watching the kids playing outside and then, all of a sudden, jumps up and dashes to the door saying to his wife like this:
    „Honey, I´ll be back in a tick, I´m just going to kill these new kids outside, because one day they will be a danger to our kid.“

    What´s the obsession with this American / Jewish security crap? Both of these people go around bombing one place after another and then we hear them whinge about security. Is there a psychiatrist here who has a name for this God forsaken American / Jewish illness? The name “America“ automatically brings pictures of uniforms, military, bombs, death and destruction to the mind.
    What about things like friendship? Co-operation? Partnership? Harmony? Unity?

    • Part 2
      What do the Australians need an American / Jewish National University security conference for? Who is attacking them now, apart perhaps from America or Israel? They would do better with a National economic co-operation conference, without war mongers attending.
      And, lastly, a well meant warning to my favourite female Ivanka. Sssst, Ivanka, you want to watch those kids hanging around with your Arabella, little Joe and Theo. This Pompejo guy needs to be watched.

      Anyway, I have also learned a lesson today. In future, I´ll tie myself to the chair before reading stuff like this – for security reasons. Thanks Ian.

  6. Remember the incident “Nuke Charleston” when this poodle of McCain Graham threatend to nuke Charleston if they deny support for Syria war ? God thanks there where commanders who denied this order and followed their concious and heart

  7. As someone who took the oath a zillion years ago, Vietnam, it says one must obey all lawful orders and that is an act of war and those morons in congress should have the final say. Probably won’t do much good but that’s what needs to be done.

  8. Hey Admiral Swift: In case you haven’t noticed, the U.S. Military is illegally in Syria today with zero permission, a defacto invader and trespasser. Why are you so silent? Also how come the four star generals and admirals didn’t lift a finger to “defend” the U.S. from attack on 9/11/01? Did they voluntarily refuse or were they ordered to refuse? Either way this is treason. Evidently they were in on the whole scam. If you had any guts you would tell your boss to tweet the secret machinations of our government against its people on 9/11/01. Why not resign from an outlaw government Admiral?

  9. “There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.”
    ~ Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”

    I know not everyone in the military is a bunch of “dumb, stupid animals” like Swift, but hopefully it will be enough when the time comes…

    • I had to look up “diffident” 🙂
      Considering usual and latest break aways and deflections (Russia, China, Phillippines, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, some EU members, some NATO members, which is a considerable amount of world population and land) from US global iron curtain politics, it is becoming obvious that US don’t matter, their opinion is not valued because of repetitive lying and playing games, whether with allies or adversaries. They speak about bombing and enemizing some country every day, nobody cares about them anymore. Usually they were always invited to share the spoils after kill and chaos as one of the dominant alpha lions, now not even that anymore. USA is a dying alpha lion and the one that is so bored that prefers anything but ignorance, even if someone would vilify US so that the lion could crash it, ignorance is the hardest thing to go by with.

  10. Blame Trump for a pre emptive attack. Admiral Swift is an out of control war monger and should be assigned away from sharp objects.

  11. How reassuring (NOT) to know that the psychopaths in charge of the US Pacific fleet are just as psychotic as the crew of clowns in DC, and all of them are willing to sacrifice most of the life on the planet if ordered to do so by the chosen few who will be sitting out the apocalypse in luxurious deep underground bunkers paid for by US taxpayers.

    Those of us who served did take an oath to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, but right now many of us are wondering just where the greatest threat is located, and it surely doesn’t seem to be in China, Russia, Iran or North Korea.

  12. It’s all ludicrous. Play ground politics.
    For decades without thinking we serve up our children like offerings to a god diguised as democracy.
    And Ian “talisman” sabre, does not connote christian doctrine. Does it?

  13. It doesn’t matter what US can lauch or do. US don’t matter anymore in international relations. They matter only that much as they abide by their principles which they don’t. Ignoring US is ripping them apart, they stumble and make irreparable mistakes and break away nominal alliances.

  14. Well we don’t have to worry about the Donald hitting the nuke button. Hasn’t he granted this privilege to a mad dog?

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