"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Rumors About Assassinating American Citizens

That's interesting because I heard a rumor that the pilot refused the mission during the pre-mission briefing and refused to even get into the seat.  I heard that he was given the order verbally by his commander with a witness in the room and that he refused, and later was given the order in writing and that he refused in writing with both a classified and unclassified refusal.  I heard that his command then suspended his security clearances and sent him to some cush job on base where he took long lunch breaks on a nine-to-five and got training days and holidays off.  I heard a rumor that FOIA released emails showed the command was trying to admin separate him from the service with him having less than five years until retirement before changing their mind, instead giving him an LOR, and hoping his security clearances being revoked would pave the way for a much less interesting admin separation (where the whole murdering an American without due process thing wouldn't come up at all, given that such action was clearly unlawful and might make a jury find for the pilot who refused).  I heard he resigned his commission in response to that LOR but that his command didn't accept it and chose not to send it up the chain of command to the Secretary of the Air Force for approval, instead opting to wait and hope his security clearances would be revoked by the Air Force Central Adjudication Facility (AFCAF) to try to keep the unlawful order out of separation proceedings entirely.

I heard that their attempts to have his security clearances revoked (on the way to an admin separation) failed as the Air Force found for that pilot and noted that they reviewed his record and the classified order and found that he objects to the violations of his constitutional rights or the rights of other American citizens and reinstated all his security clearances.

And I heard a rumor that in response to this loss, his command offered him a sweet one year assignment to Osan followed by a white jet of his choice and from the rumors I've heard, he had a great time flying T-6s at NAS Pensacola before retiring from the Air Force after twenty years of service.

So I heard that instead of an Article 15, they were trying to boot him, but instead of simply dropping their attempts to punish him, they actually rewarded him with a one way ticket out of the worst shit hole location and job in the Air Force (that he volunteered for) to the dream assignment of flying solo T-6 sorties to his alma mater for lunch on the regular, and living in a waterfront Florida beach house, while his oath-breaking traitor peers remained doing six on two off swing shifts in a box surrounded by the smell of cow shit.

That's what I heard anyway.  So many rumors out there, though, it's hard to know what really happened