Naval Intelligence Warns: ‘Stop Criticizing Biden’

(Republican Insider) – A brand new reminder has been issued to both active duty and retired members of the Office of Naval Intelligence last week that says they are barred by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other Department of Defense regulations from being able to criticize either President Joe Biden or other folks in his Cabinet and the Pentagon.

So apparently, the First Amendment no longer applies if you work for the Office of Naval Intelligence. That doesn’t seem to sit well with me.

According to a report straight from BizPacReview, the memo concerning this particular reminder was sent out through email and was originally reported on by the good people over at the Daily Wire. The message was sent out by the ONI’s chief of staff the day after deadly suicide bombing attacks took place outside the international airport located in Kabul.

The bombings killed 11 Marines, two U.S. soldiers, a Navy corpsman, and 169 Afghan civilians.

Along with Biden, members were also instructed that they were not to publicly criticize or be contemptuous of Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, or other members of Congress.

“Given the heightened political and social atmosphere surrounding Afghanistan, it is important to remind our uniformed personnel (active duty and reservists on temporary active duty) and military retirees of their responsibilities and obligations under Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Department of Defense Directive 1344.10,” the email said, as quoted by The Daily Wire.

“Given the heightened political and social atmosphere surrounding Afghanistan, it is important to remind our uniformed personnel (active duty and reservists on temporary active duty) and military retirees of their responsibilities and obligations under Article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Department of Defense Directive 1344.10,” the email read.

“While it is vital to protect the constitutional right of freedom of expression for these groups, consistent with mission accomplishment, national security, and good order and discipline, it’s important to remember certain limitations,” the email went on to explain. “Namely, uniformed personnel and military retirees are prohibited from disrespecting senior government leadership (e.g. the President, Vice President, Congress, Secretary of Defense, Service Secretaries, etc.).”

“The outlet reported that under the same UCMJ and DoD regulations, current and retired ONI staffers cannot take part in partisan political activities including the distribution of partisan literature and materials,” the report said.

The report from the Daily Wire then cited a current ONI staffer who stated that the same policies were not nearly as strict when President Donald Trump was in office. The source then went on to recall that “retired officers condemning the former president.”

Of course not. Because the left wanted and needed all of these folks to turn against Trump in order to help aid them in stealing the presidential election last year. They had to ensure that as many people as possible bought into the “orange man bad” narrative the mainstream media had been pumping up forever.

“Even for civilians, you are reminded of the danger that your public comments will/could be attributed to ONI or the Department of Defense,” the memo continued. “While you are entitled to your opinion and to share your opinion amongst those you know and trust, being too vocal in criticism of, say, the President or members of the military and civilian leadership may reflect poorly on ONI.

“It is important to share your opinions, if you choose to do so, in a professional manner that does not call into question your employment, the Department of Defense, or the federal government as a whole,” the email went on to add.

The memo then addressed that attack that happened in Kabul, Afghanistan last week.

“After Kabul fell to the Taliban last week, the scenes of chaos and desperation have been hard for all Americans to watch, especially for those of us in the national security establishment, as well as those who served selflessly in Afghanistan over the last 20 years,” the ONI Chief of Staff stated. “Watching the Taliban sweep back into power after two decades of investment can be a bitter pill to swallow.”

This memo just so happens to come out right after a video was posted by Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, a 17-year decorated combat veteran who took senior Pentagon leaders to the woodshed over the attack that happened in Kabul, openly challenging them to take responsibility for the incident.

Not long after the video hit the Internet, Scheller was essentially fired from his position as a battalion commander.

It’s time for Joe Biden and the rest of his administration to take responsibility for what happened and resign. If they refuse, they should be impeached. Period. These lost lives could have been avoided had the troop pullout been done differently.

Copyright 2021.

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  1. The democrats own the military, just like they own the DOJ, FBI,CIA and NSA. Not to mention the MSM, big tech social media, Public universities and kindergarten through High School / IE Teachers Union. The commies have it sewn up.

    • Wrong, you do give up some of your “Rights” when you join the military. You are not allowed criticize senior officers or other members of your chain of command, even a demented senile old fool like Biden while in uniform! It is in the UCMJ. You can have your personal opinions but in no way can you voice them and have them tied to your military status.

  2. The Lt Col made an appeal for accountability for the murder of military personnel during a surrender.

    The Lt. Col. only echoed the sentiments of the majority of the patriots in our society. The ONI is at the command of the President and is his puppet. The articles of war are not relevant to the action the president is taking in the Afghan theatre. Not relevant because Biden has executed surrendered. In a surrender it is the article “A service member of the United States armed forces who breaks with the lawful chain of command and takes action to compel his commanding officer to abandon or surrender military property or personnel to an enemy may be charged under Article 100 of the UCMJ” that should be executed against the Sec. of Defense and the Joint Chiefs. Those are the subordinates to the commander and chief Biden that must be required to declare their positions relative to the whether they were counsel and directed by Biden to take the action of surrendering against their better judgement.
    Someone in the military command structure has to be accountable for the death of the military personnel murdered during the surrender.

    • The worst part about the pullout is they knew who the suicide bomber was at the airport, and a drone operator had a lock on his vehicle before he blew it up, and was told to STAND DOWN!

  3. So…the military leaders don’t give a crap about the murders of 13,mostly men in their early 20s,under their leadership ..just as bad as biden,blood dripping from ALL their hands.

    • Yes, whether you are in the service or not, you still have the rights guaranteed you. However, and it’s obvious that you either don’t know this or don’t get it, but, while you are serving and especially as a leader, you can’t openly criticize any leaders in your chain of command up and including the President. It breeds contempt in subordinates and hinders the flow of proper conduct. You don’t have to like the president, just keep your opinion to yourself.

      • I concur John, This is how I had to behave when I was in the military in 1977, I kept my mouth shut. I know that if I had been in a military(police action) with a lot of the men I served with…I would NOT have survived…leadership was weak amongst the ranks…chain of command was weak for counteracting situations…as well as recognition of rank as for obeying orders. Proper Leadership is key…always…and if it doesn’t exist…failure of command is imminent.

        • The key word, “illegal!” To criticize because you simply disagree is not authorized under the UCMJ! If you have not served in uniform, you don’t belong in this discussion.

  4. What’s that? You want me to stop criticizing the old, worn out, fumble footed, brain dead, communist ccp asset in the White House. Not on your life comrade….

    • I agree wholeheartedly with what Lt Col. Scheller had to say, and no, I will not stop Biden, Harris, Pelosi, or the Dumbacrats as a whole. They are all arrogant, money grabbing liars, who have no respect for our military. Shame on every last one of them.

      • I agree with the people that say BS to shut up. The military is gives subotdinates an ok to not follow orders that are not safe for all involved. Remember My Lai Vietnam. Anyone of the soldiers could have stopped the massacre.

  5. If murdering biden was a Republican. NO SUCH DEMAND WOULD BE HEARD.
    The dems will get away with the blood on their hands. Somehow they will turn all this around to blame the Republicans.

  6. This is the straw everyone! Molon Labe! “Qui mortem nostram destrueret. si vis pacem, para bellum!” In the immortal response by General Anthony Clement McAuliffe 101st Airborne Division Bastogne, Belgium on December 26, 1944 to the German Command, “Nuts!”

  7. All people are doing is stating the obvious. We are not talking about classified information here. What right do they have of barring retired military form exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech?


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