General Accuses Tom Cotton and 46 Other Republican Senators Of Mutiny


There have been many labels attributed to the actions of a cocky freshman senator with two months of experience and his war-hungry cohorts after their open letter to hardliners in Iran. Obviously, they intended to inform Iran that America is inherently deceitful and can never be trusted to abide by any agreement between the United Nations P5+1 and the Islamic Republic. The GOP47 have been called traitors and seditious for their “stunning breach of protocol,” but besides deliberately attempting to subvert Barack Obama’s Constitutional authority to use diplomacy over acts of war for Israel, a new label seems incredibly definitive. It is particularly apropos since the Iran letter’s originator campaigns for political office on his military bona fides.

As a military veteran, Arkansas freshman Senator and Bill Kristol sycophant, Tom Cotton, should know something about the chain of command; he obviously knows nothing about the U.S. Constitution or how American foreign policy operates.  A real American who does know about the military, and the chain of command, retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton stopped short of calling Cotton and 46 Republicans traitors. As a career military man Eaton used the appropriate label for Cotton’s lack of ethics and knowledge of his place as a congressional representative.

General Eaton said “I would use the word mutinous. I do not believe these senators were trying to sell out America. I do believe they defied the chain of command in what could be construed as an illegal act.” However, since it is unlikely there are no precedents to prosecute the miscreant 47, one seriously wishes that Cotton and his coup-cohorts were active military so they could be summarily arrested and court marshaled by a military tribunal for mutiny and face the harshest possible military punishment.

General Eaton explained why, as former military, he had no reservations asserting that Cotton willingly violated more than protocol or the Logan Act. Eaton said “What Senator Cotton did is a gross breach of discipline, and especially as a veteran of the Army, he should know better. I have no issue with Senator Cotton, or others, voicing their opinion in opposition to any deal to halt Iran’s nuclear progress. Speaking out on these issues is clearly part of his job. But to directly engage a foreign entity, in this way, undermining the strategy and work of our diplomats and our Commander in Chief, strains the very discipline and structure that our foreign relations depend on, to succeed. The breach of discipline is extremely dangerous, because undermining our diplomatic efforts, at this moment, brings us another step closer to a very costly and perilous war with Iran. I think Senator Cotton recognizes this, and he simply does not care. That’s what disappoints me the most. I expect better from the men and women who wore the uniform.”

Eaton is right, but he also assumes that Cotton and his mutineers actually serve the best interests of the United States as defined in the Constitution; something they clearly do not care about doing. They serve higher powers than their nation and its Constitution. They serve a foreign entity’s leader, and a clear and present danger a former Republican president and military man, Dwight D. Eisenhower, warned Americans against; the military industrial complex.

There is much more to Cotton and cohorts’ actions than simply undermining diplomatic efforts and attempting to subvert the constitutional authority of the nation’s  Commander in Chief; they are, and have been, subverting the Constitution and attempting to set up their own independent government with an Israeli foreign policy apparatus conducting America’s war effort in the Middle East.

After all, it already worked once to great effect and embroiled America in a decade long war in Iraq by allowing Netanyahu to frighten America into supporting Bush’s Iraq debacle. It is important to belabor the point that regardless what Republicans say, or which foreigner they bring to lobby Congress for war, in no way, shape, or form, does any chamber of  Congress have any constitutional right to set American foreign policy; that is why General Eaton is correct in labeling the GOP47’s letter an act of mutiny.

What Senate Republicans are doing is mutinous in that they are attempting to “operate their own independent nation on Capitol Hill;” something Dana Milbank labeledthe State of Republicania.” However, it is more appropriately “an Israeli colony.” One with a powerful military and unlimited defense budget taxpayers willingly support to wage war on Israel’s behalf. That is all the last couple of week’s dangerous GOP mutiny was about and nothing more; Netanyahu knows it, Republicans know it, Iran knows it, the P5+1 knows it, and the Obama Administration knows it. The American people as a whole are likely too ignorant and too terrified of Israel to comprehend it.

Republicans claim that scuttling the P5+1 Iran negotiations through stronger American-only sanctions will pressure Iran into doing Israel’s will, but they know America on its own cannot pressure Iran through stronger sanctions and will instead resort to war for regime change. It is why the Obama Administration joined with an international group made up of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. With the added economic clout of England, France, Germany, China, and Russia; three of those America’s staunchest allies, there is a real opportunity to negotiate from a position of strength that does not include the threat of a war on Israel’s behalf.  Netanyahu ran his mouth while addressing Congress and said, Israeli can and will stand alone, but he lies or he would not have lobbied Congress to wage war on Israel’s behalf.

Republicans still persist in claiming, ignorantly and errantly, that President Obama is negotiating a bilateral arms treaty between America and Iran so they can assert their imaginary authority to block a treaty on behalf of their inspirational war leader Netanyahu. But as has been noted ad nauseum; it is not a treaty and there is nothing Netanyahu or the mutinous GOP47 can do to stop a United Nation’s Security Council agreement with Iran; an agreement still being negotiated.

Netanyahu, as de facto leader of the ‘breakaway’ neo-con shadow government, will do anything to involve its North American colony in, as General Eaton warned is, “a very costly and perilous war with Iran.” It is precisely what neo-cons have panted for since the genius war president George W. Bush declared Iran was part of an “axis of evil,” and the only reason Speaker John Boehner summoned Netanyahu to lobby Congress. It is also why the GOP47 issued the mutinous ‘open letter‘ to Iranian hardliners to start, as Tom Cotton admitted, another American regime change war in the Middle East.

Of all the labels going around regarding the GOP47 as traitors, seditious, or Logan Act violators, General Eaton’s is likely most accurate. Republicans have, as a group, spent six years attempting with little success to mutiny against both the Constitution as law of the land and the government they purport to serve. It is shameful there is no recourse to prosecute them for what General Eaton said “could be ‘construed’ as illegal acts,” but if they hate the Constitution and America to the point they are openly mutinous, they should renounce their citizenship, emigrate to Israel, and go fight Iran with their demigod Netanyahu leading the charge. Throughout this whole sordid love-fest for Israel and mutinous push for war with Iran, it has never been more apparent that the GOP47 hate everything about America; it does not make them traitors, it makes them anti-American.

h/t @CapehartJ

41 Replies to “General Accuses Tom Cotton and 46 Other Republican Senators Of Mutiny”

  1. America go it alone sanctions on Iran will work as well as the go it alone sanctions worked on changing Cuba…

    those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it…

  2. Nearly 300,000 Americans have signed a petition on We the People site are not that ignorant, including myself

  3. America is not “going it alone” Most people do not even know what they are commenting on this issue because the media does not report the entire story. Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany are also involved. None of the countries could singularly trust Iran to uphold any agreement but Iran would not risk the wrath of 6 of the most powerful countries in the world.

  4. The tea bag/repubs who signed this shouldn’t be allowed to run for the presidency.

    “Throughout this whole sordid love-fest for Israel and mutinous push for war with Iran, it has never been more apparent that the GOP47 hate everything about America; it does not make them traitors, it makes them anti-American.”

    The tea bag/repubs M.O.
    Love America, hate Americans

  5. We can all have our panties in a wad over this spectacle and we should, I’m very pleased that President Obama is concentrating on the negotiations. I am hopeful that after negotiation of this important P5+1 accord is finalized the #47Traitors will receive condemnation and appropriate legal redress and be added to international list of terrorists and stripped of their US citizenship.

  6. yes… I know that the US isn’t going it alone… my comment was directed at the dimwit Senators who seem to think that that’s the case…

  7. Not sure why you “liberals” don’t move to a country with the type of government you would love to force on your fellow Americans…China maybe. You might actually have to work there (making shoes, or another product someone is actually willing to pay money for as opposed to collecting your government checks)and finally become productive members of the world.

  8. Billy Bob white republicans in red states receive the most welfare. Here is a link if you can read
    It’s Official: White Folks in Red States are the Biggest Food Stamp ‘Moochers’ in the Country!

    The Food Stamp Fallacy

    When will Republicans be honest about who really gets the most out of welfare programs?

  9. dj,
    Billy Bob doesn’t read, so sending him a link is futility. Off-on on the TV and maybe punching up his favorite hate radio show. That’s it.

    You might as well have sent the link to a fence post.

  10. A better solution would be all of you right wing jesus zealots move to a theocratic state where you can praise you invisible lord until your make believe ‘end of times’ comes to fruition.

    In short: phucketh thou!

  11. Do these Dumbocrats want war?? Is that what this is about?

    Why ON EARTH are they so willing to undercut the Democratic president regarding this? For war?

    Throwing out threats of sanctions and telling the world that they “don’t have a change of mind” on rejecting a peaceful deal with President Obama, isn’t going to make Iran willing to negotiate a peaceful solution but, instead, and together with the 47Idiot letter, it merely tells Iran that the United States president has no power to negotiate.

  12. Nor did Ronald Reagan face action for his illegal and unconstitutional action regarding the sale of arms and financing a foreign revolution.

    Can you imagine the outrage if President Obama did anything close to what Reagan did?

    Maybe he should sell sophisticated weaponry and nuclear technology to Iran just to keep an even playing field in the region.

  13. Billy, I know you Neo-Confederates and innate racists don’t know when it happens, but djchefron just gave you a major smackdown. On the other hand, I’m certain you’re used to that treatment, as uninformed, undereducated, and anti-American as you are.

    For the record? Our Founding Fathers were Liberals. The traitors of this country who wanted to remain under British rule were conservatives…like you. What does that make you, Billy? That’s right. UnAmerican and a traitor.

  14. They should be asked, outright…do you support war for AIPAC or do you support peaceful talks with Iran?

    Put them on the spot.

  15. You mean Democracy? How dare they…

    We should all be free to live in a country under a

    “Government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations…” – The Neo Republican Lincoln.

    Both sides of government want big government and welfare; its just that Liberals want it to go to the majority and those in actual need, not those in actual greed…

  16. They are not only mutinous, punishable by death, but traitorous. Conspiratorially, they attempted to sabotage and destroy an initiative which is in the best interest of the Government and its people, putting at risk millions of lives.They did it knowingly and for personal gain. They knowingly undermined the Presidency and the Military at the behest and interest of a foreign nation and agent in return for money.It is clear where their allegiance lies and they have become a security risk to this nation and should be banned from all government properties and areas that require even a minimal security clearance. Furthermore they conspired to harm this nation and should be charged so. One must wonder what other ‘cookies’ they gave to Israel and Netanyahu and, therefore, should be investigated by the FBI and a Grand Jury convened. What other skeletons are in their closets that Israel knows about. We should find out before they do this country more harm!

  17. Not sure why you right wing nuts don’t move to the country you want, Somolia. There you can open carry to the “grocery” store, i.e. the mud hut down the dirt road where they chop up doggies for dinner. Where you can spend your time trying to NOT being caught and sold into slavery by the other right wing crazies in this world. Where your daughters can be used to trade for bullets for your machine guns and your sons can be sold to be “soldiers” in the fight against freedom.

    I will personally donate the first $100 toward your plane ticket.

  18. Sen Joni Ernst is a LT. Col. in the Iowa Army National Guard. She is also one of the 47 that signed the letter to Iran.

    “Chapter 29B.85 of the Iowa State Code of Military Justice.

    Any person subject to this code who uses contemptuous words against the president, the governor, or the governor of any other state, territory, commonwealth, or possession in which that person may be serving, shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

    There you go, Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton. Time for you to call your friends and take care of this matter.

  19. So, you HATE government
    You HATE paying your taxes
    You HATE all regulations
    But you LOVE your guns

    We got JUST the place for you

    You and your ilk should move to -> -> -> ->


  20. While unfortunetly true, if even one person who doesn’t know the truth sees it then it’s so worth it.

  21. The same question can be answered of you… if you don’t like what’s going on, you’re free to move as well… perhaps Somalia will fit your ideals.

  22. I want to hear from every democrat senator expand on their statement in politico article. Of undercut a nuclear deal that would stop Iran progress.

  23. The slimeball is still attempting to defend his actions by misrepresenting our Constitution. Senator McConnell also tried defending it yesterday with false equivalences and attempts to misdirect. He also says he’s not worried that it might negatively impact Senators in purple states in 2016. Of course he’s not worried. He lives in a pure red state and has six more years in the Senate thanks to the Koch brothers and people who gladly vote against their own best interests due to “the black intruder” in The White House.

  24. Linda, you hit it right on. That is the trouble with the reporting being done In our country now. No one ever mentions the five other nations involved. GERMANY,ENGLAND FRANCE,CHINA AND RUSSIA. It works much better for the rethugs to see this as a ploy by Pres Obama to give weapons to Iran.
    If one is paying attention to the news reporters, they too foget (by intention) and fail to report this also.
    Over this weekend I happened to turn on the tv saw Alex Witt do just that exactly. Made me so angry I tried to find
    an e-mail address. MSNBC sure makes that an all most impossible project. wanted to correct her, never did find the address. BTW she is a witt alright, a nit-witt!!
    a very well paid nit-witt

  25. Unlike you Billy, we Real Patriots wish to live in a country that can be fixed, unlike you fools who want to turn America into another Theocracy.

    If you don’t like it- move to Somalia, you’ll fit right in.

  26. Mutiny/Treason, Too-may-too, Tow-mah-tow, let’s not call this off.

    As I recall, we need to return to the ‘Good old days’ of appropriate punishments.

    In military tribunals- mutiny was often a capital offense.

    Keelhauling and/or Cat O’nine tails comes most readily to my mind.

  27. got to love you Republicans when you’re lied to you think its the truth and when you’re told the truth you call it a lie

  28. Billy, why is it we can smell, see “ignorance” and lack of schooling from your post. It is a jumble of Sara Palinese talk. Just plain and simpleton points. trying to be snarky, but fails, because it just does not make clever points. Just FOX maniatic chit talk.

  29. GOP47

    GOP senators blocking the hall,
    47 in all,
    If [Fill in the Blank] should happen to fall,
    46 senators blocking the hall.

    46 senator blocking the hall,
    46 senators all,
    If [Fill in the Blank] should happen to fall,
    45 senators blocking the hall.

    45 senators……. etc, etc, etc ;-)

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