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Top US general says military needs to take ’hard look’ at Confederacy symbols

Top US general says military needs to take ’hard look’ at Confederacy symbols

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Thursday condemned Confederate leaders as traitors and said he supports a review of Army bases named after those who fought against the Union. ’It was an act of treason, at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the US Constitution,’ Milley said, adding that he had recommended a commission to look at the issue.

porcus 4 months

Funny. A failed insurrection is "treason" but a successful one is called "revolution". Does this mean that when people who go against the interests and powers of the US are really traitors and can be depersoned? Asking for some Leftists I know... :D

Joshua 4 months

The Confederacy literally abandoned the consitution and split the country in half, that's why they are traitors. And all for the sake of slavery. Pitiful they are still defended.

Mark 4 months

Ok, I think my history is off, so I'm hoping someone can help me. This way, way, over simplification is what I remember from history: 1) American colonists from England (and other countries) commit treason, revolt against a country exerting control over them they did not want. They form their own country. Charters are set out which maintain the independence of the colonies/states. 2) Shortly after, a governing body from northern america tries to exert control not afforded to them in these charters onto the southern independent states. 3) Southern independent states push back. In their mind they are not revolting but upholding the original charters, and defending their land against another party they felt was unjustly exerting control against them. Many other complex issues come into play. The U.S. civil war ensues. 4) The northern party, calling themselves the Union, win. Before any one gets upset - I'm glad we have the United States. I'm glad that the Union won. And I'm glad that the legal abolition of slavery came about shortly after. But, the use of "treason" seems at most historically inaccurate; and in the very least, the pot calling the kettle black. Anybody have a correction here?

Robert_Clearwater 4 months

After we're done changing all the names we can have a burp and a diaper change and Mark Milley will be asleep for almost two hours! It'll be great!

Judi Em
Judi Em 4 months

We already have taken a 'hard look'. . It's called HISTORY

General Zap
General Zap 4 months

No? They've been legally classified as U.S. Veterans.

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