But should we believe him?
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada (PNN) - November 20, 2017 - At a Saturday Halifax, Nova Scotia International Security Forum, Fascist Police States of Amerika Strategic Command head General John Hyten said all top Pentagon commanders are trained to disobey "illegal orders," including himself, adding, "I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do; and if it's illegal, guess what's going to happen?"
"I'm going to say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal,' and guess what he's going to do? He's going to say, 'What would be legal?' We'll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that's the way it works. It's not that complicated," said Hyten.
"If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life," he added.
Even as Commander-in-Chief, no FPSA president would order a nuclear or other military strike without input and advice by and agreement from other regime officials and top Pentagon commanders.
War isn't the prerogative of a single individual in Amerika and most other countries. It takes months of planning to launch one. It isn't waged ad hoc.
Hyten's remarks sounded like the theater of the absurd. When Amerika intends waging war, international, constitutional and FPSA statute laws are ignored - including the FPSA Army Field Manual 27-10, incorporating Nuremberg Principles, stating, “Any person, military or civilian, who commits a crime under international law is responsible for it and may be punished.”
The defense of obeying superior orders is inadmissible. Provisions apply to all FPSA military and civilian personnel to the highest levels - including the president, defense secretary, and Joint Chiefs of Staff.
All FPSA post-WW II wars were acts of naked aggression against nations threatening no one. None were waged legally.
Washington rules flagrantly violate the most important of core principles, ones relating to war and peace, attacking other nonbelligerent countries repeatedly on the phony pretexts of protecting national security, humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and/or democracy building; utter rubbish in all cases.
As FPSA Air Force commander, Hyten is responsible for authorizing illegal terror bombing in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia - all acts of naked aggression on the phony pretext of combating terrorism.
He's culpable for massacring tens of thousands of civilians, destroying vital infrastructure, and turning areas targeted to wastelands - supporting terrorist groups, not combating them.
He's a war criminal like all other Pentagon commanders at all levels, in all branches of service. So are most Members of Congress for authorizing the funding of illegal wars, and all FPSA presidents for ordering them.
Amerika wages permanent war on humanity, the highest of high crimes. Hyten piously claiming he won't obey an illegal war is belied by his aggressive actions.
He, along with most other FPSA government and military officials, remain unaccountable for Nuremberg-level crimes.
But should we believe him?