Is there any doubt at this point that our “constitutionalist” friends aren’t exactly big fans of the United States? Oh, sure, they are when they’re getting their way; but the moment things don’t go the way they’d like, “duty to country” transmogrifies quickly into “fight against tyranny.” Whether it’s Ted Cruz suggesting we change the Constitution to ban gay marriage, or John McCain inciting mutiny among generals, everybody’s a “patriot” as long as America does what they want.
It’s no secret that America’s generals are no great fans of Obama’s plan in the Middle East; in fact, nobody is. But being military men, they’re spoiling for war, and FOX (owned by Saudis and a guy with oil fields in Syria) is right behind them. On this episode of FOX “News,” the hosts discuss the generals’ displeasure, and one even goes so far as to suggest the generals “put their stars on the table and walk out.”
Could this be seen as an act of treason, sedition or mutiny? It depends. Civilians are allowed to give any opinion they was, not limited in the same way as military members under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. BUT…let’s say the generals had taken him up on his on-air suggestion, “walking out” on their posts in order to disrupt a military operation.
At that point, yes, quite possibly FOX and its hosts could be tried for organizing a mutiny, or organizing an effort to disrupt a military operation. If the intent were to disrupt the Commander-in-Chief’s operation, then yes, certainly. It’s only the fact that said military members won’t that stands between an on-air opinion and sedition.
Fox News: Walking the thin line of treason since Married:With Children: