Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Terrifying 9-Minute Gap

[Courtesy of NPR]

Putting aside the outrage of this 3-part tweet upon its completion, you can only imagine the heart-stopping fear that our State and Defense Departments, and anyone else seeing these tweets in real time, were gripped by, waiting for 9 minutes to find out if the President had ordered a military strike and missiles were on their way:

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... Jul. 26, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..... Jul. 26, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you. Jul. 26, 2017, 9:08 a.m.

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