In an unprecedented turn in American history, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, several years after being dismissed by the President and exiled to his estate in the countryside, marched on the national capitol early Tuesday morning with an army over one hundred thousand strong.
This number includes at least ten infantry legions, several aviation and artillery legions, and multiple cavalry cohorts.
â€œI come in peace, by myself, in order to hand-deliver a Memorandum of Concern to the Commander in Chief and the Senate,â€ said Mattis in a press conference. â€œI am moving on foot at a leisurely pace, with no ill will. If these American citizens choose to take a stroll with me, then who am I to turn down their companionship?â€
The contents of the so-called memorandum are unknown, but are rumored by Mattisâ€™ close advisors to contain paragraphs addressing unconstitutional acts by the administration and the Senate. Alarmed by the amassing of troops sympathetic to Mattis over the last week at Fort Myer, the Senate, the President, and various generals attempted to recall various combat divisions to Washington to defend the city.
These included the 101st Airborne, 82nd Airborne, 10th Mountain, and 3rd Infantry Divisions, in addition to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force.
â€œWe even attempted to contact NAVSURFLANT and SUBLANT,â€ confided one Senate aide as he packed his Datsun to flee northward. â€œAll we got was laughter and then static.â€
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