Skip to comments.Renowned author: Obama wants military leaders who will fire on U.S. citizens
Posted on 01/25/2013 4:16:04 PM PST by grundle
On Monday, Dr. Jim Garrow, a renowned author and humanitarian who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, sparked a firestorm of controversy when he wrote on Facebook that President Obama wants military leaders who will fire on U.S. citizens. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com, Dr. Garrow said the man who told him this is a military hero who is known by everybody in the country.
"I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new 'litmus test' in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks," he wrote.
"The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not," the unnamed military officer reportedly said. Dr. Garrow also wrote that those who do not meet this litmus test are being removed.
On Tuesday, Dr. Garrow said that officers who know about this cannot come forward without endangering themselves and facing possible retaliation from the administration.
According to Dr. Garrow, the officer who made the allegation learned about the litmus test from the person who got him interested in military service. That person, Dr. Garrow added, was forced out for failing to meet the criteria.
Dr. Garrow said he promised to keep the officer's name from the public, adding that he stands behind what he was told regardless of the consequences.
"I would stake my full reputation on this gentleman," he said.
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Besides, Obama already killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, without judicial process, which is prohibited by the Constitution, and is an impeachable offense, so this new info is consistent with Obama's past behavior.
I would say it is true.
My niece, who is in the Air Force, was just promoted.
And during her oral questioning, was asked if she were willing to fire on US citizens if ordered to do so.
(She said they told her not to answer, it was a rhetorical question.)
I think they may have been watching body language, when she was asked.
Well, that convinces me. /s
If this "military hero" is so concerned, he ought to call a news conference and tell the entire country what he knows.
It would be a risk for sure, but that's what heroes do.
How reliable is the source? (The Examiner)
Supposedly the hero is retired, and the active duty officer (who the hero had mentored) who told him about the litmus test also retired because he couldn’t agree to it.
So there are two men beyond having their military careers harmed (except for consulting, etc.) who believe that Obama is planning a military dictatorship. They themselves are not yet coming forward.
I’ll believe this when officers with names step forward and say it.
DREAM Act anyone ?
He would need more than officers who would order their men to fire on citizens. He would need soldiers willing to carry out those orders.
Examiner blog sucks and zotted Joe Newby sucks even harder.
But hey, you like blogs, right?
The military has been used in the past to break up protests:
In July 1932, Patton served under Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur as a major commanding 600 troops of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. On 28 July, MacArthur ordered these troops to advance on protesting veterans known as the “Bonus Army” in Washington, D.C. with tear gas and bayonets. One of the veterans dispersed by the cavalry was Joe Angelo, who had saved Patton’s life in World War I.
Patton was dissatisfied with MacArthur’s conduct as he recognized the legitimacy of the veterans’ complaints and had himself earlier refused to issue the order to employ armed force to disperse the veterans.
Patton later stated that, though he found the duty “most distasteful,” he also felt that putting the marchers down prevented an insurrection and saved lives and property. He personally led the 3rd Cavalry down Pennsylvania Avenue dispersing the protesters.
The above is per Wikipedia and can be found under George S. Patton (Jr.). Further information can be read under “Bonus Army”.
Will U.S. troops fire upon civilians? I believe so. There exists more than one reason BHO2 would give such an order, but generally he thrives on the pain and chaos it will cause Americans.
We should not give BHO2 any opportunity to declare Martial Law against conservative America. Everyone knows what I’m talking about here: we can’t prevent Detroit, Los Angeles, or Phiadelphia, from going ballistic and burning their cities down, but we can be smart and not provide a target for the administration.
“....and is an impeachable offense....”
Them are fighting words to the administration especially when Obama is unimpeachable.
If you think I don’t know what I’m talking about, name me JUST ONE congresscritter with the brass to start impeachment procedures.
Well when the Czars officers ordered their troops to fire on their fellow Russians, how did that turn out for the officers....
Exactly. That's why this is a fool's errand. Not even the Soviets could get such a setup going.
Perhaps not quite so far fetched as you think.
Some may fire back.
You obviously were too young or inattentive when William Colby, Admiral Boorda, and a few hundred others left this realm.
So if Obama is a US citizen..........
It could be done, It may take thirty years of promoting willing people, but it would be possible to create a military culture that no longer feels accountable to the people.
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