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Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?
The American Dream ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 03/14/2014 4:15:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? When I was growing up, my father was an officer in the U.S. Navy. And what is going on right now is absolutely crazy – especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to “reshape” the military and remove those that don’t adhere to the proper “viewpoints”? Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won’t “cooperate” out of the way? Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a “military purge” is never good. If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years?

Perhaps you are reading this and you think that “purge” is too strong a word for what is taking place. Well, just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated retired officers…

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; purge; usmilitary

1 posted on 03/14/2014 4:15:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Look, Obama isn’t a complete idiot.
He understands that in order to cripple our military, the best and brightest of the officers need to be removed.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 4:21:31 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When Obama’s treason becomes clear, it will be a Colonel’s revolution.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 4:26:42 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When Obama’s treason becomes clear, it will be a Colonel’s revolution.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 4:26:43 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When Obama’s treason becomes clear, it will be a Colonel’s revolution.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 4:26:43 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The military forces are all downsizing right now.

From the article at the link: According to the Blaze, one anonymous Pentagon official has said that even young officers have been told “not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House”…

There is nothing unusual about that. Military personnel are not supposed to criticize the commander in chief; their involvement in politics is supposed to be very limited.

6 posted on 03/14/2014 4:27:36 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: BuffaloJack

And he needs to get rid of Christians and fill the ranks with sexual deviants. And he needs to reduce the number. If a major war does break out, and I think it will, we are screwed.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 4:27:53 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
It is what leftists do. Carter did it. Clinton did it. Even Truman did it. Clinton's purge involved more officers in all the services than the kenyan has taken out so far. The kenyan's purge is, however, accompanied by a much more severe hobbling of the military than has been done previously, what with replacing soldiers and commanders with women and queers. The infantry is rapidly descending into uselessness which is a big spur to the use of drones.
Leftist rulers of all types fear the regulal military and always seek to render it "safe." Dictators are regularly removed by small country's militaries and eftists with their dictatorial aspirations fear the military by example as well as because the military is always a bastion of conservative thought. Really ambitious leftists try to replace the military with a praetorian guard that is beholden to the ruler personally. The kenyan has done that. The effects are being felt by the population in airports and now trains and now on the highway and in the rapidly increasing use of SWATNAZ attacks for what used to be routine police work as well as for random attacks on citizens' homes.
8 posted on 03/14/2014 4:33:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The undocumented Indonesian Impostor Tyrant knows
they will not murder fellow Americans like HIS Communists
and terrorists and criminal illegals.

Obama wants America DEAD, and the patriots must
be removed before the final execution.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 4:34:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ilovesarah2012

Too few chicks at their rank? Inability to mature and control their libidos?


10 posted on 03/14/2014 4:40:36 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: exDemMom
According to the Blaze, one anonymous Pentagon official has said that even young officers have been told “not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House”

I guess I didn't get that memo. Oh well.

11 posted on 03/14/2014 4:43:05 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: arthurus
The infantry is rapidly descending into uselessness

Where do you get that from?

12 posted on 03/14/2014 4:46:09 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

In Obama’s mind, and the like minded left, the principle reason for the military is enforcing leftist hegemony at home. To do that puppets and brutes are needed.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 4:50:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Future Snake Eater
I guess I didn't get that memo. Oh well.

It's part of the standard ethics/EO/whatever training that we all receive in basic training and every year thereafter. There was nothing specific to Obama that I am aware of.

14 posted on 03/14/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: BuffaloJack

Best, brightest AND least compliant


15 posted on 03/14/2014 4:58:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: exDemMom

We can’t campaign in any official capacity or attend marches while in uniform or speak for the military (all of this is null and void if you’re talking about attending gay pride events, of course), but we can still express individual views. Senior officers need to be pretty careful since they’re existence is inextricably intertwined with military policy.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 4:58:13 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: exDemMom
There is nothing unusual about that. Military personnel are not supposed to criticize the commander in chief; their involvement in politics is supposed to be very limited.
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That is the rule all right. But, it presupposes the CIC is Constitutionally legitimate and not a domestic enemy of the United States. Never forget, military personnel take an oath to “preserve and protect” the U.S. Constitution not the CIC. There is also nothing unusual about a tyrant purging those who he suspects may want to end his tyrannical reign.

17 posted on 03/14/2014 4:59:40 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: ilovesarah2012

POTUS is a POS anti-American that refuses to follow the constitution and makes up laws as he chooses.

Maybe POTUS is afraid a highly decorated, pro-constitutional America loving high ranking Officer did what he thought was right.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?”

Because they won’t kiss Bam’s tush. Wasn’t there a story going around about officers being quizzed as to whether or not they would fire on American citizens?


19 posted on 03/14/2014 5:15:19 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: ilovesarah2012

remove right-leaning officers to make way for more left-leaning replacements

is this really that complicated to work out?


20 posted on 03/14/2014 5:16:34 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BuffaloJack

“He understands that in order to cripple our military, the best and brightest of the officers need to be removed.”

It is not about crippling the military or removing the best and brightest. It is about something far worse.

It is about removing the most honorable and patriotic and replacing them with anti American Marxists.

You can not fundamentally change a country without fundamentally changing the military.

Mao fundamentally changed China because he knew “power flows from the barrel of a gun”


21 posted on 03/14/2014 5:19:12 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think...obama thinks he can stay in office permanently, he may try by executive order to cancel elections, he may think having military leaders behind him, they will enforce his action, some may say impossible, what say you?

I am one that would say impossible, but probable he would try.


22 posted on 03/14/2014 5:27:13 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ilovesarah2012

If downsizing is the goal then it would involve officers,
enlisted and equipment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/us/politics/pentagon-plans-to-shrink-army-to-pre-world-war-ii-level.html?_r=0

Feb. 23, 2014

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level

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The Army, which took on the brunt of the fighting and the casualties in Afghanistan
and Iraq, already was scheduled to drop to 490,000 troops from a post-9/11 peak of
570,000. Under Mr. Hagel’s proposals, the Army would drop over the coming years to
between 440,000 and 450,000.

That would be the smallest United States Army since 1940.
end snip


23 posted on 03/14/2014 5:32:33 AM PDT by deport
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because they are acting poorly, against the rules, and they are getting fired.

They are retiring to get away from the BS.

The size of the military is being reduced, so they are getting rid of the deadwood.

There is no conspiracy. It is more like rot.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 5:38:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: PoloSec

Almost nothing is impossible. Nothing Obama will do will surprise me. I don’t expect him to go peacefully. Hope I’m wrong.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 5:55:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BuffaloJack

Removing those who could most easily remove him from positions of official authority and inside information.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

Because dozens of high ranking officers were clinging onto old, outdated concepts like duty, love of country, etc. We can't have any of that nonsense, now can we?

27 posted on 03/14/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ilovesarah2012

In his rush to emulate the enviable successes of banana republics, obama is stacking the military with Loyalists.


28 posted on 03/14/2014 6:53:22 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: ilovesarah2012

There is no purge. Generals retire, they get new jobs, and at the highest level, they get fired by the Secretary of Defense. On very rare occasions, the President or someone on his staff gets involved. This has always been so.

The real problem is that the senior leaders of the services are supporting the President’s policies and are working hard to put them into action. Not a single senior officer has resigned in protest


29 posted on 03/14/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t know. Maybe so they won’t revolt when he declares martial law and officially takes over.


30 posted on 03/14/2014 8:31:29 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Cape Canaveral Navy captain relieved of duty for allowing strip clubs as sponsors
31 posted on 03/14/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Self defense - a human right.)
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To: Cementjungle

The Bright side is that when the revolt comes, we will have all the capable military men helping the patriots while Obama will have Rump rangers, liberal shemales who are lucky if they know which end of a rifle the bullets go out of.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 2:10:33 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Future Snake Eater

The constant news reports of personnel drawdowns and the recruitment of homosexuals and women into combat ranks. My son who was in Afghanistan before he went to Germany says he sees lots of problems and lots of lifers who are reconsidering their career commitments because of it.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 4:23:26 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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