Skip to comments.Report: General Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM For Questioning Obama
Posted on 02/08/2014 1:05:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
If you have any doubts what-so-ever there has been a purging of the American Military of its finest leaders. Consider the following:
Where should we start with Obamas purge that should be sounding VERY LOUD ALARM BELLS to anyone with half a mind an some sense of history? Should we start with the religious purging first or the height of power purge? If we had ANY Journalists in America at LEAST ONE of them should have been noticed and pounced all over of.
Grand Total: 197 Officers
Year: 2013 (9, so far).
1. Marine Col. Daren Margolin Quantico Oct. 18, 2013. Was in charge of Quanticos Security Battalion.
2. Marine Major General C.M.M. Gurganus Oct. 12, 2013. Commander Regional Command Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Afghanistan.
3. AF Major Gen. Michael Carey Oct. 8, 2013. 2-star commander of 20th Air Force. 3 wings of ICBMs. 450 nukes. Covered 3 AF bases across nation.
4. Navy Vice-Admiral Tim Guardina Oct. 9, 2013. 3-star vice-commander all US nuclear forces (land/air/sea). Relieved of command. Demoted in rank to 2-stars.
5. Marine Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant September 2013. Director of strategic planning and policy for U.S. Pacific Command and commander of the Aviation Wing At Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
6. Marine Col. James Christmas July 18, 2013. Commanded 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Also, commanded the new Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit.
7. Army Brigadier General Bryan Roberts May 2013. Commander, Ft. Jackson, SC.
8. Marine Gen. James Mattis May 2013. Chief of CentCom.
9. Army Major General Ralph Baker April 2013. Commander of Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa
Year: 2012 (Overall total 4 +24 = 28 Final total).
1. Marine General John R. Allen Nov. 13, 2012. Commander, ISAF International Security Assistance Force.
2. Army General David Petraeus Nov. 9, 2012. Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012.
3. Navy Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette Oct. 27, 2102. Commander, USS John C. Stennis strike group. Relieved within a day or so of Benghazi.
4. Army General Carter F. Ham Oct. 18, 2012. Commander, AFRICOM. Relieved during Benghazi from direct command of AFRICOM.
Naval Officers (all in 2012): Total 24
1. Cmdr. Derick Armstrong, Commander, guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.
2. Cmdr. Martin Arriola, Commander, USS Porter.
3. Capt. Antonio Cardoso, Commander, of Training Support Center San Diego.
4. Capt. James CoBell, Commander, Oceana Naval Air Stations Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic.
5. Cmdr. Joseph E. Darlak, Commander, USS Vandegrift.
6. Cmdr. Franklin Fernandez, Commander, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24.
7. Cmdr. Ray Hartman, Commander, amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry.
8. Cmdr. Jon Haydel, Commander, USS San Diego.
9. Cmdr. Diego Hernandez, Commander, ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming.
10. Cmdr. Lee Hoey, Commander, Navy Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego.
11. Cmdr. Dennis Klein, Commander, submarine USS Columbia.
12. Capt. Marcia Kim Lyons, Commander, Naval Health Clinic New England.
13. Capt. Chuck Litchfield, Commander, USS Essex.
14. Capt. Robert Marin, Commander, USS Cowpens.
15. Capt. Sean McDonell, Commander, Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14.
16. Cmdr. Corrine Parker, Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1.
17. Capt. Lisa Raimondo, Commander, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md.
18. Capt. Jeffrey Riedel, Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program.
19. Cmdr. Sara Santoski, Commander, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15.
20. Cmdr. Sheryl Tannahill, Commander, Navy Operational Support Center Nashville.
21. Cmdr. Michael Ward, Commander, USS Pittsburgh.
22. Capt. Michael Wiegand, Commander, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.
23. Capt. Ted Williams, Commander, Mount Whitney.
24. Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, Commander, of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1.
Year: 2011 Total 1 + 157 = 158 overall
Army Major Gen. Peter Fuller May 2011. A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
157 Air Force majors. Military advocates decry illegal early terminations of 157 Air Force majors
Year: 2010 Total 1 ( total)
1. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal June 2010. Overall commander Afghanistan. Replaced by Gen. Petraeus.
Year: 2009 Total 1 (total)
1. Army Gen. David D. McKiernan 2009. First 4-star relieved since Truman relieved MacArthur. Commanded in Afghanistan.
Reports indicate that Marine General James Mattis is being forced out of CENTCOM for questioning certain aspects of the Obama administrations Middle East policy.
In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Irans nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers.
These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep U.S. ships out of the Persian Gulf.
Mattis also expressed concern over the consequences of certain aspects of the U.S. approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It seems this line of reasoning didnt sit well with National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.
Everything is fine, you’re just crazy.
It’s THEIR military now.
The top 3 NSA guys are all leaving within 6 months of each other. No private company would allow that. The director (in charge of both United States Cyber Command and Central Security Service), General Keith Alexander, is leaving next month. He has two deputy directors, 1) Chris Inglis stepped down last month and 2) can’t think of his name will be leaving in June.
I’m missing perspective here.
There are something like 1.5 million active members in the U.S. armed forces. I imagine that translates into a lot of officers. What’s the normal turnover of officers? How do the numbers now compare to years in the past? As we reduce our presence in the Mideast, do we have fewer active military folks? Does that translate to a corresponding reduction in officers?
I believe everything that I read on the internet, especially stories that cite the relief of a Major, Lieutenant Colonel, or Commander as evidence for an Administration purge. Ignorance certainly, stupidity probably.
Read about all of the reliefs of General Officers in World War II, pretty clear evidence of a purge by Roosevelt if you follow this logic.
He waited until he was re-elected for the night of the long knives. 2013 may prove to be a turning point.
Please send 20 copies, and after -- see what happens to you on the fourth day. Add your name to the bottom of the list and leave off the first name when copying the letter.
These are TOP OFFICERS. Most experienced and able. They are being purged since they won’t cow tow to a Marxist CiC. Remember he said he was going to fundamentally change this nation..The congress won’t stand up to him. These guys did and he pulled their career rug right out from under them, leaving America weaker by doing so. Those giving in to protect their careers should reread the data on the Nuremberg trials. The Sargent Schultz defense still will not work.
No, he wasn't.
General Ham Is Still Commander of U.S. Africa Command November 3, 2012
So did General Ham, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), really get fired? In fact, the answer to that question is no. General Ham is still the active commander of AFRICOM.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) appeared on the Howie Carr radio talk show on 31 October. Mr. Carr asked Representative Chaffetz about the rumors that General Ham had been forced out. Representative Chaffetz answered to the effect that he had visited General Ham in Stuttgart (headquarters for the Africa Command) on about 1 October; the two of them traveled to Libya, where General Ham was very much in command.
I see a lot of Navy Capts and Cols on the list. They would be considered VPs in the corporate world. Where I worked, losing VPs sucked, but they were a dime a dozen. The same thing with Captains and Colonels.
Captains? nah, but majors on up, yes.
I guess these officers should be grateful that obozo didn’t — like Stalin and Hitler — have them strung up with piano wire on meat hooks. But then, it’s not too late, guys!
Navy Captain: 06; not land forces captain, 03.
Well THEIR military has lost all of it's best leaders. That may not be such a bad thing one day.
It just means they won’t have any reservations turning to total war, or scorched earth.
Ah, never knew that. Thanks!
If you are a non-rated (i.e. not a flyer) officer, a white man, are passed over for promotion to the Lt. Col. step, AND you have 12 years in, get a real estate license, now!