That’s my gut feeling about this too.
I’ve been saying that I think Obama has our troops in Afghanistan to make sure that we don’t have anybody patriotic to protect us here in a SHTF scenario such as Obama himself would detonate if it looks like he won’t win re-election.
Scenarios I’ve been thinking about are
1) An EMP attack by Iran launched from Venezuela, followed by Hezbollah sleeper cells rising up to take over government in Washington DC and the state capitols, as well as wreaking havoc in every major city and fanning out from there to the more rural areas. This would be the final communist-Islamist coup that George Soros and his communist and Muslim allies have been preparing America for.
2) Another economic run on the bank by Soros’ communist and Islamist allies who did the last run on the bank to get Obama elected and (I believe) threatened the media companies, eligibility judges, Congressional leaders, Bush, Cheney, etc with doing again to collapse the world economy if anybody balked at Soros’ plans to get Obama in office and take over the whole system to overthrow the rule of law.
3) Black riots spurred on by the union heads. This is the least potent SHTF scenario and is what retired military generals such as Paul Vallely believe has been threatened in order to get Congress and the Supreme Court to kowtow to Obama on things like Obama’s ineligibility.
Regarding that last scenario: Around the 2008 election I spoke to a military friend who’s in SpecOps about how the fear of riots could be controlling SCOTUS, and he said that the military is very able to handle rioting and secure entire cities if necessary. He didn’t think this was a credible threat.
But Obama has moved 30,000 soldiers out of the US to go to Afghanistan. He’s long said that he wanted a CIVILIAN force that was just as powerful as the military, and in spite of having few enough soldiers that we use wounded soldiers on 4th tours (such as the guy accused of the Afghanistan massacre) in impossible hellholes such as Afghanistan, we are CUTTING THE US MILITARY and putting women and open gays in combat situations where we can’t afford romantic entanglements and tensions. So it very much looks like Obama is killing off, defunding, and/or keeping out of the country for the critical times in question the legitimate, Constitutional military, while pushing to be able to nationalize a CIVILIAN force as he has always wanted.
Why a civilian force rather than military? Because the US military has officers who have sworn to protect and defend the US Constitution. If the chain of command came to realize that their CINC is an unconstitutional foreign enemy combatant they would have a duty to disobey him and fight his moves to destroy this country and the US Constitution.
It is no wonder that Leon Panetta disarmed the troops before being with them in Afghanistan.
Right now the continued existence of this nation may well rest on the shoulders of the 2-3-star generals who have to decide whether they meant their oaths or not, and whether their own promotion means more to them than the existence of this country for their children and grandchildren.
Crunch time. I will be praying for all of them.