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General demoted for lavish travel, spending
Boston.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 11/13/2012 10:40:27 AM PST by billorites

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To: buffaloguy

“We have 38 Four Stars.”

Army only, or all branches?

Where does one find such information?

Should such information be classified?


51 posted on 11/13/2012 11:59:33 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: billorites

Hmm, wouldn’t someone above him have to authorize those trips? I question the timing. What did he know and when did he know it? Sounds like he’s getting the screws put to him just like the other high ranking military folks.

It’s just a week after the election and things are just getting started.


52 posted on 11/13/2012 11:59:41 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: billorites

Kind of like Michelle Obama stating her daughters were “Sinor Advisors” so she could have them travel for free, yet, nothing will ever be done to get taxpayer monies back.

This is the Night of the Long Knives for Generals not favorable to Obama.


53 posted on 11/13/2012 12:00:53 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: PGR88
What the hell is Obama planning?

See post 50 and tell me what you think. Please.

FMCDH(BITS)

54 posted on 11/13/2012 12:01:28 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: billorites

Geeze...This is starting to look like a bad remake of “The Night Of The Generals”


55 posted on 11/13/2012 12:05:32 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama ->The Jayson Blair administration)
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To: stylin19a

It’s Stalin and the Red Army, circa 1938, all that’s missing are the one-way tickets to The Lubyanka.


56 posted on 11/13/2012 12:06:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: truth_seeker
No, it's not classified. Here is a breakdown in the rise of the General class from POGO.
57 posted on 11/13/2012 12:11:00 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: bergmeid

Short answer?

Too many.

Longer answer: GO (general officer) billets DoD-wide have been slashed over the last 2 years from waaaaaay too many to just too many. Full disclosure: I stepped into a GO billet that was downgraded to O-6 while I was in mid-stride about 2 years ago. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.


58 posted on 11/13/2012 12:13:24 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: nothingnew
Man oh man...the generals are falling like flies. Besides Benghazi, anybody else think this may be tied to the "sequestration" crap coming down the pipe? The major cuts to the Armed Services? Trying to get the public disgusted with the Armed Services?.......The timing is exquisite, isn't it?

Trying to embarrass the Armed Services? Very likely. Beyond that though, he sees these people as opponents for sure, and wants them out. But why? I think it is more than just cuts to military spending, but I don't know what else it could be.

59 posted on 11/13/2012 12:15:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Toespi

7. John effin’ Kerry is about to be the new Secretary of Defense. Ho - ly crap.


60 posted on 11/13/2012 12:16:22 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: truth_seeker

“Should such information be classified?”

No. It’s part of the NDAA and there are a certain number of authorized billets at each grade. It’s a budgetary issue - y’know, when we have a budget...


61 posted on 11/13/2012 12:18:56 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: truth_seeker

All branches. Wikipedia has a good write up on it.


62 posted on 11/13/2012 12:25:58 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: PGR88
I think it is more than just cuts to military spending, but I don't know what else it could be.

Well let's see...obammy told medvedev that he'd have more, what was it? Leverage, or some such, after he got reelected.

This whole crackdown is not mistimed or coincidence.

This is a major move to take the top down in the military (though I have to say, much of it deserved), but the timing is magnificent.

FMCDH(BITS)

63 posted on 11/13/2012 12:27:31 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Lazamataz
Does anyone get reminded of Hitler replacing all the generals of the German army in the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair?

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

What a metaphor !

Now John F'en Catsup.


64 posted on 11/13/2012 12:38:07 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: CityCenter

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family. Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration .


65 posted on 11/13/2012 12:38:43 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: centurion316

My bad, RADM Gaouette was replaced (mid tour) not relieved in Oct. Gen Rodriguez nominated to relieve Ham. My original post was based on a rumor I read as news several weeks ago. I went back and dug a little deeper and found I was pushing a rumor. Thanks for setting me straight.


66 posted on 11/13/2012 12:39:05 PM PST by WinMod70
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To: Lazamataz
Does anyone get reminded of Hitler replacing all the generals of the German army in the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair?

From another thread.

Ann Barnhardt...Night of the Long Knives.

67 posted on 11/13/2012 12:39:48 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: maggief

we have our link to the DNC::::::: Who is leaking this info???

A judge noted in the file that Khawam “has attached letters from Gen. David H. Petraeus averring to her ability to appropriately parent the child, and is prepared to present corroborating testimony at trial.”

And in court documents filed by Kelley’s sister Natalie Khawam, she name-drops both Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island — who both have ties to a Providence, RI, lawyer/Democratic fundraiser who loaned a whopping $300,000 to Khawam


68 posted on 11/13/2012 12:42:53 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: maggief

He was imitating the Marxist and Moochelle.


69 posted on 11/13/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Toespi

You can’t transform America without first transforming the Military. It is the only American Institution that continues to be viewed favorably by the public. Every other institution has been torn down in the eyes of the public. Media, Medicine & Doctors, Business, Finance, Wallstreet, Religion/Clergy (except Islam), Education, Charities, Govt. Officials of all types, Sport Figures, Scientists (global warming) etc. Everything is corrupt now. The only thing left was the US Military. It has to be destroyed before America can be destroyed and a New World Order established with a ruling elite and all individuals serfs to the elite.
Look for the Military to be “unionized”. Meaning all the old controls and hierarchy will be replaced by “democratic” principles driven by collective bargaining rules. Society collapse will happen in about 10 years. The groundwork is being laid right before our eyes.


70 posted on 11/13/2012 1:01:15 PM PST by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: PGR88

“What the hell is Obama planning?”

Systematic destruction of the US military. He is going to steal billions from the military for social programs and there will be no one to stop him. The generals buy the hardware. Destroys the relationships in the military industrial complex. Destroys red states where military hardware is produced. Which means jobs.

That is why you make Kerry SecDef. The only reason why you make Kerry SecDef. Basically, Obama is going to destroy red state America.


71 posted on 11/13/2012 1:31:17 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The goal is to equalize outcomes based on race without regard for performance or merit.)
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To: SDShack

Some of the military is already unionized. Take a look at the technicians in the National Guard and Reserve. There already is collective bargaining going on in the military. And it’s like all other government unions. A union of government employees negotiating with other government employees.


72 posted on 11/13/2012 1:42:02 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PGR88
I think it is more than just cuts to military spending, but I don't know what else it could be.

Let me expand on my first response.

obammy is a marxist. That is what he believes in. That is what his followers believe in. he believes in the "UN".

As far as I'm concerned, he is a power-grabber for the UN and the marxists of the world, and what better way to start than emasculating OUR military?

Don't forget the UN's gun grab coming up soon. brackhuseynobammy is all for it.

Stay focused on the day to day bullshit this bastard does.....oh, yeah,...and watch what the unions get in the next 2-3 months...

FMCDH(BITS)

73 posted on 11/13/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Toespi

I believe there is a systematic takedown of top military brass going on. The military presents a threat to the Obama administration’s power. A couple of years ago there was a survey on the most trusted profession and military was at the top. This plan has been a long time in the making and operatives have been collecting dirt on top military leadership. They are trying to destroy credibility and trust of the public in the military, remove any challenge to power and destroy the morale of the military members (like the John Kerry SecDef appt idea), and most of all remove any power threat. This is a major PSYOP. Now seems to be the time to throw it all at the fan.


74 posted on 11/14/2012 5:39:24 AM PST by CheneyChick (01/20/2013 -- the day that could have been)
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