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Baker relieved of duties as Task Force-Horn of Africa commander
Stars & Stripes ^ | April 4, 2013 | Megan McCloskey

Posted on 04/04/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been fired for misconduct.

Army Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker was relieved of his duties on March 28, according to U.S. Africa Command spokesman Benjamin Benson.

Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, lost confidence in Baker's ability to lead, but the command isn't releasing any further details at this time because the alleged misconduct is being appealed, Benson said.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201303; 20130328; 201304; africom; baker; hornofafrica; military; politics; purge; ralphbaker; stalin
He refused to shoot American citizens?
1 posted on 04/04/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

How is Obama an improvement over Stalin?

He doesn’t kill his Generals when he gets rid of them.

My guess he didn’t kill them because these days he couldn’t keep it secret.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 4:53:54 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Timber Rattler

Related to sex and alcohol according to Huffington Post.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 4:55:55 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Timber Rattler

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/04/3324042/officials-general-fired-over-alcohol.html

...alcohol and sexual misconduct charges...

...harassment and inappropriate contact...


4 posted on 04/04/2013 4:58:23 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Timber Rattler

I wonder if he was one of the generals that wouldn’t take arms against Americans?


5 posted on 04/04/2013 4:59:40 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Timber Rattler

Sorry, I didn’t see your post. You beat me too it. I was on my tablet PC.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 5:01:43 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Timber Rattler

How many top military men has Obama fired? It really seems highly unusual.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 5:01:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Clinton led a Soviet style purge, I think it was about 16 Generals and Admirals and hundreds of male officers of lower ranks, it was based on possible attitudes about the females.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: Timber Rattler

It is 1937 all over again; the Stalinist purges of competent military leadership to make way for political reliability proceeds apace..


9 posted on 04/04/2013 5:18:10 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

You got it....all that’s missing is the one-way trip to The Lubyanka.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 5:18:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PghBaldy
How many top military men has Obama fired? It really seems highly unusual.

Well, according to this site and numerous others, GEN Carter Ham was one of the Generals fired by Obama. But, he was the officer who relieved MG Baker. How can that be? It was on the internet, it must be true.

11 posted on 04/04/2013 5:27:58 PM PDT by centurion316
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WOW! This sure is beginning to sound like some pattern.

Nobama is clearly making a major mistake. Open Range’s Charley Waite said he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder. Leaving all these Gemerals alive and kicking will come back to bite the kenyan, if we have any luck left.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: jjotto

President Obama acused of sexual harassment. Media slams accuser with charges of racism.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:40:57 AM · by Do Be · 37 replies
Deep space. | Wiggly Harris
Media works overtime to destroy accuser’s reputation. Ain’t it the truth?


13 posted on 05/12/2013 1:08:40 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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