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Air Force Fires Two Star General in Charge of Nuke Missiles
ABC News ^ | Oct. 12 2013 | Luis Martinez and ABC News video

Posted on 10/12/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT by FR_addict

Video at link:

The Air Force’s two star general in charge of the units responsible for its 450 nuclear missiles has been fired “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.”

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey has been removed from command of the 20th Air Force, according to an Air Force statement. That command is responsible for the three wings that maintain control of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles scattered in missile silos across the northern plains.

Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, made the decision because of what the statement said was a ”loss of trust and confidence. etc...

Kodlick would not specifically reveal where the personal misbehavior may have occurred or may have consisted of though he said it did not involve criminal behavior.

Kowalski’s command is responsible for two-thirds of the nation’s nuclear triad, including Air Force nuclear missiles and long-range bombers.

Kodlick explained that personal behavior is important in nuclear commands because “it’s a position of great trust and responsibility.” He added that “the nuclear deterrence mission is one of great focus and discipline. Personal behavior is vital to that, especially from a commander.

Earlier this week President Obama relieved of command the number two officer at U.S. Strategic Command, which among other things oversees the military’s nuclear forces. Vice Admiral James Giardina had earlier been suspended from that command following a criminal probe into his potential use of counterfeit poker chips at an Iowa casino. etc...

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KEYWORDS: generals; militarypurge; nucleararsenal; nukes; pentagon; tinfoil
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(7 Generals and 16 Navy commanders fired this year)

What's going on???

1 posted on 10/12/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

Breathing while hetero...and understanding the Constitution, no doubt.


2 posted on 10/12/2013 4:18:25 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Nita Nupress

Do you remember someone talking about “stars falling”?

This is almost an everyday occurrence, now.


3 posted on 10/12/2013 4:18:47 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Checks and Balances: Use them or lose them!)
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To: FR_addict

Another Executive Saturday Night Massacre, except the media won’t cover this one.....


4 posted on 10/12/2013 4:18:48 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: FR_addict
Clean up on isle five.

Wonder if any were overheard expressing dismay at the CIC?

5 posted on 10/12/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: FR_addict

Some other threads on the topic if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:

Air Force general in charge of ICBMs to be fired ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3078018/posts

General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077902/posts

General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3077698/posts


6 posted on 10/12/2013 4:21:12 PM PDT by deport
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Maybe they failed the “litmus” test.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 4:21:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: going hot

More like will you fire on American citizens...


8 posted on 10/12/2013 4:21:56 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: FR_addict

What’s going on???


The NSA and John Brennan purging the leadership of the Armed Forces and replacing them with Obamanistas...


10 posted on 10/12/2013 4:22:28 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: FR_addict

They need to get a transvestite in there to command.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 4:22:40 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: FR_addict

If Obama’s name was Joe Stalin You could call these incidents Stalin’s purges of the military leadership.Lets hope this doesn’t continue because old Joe Stalin left Russia damned near defenseless against the Nazis when they Stated Operation Barberossa.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 4:23:14 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: FR_addict

Did he tell someone he believed in Jesus?

Maybe he refused to say he would shoot US citizens.

Or maybe he called someone queer.
Maybe even someone who is openly queer.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Gene Eric
Maybe they failed the “litmus” test.

Whether they did or not, their replacements will have to take the test to get the promotion.

14 posted on 10/12/2013 4:23:54 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: FR_addict

And yet Holder and Sebelius still have their jobs.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: SatinDoll

Reichtag fire?


16 posted on 10/12/2013 4:24:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: FR_addict

Obama wants his own personal junta in control.

This is very straightforward stuff. Ask Morsi, or Erdogan, or Khamenei.


17 posted on 10/12/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: FR_addict

A pre-world war purge of all competent top brass.

It’s a tradition, Stalin did it before WWII.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 4:26:59 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: FR_addict

Hostile forces to the US are going to be put in charge of those weapons. That would be my guess. They have groomed replacements for anyone with a real allegiance to the united states.


19 posted on 10/12/2013 4:27:02 PM PDT by Revel
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To: FR_addict
FIRED!

Hesitated when Obama asked if he would have a problem nuking Red States.


21 posted on 10/12/2013 4:29:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: FR_addict

The new gay army?


22 posted on 10/12/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SkyDancer; 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT

Well, BHO2 is a Muslim Marxist and he has found himself in a bind with the Congressional Republicans. Sen.Cruz is NOT going to let up on the pressure.

What to do?

BHO2 is advancing his timetable, his schedule on declaring martial law.

I believe he has no care over how to do it. This man loves no one except himself.

I found out just this morning that the Federal Department of Human Services sent out messages to 25 States’ Governors that the EBT system was going down in their state and provided 25 different reasons.

The EBT shutdown is being orchestrated from the White House.

Let the riots begin!


23 posted on 10/12/2013 4:33:20 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: FR_addict

“The gutting and hollowing-out of the US Military continues.” - Mark Levin


24 posted on 10/12/2013 4:33:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: FR_addict

Are you being sarcastic?


25 posted on 10/12/2013 4:34:12 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yeah. Really stupid if it actually happened that way.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 4:34:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: FR_addict
What's going on???

A Stalinesque purge?

27 posted on 10/12/2013 4:36:01 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: FR_addict

That’s what I want to know. What the heck is going on?


28 posted on 10/12/2013 4:37:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SatinDoll

Bingo. And we are seeing the start of the global government taking over. Placing the right people in the right places. Won’t be long now.


29 posted on 10/12/2013 4:41:59 PM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: Nailbiter; BartMan1

ping


30 posted on 10/12/2013 4:42:54 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: FR_addict

Obama’s purge. Worked well for Uncle Joe didn’t it?


31 posted on 10/12/2013 4:47:34 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: FR_addict

This is in the light of the Tyrant’s treason, over and over.

Soon all US Generals will willingly murder
and nuke Americans for the Tyrant who
has weaponized and assisted al Qaeda/MB.


32 posted on 10/12/2013 4:48:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: deport
Obama's Purge: Military Officers Replaced Under the Commander-in-Chief

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/62053-president-obamas-purge-military-officers-replaced-by-the-commander-in-chief/

33 posted on 10/12/2013 4:49:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: seeker41
More like will you fire on American citizens...

Fershure....things we never thought we'd see in our lifetimes, but are seeing daily -- all the way down to park rangers.

I'm glad I'm 66, and not 26.

34 posted on 10/12/2013 4:49:59 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: SatinDoll

This would not surprise me, and would actually answer some of my WTH? questions.

I wonder how a person would check out the facts regarding how the POTUS is supposed to be arrested when it becomes known that he is engaging in war against America.

This would sure explain why Obama is so pissed off at everybody and doesn’t even try to hide his contempt for the American people, the military, or the Constitution. The combination of Janet Napolitano’s comments and the D Congresswoman who said that an EMP-type event was 100% certain raised huge red flags to me, as did the planned early-November drill for the power grids all being out.

Where was Obama on 9-11? What day was the Navy Yard shooting? Have they published the names and ranks of those killed that day, yet? They certainly have had time to notify the relatives by now.


35 posted on 10/12/2013 4:51:20 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: RoosterRedux

My bet is that if anything like this happened, somebody on the Joint Chiefs of Staff informed Obama of the threat. One of my first thoughts when I read that article was that it would be encouraging if the Joint Chiefs of Staff did ANYTHING besides provide mouth service to Obama. After the Night-of-the-Long-Knives stuff that happened shortly after Benghazi, I think Obama can be pretty sure that at least one of them will betray the country and protect the Foreign Enemy Combatant in our White House instead.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 4:54:54 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: SatinDoll

Is this report credible?


37 posted on 10/12/2013 4:55:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: FR_addict
Also, from May:

AP Exclusive: Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers


The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control - and, if necessary, launch - nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks.

-PJ

38 posted on 10/12/2013 4:55:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: FR_addict

Failure to embrace the homosexuals in the military.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 4:56:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: FR_addict

450 nuke tipped missiles ...

that’s quiet a bit short from what I remember while in washdc in the 90s

ffs


40 posted on 10/12/2013 5:01:48 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: FR_addict
This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Obama's starting from the top and working hs way down. If he feels there is no way that the House will give him his way so he can re-open the government, he will keep firing and replacing them with more friendly people.

He will also go and kill some terrorists, maybe attack Venezuela to get his poll numbers up higher and then to the real objective... remember the tanks facing the Kremlin during the end of the Soviet Era? Well, how about American tanks facing the House of Reps directed by the White House.

Obama will try to arrest those who tried to take the American economy "hostage" and tried to force negotiations with a "gun at their head". They will either exit the House or Obama will take matters into his own hands.

Obama will stop at nothing. He will tell the American people he had to do it to re-open the government and avoid the default.

41 posted on 10/12/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

yup

Clinton did the same


42 posted on 10/12/2013 5:04:56 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: FR_addict
"Kodlick explained that personal behavior is important in nuclear commands because 'it’s a position of great trust and responsibility.' He added that 'the nuclear deterrence mission is one of great focus and discipline. Personal behavior is vital to that, especially from a commander.'

Too bad ethical standards of behavior never applied to bill clinton.
43 posted on 10/12/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: FR_addict

Stalinbama is starting his purge. Anyone who might disobey his orders to attack Americans or use nukes in support of alQaeda is being released.


44 posted on 10/12/2013 5:07:41 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: butterdezillion

The Navy Yard shooting was on Sept 16th. The NYT lists the victims at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/17/us/washington-navy-yard-victims.html?_r=0 It claims that they were all civilians, though some had formerly been in the military.

According to the article, what stopped them from doing the 9-11 nuke attack?

At http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/president-obama-daily-guidance-and-press-schedule-sept-11-2013-remembering-9-11/ it shows that as of Sept 10th, Obama’s schedule for 9-11 had press events in the morning and his afternoon was supposed to be doing a “service project” in the “DC area”. Leaves a lot of leeway for him to slip into the bunker they’ve built for him...

I wonder who the sources for that article are supposed to be.


45 posted on 10/12/2013 5:09:38 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: FR_addict

A purge?


46 posted on 10/12/2013 5:09:56 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hard to say.

Witnesses who were there in the building said there was more than one shooter. The FBI came up with a video that follows the ‘official’ killer as he entered and moved about the building. But...there was a janitor shot dead in the alleyway outside and along the building, indicating there was more than one person killing people at that time period.

The fact that too much effort is being expended NOT providing the truth about what happened there is of itself telling.

I don’t know if this is even relevant, but an aquaintance who enlisted in the military had to sign a “classified” addenda to his contract promising that he would obey when ordered to shoot Americans.

As a veteran I can tell you I never signed anything like that 30 years ago. The fact it was “classified” tells us that BHO2 is devious, making the young and impressionable sign a contract agreeing to follow an illegal order.

People who followed the illegal orders of Nazi Germany were hanged after being tried at Nuremberg half a century ago.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: FR_addict

Obama purge of the military?


48 posted on 10/12/2013 5:13:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: SatinDoll

And no other general staff or field grade officers would know about this, or do anything about this?

I will agree to disagree with you on this one.


49 posted on 10/12/2013 5:14:25 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: SatinDoll
I found out just this morning that the Federal Department of Human Services sent out messages to 25 States’ Governors that the EBT system was going down in their state and provided 25 different reasons.

Source please?

Also, red states? Blue states? Or a proportionate mix?

50 posted on 10/12/2013 5:15:25 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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