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Is Obama Creating a Martial-law-ready Military?
American Thinker ^ | 10/14/2013 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:44 AM PDT by markomalley

What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law?

And why?

These are two questions to ponder when considering the strange happenings in the armed forces since Barack Obama took office.

Let's start with a hypothetical. Let's say you were a hard-left-wing commander in chief who wanted the military firmly in your corner. You'd certainly note that our armed forces have been a bastion of conservatism and Christian faith, and you'd know that its members generally weren't very fond of you. So how would you go about changing this?

Some years ago I met a very young, all-American looking white fellow who had just exited the military. His reason was that he hadn't been advanced the way he believed he should have been, and he wasn't going to remain in the armed forces if it provided no future. Now, one interpretation here is that he was a millennial with an inflated opinion of himself (he didn't strike me that way, though). Yet there is another interpretation.

The Obama administration has given affirmative action in the military a dose of steroids, promoting minorities and women -- and, I believe, homosexuals and lesbians -- at the expense of white men. By the way, is this yet another reason why Obama wanted homosexuals to be able to serve openly? After all, you can't target them for special treatment if you don't know who they are.

But the point is this: if I were that hypothetical hard-left-wing leader, I'd know that one way to change the military's political climate is the same way you do it in the nation at large.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: martiallaw; obama

1 posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:44 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Absolutely ... the LEO's are almost completely there

Our returning warriors are conditioned to not respond/react to an enemy agressor, they're conditioned to ask, "Father, may I ?"

There won't be another election.

2 posted on 10/14/2013 5:37:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley

Do you really have to ask?


3 posted on 10/14/2013 5:41:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley; cripplecreek; MeganC; NoGrayZone; Travis McGee; LucyT
Yep, of course this all started back 100 years ago in the progressive era with the Militia Act of 1903. Which basically turn the Federal Army from a Small Calvary Force which depended on State National Guards to Wage Large Wars (and also meant we wouldn't be D*****g around in Countries for years)

To permanent Army, something the Founders fought so hard against.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc9BldayBfE


4 posted on 10/14/2013 5:41:37 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: knarf

“There Will Be Blood”!


5 posted on 10/14/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: markomalley

Being a died in the wool Marxist thanks to his almost exclusive communist upbringing, it would be imperative for him to equip every agency in the Federal government which has a law enforcement division with as many weapons as possible.

In fact this is what he told us he wanted when he stated he wanted a domestic agency with the same capabilities as our military and yet the morons of this country still elected him. I guess that should come as no surprise as we have a State who loves to elect democrats W. VA who’s stated goal is to eliminate their major source of jobs and income, coal.

Never underestimate the stupidity of those on the left nor the politicians who will leverage that stupidity for their own advantage.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 5:43:33 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: markomalley
“Is Obama Creating a Martial-law-ready Military?”

Is this a rhetorical question?

7 posted on 10/14/2013 5:43:50 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: knarf

Not so sure. Zero may try, but the armed citizenry will change that. Just remember, a rifle behind every tree.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 5:44:22 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames
They ain't comin' into God's country ... not yet.

They'll operate first where there ARE no trees and get the whores to broadcast the 'rebels' and the rioters that HAD to be put down.

Just because things are moving pretty rapidly now doesn't mean they don't have time ... 2 1/2 years is plenty of time to accomplish a complete coup.

9 posted on 10/14/2013 5:48:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SMARTY
“Is Obama Creating a Martial-law-ready Military?”

Well, if an army of LGTB's can be considered an army. More like a street parade than an army.

10 posted on 10/14/2013 5:48:55 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: markomalley

They also didn’t tell us that there were lose nukes brought to attention on the very same day that a top Nuke Air force Admiral was sacked/fired by Obama.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 5:49:18 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: DownInFlames

don’t forget also pot in every chicken


12 posted on 10/14/2013 5:53:33 AM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: markomalley
Not to worry......


13 posted on 10/14/2013 5:54:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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B F L


14 posted on 10/14/2013 5:57:15 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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15 posted on 10/14/2013 6:00:03 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: knarf

This has been going on for awhile since so few young men want to serve. The military now promotes the underclass in many ways. As an example, there is no better occupation in America to have a child out of wedlock. Commanders are forced to bend over backwards to accommodate any & all situations that arise.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 6:02:10 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: markomalley

Mr. Duke is only realizing this now?

0bama said he would do this. As much as we rail against 0bama messing up our Republic, he is actually accomplishing many of the things he campaigned on and said he would do.

We didn’t like it then...and we don’t like it now.

But I think many have underestimated this man and never understood the intentions of the coup.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 6:04:13 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: markomalley

Does the name Hitler ring any bells.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 6:09:02 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: EBH

You may underestimate the man, but don’t underestimate his leader: the current Prince of this World.

Anyone who doesn’t believe in Spiiritual warfare is soon going to have a crash course.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 6:09:32 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: markomalley

Does anyone know if there is such a thing as “secret” impeachment proceedings?


20 posted on 10/14/2013 6:12:02 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Star Chamber


21 posted on 10/14/2013 6:14:23 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: antidisestablishment

Amen


22 posted on 10/14/2013 6:14:38 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley

It’s very possible an international adversary may defeat our homosexualized forces first.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: markomalley

And he has his escape plan at the ready. He used it yesterday.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

???


25 posted on 10/14/2013 6:21:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley

Yes.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 6:26:40 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: RoosterRedux

Don’t kid yourself.

A homo with power is about as sadistic a person as you can get.

They will kill you without batting an eye.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 6:40:03 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: knarf
There won't be another election.

Bookmark for November 6th, 2016.

28 posted on 10/14/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: IMR 4350
You are, of course, correct.

But they are not nearly as strong in trying to obtain that power. They lack moral authority/backbone.

29 posted on 10/14/2013 7:22:46 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux
Lacking in moral authority is what makes them so dangerous and they don't need a backbone when they have the authority to order others to do their bidding.

The Nazis used a lot of lesbos in the concentration camps for that very reason.

30 posted on 10/14/2013 7:33:49 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

And Ernst Rohm and his buddies.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 7:51:15 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Cops often say the most brutal murders they see are committed by homos.

Homos are sick to begin with, putting them in a position of authority just makes them that much sicker.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 8:07:16 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: markomalley

Like Stalin Barrycades is getting rid of all his generals. Mostly on trumped up morals charges. How is it that every general in the US armed forces is suddenly either an alkie, has a gambling problem or women on the side?

He is planning to take over and soon.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 8:10:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: markomalley
Ever feel like you've seen this movie before?

34 posted on 10/14/2013 8:11:21 AM PDT by McGruff (Obama: The Problem Is ... I am Not the Emperor of the United States)
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To: DownInFlames
Not so sure. Zero may try, but the armed citizenry will change that. Just remember, a rifle behind every tree.

Perhaps, but the armed citizenry does not have access/capability of armed surveillance drones, micro-wave crowd control technology.

35 posted on 10/14/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (National Pk Srv: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting)
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To: MSF BU

More like:
BOHICA


36 posted on 10/14/2013 8:26:12 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Trust me, when it comes, you won’t find me in the crowds.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 8:51:11 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: markomalley

“What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law?”

That’s what Kaddhafi thought, too. I was doing contract work for an Israeli company when the Libyan civil war broke out. He had his hand-picked goofy commanders in place in the army, and 75% of the army deserted and returned home to their provinces when Kaddhafi ordered his army to fire on protesters.

So he played his trump card - the southern mercenaries he had equipped with tons of weapons, equivalent to the federal slobs we see waddling around DC. The mercenaries started shooting college kids, and the whole country blew up.

The army deserters joined with the provincial militias. The army chief of staff was dragged into the town square and executed, along with his elite pretorian guard troops. Kaddhafi was so hard pressed for troops that he had to use cadets - equivalent to boots - to man strategic positions. The cadet’s field commanders used the boots long enough to escape and try to get out of Libya with loot they stole from Tripoli. Many were caught by militia patrols and executed.

The towns where the mercenaries lived were burned to the ground. Mercenaries were hanged from lampposts all over the country.

Kaddhafi, the eco-maniac, created a clusterflock imaginary army that got him unceremoniously killed atop the hood of an SUV - shot to death with his own gold-plated glock.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: markomalley

The problem for the left is that liberals and socialists will not give or sacrifice their lives for anyone or anything. They love life. Obama would have to increase the military by a factor of 4-to-1 to have the same effectiveness that is being replaced. Those leaving would have given their lives for their country, but today they may be exiting the military in order that when they do sacrifice their lives it will be to counter the government of a country they no longer recognize.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 7:47:40 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Rappini

You bet it does.


40 posted on 10/14/2013 11:49:25 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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To: markomalley
7 High Ranking Military Officers Fired By Obama
One thing they all have in common is their combat roles. They were all commanders of combat units
Major General Michael Carey

Commander, 20th Air Force, he was in charge of 9,600 people and 450 ICBMs at three operational wings and served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. It lists 13 major awards he has received.

Vice Admiral Tim Giardina

Deputy commander of United States Strategic Command. His most recent command assignment was as commander, Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group Nine, and Submarine Group 10 where he was responsible for all 18 U.S. Trident Submarines. Giardina has been awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (six awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and unit awards.

Major General C.M.M. Gurganus

Commanded Regional Command Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Afghanistan. Awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit W/ Valor (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon.MP

Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant

Director of strategic planning and policy for U.S. Pacific Command and commander of the Aviation Wing At Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal with gold star, “V”, and Strike/Flight numeral 2, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal

Brigadier General Bryan Roberts

Roberts took command at Ft. Jackson in 2011 and was on the fast track towards his second star. He has served in Iraq as commanding officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and was deputy commanding general of the U.S.Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

Major General Ralph Baker

Commander of Joint Task Force – Horn at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette

Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, April 5, 2012. He most recently served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command. In 2003, he was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for inspirational leadership in recognition of the hard work by the crew of Oldendorf. He is the recipient of various personal decorations and unit awards.


41 posted on 10/16/2013 12:49:01 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (National Pk Srv: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting)
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