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Blaze Sources: Obama Purging Military Commanders
The Blaze ^ | Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | Sara Carter

Posted on 10/23/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT by kristinn

Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway.

Retired generals and current senior commanders that have spoken with TheBlaze say the administration is not only purging the military of commanders they don’t agree with, but is striking fear in the hearts of those still serving.

The timing comes as the five branches of the U.S. armed forces are reducing staff due to budget cuts, and as U.S. troops are expected to withdraw from Afghanistan next year.

“I think they’re using the opportunity of the shrinkage of the military to get rid of people that don’t agree with them or not tow the party line. Remember, as (former White House chief of staff) Rahm Emanuel said, never waste a crisis,” a senior retired general told TheBlaze on the condition of anonymity because he still provide services to the government and fears possible retribution.

“Even as a retired general, it’s still possible for the administration to make life miserable for us. If we’re working with the government or have contracts, they can just rip that out from under us,” he said.

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Article contains a list of officers recently forced out by the Obama administration.
1 posted on 10/23/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The real men. A pity.


2 posted on 10/23/2013 10:34:14 AM PDT by refermech
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To: kristinn

Soviet tactics.........


3 posted on 10/23/2013 10:37:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (The only way to defeat liberalism is to give them everything they want......then pick up the pieces.)
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To: kristinn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3081980/posts


4 posted on 10/23/2013 10:39:12 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: kristinn

0 is getting his army of his citizen soldiers, but which country are they coming form?


5 posted on 10/23/2013 10:40:36 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Nachum

Ping


6 posted on 10/23/2013 10:40:49 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americad)
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To: kristinn

Well, what are the ones left gonna do about it????
Wait their turn?
If I was writing a book I know how it would end......


7 posted on 10/23/2013 10:41:29 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: kristinn
"Obama Purging Military Commanders"

Sounds like Obama and the Democrats are bringing the same level of incompetance to the Military, DoD, and the Defense Supply chain that we are now seeing with Obamacare.
8 posted on 10/23/2013 10:41:38 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: kristinn

Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin.


9 posted on 10/23/2013 10:42:26 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: kristinn

Nice to know they’ve been reading the threads in this very topic on FR...


10 posted on 10/23/2013 10:42:33 AM 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: kristinn

Yep, no one left to stand up to him when it is time to use the 1.5B bullets; that’s 5 bullets for each American.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 10:43:07 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/

A list of military officers gone under Obama...

http://nachumlist.com/officersrelieved.htm


12 posted on 10/23/2013 10:43:25 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: kristinn; All

I heard .. that the officers were asked if they would shoot citizens .. and if they said NO, they were fired.

If .. by any chance .. this info is true .. at least we will have some good commanders FREE to support the American citizen; instead of licking the boots of “O”.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: CincyRichieRich

We have 300,000,000+ guns, and way more ammo. And the soldiers are our sons.

I’m pretty confident if TSHTF.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 10:45:42 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: kristinn

I do not know the bonefides of this blog, but the story relaing to the Air Force nuclear guys’ dismissals is mind blowing. Is anyone familiar with this site or the Youtube speaker?

http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/neil-keenan-update-thank-you-pentagon-for-coming-to-our-aid-four-top-generals-with-the-highest-clearance-in-the-united-states-stood-up-for-us-and-lost-their-jobs-and-support-for-their-family-octo/


15 posted on 10/23/2013 10:46:11 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Red Badger
*Soviet tactics.........*

Yep.

“The term “repression” was officially used to describe the prosecution of people considered counter-revolutionaries and enemies of the people by the leadership of the Soviet Union. The purge was motivated by the desire to remove dissenters from the Communist Party and to consolidate the authority of Joseph Stalin. “
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Purge

Very similar. Only the names have been changed.

“The term “repression” was officially used to describe the prosecution of people considered counter-revolutionaries and enemies of the people by the leadership of the New Soviet Amerika. The purge was motivated by the desire to remove dissenters from the Democrat Party and to consolidate the authority of Barack Hussein Obama. “

16 posted on 10/23/2013 10:46:17 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: mountainlion

Bush was already stocking the military with ultra-P.C. leadership.


17 posted on 10/23/2013 10:47:11 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I suspect that many of us will be speaking spanish and Russian soon.
18 posted on 10/23/2013 10:49:41 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Nachum

Never Again? The Regime sounds like all the other dictatorships in history, ya think?


19 posted on 10/23/2013 10:50:29 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: CyberAnt

I have a fellow musician who I chatted with the other day. He’s retired Navy and Army and worked with a military sub-contractor. I asked him about this and he affirmed it as he said he “knows a couple of generals”. He also mentioned the ‘litmus test’.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 10:55:32 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: kristinn
obamunist photo: Not to far fetched! obamunist_future.jpg

Counter-Revolutionaries will not be tolerated.

21 posted on 10/23/2013 10:56:03 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Never Again? The Regime sounds like all the other dictatorships in history, ya think?


They are as evil as any in history.

Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 10:56:23 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: kristinn

EVERYTHING this Bozo is doing smacks of a ‘Silent Coup’. They know that they have the media and education, and various government department like the EPA worship him. So now it is time to convert The Enemy and the military is the obvious first target. Comes the Revolution all the levers of power will be under his control.

By the way, didn’t Stalin purge his military just prior to the German invasion?


23 posted on 10/23/2013 10:57:11 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: laplata
Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin.

Who do you think he learned from?

24 posted on 10/23/2013 10:57:14 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: kristinn

A strongly unified group of reasonably armed men who have a good history of training together can VERY EASILY dominate a much MUCH larger adversary who are better armed but are strangers to each other.

All combat vets know this.

All this much ballyhooed, “rifle behind every blade of grass” is mostly hooey.

Just wait.


25 posted on 10/23/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

” or not tow the party line. “

TOE the party line.


26 posted on 10/23/2013 10:58:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: CyberAnt
I heard .. that the officers were asked if they would shoot citizens .. and if they said NO, they were fired.

That is pretty much correct.

Before we go any further, I would like the Commander in Chief himself to answer the question----so we all know.

27 posted on 10/23/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by Rapscallion (What he calls "transforming" is actually destroying.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

EVERYTHING this Bozo is doing smacks of a ‘Silent Coup’. They know that they have the media and education, and various government department like the EPA worship him.


And we must remember that most Progressives thought there was nothing wrong with the IRS targeting conservative groups. Progressives would be good Useful Idiots/Dupes in a Dictatorship.


28 posted on 10/23/2013 11:01:36 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: kristinn

Hitler and the the Bolshevics did the same thing as they were
taking control of their countries.


29 posted on 10/23/2013 11:01:59 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Bernard Marx

It’s obvious. I hope you were being facetious.


30 posted on 10/23/2013 11:03:17 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I imagine they’ve been monitoring all communications of key personnel for some time and are clearing out potential dissenters that won’t turn their weapons on citizens. Look to see Muzzies, Nazi feministas, and LBGT’ers fill their shoes.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 11:03:51 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: gaijin

I think US soldiers WILL follow their bad orders and I think palaver about WOLVERINES! Type scenarios is mostly an adult version of flipping through comic magazines.


32 posted on 10/23/2013 11:04:20 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: mountainlion

I’m taking Chinese lessons. They may get some of our National Parks to pay off the US debt they own. They will move millions of Chinese into them and the one child rule will definitely not be there


33 posted on 10/23/2013 11:05:19 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Uncle Miltie

vs M1s, Apaches, Bradleys, Drones, etc.

Hey, I’m with you on this, but of the 300m+ guns you cite how many are individual gun owners? 35-40% of the country? that comes to around 105m.

of these how many are libs?
how many of these are ar/ak type platforms?
pistols?
collections?

And a lot of that is probably concentrated in southern and midwestern states.

i know there is an article on FR that asks what can a pistol do and i support that.

i’m just saying the 300m+ figure you cite may not be all that intimidating if we break it down.

btw...i hope we never have to find out.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 11:05:57 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: tillacum

Stalin purged 20,000 Red Army commanders in 1937, from Tukhachevsky on down, prior to his purge of the Party. He cleared the decks of everybody who wasn’t directly beholden to him for his position.


35 posted on 10/23/2013 11:08:01 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Stillwaters

ping


36 posted on 10/23/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: dennisw

I think Bill Clinton signed the national parks over to the UN and and named them Heritage sites. The Chinese would have to go through the UN


37 posted on 10/23/2013 11:09:47 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: laplata
Progressives would be good Useful Idiots/Dupes in a Dictatorship.

They're good during the establishment of a dictatorship. Afterwards, they're a major PITA and are among the first to get marched up to the wall. So that's a silver lining, at least.

38 posted on 10/23/2013 11:12:19 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: kristinn

These are the ones who were most likely to uphold the oath they all took to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC, thus removing a possible threat to his imperial reign....


39 posted on 10/23/2013 11:19:00 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Dr.Deth

They’re good during the establishment of a dictatorship. Afterwards, they’re a major PITA and are among the first to get marched up to the wall. So that’s a silver lining, at least.


That’s why they’re Useful Idiots.

I got to know Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB defector. He was very informative on such things.


40 posted on 10/23/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: ealgeone; Travis McGee; bang_list
Wow...a cw2 and banglist ping!

vs M1s, Apaches, Bradleys, Drones, etc. Hey, I’m with you on this, but of the 300m+ guns you cite how many are individual gun owners? 35-40% of the country? that comes to around 105m. of these how many are libs? how many of these are ar/ak type platforms? pistols? collections? And a lot of that is probably concentrated in southern and midwestern states. i know there is an article on FR that asks what can a pistol do and i support that. i’m just saying the 300m+ figure you cite may not be all that intimidating if we break it down. btw...i hope we never have to find out.

41 posted on 10/23/2013 11:21:56 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: kristinn
a purge of its commanders is underway.

Has been underway for years......to types who will shoot their fellow citizens from those who will not follow an illegal order.

42 posted on 10/23/2013 11:22:26 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: CyberAnt
I heard .. that the officers were asked if they would shoot citizens

I would have replied "When I look at them, how would I know if they are citizens, sir?"


43 posted on 10/23/2013 11:25:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn

As I mentioned yesterday the AF has removed one GO out of 300. Not sure the numbers for the other services. It may be that the bar is being raised higher because of intense visibility. In other words they’ve always been doing these things but before they got a pass...not any more.


44 posted on 10/23/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Argus

You’ve got that right. We’re watching the street organizer
doing the same thing to our military. Should he win the next
election, we’ll be seeing pictures of him everywhere, as we
see pictures of arab leaders in the mid east.


45 posted on 10/23/2013 11:26:01 AM PDT by tillacum
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I have to wonder if the SS, ‘scuse me, I mean the Secret Service has already been purged. They are protecting zero, will any stand up when it really counts?


46 posted on 10/23/2013 11:26:14 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
And the soldiers are our sons.

Um, no they are not.

FBI Finds Gangs Expanding, Even to U.S. Military

These are the same gangs who work with Democrats in our major cities so there is no change in gov't.

47 posted on 10/23/2013 11:26:25 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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anyone got any animated pics of Obama morphing into Stalin handy?


48 posted on 10/23/2013 11:29:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Rapscallion
Before we go any further, I would like the Commander in Chief himself to answer the question----so we all know.

He already answered:

Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens

49 posted on 10/23/2013 11:29:19 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
And the soldiers are our sons.

Not all of them....in a few years not most of them. The commies are in the process of "stacking the deck" as we speak.

50 posted on 10/23/2013 11:30:54 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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