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Posted on 11/03/2013 8:51:38 PM PST by ResisTyr
Obama Accused of Military 'Purge'
The United States military is being "purged" of officers suspected of disloyalty to or disagreement with the Obama administration, several sources charge.
"We recognize President Obama is the commander-in-chief and that throughout history presidents from Lincoln to Truman have seen fit to remove military commanders they view as inadequate or insubordinate," Investor's Business Daily (IBD) observed.
"Yet what has happened to our officer corps since President Obama took office is viewed in many quarters as unprecedented, baffling, and even harmful to our national security posture."
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely believes Obama is "intentionally weakening and gutting our military and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged."
According to Breitbart.com, at least 197 officers, mostly at the rank of colonel or above, have been relieved of duty for a variety of reasons, or for no stated reason at all.
Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the administration this year, "leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway," IBD reported.
Among those officers:
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Military leaders being thrown out and replaced with a bunch of Obama bootlicking “poofs”!
Just as Jarrett promised.
Marshal Tukhachevsky was unavailable for comment.
But 0 will lie, spin, or simply ignore the allegation away. With the willing help of the kneepad media, that is.
amazing when you consider that throughout history, whenever a dictator came to power, the first thing they did was purge the military.
Just as Erdogan did in Turkey, to prevent a coup, Obama is making sure that he is safe from that here, as well. It would be an unprecedented move here, but not in the ME. However, Obama is making sure that it cannot happen. He has found that people are afraid of Chicago-style threats so he can pretty much do as he pleases. IE. John Roberts, etc. who have been publicly warned not to come against Obama’s will. But, you realize that the democratic party does not see their leader as anything but a very successful man, as they have no problem with his methods. As someone spoke on Sirius radio today, a leftist that is, called in to say that he was pleased to always be in the winning party, drinking the champagne of success. He ridiculed the republicans for the tea party, saying that they’d never see success as long as the tea party had any influence. Democrats see winning as the only thing and the methods do not matter. Killing? Whatever it takes. Bribing? Whatever it takes. Of course, if it was a republican doing such, then it is wrong...but not a democrat. We are living in deadly times. Soon they will come for all of us for one reason or another. There will be no neighbor who will speak out for us b/c of fear that they would be next, or that they see nothing wrong...if we’re being tortured/imprisoned, we must deserve this. This is what it is coming to, I’m afraid.
It’s time more retired flag officers begin to speak out about this.
If they come for me, I'll do what I have to do. Legal or not.
How soon do we see people like Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, glen Beck and Ted Cruz start having bad things happen to them?
Secret Service agents are sworn to defend the Constitution. Why haven’t some of them come forward?
Maybe something is in the works and they’re coordinating it with former CIA, Justice, etc.
These are the ones who will fire on American civilians, and enjoy it.
Loss of retirement benefits would be next followed probably by a massive heart attack or maybe the heart attack would come first.
Petulance knows no limit until it’s sent to bed without dessert.
The job of the secret service is to protect the president, damn the constitution.
Pete Sentilli called the secret service about Obama’s eligibility:
Then he called the FBI:
“amazing when you consider that throughout history, whenever a dictator came to power, the first thing they did was purge the military.”
Very amazing. Remember when we wondered how the Germans in the ‘20s were so blind?
That’s the 30’s. In my defense, I was just prescribed glasses last Monday. They aren’t here yet.
Good for Pete.
This is garbage. Gen. Ham retired on 5 April 2013, as planned previous to Benghazi.
“If they come for me, I’ll do what I have to do. Legal or not.”
As will I. Barry does not quite know what he is up against. This is not a starving population that will follow his dumbness to ruin, like Hitler led. There are millions of gun owners in this country. Sure, there are the dumb wittle kiddies over at DU and the Huffington Post that would follow him anywhere. But they will run at the first bang.
I love being told by Der Leader that I should not be allowed to own a gun. Not only is it “the law of the land” (like Obamacare) it federally protected by the second amendment. So a guy that has most likely never held a gun in his hand in his life, can tell me I am not qualified to own one? (Or many.)
I am a chain smoking, target shooter who shoots upwards of 5,000 rounds of ammo a year. I am Barry’s worst nightmere.
I’m sorry but I can’t believe that out of at least 197 officers not one of them has step forward to blast the Obummer administration.
You can say they are afraid of losing their retirement benefits or their life, but at least one would have the balls to come forward.
What I really think is happening it the continuation of Roberts Gates’ idea of thinning out the Officer Corps to save money. Infractions that were overlooked in the past are being enforced now to find reasons to create a leaner Officer Corps.
Same thing is happening in the Enlisted Corps but it doesn’t make headlines. Heck, they are even tightening the tattoo policy. At the height of the Iraq war they loosened the policy to get warm bodies, now they are looking for reasons to get rid of people.
Sorry everyone. As much as I despise that POS in the White Hut, this needs to be done. The military is top heavy. We have more flag officers sitting in their cushy little commands now than we had in all of WW2.
Well said. As for the ‘weakening’ part, a quality officer can triple the value of his forces and in rare instances make his forces even more effective than that. This is an outrage.
We will need not only a patriotic commander in chief, but also one willing to counter-purge the military. This would scare the left beyond belief because such a president would be popular with the troops. It would also concern me. Such a president would have tremendous defacto power. Only the future president’s integrity would stand in the way of weilding it. But Obama is making it necessary.
“What I really think is happening it the continuation of Roberts Gates idea of thinning out the Officer Corps to save money.”
It’s a nice stab at being judicious, but look at Obama’s history for a moment. When has he EVER cared about saving money?
Newsmax didn’t merely speculate. It offered numerous clear examples of political purges in the military. What examples back up your opinions?
Thermal vision and satellite surveilance will not be easily overcome. The US military, if completely corrupted, would be capable of a single day coup. ALL of our communications could be jammed. Our governors could be held at gun point. And guess what the most powerful weapon there is?
Slander. Divide public opinion, splinter off the most resistant, and have a Waco every day while controlling what little media remains.
Good news? Our military is too patriotic to go along with such a scheme. Even this purging is too slow to meet Obama’s term deadline. He was scared to do it sooner. Now it’s too late. The best he can hope for is to keep the military from turning on him.
There will be no neighbor who will speak out for us b/c of fear that they would be next, or that they see nothing wrong...if were being tortured/imprisoned, we must deserve this. This is what it is coming to, Im afraid...”
That is the reality of it. as long as they move slow, they WILL succeed.
Revolt is coming and it has started, though peaceful. Folks are slowly turning against Obama.
No, they will fail, and I speak with confidence.
Grand Total: 197 Officers
-Year: 2013 (9, so far).
1. Marine Col. Daren Margolin Quantico Oct. 18, 2013. Was in charge of Quanticos
2. Marine Major General C.M.M. Gurganus Oct. 12, 2013. Commander Regional
Command Southwest and I Marine
Expeditionary Force (Forward) in
3. AF Major Gen. Michael Carey Oct. 8,
2013. 2-star commander of 20th Air Force.
3 wings of ICBMs. 450 nukes. Covered 3 AF
bases across nation.
4. Navy Vice-Admiral Tim Guardina Oct. 9,
2013. 3-star vice-commander all US nuclear
forces (land/air/sea). Relieved of command.
Demoted in rank to 2-stars.
5. Marine Major General Gregg A.
Sturdevant September 2013. Director of
strategic planning and policy for U.S. Pacific
Command and commander of the Aviation
Wing At Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
6. Marine Col. James Christmas July 18,
2013. Commanded 22nd Marine
Expeditionary Unit. Also, commanded the
new Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground
Task Force Crisis Response Unit.
7. Army Brigadier General Bryan Roberts May 2013. Commander, Ft. Jackson, SC.
8. Marine Gen. James Mattis May 2013.
Chief of CentCom.
9. Army Major General Ralph Baker April
2013. Commander of Joint Task Force Horn
of Africa at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti,
-Year: 2012 (Overall total 4 +24 = 28 Final
1. Marine General John R. Allen Nov. 13,
2012. Commander, ISAF International
Security Assistance Force.
2. Army General David Petraeus Nov. 9,
2012. Commander, International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander,
U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A).
Director of CIA from September 2011 to
3. Navy Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette Oct. 27, 2102. Commander, USS John C.
Stennis strike group. Relieved within a day
or so of Benghazi.
4. Army General Carter F. Ham Oct. 18,
2012. Commander, AFRICOM. Relieved
during Benghazi from direct command of
-Naval Officers (all in 2012): Total 24
1. Cmdr. Derick Armstrong, Commander,
guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.
2. Cmdr. Martin Arriola, Commander, USS
3. Capt. Antonio Cardoso, Commander, of
Training Support Center San Diego.
4. Capt. James CoBell, Commander, Oceana
Naval Air Stations Fleet Readiness Ctr. Mid-Atl.
5. Cmdr. Joseph E. Darlak, Commander,
6. Cmdr. Franklin Fernandez, Commander,
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24.
7. Cmdr. Ray Hartman, Commander,
amphibious dock-landing ship Fort
8. Cmdr. Jon Haydel, Commander, USS San
9. Cmdr. Diego Hernandez, Commander,
ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming.
10. Cmdr. Lee Hoey, Commander, Navy Drug
Screening Laboratory, San Diego.
11. Cmdr. Dennis Klein, Commander,
submarine USS Columbia.
12. Capt. Marcia Kim Lyons, Commander,
Naval Health Clinic New England.
13. Capt. Chuck Litchfield, Commander,
14. Capt. Robert Marin, Commander, USS
15. Capt. Sean McDonell, Commander,
Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Const.
16. Cmdr. Corrine Parker, Commander, Fleet
Logistics Support Squadron 1.
17. Capt. Lisa Raimondo, Commander,
Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md.
18. Capt. Jeffrey Riedel, Program manager,
Littoral Combat Ship program.
19. Cmdr. Sara Santoski, Commander,
Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron
20. Cmdr. Sheryl Tannahill, Commander,
Navy Operational Support Center Nashville.
21. Cmdr. Michael Ward, Commander, USS
22. Capt. Michael Wiegand, Commander,
Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.
23. Capt. Ted Williams, Commander, Mount
24. Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, Commander, of
Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1.
-Year: 2011 Total 1 + 157 = 158 overall
Army Major Gen. Peter Fuller May 2011. A
top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
*157 Air Force majors. Military advocates
decry illegal early terminations of 157 Air
-Year: 2010 Total 1 ( total)
1. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal June
2010. Overall commander Afghanistan.
Replaced by Gen. Petraeus.
-Year: 2009 Total 1 (total)
Army Gen. David D. McKiernan 2009. First
4-star relieved since Truman relieved
MacArthur. Commanded in Afg
I need some help with your list. Are you saying that all of those Naval Officers in 2012 were relieved for cause? Regarding those in 2013, I have seen not one word of rebuttal from them saying they did not do what was charged. Either the Flag Officer had counterfeit chips on him or he didn’t. Each of the charges seem to stand on their own merit with no rebuttal from the accused.
Pentagon push to phase out top brass causing much consternation By Craig Whitlock Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 13, 2010 Of all the spending cuts and budget battles the Pentagon is confronting, none is causing more angst than Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's vow to start getting rid of generals and admirals. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/12/AR2010081206232.html
THEIR task is to keep reassuring people that nothing's wrong, just wait until the next election by golly we'll show 'em, in the meantime buy my books and tea.
They had just lost the war, were forced to pay large reparations, and went through a horrendous hyperinflation.
That's my thought exactly!
This is what I posted yesterday on one of the threads on Obama’s eligibility:
” When true tyranny comes, Rush, Beck, Hannity, Levin, Coulter, etc., will sell their talents to fascist oligarchy. They will lick the jack boots crushing our necks. Bet on it! They likely already have.”
We have to elect state governments that can survive the economic tactics of the federal government while making it clear they will have to use force to impose their tyranny on the state\s. I think people need to start accepting we aren’t going to save the entire union, and start salvaging what we can. The federal government can’t be fixed so what’s the point of holding onto a tyrannical government?
He won’t have to lie, spin or ignore. No one will even bother to ask him about it.
FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT WARNS: PRESIDENT OBAMA SEES GOVERNMENT AS A SHINY NEW TOY
Other than IBD or Newsmax, can anyone show a source where it has been talked about anywhere else? I don’t even think Rush has mentioned it.
Not one of the conservative rock stars - Rush, Hannity, Coulter, Levin, and even West - will talk about the eligibility of the Halfrican Marxist.
Now, class, why is that? Anyone?
My son is due to start boot camp in January. I worry about what he is walking into.
By releasing them they are now free to speak out.
Now, class, why is that? Anyone?
Well....This member of the class ( me) is completely befuddled. Why?
1) If they have been threatened, it would be very hard to keep a conspiracy that large held together so incredibly tightly for so many years.
2) Are **all** of them that shallow in the fundamental beliefs that they claim to hold so dearly?
Sooner than we begin to see bad things happening to folks like Pelosi, Grayson, Wasserman-Schultz, Reid, Sharpton, et al.
No, they will fail, and I speak with confidence....”
As a student of History and lived long enough to witness the “slow” change in this country, I can say it will fail.
If you are right, then it will be by blood. I do not think people are willing, or conscience of that.
Although we slide peacefully into the mire. If human nature (history) are any indication, then the other side will not go without a fight. and it looks like they are preparing for one. I doubt we (the people) will give them one.
My opinion, I hope I am wrong.
(the innocent (and pour freedoms) are all ready dying.....)