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Air Force sacks two commanders in Europe
Stars and Stripes ^ | 3/17/14 | Adam L. Mathis

Posted on 03/17/2014 8:02:17 AM PDT by markomalley

Two U.S. Air Force commanders in the 422nd Air Base Group at RAF Croughton have been relieved over a loss of confidence in their abilities.

Col. Charles Hamilton, who commanded the base group since 2011, and Lt. Col. Matthew Olson, who commanded the 422nd Communications Squadron since July, were relieved of command on Thursday by the 501st Combat Support Wing commander after an investigation, officials said.

“It was loss of confidence in the commanders’ abilities to lead their units in the best interest of the Air Force,” spokesman Capt. Brian Maguire said in an e-mail. “This action was more about leadership style and organizational climate than a specific event.”

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1 posted on 03/17/2014 8:02:17 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Not very gay friendly, I’d imagine.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 8:04:53 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: markomalley

My first guess would be that it was discovered that they honor God before the sandmaggot in chief.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: markomalley

Lots of senior officers being sacked by this administration. Something fishy about all this.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 8:05:00 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: markomalley; Nachum

Two more for the list.

This raises the total verifiable possibly to 39.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“A safe bet!”


6 posted on 03/17/2014 8:12:12 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: markomalley

Loss of confidence in Communism and tyranny.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 8:13:19 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: markomalley

Bear in mind this is the Air Force. The officers in question may be guilty of high golf scores.

; )


8 posted on 03/17/2014 8:14:13 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: MarineBrat

“My first guess would be that it was discovered that they honor God before the sandmaggot in chief.”

Yep, they were probably out of date men of God, honored and value God, Country and duty.

No room in the Obozo Thugs’s military for such outdated thoughts.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 8:14:24 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Not very gay friendly, I’d imagine.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 8:15:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley
re: Air Force sacks two commanders in Europe

I hear the Air Force has sent recruiters to The French Quarter, searching for a couple of transsexuals to replace them.

11 posted on 03/17/2014 8:15:37 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: markomalley

Purging Christians?
Promoting homos?

That would be my guess. The continued, total faggotization of the military.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT by greene66
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To: markomalley
In all my years I never ever recall hearing about so many senior military officers getting sacked. It seems to me that something sinister is going on, however, one FReeper previously advised me not to worry as supposedly the military is very top-heavy with senior officers so ostensibly things are just evening out.

Not sure if this is all true or not. IMO, something ain't right. Even Bill Clinton, who's disdain for the military was legendary, never sacked so many senior officers.

13 posted on 03/17/2014 8:20:57 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: markomalley

Another internal Coup D’e-Tat in our military. got to get rid of those who are not loyal to the socialists, commies that are running this country.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: greene66
Yes, it would seem that this is the purpose. Why? In part because the military has typically been strongly Conservative and voted that way. Now, Obama can break that tradition and have a military that is pro-sodomy and supports Democrats.

Recall how Democrats have used signed statements from retired military leaders in the past to advance whatever position they were supporting? How about testifying before Congress? Now, we'll have a bunch of lavender types singing out of the Democrat's hymn book.

There is a deliberate transformational reason Obama is targeting the military. Once the bedrock of American conservatism, it is being transformed into one big social experiment complete with homosexual parties.

15 posted on 03/17/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: MarineBrat

“My first guess would be that it was discovered that they honor God before the sandmaggot in chief.”

When I hear of high ranking military being fired I automatically wonder if obama is somehow involved.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 8:29:25 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN
When I hear of high ranking military being fired I automatically wonder if obama is somehow involved.

No way Obama would get involved in firing officers of these ranks: he couldn't spell "colonel" to save his life.

IMO, he'd spell it "kernal".

17 posted on 03/17/2014 8:33:31 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: markomalley

Without any proof, I am willing to bet $$ on the continuing leftist purge.

Irony alert: If/when the Russians continue their imperialist expansion westward, our leftist, LGBT oriented military will get creamed along with the EU sissified armies.

Whatever Putin is, he’s NOT stupid.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 8:37:53 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Night Hides Not

Yeah, AARush is always talking about the way he pronounces “corpsman”.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 8:39:18 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: markomalley

The purge continues.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 8:43:55 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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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

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21 posted on 03/17/2014 8:50:32 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: markomalley

This action was more about leadership style
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Yeah too much of a leader...

we cant have that...


22 posted on 03/17/2014 8:57:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Bingo! Not supportive of Obama communism.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 9:00:37 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Night Hides Not

“No way Obama would get involved in firing officers of these ranks”

Sure, he would. He’s taken care of general officers and now it is time to get busy on the field commanders that give the troops the orders. That is extremely important for his plans to work.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 9:01:55 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: MarineBrat

I’d say you’ve pretty well nailed it.....and with a poetic flair that I envy.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 9:02:01 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: markomalley
must be two more officers who believe in their oath to protect and defend the US. The mulsim fraud in the WH can't have that.
26 posted on 03/17/2014 9:06:39 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: markomalley

Must have come out of the closet....as CHRISTIAN.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: markomalley

When can we sack the Commander in Chief?


28 posted on 03/17/2014 9:13:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MarineBrat

I agree with you. There is an all out war on the best men, the ones who have made their way up the ranks (before the Clinton years). Since then, many of the Clinton elite have been waiting in the wings and now they are being put into the positions of power. Ideology trumps military expertise.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 9:19:12 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: markomalley

CULT OF PERSONALITY

Remember all of the discussion about how the military would respond to any orders to fire on the American citizenry issued by a rouge President?

Would the generals be loyal to their oath to protect the constitution or would they be loyal to an unlawful order from a C-in-C like Obama?

Well, Obama is well on the way to eliminating any doubt.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 9:32:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: markomalley

A lot of people have lost confidence in the LIAR in chief. He needs to be relieved of his comand, too.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:36 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Two U.S. Air Force commanders in the 422nd Air Base Group at RAF Croughton have been relieved over a loss of confidence in their abilities.

32 posted on 03/17/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: markomalley
“This action was more about leadership style and organizational climate than a specific event.”

Obviously ONLY a Political move NOT based on ability. The Military is now almost completely bastardized.

33 posted on 03/17/2014 9:42:43 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: markomalley

They’re gone because they would refuse to bomb patriots in Darlington, SC.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT by moovova
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To: markomalley; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

35 posted on 03/17/2014 9:53:54 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: markomalley; zot

I wonder if their crime was attending Christian church services on Sunday?


36 posted on 03/17/2014 10:00:58 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Busko

“got to get rid of those who are not loyal to the socialists, commies that are running this country.”

While there is undoubtedly going to be a lot of shakedown in the ranks simply due to budget cuts and a transition to a bargain-basement peacetime (re: prewar and ineffective) military, one should always be conscious that the left’s hatred of the military is partly due to the realization that loyal members of the military have held off socialist revolutions in a number of countries.

Progressives realize that if they want to radically transform the nation they need to FIRST remove society’s final safety valves - a moral and upright military and an armed citizenry.

The leftists aren’t going to soon forget what an effective force patriots in the military can be. The Spanish civil war and Pinochet’s Chile stand as warning signs to radical socialist revolutionaries everywhere. They’ll make damn sure they gut the military and install their own political officers before the social revolution gets off the ground.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Busko

I would imagine so


38 posted on 03/17/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Not very gay friendly, I’d imagine.”
********************************************************************

I’d suspect that also. I can find no indication that Colonel Angela Cadwell (the commander who fired the two officers) has a (male) husband—and I suspect she has a certain agenda that the two fired men did not share.

This purging appears to be part of a trend.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: markomalley

loss of confidence they’d follow barrycades unlawful orders without questio.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 10:38:33 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: markomalley
Probably refused to agree to order their troops to fire on US citizens if they were so ordered. Seems as if that's one of the current "litmus tests" for retention in the military.

0bozo is weeding out opposition -- from the top down. Look for majors (O-4s) to be next...

41 posted on 03/17/2014 10:44:28 AM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! REPEAT San Jacinto!!!)
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To: markomalley

They probably would not agree to follow orders to order airstrikes against Tea Party HQ...


42 posted on 03/17/2014 10:46:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

Thanks markomalley.

CIA suspends chief of Iran operations over workplace issues
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3134051/posts


43 posted on 03/17/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Old Sarge

Purge verifiable ... both these men made that list?


44 posted on 03/17/2014 11:11:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: null and void

curiouser and curiouser


45 posted on 03/17/2014 12:35:49 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Tupelo
I hear the Air Force has sent recruiters to The French Quarter, searching for a couple of transsexuals to replace them.

Or that big prissy whiny baby, whaaaaaaaaaaa!, on Amazing Race who just HAD to have his coming out on national tv last night. Ugh, we despise that little mama's boy who claims to be a motivational speaker. A grown man pansy who cries at every little thing, throws temper tantrums at the drop of a hat and treats his mama and everyone else like dirt. If my 3 yo acted half as bad .... no, my kid would never think of behaving like that at home much less in public. In fact, I've never seen a kid act out so badly. Sorry, I'll step off the soap box.

46 posted on 03/17/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GreyFriar
I wonder if their crime was attending Christian church services on Sunday?

And/or they voted Republican.

47 posted on 03/17/2014 1:17:04 PM PDT by zot
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To: Tupelo
I hear the Air Force has sent recruiters to The French Quarter, searching for a couple of transsexuals to replace them.

I'm sure they could get a couple female recruits and a free "show" for a few bead necklaces.

48 posted on 03/17/2014 3:28:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: markomalley; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


49 posted on 03/17/2014 5:44:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

The USAF Zampolits are on the loose. Joe Stalin would be proud.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 5:51:49 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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