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Obama Places German Foreign Commander As Chief Of Staff For U.S. Army Europe
nowtheendbegins ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | newsdesk

Posted on 08/01/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by Baynative

A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.

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KEYWORDS: army; commander; general; germangeneral; obama; purist; usareur; usarmyeurope
WTF?

Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, most recently the commander of Germany’s 12th Panzer Brigade in Amberg, and chief of staff of Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany. He could report to duty as early as Monday.

1 posted on 08/01/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

No surprising there since we have a Non American President


2 posted on 08/01/2014 8:52:09 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Baynative

Why am I not surprised. Obambi considers himself a citizen of the world and our soldiers as expendable and useful pawns to be placed anywhere and under any command. . . He is, after all, King.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 8:54:41 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Patriot Babe

elections have consequences.....


4 posted on 08/01/2014 8:57:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Baynative

What, there was no Kenyan available?


5 posted on 08/01/2014 8:59:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: Baynative
USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany. He could report to duty as early as Monday.

Well, at least he'll be right at home...

Wiesbaden is so nice in the spring time...

6 posted on 08/01/2014 9:00:11 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Baynative

He is cruising for a bruising.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 9:02:03 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Baynative

this is unreal. He really does HATE US!


8 posted on 08/01/2014 9:04:19 PM PDT by pollywog ( " O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: Baynative

You have to wonder. Is this a sop for Angela Merkel? Or an insult to the US Army officer corps. I can see several conflicts of interests that will lead to mistrust and undercut his effectiveness. Whatever happened to presidents who had previously worn our uniforms. It is clear that Obama doesn’t trust US Army leadership, and the feeling is mutual.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 9:07:19 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: Baynative

Well .. What were you expecting .. Obama fired all of America’s best and brightest.

Ever since he found out General Hamm was about to storm the WH, he started whittling down the leaders in the Military.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 9:09:51 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Baynative

Maybe ther IS going to be a ‘one world government’. :/


11 posted on 08/01/2014 9:12:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: Baynative
Foreign service members may exercise operational or tactical control[when authorized by SecDef, or PRes], but have no command over US forces. Period. Ever.

The Deputy Commander of NORAD is usually a Canadian.

12 posted on 08/01/2014 9:17:46 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Baynative

When I was at I Corps (ROK/US) Group at Camp Red Cloud in Uijongbu, a similar organization, the commander, a lieutenant general, was American, his deputy was Korean, the chief-of-staff was American, the G staff were all Korean colonels or one stars with American O-6 deputies, etc. Pretty standard stuff in a joint command.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 9:20:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

lol....


14 posted on 08/01/2014 9:21:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Baynative

sounds like he’s trying to get back some favor with Merkel


15 posted on 08/01/2014 9:26:16 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: CyberAnt
Ever since he found out General Hamm was about to storm the WH...

I can't resist, I have to ask. What do you mean there? Do you mean "storm" literally? Are you talking about a coup?

16 posted on 08/01/2014 9:29:03 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Save


17 posted on 08/01/2014 9:32:01 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Baynative

Friends since passed who served in Europe during WWII must be spinning in their graves to have a Panzer Brigade commander Chief of Staff of US Army Europe...


18 posted on 08/01/2014 9:34:47 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Baynative

I’m starting to think this. 0bama feller don’t like our military too much.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 9:46:18 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Baynative

This is crazy. Zips inside the wire.

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140731/NEWS08/307310070/German-officer-serve-U-S-Army-Europe-s-chief-staff

A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.

Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, most recently the commander of Germany’s 12th Panzer Brigade in Amberg, and chief of staff of Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany. He could report to duty as early as Monday.

Laubenthal also has served as military assistant to the deputy commander of operations and assistant chief of staff of operations for NATO forces in Kosovo.

As the major staff assistant to USAREUR commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, Laubenthal will synchronize the command’s staff activities much as American predecessors have in the past.

“This is a bold and major step forward in USAREUR’s commitment to operating in a multinational environment with our German allies,” said Campbell.

“U. S. and German senior military leaders have been serving together in NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan for years. Sustaining the shared capability from this experience will benefit both the U. S. and German armies,” said Campbell who has headed the Army’s largest and oldest overseas command since 2012.

Laubenthal’ s assignment comes at a time of strained relations between the U.S. and Germany as a result of disclosures over the past year that the National Security Agency, and more recently the Central Intelligence Agency, had been conducting information gathering operations against German citizens, to include Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Army sources in Europe said the first-ever assignment of a German general to the USAREUR staff is unrelated to the political furor over the spying revelations, but does reflect the increased importance of multinational operations in NATO.

Officials said the addition of a German general officer to the USAREUR staff has been planned for several months, and is part of an American effort to give a more multi-national flavor to its major overseas commands.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 10:04:00 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Baynative

Given the post-purge state of the Pentagon, this might be an improvement.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 10:13:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Baynative

He needs a german to start setting up the death camps? ... I guess that isn’t really funny ...


22 posted on 08/01/2014 10:22:56 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Baynative

Who wants o bet if Laubenthal is gay .......... ?


23 posted on 08/01/2014 10:27:24 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

for a joint command, sure, but this doesn’t read as a NATO chain of command, this is the Army of the good old U S of A, founded 14 June 1775. Guess we better head over to Buckman Tavern and get ready to form up on the Green. Will Paul Revere please pick up the red courtesy phone? Paul Revere.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 10:40:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Baynative

Want an insult to the armed forces.

Obama is too disguising for words.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 11:10:19 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Baynative

What’s the big deal? It’s not like the Germans have ever done anything bad...


26 posted on 08/01/2014 11:15:45 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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What it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!


27 posted on 08/01/2014 11:27:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: Leaning Right

Ever since he found out General Hamm was about to storm the WH...

I can’t resist, I have to ask. What do you mean there? Do you mean “storm” literally? Are you talking about a coup?

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/08/09/a-military-coup-will-remove-obama/


28 posted on 08/01/2014 11:41:53 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG

And where are our congressional “leaders” on this latest outrage????


29 posted on 08/01/2014 11:44:46 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cherry
True...something the purists on Free Republic are completely clueless about.
30 posted on 08/02/2014 12:32:41 AM PDT by Dave W
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To: Baynative

Good God.

Lord, deliver us.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 3:41:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Baynative
So the Kenyan places a German soldier in charge of U.S. troops? What could go wrong? Is this a Henny Youngman skit?

WTF? over...

32 posted on 08/02/2014 3:43:45 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: FlyingEagle; Baynative; Nachum; Jet Jaguar

Obama And The US Army Open The Door To The UN
http://noisyroom.net/blog/2014/08/01/obama-and-the-us-army-open-the-door-to-the-un/

What it is, is a blatant move to allow foreign command and troops eventually to come to American soil.
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And Merkel has communist underpinnings in her history and a disturbing bond with Russia.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 4:14:44 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Baynative

is he also a homosexual . I ask because this fool in the white house seems to want the military to be the queer military of the world.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 4:18:48 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Baynative

Can’t say that we weren’t warned about the intentions and motives of the current occupier of the White House.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 4:18:51 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Ancient Wonderboy

just asked the same question about whether he;s a homosexual seeing as he;s been placing the high command full of them .


36 posted on 08/02/2014 4:21:03 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Baynative

Preparing for the 2nd invasion of the Ukraine.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT by kneehurts
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bkmk


38 posted on 08/02/2014 5:25:04 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Baynative

I didn’t know it was possible for a non-American to hold that position. Then again, I didn’t know it was possible for a non-American to occupy the Oval Office.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 5:25:05 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Baynative

I guess he was second choice since Osama bin laden was no longer available


40 posted on 08/02/2014 5:31:10 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: batterycommander

Better a German general in that slot than a minority lesbian friend of Hillary, I suppose.

Anyway, Tom Lehrer once sang about a multilateral NATO nuclear force:

“Once, all the Germans were warlike and mean,
“But that couldn’t happen again.
“We taught them a lesson in 1918,
“And they’ve hardly bothered us since then!


41 posted on 08/02/2014 5:44:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Dave W

Oh for God’s sake, would you please quit campaigning for democrats on the republican ticket already? You have a German officer in a position that should be held by an American. Feed on that for a while.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 5:44:12 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: All

It’s not a big deal....


43 posted on 08/02/2014 6:11:38 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: Baynative

Just a trade for Merkel’s vote on sanctions —


44 posted on 08/02/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BykrBayb

My apologies. I thought I was commenting about a topic on a different thread. Yes, I shouldn’t be shocked by anything anymore, but I am. Our first anti-American president.


45 posted on 08/02/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT by Dave W
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To: Baynative

A prelude to morphing our military into the UN.


46 posted on 08/02/2014 8:49:05 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: Georgia Girl 2

Can’t argue with that.


47 posted on 08/02/2014 8:54:27 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Leaning Right

Yes.

And .. shortly thereafter, there were dogs patrolling around the WH (remember that revelation) ..?? To my knowledge, this has never been done before .. why now ..??

And currently, the wholesale dismembering of any military personnel able to carry out such an action is being systematically removed from the military (Major’s have been the current target). Of course, this is with the help of the current head of the DOD.

My first instinct when hearing about General Hamm, was to recall what happened in Egypt. An Egyptian General has now wrested away that country from the Muslim Brotherhood (please note, the WH is filled with members of the Muslim Brotherhood - and Hillary Clinton’s lead staffer is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood). I wondered if that occurrence in Egypt had anything to do with Obama’s actions. And .. it’s Egypt and Saudia Arabia who are the ones in the ME who are supporting Israel.

Also, General Hamm was the most vocally against what Obama was doing to the military. As of now, Obama has his loyal military people in place .. and he knows none of them has the courage to challenge him. The only thing left is to rid the military of any officers who might pose a challenge.

Remember, this is just my opinion. But, my sources don’t write articles on junk websites. Believe me, I hope this doesn’t explode .. because it will cause the worst civil war this Country has ever seen.

Also, as an aside, God promised Abraham that He (God) would bless those who blessed Abraham (the God appointed head of the Jewish nation). And .. for further study, check out what has happened to America as a result of ANY President who did not fully support Israel .. it’s really stunning to see how America struggled within as a result.

And finally; Isaiah 17:1 - “Woe to Damascus, it has been taken away from being a city, it has become a ruinous heap.” AMP - Keep in mind that when Isaiah spoke that prophecy, there was no such thing as “Syria”, and Damascus was the only functioning city for thousands of miles. I take that to conclude that destroying Damascus will be a much larger destruction than many people realize; encompassing a huge region.


48 posted on 08/04/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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