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Why are so many generals getting the axe?
http://allenbwest.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Michele Hickford

Posted on 11/01/2013 3:48:21 AM PDT by kimtom

Ever notice how no cabinet members in the Obama Administration are ever fired (the names Holder, Rice, Sibelius spring to mind), but in the last year nine senior generals have been fired? I wonder why that is?

According to a report from The Blaze:

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, said the White House fails to take action or investigate its own, but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.”

Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”..........

(Excerpt) Read more at allenbwest.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: generals; military; purge
This could be scary if you think about it...

http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/obama-gutting-military-by-purging-generals/

1 posted on 11/01/2013 3:48:21 AM PDT by kimtom
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To: kimtom

This comes to mind.....

2 posted on 11/01/2013 3:50:51 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

Filling the military with Homo’s Putting women in Combat positions, Firing any General or Flag Officer with balls, Training the military in controlling domestic situations, while training Al Qaeda in Syria.

Think about it. It is scary..


3 posted on 11/01/2013 3:54:49 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: kimtom

Benghazi, Syria, Egypt, Iran, treatment of Israel by Obama, and his integrity is worth crap. So the only way to feel better is to remove those with honor, courage, and duty.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 3:55:03 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: kimtom

Just read title:

Answer:

So when the SHTF only loyal Marxist generals (think Wesley Clark types) will be there to shoot down patriots.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 3:57:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kimtom

Because they are Conservative CHRISTIANS??? And Republicans!!


6 posted on 11/01/2013 4:01:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kimtom

They were fired because they would not fire upon,
or incincerate, or nuke, ... Americans.

Meanwhile, the US Congress laughs, drinks, and seeks
wenches and money for THEMSELVES.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 4:10:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Ann Archy

:Because they are Conservative CHRISTIANS??? And Republicans!”
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Of course...They will be replaced with members of the CPUSA.
Amerika will become the Marxist paradise....No, change that to Marxist hellhole.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 4:11:24 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: kimtom

I “was” a captain until first part of OCT - I was told I was no longer needed...given an honorable...and that was that...there are a bunch of O-3 through O-5 getting the boot...relying on O-1 & O-2’s to do the company and BN stuff...from what I’ve seen....maybe the NG is fairing better...since it’s sate level...


9 posted on 11/01/2013 4:20:07 AM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: kimtom

It’s that darned “enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC” thingy in their oath that appears to be the problem.

I guess you can call it self-defense for Barry’s Peeple.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 4:50:38 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: AlexW

Amerika will become the Marxist paradise....No, change that to Marxist hellhole.

Depends on your status. If you are ruling class it will be a paradise, slave class a hell hole.

hope and change.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 4:59:09 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: logic101.net

“Depends on your status.”
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Ahh, comrade...yes you know, but you are not to speak it in a public forum. The proletariat will not understand.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 5:04:08 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Venturer; BCW; All

It appears the military is the ONLY thing left that
stands in “O”’s way......


13 posted on 11/01/2013 5:14:15 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Diogenesis

Meanwhile, the US Congress laughs, drinks, and seeks
wenches and money for THEMSELVES...”

seems I read a biblical verse that sounds like this...just before judgment...


14 posted on 11/01/2013 5:16:05 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

no- no- no — someone has already posted this morning on the large amount of Generals being dismissed...I was only a CPT up until first part of OCT — I got my orders I was no longer needed - given an honorable cert - and that was that....he’s getting rid of anyone patriotic and Christian...that is standing up and saying during their security interviews that illegal orders will not be followed! He’s clearing the way...


15 posted on 11/01/2013 5:21:41 AM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: kimtom

Yeap - this post -— the military is being cut...I no longer have a position in the intel task force I was working in...he cut that bad boy 60% and he’ll probably cut more in the intel...he’s relying on cyber hacking at this point and NSA surveillance....I can tell you - I’m looking for somewhere to go at this point...


16 posted on 11/01/2013 5:24:18 AM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: kimtom

One reason so many top ranking officers are getting in the news is because there are too many top ranking officers.

The military is incredibly and inexcusably top heavy. How long until a tug boat captain is an Admiral?


17 posted on 11/01/2013 5:25:59 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BCW

Yep. I’m in an INSCOM unit, and we’re getting hacked to the bone. INSCOM’s trying to reorganize to limit the effects, so we’ll see...


18 posted on 11/01/2013 5:28:05 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: kimtom

Here are a few other FR threads on this topic over the past couple of weeks if anyone
is reviewing the comments thereon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3086031/posts
Obama ‘gutting military’ by purging generals ^

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3073101/posts
Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan ^

Blaze Sources: Obama Purging Military Commanders ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3082702/posts

Blaze Sources: Obama Purging Military Commanders ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3082593/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3082575/posts
New File: Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama ^
...This file list over 40 Officers that have been relieved..

Obama’s Curious Purge Of The Military Continues ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3079402/posts


19 posted on 11/01/2013 5:37:42 AM PDT by deport
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To: kimtom

And he is working on that.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 5:44:29 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: kimtom

*This comes to mind..... *

My picture doesn’t have the guy to Stalin’s left on it....


21 posted on 11/01/2013 5:57:30 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

it was a touched up photo...they “photo shopped” back then too!!

(maybe the socialist invented it, because of need..?)


22 posted on 11/01/2013 7:09:29 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: SampleMan

One reason so many top ranking officers are getting in the news is because there are too many top ranking officers....”

true, but in time of war you need experience.
I think there is politics in play here.


23 posted on 11/01/2013 7:11:57 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

This is all nonsense. Obama is not purging senior officers and the evidence cited does not hold water. The rate of sackings is quite normal for reasons that are all too well understood.

The unfortunate truth is that Obama is not purging generals and admirals because they are all going along with his programs. They certainly are not criticizing anything that he is doing and they will never say anything that is politically incorrect. When was the last time someone resigned because they could not support the Administration’s policy. It’s not happening. They like their jobs and want to keep them and they want to get on the band wagon of wealth enhancement when they retire.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: kimtom

Rank inflation started decades ago and has only gotten worse.

As a retired 0-5 I also see two other factors. The quality of officers has dropped (symptom of society) and there are PC landmines everywhere. With regard to the latter, rough and tumble warfighters are now more inclined to just get out than put up with making sure National Minority Lesbian Breast Cancer Month is fully observed.


25 posted on 11/01/2013 11:12:50 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

26 posted on 11/01/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: kimtom

If you like your military, you will be able to keep your military. Period.

If you like your generals, you will be able to keep your generals. Period.

No one will take them away. No matter what.


27 posted on 11/01/2013 1:21:16 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: Vaquero

If they try they’ll be in for a huge shock.

Order the shooting of “patriots” and I envision A LOT of friendly fire incidents.


28 posted on 11/01/2013 1:26:57 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Primary and beat the RINO's.)
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To: kimtom

“The mask of this administration is coming down, and what’s behind it is even scarier.”

LtCol West: What should we do?


29 posted on 11/01/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: Fledermaus
If they try they’ll be in for a huge shock.

Order the shooting of “patriots” and I envision A LOT of friendly fire incidents.

Well good but zer0 is now disarming those he does not trust and arming those he does. The POSOTUS is not, as some freepers here say, “STUPID”. Everything he does is for the destruction of AMERICA and the creation of Marxist/Muslim/LaRaza America.

We need to be vigilant

30 posted on 11/01/2013 1:36:54 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BCW

I went through the 92-95 drawdown, had RIFs, SERBs, and low % promotion boards. I got hit by the promotion board. The fastest management tool they used to downsize (to my knowledge) was the SERB board. Once the names were released you only had 5-6 months left on active duty. Never heard of a management tool, that could get rid of you in days (other than court martials). I was in the AF, and at the time they were allowing people to retire with 15 years.


31 posted on 11/02/2013 2:26:18 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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