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    Obama Accused of Military Purge

    Old news but still pertinent. Wonder how long our military leaders will put up with this before an uprising?

    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:

    Gen. Carter Ham was relieved as head of U.S. Africa Command because he disagreed with orders not to mount a rescue effort in response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya.
    Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, was relieved of duty in October 2012 for disobeying orders when he sent his group to assist and provide intelligence for forces ordered into action by Gen. Ham, according to IBD.
    Two nuclear commanders were fired in a single week — Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, head of the Air Force unit that maintains control of 450 intercontinental missiles, and Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the No. 2 officer at U.S. Strategic Command. Carey was sacked "due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment," while Giardina lost his post for allegedly using counterfeit gambling chips at a casino.
    Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired for alcohol use and sexual misconduct charges. Defense officials told CNN the reason was “loss of confidence.”
    Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Charles Gurganus was terminated for questioning the "winning hearts and minds" policies that led to the murders of U.S. officers by Afghan recruits, according to FrontPage magazine.
    Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller was relieved of his command in Afghanistan after he told a media source that Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other government officials were "isolated from reality."
    On the last day of November 2011, the administration terminated 157 Air Force majors, citing budget shortfalls as the primary reason — a move that some legal experts said was illegal.
    According to IBD, a senior retired general said on the condition of anonymity that "they're using the opportunity of the shrinkage of the military to get rid of people that don't agree with them or do not toe the party line."

    FrontPage concluded: "Obama has made clear that he will aggressively pursue anyone who defies his agenda. Now it seems that chilling message has been sent to the military as well."

    Report from Newsmax.com.

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    I agree, a lot of people our there have poo, pooed this idea, but too many article's have been talking about this and the way I see it, where there's smoke there's fire.
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    I think the "key" to the OP is "According to IBD".

    I'm so Liberal that I work at the Bill and Hillary Clinton Regional Airport!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by opsspec1991 View Post
    ...too many article's have been talking about this...
    Any number (of articles) times zero substance and accuracy...still equals zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosreme View Post
    Any number (of articles) times zero substance and accuracy...still equals zero.
    Normally, I would agree but there have been too many incidences of eliminating senior officers for very questionable reasons. Sex scandals don't reflect well on anyone, officers or enlisted, but, if everyone was eliminated from the service for that reason alone, the ranks would be greatly thinned. Having been in the military, I do not doubt that you have known of officers who have been guilty of such conduct and yet stayed in service. Even General Eisenhower was alleged to be guilty of such conduct and, thankfully, he was not relieved from duty. I am aware of a MG and LTC who were blatant with their activities and were forced to retire. And yet I am aware of a unit where wife swapping occurred and no disciplinary action was taken against the officers. These charges are serious and disciplinary action should be taken against the offenders but only as long as the action is consistent throughout and not used against someone who doesn't agree with the present administration.To date, I have read that 197 officers have been eliminated from the service. The Air Force has allegedly released a number of Majors and LTCs from AD in violation of a law that was to have prevented their release due the numbers of years service and time until their retirements dates. I am not aware of the actual rules the Air Force has but I have seen considerable grumbling and threats of lawsuits against the Air Force. Regardless of one's opinion of the reported story, eliminating officers from positions such as those mentioned would seem to be sheer lunacy given the world situation right now.

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    MaoBama knows to divide, you can conquer. He should be held to not only sedition but anti Constitution violations. Something he took an OATH to protect and defend. The French have a great saying "coup d'état". I'm not advocating the French BUT this POS is in direct violation of the COTUS.
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