U.S. Military Being Purged By Besieged Obama

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Anyone surprised except the late Richard Nixon?

With the Obamacare debacle so prevalent these days, little has been noted concerning Obama’s purging of the U.S. military command.

As Obamacare becomes the Watergate of the 21st Century, few realize what is happening with the U.S. command structure under a besieged president.

The United States military is being “purged” of officers suspected of “disloyalty” to or “disagreement” with the Obama administration.

It’s a situation similar to the film, “Seven Days In May.”

The facts speak the truth:

Investor’s Business Weekly says, “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. 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 says, “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.”

True or not?

According to Breitbart.com, 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.

No less than nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the administration this year.

– Gen. Carter Ham was relieved as head of U.S. Africa Here are the facts:

– Obama 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.”

– 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.”

All this happening while Kathleen Sebelius still runs the nonsense called Obamacare.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. His BS in journalism from University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.

Dwight has 30 years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. A native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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