Strange things are happening without much notice at the highest command levels of our military. No one seems to know what is going on, and why. This, from my friend Dave Bego, is one of a flurry of similar posts coming in from my network of friends and contacts. Interestingly, it first came in from a Network that is friendly to (some say almost a part of) the Obama Administration, ABC News. See this clip of their Diane Sawyer broadcast:
Mostly unnoticed among America’s rolling crisis (ObamaCare, debt ceiling, government shutdown, Red-Lines, etc.) is the fact that we are now experiencing the largest purge of our military in history. Except for the fact that no officers have been executed, it is on the scale of Stalin’s and Hitler’s purges of their militaries, made to ensure that those in command were personally loyal only to them. I enclose Dave’s note verbatim.
There are persistent reports that the qualification question being asked to Vet Officers is, “Would you fire on Americans?”
Iraq War hero and former Congressman Allen West is calling for a Congressional investigation. So far, some 200 officers have been purged, starting with those commanding the covering forces for Benghazi, but it’s not received much attention.
What has received a lot of attention (but no action) is the demand for a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi. A Select Committee with subpoena powers and appropriate security clearances might help shed light on the purge as well.
Perhaps strangely, at this writing, the greatest blockage to having a select committee comes from Republicans, especially John Boehner in the House, but also senior Senators like John McCain. The Obama Administration stonewalls and offers no cooperation. Secretary of State John Kerry has refused permission for Benghazi survivors to testify to Congress, so those with security clearances are looking at possible 20-year prison terms if they did testify.
Of the high level officials and officers in command during the Benghazi attack, NONE are still in the Obama Administration. Not one. All are gone, swept away: the SECDEF, Secretary of State Clinton, the head of the CIA, and the senior military commanders with purview. Now, a year later, we still don’t know what happened in Benghazi, why, and who should be held accountable.
Military Purge: Ask Yourself “What is his Ultimate Agenda?”
General Carter Hamm, United States Army, served as head of the United States African Command. He was in charge during the fateful night of September 11, 2012 when the lives of four American citizens were lost in the Embassy in Benghazi. Following it Hamm was critical of our Commander in Chief; he said Obama lied about not having reinforcements in the area that night. Hamm “resigned and was retired” April, 2013.
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette was Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three in charge of Aircraft Carriers in the Mediterranean Sea the night of September 11, 2012. He testified before the Congressional hearing that there may not have been time to get the flight crews there but under cross-examination by Rep. Tray Gowdey left the door open about whether he could have launched had the aircraft in time. Recently he was fired by the Obama Administration for alleged “utterance of a racial slur.”
Major General Ralph Baker, United States Army, served as the Commander of the Joint Task Force-Horn at Camp Lamar, Djibouti, Africa. Following the Benghazi attack, he said he believed attack helicopters could have made it in time. He was relieved of command and fired for allegedly “groping a civilian” although no sexual misconduct charges were filed.
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, United States Army, took command of Fort Jackson in 2011. He was considered a rising star in his field. He served in Iraq as the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and was the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY. He was fired for Adultery. While this charge still is on the books in the United States Code of Military Justice, it rarely has been used since President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions.
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant, United States Marine Corps, was Director of Strategic Planning and Policy of for the United States Pacific Command and Commander of the aviation wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. A highly decorated soldier with two Naval and Marine Commendations and two Naval and Marine Good Conduct medals, he also has an Air Medal with a gold star. He served honorably and with distinction. After requesting additional supplies for his command, he was one of two commanding officers suddenly relieved of command and fired for “failure of proper force protection.”
Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus, United States Marine Corps, was Commander of the Southwest Region and the I Marine Expeditionary Force (a forward division) in Afghanistan. Also highly decorated with a Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merritt w/Valor, and three Meritorious Service Commendations. Major General Gurganus was fired after he questioned using Afghan patrols along side American patrols after two officers were executed at their desks and a platoon was led into an ambush. He was the other commander relieved of duty for “failure of proper force protection.”
Lieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon Jr, United States Army, served as the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He graduated from West Point in 1973 and for the majority of his career served in Senior Planning and Education Services. He was “censored” after “an investigation” into an “improper relationship.” Nothing was released regarding the nature of the alleged improper relationship, and there was no evidence that an actual investigation took place.
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina, United States Navy, was Deputy Commander of the United States Strategic Command. As such he was Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10. All 18 Nuclear Submarines with nuclear Trident Missiles were under his command. He earned six Legions of Merit, Two Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, and several other medals, ribbons and decorations during his illustrious career. He was removed from service and fired from the military for allegedly using counterfeit poker chips.
Also fired was Major General Michael Carry, United States Air Force, who was Commander of the 20th Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at three operational wings. He also served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was fired October 11, 2013. He told ABC News he was told his termination was for alleged “Personal Misbehavior.” Before their dismissal within 48 hours of each other, he and Giardina were the two top Commanders of the United States Nuclear Arsenal.
As ABC News reported, this has been the most alarming purge of senior U.S. military personnel ever recorded. It was enough to cause the ABC news crew, who have been staunch supporters of Obama, to pause and ask themselves, “What is he planning?”
JDT note: If anyone learns more about this, please contact me or reply to this post. Thank you.
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It’s more than a purge, Obama is redefining our military:
Obama’s purge is political abuse: “John, a friend sent this. I linked through several sites in the article, which I found extremely interesting.”
President Obama hasn’t just been hollowing out the military since taking office, he’s been gutting it, purging it of ideologically hostile personnel, and fundamentally transforming it into something other than a war-fighting force, military experts say.
During the seven years of war in the Bush Administration, 630 Americans died in Afghanistan and 2,638 were wounded in action. During the first four years of the Obama Administration, 1,544 Americans have died in Afghanistan and 15,036 have been wounded in action. I encourage every American to have our veterans’ back by reading the book Betrayed, which you can find at www.specialopsbetrayed.com.
Wall Street Journal Front Page: For Veterans With PTSD, A New Demon: Their Meds. Is the Obama VA abusing and killing our Vets with shoddy health care?
Prominent retired generals – ranging from Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, a Fox News senior military analyst, to Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, a founder of the Army’s elite Delta Force, to Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry Brady – are characterizing Obama’s actions as nothing less than an all-out attack on America’s armed forces.
ObamaCare targets Vets: Children can join or remain on a plan even if they are: married, not living with their parents, attending school, not financially dependent on their parents, or eligible to enroll in their employer’s plan. This is true UNLESS you are a Veteran. Vets can’t cover their adult children.
The nation’s top military generals are being fired by the Obama administration one by one, according to a recent Reuters report. It’s a disturbing trend for several reasons.
“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology. The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s [Mr. Obama] 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.”
Retired Army General Paul Vallely
Roll Call of officers Purged
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