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It’s rare for a President to remove senior military officers from command. By senior I mean those at the very top, the ones that wear 3 or 4 stars.
It doesn’t matter which branch of service. Before an officer gets to pin on a Star he’s spent around two decades being vetted, examined, tested given special training, special schooling, attended very intense courses at the War College. then dissected and put under a microscope for good measure. Only a small handful make it that far, look around, the vast majority of retired military officers you’ll meet are Colonels, Commanders and Navy Captains..
Here just isn’t that much room at the top, and with each star a senior commander gets, the competition for the next one gets that much more difficult. By the time an officer gets to the third star, the media has a thick file on him.. They know more about him than they admit knowing about the current Commander In Chief’s past
In recent months Obama has ended the careers of General Carter Ham USA, Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette USN, General John Allen USMC, General William Ward USA, General James Mad Dog Mattis USMC.
Then there were Generals Billy McChrystal and David Petraeus who made big headlines when they had their talks with the Commander in Chief..
There are a number of rumors circulating that almost all of these officers had questioned the Presidents, intentions, methods, integrity or truthfulness.
There was a recent article by Reaganite Republican ^ on freerepublic.com stating the the Russian’s believe the Obama Administration is terrified of Officiers who take their oath to support the Constitution seriously…. because put bluntly those officers pose a threat to his ability to rule by Unconstitutional Executive Fiat
According to (shadowy anonymous blogger) Sorcha Faal the Russian military’s GRU foreign intelligence unit presented a report to Kremlin leadership late last month that said Obama removed one of the United States Navy’s most powerful admirals from his command (in the wake of Benghazi 9/11) specifically because he fears a military coup is being planned against him.
Obama likes to compare himself to Lincoln, and I think Abraham Lincoln might be the last President to fire as many senior officers as Obama has. There was a slight difference, for a good part of the Civil War most of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was less than one or two successful battles and a two day days march to the Front Door of Lincoln’s White House..
That’s not a threat faced by Obama.
Over at Moonbattery they have a slightly different take on why Obama distrusts his Generals so much
Anyone familiar with Obama’s radical background will find this Facebook post by author Jim Garrow as believable as it is terrifying:
I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being removed.
Garrow is a respected activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work rescuing baby girls from one-child China. His source is “one of America’s foremost military heroes.”
There’s not that much difference between the two ideas.. As Moonbattery pointed out, several of Obama’s Communist Mentors felt it would be necessary to exterminate 25,000,000 American’s in order to achieve their goal of Social Justice and Redistribution..
And as someone on Facebook reminded me a couple days ago.. one of the first things all dictators do before they try and assume power is replace any and all senior officers who might try to oppose them.