Top Generals: Obama Is "Purging" The Military
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That's what a article reported yesterday in an article that goes on to summarize that the generals "Describe president's actions as "emasculating," ranks now lack "will to win."

As a 26-year veteran of military service, none of the quoted comments by some of the military's most senior leadership (past and present) are a surprise to me. Here are the highlights of the article:

*"Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win."

"“There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady told WND."

*“Not only are military service members being demoralized and the ranks’ overall readiness being reduced by the Obama administration’s purge of key leaders, colonels – those lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals – are quietly taking their careers in other directions."

*Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was with Delta Force and later Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama.

“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said.

“I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”"

*"“People I’ve spoken to would like to see the military ‘fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president,’” Boykin said. “Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You’re not going to see a coup in the military.”"

*"Nevertheless, Boykin said the future of the military is becoming more and more of concern, since colonels who would be generals also are being relieved of duty, if they show that they’re not going to support Obama’s agenda, which critics have described as socialist.

“I talk to a lot of folks who don’t support where Obama is taking the military, but in the military they can’t say anything,” Boykin said.

As a consequence, he said, the lower grades therefore have decided to leave, having been given the signal that there is no future in the military for them."

*"Boykin referred to recent reports that Obama has purged some 197 officers in the past five years.

These reports suggest these officers were suspected of disloyalty or disagreed with the Obama administration on policy or force-structure issues. As Boykin pointed out, a number of them have been relieved of duty for no given reason."

*"He referred specifically to the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which now allows openly homosexual personnel in the military. In addition, he said the integration of women into the infantry “will reduce readiness of units.” He also was critical of the rules of engagement which he says favor “political correctness over our ability to fight to win.”

“The last time we won an all-out war was in 1944,” Boykin said. “Now, we don’t have the will to win.”"

*"Brady made similar references in a recent article he wrote for WND in which he said “just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does. Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one.”

The reference was to the recent firing of a number of generals to mask “Obama’s serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS” among others.

WND reported that three of the nine firings by Obama this year alone were linked to the controversy surrounding the Sep. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the CIA special mission in Benghazi, Libya.

In one case, U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who commanded U.S. African Command when the consulate was attacked and four Americans were killed, was highly critical of the decision by the State Department not to send in reinforcements."

*"“We need to realize that this recent assault on the military and veterans is no accident,” Brady added. “It is purposeful. The elite loathe our military, the one sure guarantor of our freedom. These elite – not a shutdown or default – and their assault on the Constitution and our military are the real threat to our future.”"

For the entire article, see:

Hmmmm.....a 2-star Medal of Honor awardee saying that the Obama administration is "emasculating" the military and "decimating the morale" of our uniformed military personnel. A retired 3-star general and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense says he believes that there is an ongoing "purging of the military" by the Obama administration, and openly discusses comments made by others (presumably also high-ranking military officers - active duty and retired) to "take out the president." Very interesting stuff, indeed.

But not unexpected or surprising. In particular, the following comments are especially on point:

“It is no accident that the president used the Obama sequester and shutdown to punish the military family”....“It is part of his DNA. In fact it is in the psyche of the entire liberal/progressive establishment – the elite. President Clinton outed himself and this ilk when he declared his loathing of the military. Who could believe progressives/liberals care about veterans and military?”"

The fact of the matter is that they DON'T. And our men and women in uniform - deep down in their souls - know it. The "liberal/progressive establishment" pays lip-service to military issues and pays attention to the health and welfare of service members only when it suits their agenda. Otherwise, they use the military as a petri dish for their social experiments or to advance their liberal/progressive agenda.

This has always been the case when the Democrats have controlled the government, but it has never been so obvious as now.

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sebekm commented on Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 14:25 PM

One thing about the above regarding the sequester. The military doesn't like it, but IMHO it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. President Obama famously said earlier last month that he wouldn't negotiate "with a gun at my head." But that's EXACTLY what it took - in the form of the sequester - to kick-start this government toward reduced spending. I saw this article yesterday which proclaims:

"The budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2013 dropped to $680.3 billion, the government reported Wednesday -- the first time in five years the shortfall has been below $1 trillion."

Wanna know why? The article cites reasons as "a growing economy, the end of a temporary Social Security tax cut, (and) higher tax rates on wealthy Americans." But it lists - last of course - what I believe to be the most important reason we'll continue to see declining budget deficits - the SEQUESTER. I still believe the President should take credit for suggesting and fostering the sequester, and history may show that it was a primary reason why this country started to get its spending under control.


JimmyMack commented on Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 14:44 PM

Mother Mary of God Jesus of Nazareth, Sebe!! I am having trouble believing what I am reading in the above post. Are you actually giving BHO POSITIVE credit for something??!! I have been reading the daily drumbeats here regarding the possible drawing and quartering of our current President.

Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-Aid afterall. Are you a-funnin' us here? Is your tongue pressed against your inner cheek on this one?

JimmyMack, confused in Dixie.

sebekm commented on Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 17:59 PM

Jimmy: Don't be cornfused. Especially in D-I-X-I-E...."Down by the Swanee.... The folks up north will see me no more... When I get to that Swanee shore."

But enough of Al Jolson. I've given the President a lot of credit in my prior posts. You probably skimmed over them because they didn't contain the red flag words and phrases that tend to catch people's attention. To recapitulate - I've given President Obama credit for:

*Continuing the Bush policies re: Homeland Security.

*Disengaging this country from foreign wars (although he's now holding the bag when bad things happen in the Middle East as a result of the hasty U.S. troop withdrawal).

*Suggesting and facilitating the SEQUESTER - which I believe is the only way we would have ever gotten on the road to reduced spending (i.e., putting "a gun to the head of big government" and distributing the blame equally).

*Putting on a terrific show at the Annual White House Correspondent's Dinner every year he has attended.

In each and every one of these areas I give the President an "A." For everything else, he gets a D. I guess that averages out to be a C+ - which I believe is how history will judge his presidency unless he changes his ways and gets after the economy, jobs, and limiting government spending.

sebekm commented on Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 21:31 PM

....and - my bad. I had forgotten about two others for which I have repeatedly given the President a lot of credit:

*The elimination of Osama bin Laden.

*The expansion of "The Drone War" against al Qaeda.

He gets an "A" for each of these, too. Stll doesn't up his overall grade above C+ though.

icyman61 commented on Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 02:14 AM

Sebekm have you pondered what I said about martial law coming due to some BIZARRE catastrophe, or attack??

Maybe the Officers being booted wont fire on Americans, it appears to be the new litmus test according to several sources on the web.

Just saying, its another reason, maybe out there, but its a possible scenario.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 13:28 PM

I have. I don't think we can ever completely rule out anything that results from "some BIZARRE catastrophe, or attack." However, I don't recommend losing any sleep over this happening. If it does, then we'll have to deal with it. But I don't think we should hold our breaths waiting for the government to trigger the catastrophe. WE THE PEOPLE - collectively - exist in too great numbers to be easily "overcome" by false catastrophes. Also - I would expect that if the civilian government tried to create such a catastrophe, our military - who are not mindless drones - would see it for what it was and refuse to participate. I think any democratically elected government realizes this. Unless they have the strength of arms to enforce martial law, it doesn't happen.

I think it is more likely that Sarah Palin will be elected President in 2016 than it is for martial law to be imposed in this country anytime soon.

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