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NEWS: Four-Star Army General Relieved of Duty

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posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 03:19 AM
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Found this while surfing..


I don’t believe the adultery charge for a minute. I served under GEN Byrnes when he was an LTC in command of the 4th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Rgt., 2nd Armored Div (FWD) in West Germany in the late 80s. I’ve never come across a better officer. Very much in the mold of Omar Bradley, nicknamed “The GI General” during WWII.

SecDef tried to end Byrnes’ career a few years ago after some Army budget-cut disagreements, but senior Army officers stood up for Byrnes. I wonder if GEN Byrnes’ (now ex-) wife made some allegations, and SecDef used them to settle an old score.

www.outsidethebeltway.com...




posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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Byrnes, reached by telephone at his home yesterday, declined to comment. His defense attorney, Lt. Col. David H. Robertson, said the allegation against Byrnes involves an affair with a private citizen. Byrnes has been separated from his wife since May 2004; their divorce was finalized on Monday, coincidentally the same day he was relieved of command, Robertson said.

"The allegation against him does not involve a relationship with anyone within the military or even the federal government," Robertson said, emphasizing that the allegations do not involve more than one relationship. "It does not involve anyone on active duty or a civilian in the
Department of Defense."

Yahoo News


This whole thing stinks. What is really going on here, fancy getting relieved of command for something like this..For gawds sake he is a man and it's kinda ...natural like to have a relationship with a woman...the army is sick if this is the only reason or is there more that is not being released because at the moment the army has egg on it's face and looks the stupidest bunch of officials around. Especially with important things happening like the prisoner abuses and sex harrassment claims.


said Byrnes is accused of having an "inappropriate relationship,"



Just what is "Inappropriate here" how draconian.....


[edit on 11-8-2005 by Mayet]



posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 07:45 PM
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This link might help to clarify the issue. Military Officers, especially General Officers, are held to a very high standard of conduct. It is as it should be.

usmilitary.about.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This link might help to clarify the issue. Military Officers, especially General Officers, are held to a very high standard of conduct. It is as it should be.

usmilitary.about.com...


All very true, however that is why honey traps can too easily compromise military men at high level positions. Say something with a conscience and high ethical standards objecting to civilian controlling officialdom or Strangelove styled warmongers, and the honey trap works just fine to shut you up. Never mind that those civilian controllers get the sweet treatment from the press as long as they obey their puppeteers. Hey just walk naked as a jaybird on main street, who cares if the emperor with no clothes does just that, as long as he keeps borrowing more money and keeps up what was formerly known as the high body count. Anything for more urban renewal globalist style, keep expensively demolishing buildings to ruins and replace them on you guessed it, more borrowed money.



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 02:46 AM
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I have no doubt the allegations of misconduct by the general are true. And the Army does regard this type of conduct very seriously, they have cashiered others in the past over exactly the same charge. However, the usual procedure, unless the conduct is blatently public, is to quietly let the officer in question retire. In this particular case, SecDef would have to see the charges before they went public because of the rank of the officer in question--He reviews all such cases as part of his duties. This is where the man is normally allowed to quietly retire; however, in this case SecDef may have remembered the trouble this guy caused before; smiled to himself, and approved the charges without getting involved. Perhaps a petty thing to do, but certainly within his duties.

[edit on 13-8-2005 by Astronomer68]



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