posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 07:31 AM
The level of Generals and Admirals relieved, retired or transferred seems to have accelerated since the Bengazi incident.
Much like civilian mass shooter incidents and gun control, Bengazi could be thought of as a military version of "never let a crisis go to waste" type
thing where a few provided the excuse to purge ranks.
I agree with other posters that the question "will you shoot civilians" is to direct and that would get out quickly were it the case. Flag officers
are first and foremost highly educated political animals by nature and would not be in their positions otherwise.
If vetting is going on it may be by challenging doctrine of generals and admirals as set forth in college, war college and other settings where flag
officers had to hypothetically lay down ideas for unusual situations such as quelling of internal or external rebellions and other civil actions
foreign or domestic - from these vetting a list could be done based on expressed ideology.
Once an idealogical list is made its not a far stretch to formulate small situations to confirm loyalty either with moles or by covert actions and
orders that confirm or deny loyalty.
All conjecture at this point but a subject that bears watching. NY seems to be testing ground for finding out how hard a push the public will stand
for with its gun law and if one uses that as an example then timing can be discerned by its deadline for registration.
Maybe a kind of redlight, greenlight or caution signal depending on reaction of public to what many consider a draconian and unconstitutional law.
I am going to re-read my history on Russian and German military purges for guidance, specifically about vetting, criteria and loyalty tests.
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