Why are Dozens of High Ranking Officers being purged from the US Military?

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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:12 AM
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-Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely: “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s 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 Major General Patrick Brady: “There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him.”

-Retired Army Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin: “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.”

-Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: “I believe there are more than 137 officers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views.”

According to the Blaze, one anonymous Pentagon official has said that even young officers have been told “not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House”…

A Pentagon official who asked to remain nameless because they were not authorized to speak on the matter said even “young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job — just keep your mouth shut.”


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Keep in mind these are highly decorated, highly respected military men bashing Obamas military management policies. There are many, many more of them listed in the original article. 10 years ago it would be unheard of for Generals to be so openly critical of their Commander in Chief. This is the list that has been circulating around on the internet and I think you'll agree, its pretty long.
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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:13 AM
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Commanding Generals fired:
General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)
Commanding Admirals fired:
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)
Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)
Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):
Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)
Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)
Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):
Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)
Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)
Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)
Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)


So what say you ATS? What reason/s would Obama have for "purging" the military like this? Is there even a purge going on or are these officers suddenly considered inept leadership?



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:14 AM
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Obama is worried stiff.

He's scared of a coup de ta




posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:16 AM
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It seems we can hardly talk about the new ones, since its been posted already and hoaxed

www.abovetopsecret.com...

That's my theory on it, and of course the alias Sorcha Paal is convenient disinfo dismissal for it all



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:26 AM
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What does the USMC state about discussion of Politics?

Your C-in-C is your Prez.

I guess it is possible that the answer could lie in a clash between your Constitution and your Military Code and guess who won that pissing contest?

There has always been a thin line between dissent and what in some circles would be viewed as borderline mutiny, I.e. Refusal to carry out orders.

When the said orders cross paths with someone's conscience and beliefs in the armed forces there will only be one winner.

Notwithstanding, principles mean more than power to good people and we should be thankful for that.

Strange times indeed.
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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:32 AM
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Do a quick search on either of their names and you will see why they where fired............... What the hell are people making this some big conspiracy for?



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 02:35 AM
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I believe this purge is replacing the wise , and moral , with the young and hungry ...those whom have grown up in a world where bottom line is paramount... This paradigm shift is scary as hell .



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 03:02 AM
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Cancerwarrior
What reason/s would Obama have for "purging" the military like this? Is there even a purge going on or are these officers suddenly considered inept leadership?


Any proof it was Obama that did it?

What do you think should happen to a commander who accidentally discharged a M9 handgun inside his office?
What do you think should happen to someone who mishandled classified materials, then lied to and obstructed the inquiry.?
Who asked to retire as his wife was sick?
Who was relieved of his post in connection with alcohol and sexual misconduct charges?
Who was cited for driving under the influence?
Who was sacked sacked for not properly investigating sailors involved in the humiliating rituals of hazing?
Who hurled insults at subordinates and slapped another sailor several times while they were all drinking at a bar in Bahrain?
Who struck a junior officer during a squadron social event?
Who let his ship strike and sink a channel buoy?

So what should have happened to them (according to you)?



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 03:02 AM
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3u40r15m
Do a quick search on either of their names and you will see why they where fired............... What the hell are people making this some big conspiracy for?


Obama derangement Syndrome runs strong in them!



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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3u40r15m
What the hell are people making this some big conspiracy for?

Could it be perhaps that its because this happens to be a conspiracy FORUM?

Just a random guess...


Well, there seems to be some very credible evidence that since last year and through this year that there has been a “litmus test” given to American Military Officers. The Main point of that test, “Would you fire on an American Citizen?” If you say no, then as Donald Trump would say, “Your fired!” Since the beginning of the year these retired officer’s have came forward with ““President Obama is preparing for war against the U.S.”. We even know Dr. Garrow and others confirmed this litmus test. Then we have heard President Obama himself talk about “My Military”.

Obama Escalates Military Purge

On Saturday, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired United States Army Captain from Fort Worth, Texas, posted a letter on Facebook that he wrote to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, warning that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to go to war with the citizens of the United States.

"It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America," his letter began.

Retired Army officer warns: DHS preparing for war against American citizens


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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 03:23 AM
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Could it be that Dear Leader is replacing all those that won't obey his orders to order troops to open fire on American citizens with officers that wil?



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 04:35 AM
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I feel if I point out common sense, it's like yelling at my dog for sliding its ass on the carpet...



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 04:46 AM
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Do a quick search on either of their names and you will see why they where fired


Either? There are far more than two on the list.

Its easy to find a reason to get rid of somebody. Still, most of the senior leadership appears to be struggling with many of Obamas policies.
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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 04:51 AM
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Any proof it was Obama that did it?


Umm, the fact that he is their boss means he is Commander in Chief. Maybe this is a new term to you? It means he has supreme control of the US military.




What do you think should happen to a commander who accidentally discharged a M9 handgun inside his office?


Mandatory weapons safety training.

Still, whether the others on your list commited offenses worthy of dismissal is nothing but speculative. The fact remains that there is an unprecedented shuffling of military leadership at the very highest levels, surely you don't think they are all for misconduct?



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 04:53 AM
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Could it be that Dear Leader is replacing all those that won't obey his orders to order troops to open fire on American citizens with officers that wil?


That is definately one plausible reason. And a very scary one at that. Personally I think Obama wants a North Korean style military where there authority is followed unquestioningly.



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 04:56 AM
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Cancerwarrior
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Do a quick search on either of their names and you will see why they where fired


Either? There are far more than two on the list.

Its easy to find a reason to get rid of somebody. Still, all of the senior leadership appears to be struggling with many of Obamas policies.


First off, I don't appreciate you mocking my informal plural nouns!......The reasons they where fired seemed justified IMO. And they weren't all fired either.
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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 04:56 AM
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Cancerwarrior
Umm, the fact that he is their boss means he is Commander in Chief


So you think Obama micromanages any decision at all in the military....


The fact remains that there is an unprecedented shuffling of military leadership at the very highest levels, surely you don't think they are all for misconduct?


Care to show us it is unprecedented? How many were sacked each year for the last 15 years - you must know as you claim this is unprecedented!
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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 05:00 AM
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3u40r15m
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I feel if I point out common sense, it's like yelling at my dog for sliding its ass on the carpet...


IF your dog is sliding his ass across the carpet you may wish to see if his anal glands need expressing.

This is a common symptom in dogs. Its fairly easy to do if you are not "grossed-out" but your local vet can do it in 5 mins for a nominal fee.



posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 05:03 AM
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The reasons they where fired seemed justified IMO. And they weren't all fired either.


Yes, several were forced into retirement. Really though that is a moot point.

I served from 1996-2004. During that time I NEVER heard of high ranking officers being openly critical of their boss. You might think it no big deal, but did you know being openly critical of the mission, the brass, the unit, or the US Army itself is enough to be punished under the UCMJ?

It seems any General that voices any inkling of open critical thought is being lumped in there with anyone else unfit for service.

I'm not saying that he is trying to place officers in charge who would fire on American citizens willingly, (but I cannot discount the possibility since, as another poster pointed out, it is a question asked during board promotions.) However i do think that Obama is placing leadership in command roles that he thinks will follow any order he gives with no pause for better morals or judgment. That is a very dangerous precedent to set.
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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 05:07 AM
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HomerinNC
Could it be that Dear Leader is replacing all those that won't obey his orders to order troops to open fire on American citizens with officers that wil?


With the information as presented it's just as likely he's replacing all those that would fire on American citizens with those that won't. There's no evidence either way.





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