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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-14 12:34||
#2 The military seems to be under purge in the leadership positions. Prior to the election there were about a half dozen high ranking retired military officials who supported Obama. There were something like more than 500 who supported Romney. Is this purging a response to potential threats to the Obama administration?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-14 12:37||
#3 It's not the GOs he should be worried about but the middle grades officer and NCO. Then again he's locked into that pseudo history thingy that thinks America is not special and just do what the Euros and other have done in the past and present.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-14 12:44||
#4 Is this purging a response to potential threats to the Obama administration?
Or a preparation for using the military against "bitter clingers".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-14 12:45||
#5 Obama does not want a civil war. The trouble with civil wars is that no one knows where they will end up. Look at the trouble Syria is having with a civil war, it looks rather tame compared to what would be likely to happen here. There is no guarantee the military, police, or some of the people in the Federal agencies would side team Obama. Many people still believe in their oath to the Constitution.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-14 12:57||
#6 would side with team Obama
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-14 12:58||
#7 There is no guarantee the military, police, or some of the people in the Federal agencies would side team Obama.
But they're union members, he'll think -- except for the military, and the enlisted men ought to be, so he'll assume they'll think the same way -- so of course they'll be on his side... that's why unions have enforcers, right?
Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-14 13:09||
#8 Remember the surge without the Anbar Awakening wasn't necessarily going to succeed. Look at Afghanistan when the population doesn't have a similar commitment. If you can't win in those scenarios, what makes them think they'd succeed here against a population with a lot of professionally trained soldiers now civilians [ever wonder why DHS tried to classify veterans as threats]. The police in Iraq and Afghanistan are marginal because they have to go home at night and to families where they can be picked off individually.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-14 13:48||
#9 It seems fairly Obvious, get the whites OUT and the Blacks IN.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-11-14 13:51||
#10 1) GEN (now LtGen) Ward is Black.
2) This is an old story. He was removed from his command well over a year ago and the investigation report has been circulating for some time.
Posted by lotp 2012-11-14 16:02||
#11 And his wife also allegedly made unauthorized use of armored vehicles.
That can't be all wrong, can it?
Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2012-11-14 18:09||
#12 As per #11, I'm dying to know how a Top Egg's better half does this.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-14 19:28||
#13 I suppose your only supposed to take your mistress to 5-star hotels - Wives get the old 3-star treatment.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-14 19:57||
#14 Nothing surprising. Whenever tyrants seize power, they purge the military - especially of competent, popular generals and colonels.
I expect to see a few more 'accidental' deaths and suicides.