Obama Officer Purge Established Military Deep State


John R. Houk

© November 17, 2019

 

President Donald Trump has pardoned three Military Service personnel convicted or facing trial for kicking enemy butt too copiously:

 

 

 

And guess what – some Pentagon are angry at President Trump – Quote from PJ Media:

 

This is so dangerous, nothing pisses me off more than these pardons,” a retired general officer fumed to ABC News after they were announced. “This undermines everything we have stood for — all my years of service goes up in smoke because we have a dictator who has no respect for the rule of law nor what we stand for.

 

Hmm… Isn’t that something? Some military brass are more concerned about American-hating Islamic terrorists who have signed ZERO conventions of war, than they are about American military personnel who saw a problem to solve and maybe did a little spiking the ball when the problem was solved, i.e. killing the enemy.

 

What could that be reminiscent of? Well, sounds like some Deep State military Officers still plugged into Obama’s rules of engagement are looking through the military lens of justice through Obama weak idiocy.

 

AND how could there be such a large contingent of Obama-phile military officers in America’s Service? WELL let’s take a look down memory lane shall we?

 

Military Purge: Obama Building ‘Compliant Officer Class’

 

By External Source

November 14, 2013

IsraelIslam&EndTimes.com

 

WASHINGTON – The extraordinarily large number of senior military officials being relieved of duty during the Obama administration – nine generals and flag officers this year alone and close to 200 senior officers over the last five years – is part of the creation of a “compliant officer class,” according to a U.S. Army intelligence official.

 

Since the ongoing coverage of what some top generals are openly calling a “purge” of senior military officers who run afoul of Obama or his agenda, some military personnel have been speaking out.

 

According to a veteran Army intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, there is within the armed forces a major concern that a “compliant officer class” is being created by the Obama administration. So much so, he said, that it’s becoming harder and harder to find “senior officers with a pair of balls in there [the military] now that would say no to anything.”

 

 

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, said that Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point that 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,” said Brady, former president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

 

READ ENTIRETY

 

Many Leftist fact checkers tried to obfuscate the Obama Military Officer purge, but obfuscation doesn’t change reality:

 

Obama purged military of those who sought victory

 

By Daniel John Sobieski

September 10, 2016

American Thinker

 

It was not hyperbole when GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said that under President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. military had been “reduced to rubble” and left floundering without a coherent strategy or meaningful capability to win wars.  It is a fait accompli, engineered by our commander-in-chief to reduce America’s global footprint, an America he has profusely apologized for, and one he blames for all the world’s ills.

… As Investor’s Business Daily editorialized:

 

We recognize President Obama is the commander-in-chief and that throughout history presidents from Lincoln to Truman have seen fit to remove military commanders they view as inadequate or insubordinate. Turnover in the military ranks is normal, and in these times of sequestration and budget cuts the numbers are expected to tick up as force levels shrink and missions change.


… We have commented on some of the higher profile cases, such as Gen. Carter Ham. He was relieved as head of U.S. Africa Command after only a year and a half because he disagreed with orders not to mount a rescue mission in response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi.

 

Rear Adm. Chuck Gaouette, commander of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, was relieved in October 2012 for disobeying orders when he sent his group on Sept. 11 to “assist and provide intelligence for” military forces ordered into action by Gen. Ham.


Other removals include the sacking of two nuclear commanders in a single week – Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, head of the 20th Air Force, responsible for the three wings that maintain control of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the No. 2 officer at U.S. Strategic Command.


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As Donald Trump was making his remarks about our depleted and emasculated military, word came that President Obama wants to cut the Army further from its current depleted size of 475,000 to 450,000 by 2018. …

 

President Abraham Lincoln kept firing generals until he found the likes of Sherman and Grant, with the will and ability to win.  Somehow I don’t think victory anywhere is President Obama’s goal.  Donald Trump was right: President Obama has reduced the U.S. military to rubble.  READ ENTIRETY

 

The Alter of Deceit recaps the Investors.com story about the 197 Military Officer purge:

 

Obama’s Purge of the Military

 

Published August 17, 2018 by admin

The Alter of Deceit

 

I actually forgot about this. I also remembered how he went after the submarine command but, luckily, some one had the foresight to take precautions in case we got a complete asshole in the White House who tried to do something like this.  I do not know of the intricacies of this command structure and how it worked but it rebuffed Obama and kept him at bay.  Imagine what that Kenyan squatter would have done to our submarine fleet?

 

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/197-military-officers-purged-by-obama/

 

Obama’s Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years

 

10/29/2013

 

 

From Breitbart.com’s Facebook page comes a list of at least 197 officers that have been relieved of duty by President Obama for a laundry list of reasons and sometimes with no reason given. Stated grounds range from “leaving blast doors on nukes open” to “loss of confidence in command ability” to “mishandling of funds” to “inappropriate relationships” to “gambling with counterfeit chips” to “inappropriate behavior” to “low morale in troops commanded.”

 

Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is under way.

 

READ ENTIRETY

 

A list of Officers purged during the Obama years that Leftist fact checking probably won’t mention:

 

LIST OF NAMES — Military Purge High Officers — Terrifying

 

November 21, 2013 by IWB

Investment Watch Blog

 

 

Many of these below have spotless records, 25 and up years service, many medals and honors such as Brig. Gen Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Major Don B. Jordan.

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)

 

WAY MORE TO READ

 

Hmm … I wonder how there are some Pentagon voices that disrespect their current Commander in Chief in President Trump to echo the last Commander in Chief? BECAUSE OBAMA GOT RID OF OFFICERS WHO UNDERSTOOD HOW TO WIN!

 

JRH 11/17/19

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Despite Pentagon Objections, Trump Pardons Three for War Crimes

 

By Rick Moran

November 16, 2019

PJ Media

 

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher embraces his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in San Diego. The decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

 

Donald Trump pardoned three service members who had been accused of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan over the objections of the Pentagon, which believes the president’s actions undermine the military justice system.

 

Two of the three accused soldiers had been serving prison sentences, and one was still on active duty awaiting trial.

 

Army Lt. Clint Lorance had been serving 19 years at Fort Leavenworth for ordering a soldier to fire on an unarmed motorcyclist in 2012. Army Green Beret Maj. Matt Golsteyn had been charged with killing an alleged Afghan bomb-maker in 2010. And Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive earlier this year, but was sentenced to four months of time served and a reduction in rank for posing with a corpse during a 2017 deployment to Iraq.

 

ABCNews:

 

“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him,” the statement read.

 

“The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted,” the statement continued. “For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country.”

 

The Pentagon appeared to stand behind the original verdicts of the courts martial.

 

“The Department of Defense has confidence in the military justice system,” said Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman. “The President is part of the military justice system as the Commander-in-Chief and has the authority to weigh in on matters of this nature.”

 

Others were less circumspect in their criticism.

 

“This is so dangerous, nothing pisses me off more than these pardons,” a retired general officer fumed to ABC News after they were announced. “This undermines everything we have stood for — all my years of service goes up in smoke because we have a dictator who has no respect for the rule of law nor what we stand for.”

 

Sounds like some general officers have been reading Democratic Party talking points.

 

I don’t think it’s necessarily dangerous, but on some levels, it’s disturbing. The case of Lt. Lorance appears inexcusable while Golsteyn illegally took the law into his own hands after the Taliban bomb-maker was freed by the U.S. military. Golsteyn followed him after his release and killed him. The sentence given Gallagher seems appropriate given the violation of protocol, although posing with a corpse is more a part of the ethos of the SEALs than any deliberate infraction.

 

And the Pentagon has a point too. Not only does the brass have to believe in the military justice system, but ordinary soldiers and sailors as well. But since the leniency showed to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for desertion, ordinary soldiers have cause to distrust the judgment of the brass. They bowed to political pressure from a president who had celebrated his release after allowing 7 dangerous terrorists to be exchanged for him. Obama needed a win, and the military courts handed it to him.

 

Trump has his own political needs and pardoning the soldiers, while justifiable, filled them nicely.

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Obama Officer Purge Established Military Deep State

John R. Houk

© November 17, 2019

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