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Obama shakes up the military in October

Looks like obama is exacting revenge? Looking for scapegoats? Since it is impossible for the child president to take responsiblity for anything (except something he thinks helps him) he continues his cover-up.  I am counting at least three military reassignments in October.

Let’s see:

General Allen said though willing to fight, they were not willing to be murdered, referencing insider attacks in Afghanistan.  Replaced.

General Ham decided to try to rescue the Americans under attack in Benghazi, regardless of “StandDown” order.  Apprehended.

Rear Admiral Gaouett, Commander of air craft carrier USS John C. Stennis strike group in the Middle East.  Sent back to home port under allegations of “inappropriate judgment”.

Heads are rolling and it looks like a pattern is forming.

Mutiny?

There is one main head that needs to roll and we’ll take care of that on Nov. 6.

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Gen. Allen removed from his afghan command.

General John Allen, Commander in Afghanistan, in recent days has voiced frustration about the lethal “insider” attacks by Afghan soldiers and police that have killed 51 U.S. and coalition troops this year.

“I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,” he said, in an interview with “60 Minutes” scheduled to be broadcast Sunday. “It reverberates everywhere across the United States. You know, we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we’re not willing to be murdered for it.”General Joseph Dunford has been nominated as NATO’s new commander in Afghanistan.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s nomination will replace General John Allen, who will now assume the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command.

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http://patdollard.com/2012/10/did-obama-fire-general-ham-of-africom-for-attempting-to-buck-his-order-and-rescue-stevens/

The information I heard today was that General [Carter] Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.

The story continues that now General [David] Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday.

Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.

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http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-replaces-admiral-leading-mideast-strike-group-1.194780

WASHINGTON — The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.

Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis’ home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment.

Obama’s effect on military families – in their own words:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/in_their_own_words_obamas_effect_on_military_families.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Posted:  10.30.12 A. D. @ 5:11 a.m.

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Gen. Allen removed from his afghan command

General John Allen, Commander in Afghanistan, in  recent days has voiced frustration about the lethal “insider” attacks by Afghan soldiers and police that have killed 51 U.S. and coalition troops this year.

“I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,” he said, in an interview with “60 Minutes” scheduled to be broadcast Sunday. “It reverberates everywhere across the United States. You know, we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we’re not willing to be murdered for it.”

And for telling the truth, not suprisingly, our one-term child president removes him from his command.

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan is being transferred and another Marine general will take over the war effort early next year as the United States and its allies shrink their combat role against the still-potent insurgency.

The White House plans to nominate Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, to replace Gen. John Allen. http://alturl.com/cyuvb

Posted:  10.08.12 A. D. @ 12:02 p.m.

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“The Chicago Way” is not helping Obama decide on Afghanistan

On June 13, 2008, Barack Obama used this line at a political rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

Last week he declared war on FOX News.  Pulled out the big guns, sending out his top people, Anita Dunn, Axelrod, and Emanuel, to try to intimidate and isolate and black list FOX, then weighing in himself by endorsing the tactics.  Big, important government business.

Fast forward to today:

Obama President Barack Obama arrives on stage prior to talking to service men and women, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Obama, who is in the process of weighing options put forward by the Pentagon that include various levels of increased troops, spoke of the latest example of the dangers and sacrifices there—helicopter crashes that killed 14 Americans in the deadliest day for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan in more than four years.

“Fourteen Americans gave their lives. And our prayers are with these service members, their civilian colleagues and the families who loved them,” Obama said. “They were willing to risk their lives, in this case to prevent Afghanistan from again becoming a safe haven for al-Qaida and its extremist allies.”

His visit to the naval air station came after he met at the White House with his national security team for a sixth full-scale conference on the future of the faltering war.

With this quote of the day:

“I will never rush the solemn decision of sending you into harm’s way.”

This would make a good punch line for a joke (if it wasn’t so seriously sad).

He wasted no time sending troops in for the War with Fox.  He has played more golf in a few months than Bush did in nearly three years.  Today he used sailors as props while he mutters something about them risking their lives.  He wants to talk to the thugs of the world and he’s afraid to talk to Sean Hannity.

The only thing he knows is the Chicago Way.  And it has no place in Washington, D. C.

(See Source/NYT.com)

P.S.:  Of course, we all know what he is really doing is campaigning.  So obvious – a pit stop in New Orleans on the way to a democrat fundraiser in San Francisco last week.  This week he stops by the Naval Air Station on his way to Miami, again, on his way to a fundraiser.

Posted:  10.26.09

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Obama plans to extend withdrawal plans to 19 months

Obama promised during his campaign to withdraw troops from Iraq within 16 months of his election.  Well, maybe not.

Officials said Obama is prepared to to add three months due to the concerns of ground commanders who wanted more time to cement security gains, strengthen political institutions and make sure Iraq did not become more unstable again.

Even with the withdrawal order, Mr. Obama plans to leave behind a “residual force” of tens of thousands of troops to continue training Iraqi security forces, hunt down foreign terrorist cells and guard American institutions, as he said he would during last year’s campaign.

In recent weeks, Mr. Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the three withdrawal options — 16, 19 and 23 months — with the president.

The top two commanders responsible for Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Gen. Ray Odierno, have declined to say what options they preferred, but military officials made it clear that the two were uncomfortable with the 16-month plan that Mr. Obama backed during the campaign.

Administration officials said it was possible that Mr. Obama would announce his decision on Iraq withdrawals on Friday during a visit to North Carolina, possibly at either Camp Lejeune or Fort Bragg. Camp Lejeune is the home of some 8,000 Marines who are to be deployed to Afghanistan under a plan Mr. Obama announced last week to send 17,000 more troops to the country.

Promises are easy to make.

New York Times

Posted:  02.25.09

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