It is stunning to me that over the course of the past four years, our military generals are being eliminated for one reason or another. This ongoing list includes:
Gen. David Patraeus
Gen. William Ward
Gen. David Mc Kiernan
Gen. Stanley Mc Crystal
Gen. Carter F. Hamm
Well, there is five right off the bat. What do these brave men all have in common? They have all served under the Obama regime and have all been either fired, forced to resign, or forced to retire for one reason or another.
Knowing that these men all have held top positions in the military, and that they would have the means to remove an ineligible President by force if necessary, is it possible that the Obama regime wanted these potential threats out of the way in preparation for any future policy decisions that he may be planning to make?
Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…??? « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL
It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…
Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…
“Mrs. Puller protested to her husband citing previous trouble and controversy in Puller’s career. Puller told her, “…The important thing is the Marine Corps. If we let ‘em, they’ll tear it to pieces. Headquarters won’t speak up. It’s my duty to do it.”
“Puller was asked what he had learned here (PISC) as a recruit. He replied, “Well, the main thing–that I have rememberd all my life–is the definition of espirit de corps. Now my definition–that I was taught, that I’ve always believed in–is that espirit de corps means love for one’s military legion. In my case the United States Marine Corps. I also learned that this loyalty to one’s Corps travels both ways, up and down.“
Fastidiousness is never a good sign in a general officer. Though strutting military peacocks go back to Alexander’s time, our first was MacArthur, who seemed at times to care more about how much gold braid decorated the brim of his cap than he did about how many bodies he left on beachheads across the Pacific. Next came Westmoreland, with his starched fatigues in Vietnam. In our time, Gen. David H. Petraeus has set the bar high. Never has so much beribboned finery decorated a general’s uniform since Al Haig passed through the sally ports of West Point on his way to the White House.
The Engineered Storm of The Century
Oct 27, 2012
Alex covers the storm of the century, Hurricane Sandy, as it moves ominously toward the east coast.
Can a General Call Suicide “Selfish”? (“…I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers…”)
On his army blog of January 19, the commanding general of Fort Bliss (Texas), Major General Dana Pittard, wrote regarding members of the military who commit suicide:
“I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us.”
According to the National Journal, “Pittard’s blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military. . . .
http://www.youtube.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | MarineDad981
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:58:12 PM by NKP_Vet
Polk Award-Winning Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings made a startling set of admissions on CSPAN, recently. Not only did he admit that most “journalists” are liberals, but he implied that they really aren’t interested in just reporting the facts of stories. Instead, he said, they are filled with a liberal “moralistic righteousness” and their goal is to “afflict” those they disagree with.
In the discussion, Hastings laid out how he sees his work as a journalist. “I think any journalist worth his salt often has a real moralistic kind of righteousness to them somewhere in their soul… and we talk in grand terms about ourselves, you know, afflicting the powerful and comforting the afflicted,” he told the CSPAN host.
Not much “objectivity” going on there, is there?
In the video segment featured by Townhall, Hastings is initially asked about his “prestigious” Polk Award and this discussion led CSPAN’s Brain Lamb to ask Hastings about the ideological mindset of Polk Award winners. This brought Hastings to his admission.
Of course, if one has to explain how “prestigious” an award is, one should suspect it ain’t that prestigious! Prestige is something that others should assign to you, not something you should assign to yourself.
Weekly Standard ^ | January 2012 | Alan West
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:03:26 AM by Jeff Head
In case you did not see it, here’s Lieutenant Colonel (now U.S. Congressman) Alan West’s full response on the Marines’ video, the one where Marines are shown urinating on dead Taliban corpses.
“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu.
” Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.
“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”
May I suggest that Her Royal Highness HR Clinton and Professor Panetta take all of their liberal civilian buddies out to fight against the Taliban (once they have rid this country of these “monstrous” Marines])? Come, teach all of us Active, Retired and Veteran military how to lead soldiers in combat, and what their punishments should be for what amounts to malicious mischief.
They understand NOTHING about the dynamics of complex emotional and psychological factors running through the minds of young soldiers and actions before, during and after a firefight. Acts of tasteless exuberance in thought word and deed afterwards is not at all uncommon.
THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO “CIVIL WAR” WITHOUT BIG GOVERNMENT!
Gen. Hugh Shelton: Clinton Official Suggested Letting U.S. Plane Be Shot Down To Provoke War With Iraq
In the publicity sheet that St. Martin’s Press has been sending out to spur interest in General Hugh Shelton’s new memoir, Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, the last highlight is a doozy: “A high-ranking cabinet member suggests intentionally flying an American airplane on a low pass over Baghdad so as to guarantee it will be shot down, thus creating a natural excuse to reltaliate and go to war.”[...]
At one of my very first breakfasts, while Berger and Cohen were engaged in a sidebar discussion down at one end of the table and Tenet and Richardson were preoccupied in another, one of the Cabinet members present leaned over to me and said, “Hugh, I know I shouldn’t even be asking you this, but what we really need in order to go in and take out Saddam is a precipitous event — something that would make us look good in the eyes of the world. Could you have one of our U-2s fly low enough — and slow enough — so as to guarantee that Saddam could shoot it down?”The hair on the back of my neck bristled, my teeth clenched, and my fists tightened. I was so mad I was about to explode. I looked across the table, thinking about the pilot in the U-2 and responded, “Of course we can …” which prompted a big smile on the official’s face. “You can?” was the excited reply. “Why, of course we can,”
I countered. “Just as soon as we get your ass qualified to fly it, I will have it flown just as low and slow as you want to go.”Go read the whole thing.Of course, as Jonathan Schwarz points out, this would hardly be the first or only time this sort of plan was discussed.
Full article here
Dear General Petraeus,
Most of the guys I served with a couple of generations ago would call rioting mobs of wild-eyed enemy, in town squares, in their own country, a “target-rich environment”.That tiny religious congregation in Florida has presented you with a priceless tactical opportunity.
A old war general, the likes of Patton or Sherman, would probably set a squad or two just at the ‘safe’ fringes of any mob, to lure the rioters towards their positions. I’ll bet some of your special-ops heroes would not shrink from being ‘the rabbits’.
As soon as he senses an impending threat to his forces, that general has justification to rain down Hell-Fire from above via the Predators, F-18′s, Cobras, or whatever just happen to loitering up there.
Mob “dispersed”, future IED technicians “deterred”, and troop morale JATO- boosted.And countless aspiring suicide bombers get their wish a little early.Rinse and repeat as needed.Your troops, our children and grandchildren, are already in harm’s way. A couple of smoldering Korans in Florida isn’t going worsen that condition very much. The enemy already hates us 99+ percent.
Maybe we should “hate back” a little. It is war, after all—isn’t it???General, with respect, we hired you to kill the enemy and break his things. We have another set of hirelings the candy-striped pants diplomatic corps to make nicey-nice with him. Your job is to hurt him so much that he begs to make nicey-nice with us.
Courage, General! I know that the salad on your left chest wasn’t earned entirely by sucking up to your superiors.
Sure, you may get fired for doing your job. But a grateful nation will support any of your future leadership ambitions.If you’re not doing it already, I recommend getting down on your knees and thanking the Almighty for the opportunity
He’s giving you through one of His servant groups in Florida. I know that I certainly do.Hoo-rah from,A totally supportive veteran from a long time ago