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184 U.S. generals and admirals endorse Trump for Commander-In-Chief

Have you seen that pro-Hillary TV ad of disgraced Gen. John Allen?


You should know that in 2011, Allen, then a 4-star general in the U.S. Marine Corps, was nominated to be NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, pending confirmation by the Senate. On November 13, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suspended Allen’s confirmation hearing, pending investigations into the general’s “inappropriate communication” with a woman named Jill Kelley.

Gen. John Allen (l); Jill Kelley (r)

Gen. John Allen (l); Jill Kelley (r)

As part of the fallout of the Gen. David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair, the FBI  uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of correspondence — mostly email — between Allen and Kelley from 2010 to 2012. Reportedly, their correspondence was “flirtatious” and “inappropriate” as Allen and Kelley were both married at the time, but not to each other.

Seriously, how can a 4-star general even have so much free time as to write 20,000 to 30,000 emails in the space of two years to ANYONE? 20,000 emails mean an average of 28 emails a day exchanged between Allen and Kelley; 30,000 emails mean an average of 42 emails a day. There is no one with whom I’ve exchanged 28 emails a day, even less 42 emails.

The upshot: Not only did John Allen lose his confirmation as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, he also lost his job as Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan — a post to which he was promoted to replace the disgraced Gen. Petraeus. (See “Obama purges U.S. military command (Part 1)”)

Allen retired from the military in February 2013, but was appointed Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (or ISIS) — a post and title created for Allen by Obama, which Allen held for about a year from September 2014 until October 23, 2015.

Allen was a featured speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He criticized Donald Trump and endorsed Hillary Clinton — who abandoned four Americans to die in Benghazi — for President.

Like the New Yorker that he is, Trump fired back, calling Allen “a failed general.”

Trump does have the endorsement of 184 non-failed and non-disgraced U.S. generals and admirals, including at least four 4-star and fourteen 3-star flag officers, as well as the endorsement of 14 Medal of Honor recipients.

The endorsements began with an open letter on Sept. 6, 2016, from 88 retired U.S. general and admirals:

“The 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy. As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world. For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief.
For the past eight years, America’s armed forces have been subjected to a series of ill-considered and debilitating budget cuts, policy choices and combat operations that have left the superb men and women in uniform less capable of performing their vital missions in the future than we require them to be.
Simultaneously, enemies of this country have been emboldened, sensing weakness and irresolution in Washington and opportunities for aggression at our expense and that of other freedom-loving nations.
In our professional judgment, the combined effect is potentially extremely perilous. That is especially the case if our government persists in the practices that have brought us to this present pass.
For this reason, we support Donald Trump and his commitment to rebuild our military, to secure our borders, to defeat our Islamic supremacist adversaries and restore law and order domestically. We urge our fellow Americans to do the same.”

Two days later on Sept. 8, another 21 retired U.S. generals and admirals joined the list, followed by 31 more the next day, on Sept. 9, and another 44 on Sept. 16, bringing the total number of flag officers who have endorsed Trump to 184.

Below is the list, as of Sept. 16, 2016, of the retired U.S. generals and admirals, who are endorsing Trump for President and Commander-In-Chief:

  1. General Burwell B. Bell III, US Army, Retired
  2. General Alfred G. Hansen, US Air Force, Retired
  3. Admiral Jerry Johnson, US Navy, Retired
  4. Lieutenant General William G. Boykin, US Army, Retired
  5. Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, US Army, Retired
  6. Lieutenant General Brett Dula, US Air Force, Retired
  7. Lieutenant General Dan Duren, US Air Force, Retired
  8. Lieutenant General Harold T. Fields, US Army, Retired
  9. Lieutenant General Bruce L. Fister, US Air Force, Retired
  10. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, US Army, Retired
  11. Lieutenant General Gordon E, Fornell, US Air Force, Retired
  12. Lieutenant Jay Garner, US Army, Retired
  13. Lieutenant General Ron Hite, US Army, Retired
  14. Lieutenant Generals John I. Hudson, USMC, Retired
  15. Lieutenant General Harley Hughes, US Air Force, Retired
  16. Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, US Army, Retired
  17. Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, US Air Force, Retired
  18. Lieutenant General Joe Kinzer, US Army, US Army, Retired
  19. Lieutenant General Bennett L. Lewis, US Army, Retired
  20. Lieutenant General Frederick McCorkle, US MC, Retired
  21. Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, US Air Force, Retired
  22. Lieutenant General Clifford H. Rees, Jr. US Air Force, Retired
  23. Lieutenant James C. Riley, US Army, Retired
  24. Lieutenant General Hugh G. Smith, US Army, Retired
  25. Lieutenant General John B. Sylvester, US Army, Retired
  26. Lieutenant General David J. Teal, US Air Force, Retired
  27. Lieutenant General William E. Thurman, US Air Force, Retired
  28. Lieutenant General Jack Woodward, US Air Force, Retired
  29. Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, US Navy, Retired
  30. Vice Admiral Edward Clexton, Jr. US Navy, Retired
  31. Vice Admiral Bernard M. Kauderer, US Navy, Retired
  32. Vice Admiral J. Theodore Parker, US Navy, Retired
  33. Vice Admiral R.F.Schoultz, US Navy, Retired
  34. Vice Admiral Robert Spane, US Navy, Retired
  35. Vice Admiral Donald Thompson, US Coast Guard, Retired
  36. Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, US Coast Guard, Retired
  37. Vice Admiral John Totushek, US Navy, Retired
  38. Vice Admiral Jerry Unruh, US Navy, Retired
  39. Major General Joe Arbuckle, US Army, Retired
  40. Major General John Bianchi, CSMR, Retired
  41. Major General Pat Brady, US Army, Retired
  42. Major General Bobby G. Butcher, US Marine Corps, Retired,
  43. Major General Henry D. Canterbury, US Air Force, Retired
  44. Major General Carroll D. Childers, US Army, Retired
  45. Major General Jeffrey Cliver, US Air Force, Retired
  46. Major General Tommy F. Crawford, US Air Force, Retired
  47. Major General Harley Davis, US Army, Retired
  48. Major General Felix Dupre, US Air Force, Retired
  49. Major General Neil Eddins, US Air Force, Retired
  50. Major General David W. Eidsaune, US Air Force, Retired
  51. Major General John R. Farrington, US Air Force, Retired
  52. Major General Dave Garza, US Marine Corps, Retired
  53. Major General William A. Gorton, US Air Force, Retired
  54. Major General Kenneth Hagemann, US Air Force, Retired
  55. Major General Gary L. Harrell, US Army, Retired
  56. Major General Geoffrey Higginbothan, US Marine Corps, Retired
  57. Major General Kent Hillhouse,US Army, Retired
  58. Major General Jerry D. Holmes, US Air Force, Retired
  59. Major General John A. Leide, US Army, Retired
  60. Major General James E. Livingston, USMC, Retired
  61. Major General John D. Logeman, Jr., US Air Force, Retired
  62. Major General Homer S. Long, US Army, Retired
  63. Major General Billy McCoy, US Air Force, Retired
  64. Major General Robert Messerli, US Air Force, Retired
  65. Major General John Miller, US Air Force, Retired
  66. Major General Ray O’Mara, US Air Force, Retired
  67. Major General George W.“Nordie” Norwood, US Air Force, Retired
  68. Major General Robert W. Paret, US Air Force MC, Retired
  69. Major General James W. Parker, US Army, Retired
  70. Major General Richard Perraut, US Air Force, Retired
  71. Major General R.V. Secord, US Air Force, Retired
  72. Major General Sidney Shachnow, US Army, Retired
  73. Major General Edison E. Scholes, US Army (Retired)
  74. Major General Richard A. Scholtes,US Army, Retired
  75. Major General Mark Solo, US Air Force, Retired
  76. Major General James N. Stewart, US Air Force, Retired
  77. Major General Michael Sullivan, US MC, Retired
  78. Major General Thomas R. Tempel, US Army, Retired
  79. Major General Richard L. Testa, US Air Force, Retired
  80. Major General Paul E. Vallely, US Army, Retired
  81. Major General John Welde, US Air Force, Retired
  82. Major General Kenneth W. Weir, US Marine Corps, Retired
  83. Major General Michael Wiedemer, US Air Force, Retired
  84. Rear Admiral Phillip Anselmo, US Navy, Retired
  85. Rear Admiral Peter Booth, US Navy,Retired
  86. Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, US Navy, Retired
  87. Rear Admiral James J. Carey,US Navy, Retired
  88. Rear Admiral, Larry Chambers, US Navy, Retired
  89. Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, SC, US Navy, Retired
  90. Rear Admiral Mimi Drew, US Navy, Retired
  91. Rear Admiral Ernest Elliot, SC, US Navy, Retired
  92. Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, US Navy, Retired
  93. Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, SC, US Navy, Retired
  94. Rear Admiral Byron Fuller, US Navy, Retired
  95. Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, US Navy, Retired
  96. Rear Admiral Albert Gallotta, Jr. US Navy, Retired
  97. Rear Admiral Michael R. Groothousen US Navy, Retired
  98. Rear Admiral William A. Guereck, US Navy, Retired
  99. Rear Admiral Dale Hagen, US Navy, Retired
  100. Rear Admiral John G. Hekman, US Navy, Retired
  101. Rear Admiral Charles F. Horne III US Navy, Retired
  102. Rear Admiral William P Houley, US Navy, Retired
  103. Rear Admiral Grady L. Jackson, US Navy, Retired
  104. Rear Admiral J. Adrian Jackson, US Navy, Retired
  105. Rear Admiral Frederick C. Johnson, US Navy, Retired
  106. Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, US Navy, Retired
  107. Rear Admiral Jack Kavanaugh, SC, US Navy, Retired
  108. Rear Admiral Charles R.Kubic, US Navy, Retired
  109. Rear Admiral Rich Landolt, US Navy, Retired
  110. Rear Admiral Don Loren, US Navy, Retired
  111. Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, US Navy, Retired
  112. Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, US Navy, Retired
  113. Rear Admiral Fred Metz, US Navy, Retired
  114. Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore Jr. SC US Navy. Retired
  115. Rear Admiral John A. Moriarty, US Navy, Retired
  116. Rear Admiral David R. Morris, US Navy, Retired
  117. Rear Admiral James A. Mozart, SC US Navy, Retired
  118. Rear Admiral Ed Nelson, US Coast Guard, Retired
  119. Rear Admiral Philip R. Olsen, US Navy, Retired
  120. Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, US Navy, Retired
  121. Rear Admiral Robert Passmore,US Navy, Retired
  122. Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, Jr., US Navy, Retired
  123. Rear Admiral Leonard F. Picotte, US Navy, Retired
  124. Rear Admiral Brian C. Prindle, US Navy, Retired
  125. Rear Admiral Mike Roesner, SC USN, Retired
  126. Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, US Navy, Retired
  127. Rear Admiral William L. Schachte, Jr., US Navy JAGC, Retired
  128. Rear Admiral William R. Schmidt, US Navy, Retired
  129. Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, US Navy, Retired
  130. Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, US Navy, MC, Retired
  131. Rear Admiral Gregory Slavonic, US Navy, Retired
  132. Rear Admiral Paul Sutherland, US Navy, Retired
  133. Rear Admiral Charles Williams, US Navy, Retired
  134. Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, US Navy, Retired
  135. Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, US Coast Guard, Retired
  136. Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, US Army, Retired
  137. Brigadier General Remo Butler, US Army, Retired
  138. Brigadier General Jimmy L. Cash, US Air Force, Retired
  139. Brigadier General George P. Cole, Jr. US Air Force, Retired
  140. Brigadier General Philip M. Drew, US Air Force, Retired
  141. Brigadier General Jerome V. Foust, US Army, Retired
  142. Brigadier General Norman Ham, US Air Force, Retired
  143. Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, US Air Force, Retired
  144. Brigadier General Charles Jones, US Air Force, Retired
  145. Brigadier General Gary M. Jones, US Army, Retired
  146. Brigadier General James M. Johnston III, US Air Force, Retired
  147. Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, US Air Force, Retired
  148. Brigadier General Bruce Miketinac, US Army, Retired
  149. Brigadier General Bert Mizusawa, US Army, Retired
  150. Brigadier General Harold C. Morgan, US Air Force, Retired
  151. Brigadier General Stephen Mundt, US Army, Retired
  152. Brigadier General Mike Neil, US Marines Corps, Retired
  153. Brigadier general Robert V. Paschon, US Air Force, Retired
  154. Brigadier General Mark D. Scraba, US Army, Retired
  155. Brigadier General George L. Schulstad, US Air Force, Retired
  156. Brigadier General Richard M. Tabor, US Army, retired
  157.  Brigadier General Hugh B. Tant III, US Army, Retired
  158. Brigadier General Troy Tolbert, US Air Force, Retired
  159. Brigadier General Robert F. Titus, US Air Force, Retired
  160. Brigadier General William O. Walsh, US Air Force, Retired
  161. Brigadier General Robert V. Woods, US Air Force Retired
  162. Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, Retired

See also “Unprecedented letter from Chair of Joint Chiefs suggests U.S. military does not want a President Hillary“.



Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus wants U.S. to arm Al-Qaeda

This is pure insanity.

Petraeus had done “The enemy (B) of our enemy (A) is our friend” baloney before, in Iraq. Guess what happened? Enemy B whom we armed and befriended to fight Enemy A became ISIS!!! And now Petraeus wants us to do the same thing in Syria.

Message to Petraeus & Obama: “THE ENEMY OF OUR ENEMY IS STILL OUR ENEMY. Our arming them will only make them stronger when they turn against us. Only you who have neither belief nor principle could think that others have none. Al Qaeda and ISIS are our enemies for a reason: They are fanatic Muslims who believe in jihad — in conquering the world and subjugating all non-Muslims for Islam.”

Consortium of Defense Analysts

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the same al Qaeda that was headed by Osama bin Laden and still identified as a terrorist organization, have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power — David Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and former CIA Director and former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Petraeus has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, according to information from four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly.

Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef report for The Daily Beast, Aug. 31, 2015:

The heart of the idea stems from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq in 2007, when as part of a broader strategy to defeat an Islamist insurgency the U.S. persuaded Sunni militias to stop fighting with al Qaeda and to…

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Obama purges U.S. military command (Part 1)

Several days ago, FOTM’s lowtechgrannie posted a video of a media rarity — a reporter who doesn’t toe the party line and isn’t afraid to speak the truth. He’s Fox19 Cincinnati news anchor and investigative reporter Ben Swann.

At the end of the video, Swann noted that in the space of less than one month after the 7-hour Islamic terrorist attack of September 22, 2012, on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, four high-level U.S. military flag officers had been removed, for one ostensible reason or another. The four are Generals Petraeus, Allen, and Ham, and Admiral Gaouette. (In the U.S. military, flag officers are general officers in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard of such senior rank that they are entitled to fly their own flags to mark where the officer exercises command.)

Swann withheld speculating on what this quite unprecedented attrition of senior U.S. military officers means. But this attrition cries out for some effort at explanation, no matter how speculative.

We’ll begin with the facts that we’ve been told.

1. General David Petraeus

Gen. Petraeus and Paula Broadwell

Gen. Petraeus and Paula Broadwell

A highly-decorated four-star general who had served over 37 years in the U.S. Army, 60-year-old David Petraeus had been Commander of the International Security Assistance Force; Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan; 10th Commander, U.S. Central Command; and Commanding General of Multi-National Force – Iraq who oversaw all coalition forces in Iraq.

On September 6, 2011, Obama recruited Petraeus to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. A week before, in anticipation of that appointment, Petraeus had retired from the U.S. Army.

Petraeus lasted 14 months as CIA director. On November 9, 2012, he resigned from the CIA, citing his extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, a married woman who is the principal author of Petraeus’ biography, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. Petraeus claims that the affair had begun in late 2011 when he was no longer an active duty military officer, and ended in the summer of 2012. The affair reportedly was discovered in the course of an FBI investigation into harassing emails that Broadwell had been sending to Jill Kelley, a Tampa socialite and a longstanding family friend of the Petraeuses whom Broadwell perceived to be a romantic rival.

2. General John R. Allen

Gen. Allen (l); Jill Kelley (r)

Gen. Allen (l); Jill Kelley (r)

A four-star general of the U.S. Marine Corps, 58-year-old General John Allen had succeeded Petraeus as Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan on July 18, 2011. He was nominated to be NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, pending confirmation by the United States Senate.

As part of the fallout of the Petraeus-Broadwell affair, correspondence between Allen and Jill Kelley also came to light. The FBI reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of correspondence — mostly email — between Allen and Kelley from 2010 to 2012.  Reportedly, their correspondence was “flirtatious” and “inappropriate” as Allen and Kelley are both married, but not to each other. (Good grief. How could a 4-star general even have so much free time as to write 20,000 to 30,000 emails in the space of two years to ANYONE?)

On November 13, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suspended Allen’s confirmation hearing, pending investigations into the general’s “inappropriate communication” with Kelley. Panetta also requested Congress to speed the confirmation of General Joseph Dunford to take over as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In effect, not only will Allen not be promoted, he has lost his present command post in Afghanistan.

3. General Carter F. Ham

U.S. Army General Carter Ham

A well-decorated U.S. Army general, 60-year-old Ham became Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) on March 8, 2011.

U.S. AFRICOM is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). As one of six that are regionally focused, AFRICOM is devoted solely to Africa. James S. Robbins of The Washington Times writes that Gen. Ham “is a very well regarded officer who made AFRICOM into a true Combatant Command after the ineffective leadership of his predecessor, General William E. ‘Kip’ Ward.”

On October 18, 2012, in a DoD news briefing, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that Gen. Ham was relieved fired: “Today I am very pleased to announce that President Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.”

According to Joint doctrine, “the tour length for combatant commanders and Defense agency directors is three years.” But Gen. Ham had only been in the commander position at AFRICOM for a year and a half and the informal word was that he wasn’t scheduled to rotate out until March 2013.

Pat Dollard of BareNakedIslam claims that the scuttlebutt is that, on September 11, 2012, Gen. Ham had received the same e-mails the White House received — from our people in Benghazi, requesting help/support as the terrorist attack was taking place. Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had the unit ready. Dollard writes:

“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.”

Gen. Ham’s “second in command” is not named. The Pentagon’s official line is that Ham had retired.

4. Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette

The recipient of various personal decorations and unit awards, including the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for inspirational leadership in 2003, Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette was promoted to Commander of Carrier Strike Group 3 (aka John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group) in April 2012.

Carrier Strike Group 3 is one of five U.S. Navy carrier strike groups currently assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet. U.S. Navy carrier strike groups are employed in a variety of roles that involve gaining and maintaining sea control and projecting power ashore, as well as projecting naval airpower ashore.

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is the strike group’s current flagship, and as of 2012, other units assigned to Carrier Strike Group 3 include Carrier Air Wing Nine; the guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay and USS Antietam; and the ships of Destroyer Squadron 21, the guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer, USS Dewey, USS Kidd, and USS Milius.

Carrier Group Three formed the core of the naval power during the initial phase of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. “Operation Enduring Freedom” is the official name used by the U.S. government for the War in Afghanistan, together with a number of smaller military actions, under the umbrella of the Global “War on Terror”. On 16 July 2012, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the scheduled deployment of Carrier Strike Group Ten was advanced by four months, with its anticipated area of operation shifting from the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific to the U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea. On 27 August 2012, four months ahead of schedule, Carrier Strike Group Three departed for an eight-month deployment to the U.S. Fifth Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette.

On October 27, 2012, the commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet, Vice Admiral John W. Miller, ordered the temporary re-assignment of Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette pending the results of an investigation by the Naval Inspector General. Gaouette’s chief of staff, Captain William C. Minter, will lead the strike group until the arrival of Rear Admiral Troy M. (“Mike”) Shoemaker, who will assume command of the strike group.

Tom Lombardo writes for the Navy Times, Oct. 27, 2012, that Adm. Gaouette was relieved, mid-deployment, and is accused of “inappropriate leadership judgment,” according to a Navy official familiar with the case. Gaouette was told to go home — to return to the Carrier Strike Group’s homeport in Bremerton, Washington, until the investigation is complete.

There you have it. Within two months after the Benghazi attack, four senior U.S. military officers were purged:

  • Gen. Ham, on October 18.
  • Adm. Gaouette, on October 27.
  • Gen. Petraeus, on November 9.
  • Gen. Allen, on November 13.

Ostensibly, Petraeus’ “retirement” and Allen’s suspended promotion are due to both men’s moral conduct. But surely we are not so naive as to think that Petraeus and Allen are the only U.S. military officers who’ve ever committed adultery or written flirtatious email. As for Ham’s “retirement” and Gaouette’s “temporary re-assignment” (reassignment to what?), there is not even a whisper that either man’s morals or personal conduct is at issue.

So what should we make of all this? Is it all just coincidence or something more sinister?

Ann Barnhardt, in her blog of Nov. 13, 2012, calls it Obama’s “night of the long knives.”

The last step in Hitler’s quest for total, dictatorial power was the purging of the German military of any factions that were in any way autonomous and not 100% loyal to him, specifically the SA (Sturmabteilung or Storm Detachment). The SA was run by Ernst Rohm. On June 30, 1934, the “Night of the Long Knives” was executed when Hitler had Rohm and the rest of the SA leaders killed. Hitler publicly explained that the purge was executed because of sexual perversion in the ranks of the SA who were “plotting” against him.

Barnhardt writes:

And now, the Obama putsch regime is purging them and anyone else they deem to be a threat. It won’t surprise me if Petraeus is indeed court martialed and stripped of his pension, because that is what the rest of the flag officer corps fears more than death. Make an example of Petraeus, and maybe Allen, and that will whip the rest of them into line.

This process of a totalitarian oligarchy constantly purging its own ranks in fits of paranoia and demands for total personal loyalty is as old as the hills. Lenin and Stalin eventually murdered almost every person that entered their inner-circles. Same with Mao. Same with Saddam Hussein. Same with the three Kims in North Korea. Beyond the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler was also having his own people killed continuously.

Just as the Night of the Long Knives in ’34 was just the beginning, so too is this situation in the former American republic just the beginning.

Writing for Veterans Today, Gordon Duff has an even more provocative take on the four military officers:

The decision [to fire Admiral Gaouette] was made based on a conversation with the Secretary of Defense who, at the end of the talk, believed Gaouette was part of a group of military officers who have been under suspicion for planning a “Seven Days in May” type overthrow of the US government if President Obama is re-elected.

This is not conjecture, dozens of key officers face firing, hundreds are under investigation, all with direct ties to extremist elements in the Republican Party and the Israeli lobby.

Reports received are sourced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and indicate that the administration has been aware of these plans for months.

Whatever the truth, one thing of which we can be sure is that the firings of three generals and an admiral have something (or everything) to do with the Benghazi attack. It’ll be interesting if the newly-elected 113th U.S. Congress will conduct serious investigations and hearings on Benghazi, although Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is already on record as being opposed to an independent investigation.

I wouldn’t hold my breath….

Click here for Part 2 of “Obama purges U.S. military command”.


Ben Swann Reality Check- 3 Generals & Benghazi