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Another Surge In The Purge

Military Officers In Combat Zones Get Pink Slips

Get out there and risk your life soldier! PS - you’re fired.



Who shall be left to lead what’s left?

Now that the purge of the top level of our military is winding down, with almost 200 top brass being fired, retired, or blackballed in the past 5 years, the Obama regime is moving the military purge down a level to the captains and majors.  These are the men and women who are on the military career track, the officers out there in the sandbox getting the real picture. These are the ones who will be the next generation of majors and generals. Well, they would have been. Now they’ll be shop clerks like everyone else. If they’re lucky.

Who gets the axe next? Master Sergeants, Ensigns, Warrant and Petty Officers? Pretty soon won’t be anybody left but Privates. Reminds me of a certain putsch back in the 30s.

In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed.

Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army.

The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget cuts are projected to shrink the Army from its current 520,000 troops to 440,000, the smallest size since before World War II.

What is astonishing is that the Defense Department thought it would be appropriate to notify deployed soldiers — men and women risking their lives daily in combat zones — that they’ll be laid off after their current deployment.

The nation should worry about the increased national-security risk of separating such a large pool of combat-experienced leaders. The separated soldiers are those who carry the deepest knowledge base of counterinsurgency operations.

A senior Defense Department official warned: “If the force is smaller, there’s less margin for error. Let’s face it — things are pretty uncertain out there.”

Commenting on the extraordinarily large number of captains being retired, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Campbell said: “In other times, they’d probably continue to stay in the Army. But these are not normal times.”

Indeed not. While mass layoffs in the private sector generate front-page headlines, the media have largely ignored the reduction of our military. But who can blame them?

The war-weary public doesn’t want to hear that the cuts put the country at risk.

After more than a decade of fighting, even the most faithful — who used to rally behind the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by sending CARE packages filled with cookies, candies and reminders of home — have moved on with their lives, with few thoughts of the soldiers still serving there.

War weary? Not exactly. Every time I see a man or woman in uniform, I’m reminded that tens of thousands of American citizens are in harm’s way doing their best to keep the insane world as safe as they can for the rest of us. But the part that wearies me is that I know that they’ve been at it for more than a decade because the political greaseballs in charge WILL NOT LET THEM WIN. Shit, even when they do win, those greaseballs set things up so that it all goes to hell a couple years later anyway.

I am not war weary. I am politician weary. I am coward weary, and I am agenda weary.

And honestly? For those of us not directly involved, or obliquely involved via a son/brother/father/uncle/husband/boyfriend/sister/mother/daughter/aunt/wife/girlfriend in the service, what right have we to dare to say we are “war weary”? Not one item of commerce is being rationed. Not one gallon of gas, head of lettuce, package of ground beef, pair of pants, or even one toothbrush is unavailable because of military need. Nothing. There is NO IMPACT ON THE PUBLIC at all.

Yeah, ammo and components are somewhat hard to come by, and fairly expensive. This is not because of military need. This is because of hoarding, and because of the Regime arming up the entire alphabet of government agencies that should never have guns or ammo to begin with. Hmmm ... and at the same time he’s turning the military into an empty shell and a social gender mixing experiment. And at the same time he’s militarizing the nation’s police forces to a far greater extent than ever in all our history.

Hmmm. Somehow old Uncle Joe comes to mind, don’t he?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/12/2014 at 12:55 PM   
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