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The Left’s Takeover Of The American Military

November 24, 2013

A U.S. Marine Corps M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank races across the desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Jan. 27, 1998. These tankers from the 2nd Tank Battalion are taking part in Combined Arms Exercise 3-98. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. W. Makela, U.S. Marine Corps.

Obama’s uneasiness with Generals A hallmark of dictators  is the purging of senior military officers in the hope of eliminating any viable  opposition to future tyrannical actions. A large number of senior military  officials–around 200 flag officers–have been relieved by the Kenyan  Muslim in Chief in the last five years.

Obama is working diligently to create a totally obedient, Democrat  Party-controlled military. After the Arab Spring uprising overthrew the old  government and installed Muslim Brotherhood President Muhammed Morsi in Egypt,  both Morsi and Obama expected Egyptian Military officers to subordinate  themselves to the whims of a tyrant with Washington and terrorist connections.  Obama watched that experiment closely because it was essential to his roadmap to  total power in the United States.

Compliant Officer Class The blogosphere is becoming  keenly aware of an ongoing purge of Generals and Admirals in the US Military who  are not in lock-step with Obama’s agenda. Senior military officers are being  intimidated against speaking out. The real damage will be created if the left  create a “compliant officer class” to carry out the wishes of America’s first  elected dictator of the modern era. What is going to stop the Kenyan from  ordering the Armed forces to suppress insurgent Tea Partiers?

Obama has a history of destroying any opposition, and the mainstream press  has always been more than willing to help him out. If Obama succeeds, leaders of  the U.S. Armed Forces will not have the backbone to tell the political class  “no” to future commands. Even today, there are few combat Generals in the ranks;  most senior officers are political animals. That is why there was little  opposition to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. If any officer spoke up,  they were first booted out of the cocktail parties and later drummed out the  military. In the service, this is called a “Soft kill” of someone’s military  career.

Obama’s uneasiness Retired Army Lt. Gen. James Dubik  told Politico Magazine that “There are several basic models  of civil-military relations.” The first is the traditional one of separate  spheres of authority: “Civilians do policy; the military executes”—but still  decides the means of execution. In a second model, “Civilians are the  principals, the military are specialized employees. The military can advise, but  they must do what the boss says in the way the boss wants, no more and no less.”  He points out the separation of the military from civilian leaders where the  leadership sets policy and the military executes.

Unfortunately, too many politicians expect military officers to be their  unquestioning loyal servants. This breeds discontent among the ranks.  Politicians tend to be short-sighted, whereas the traditional military must plan  for all contingencies. The Obama administration does not have a grasp of this  concept, nor will they. As in Syria, Libya, and Egypt the administration didn’t  have a clue as to the long-term effects of their policies. They were interested  only in focusing on favorable political spin for Sunday morning talk shows. But  bombing something or killing someone as a symbolic gesture has consequences.

Gen. Paul Eaton sums it up best when he said “The military does not take  kindly to people asking them to do things without thinking them through.”

CREDIT TO:  Jim Emerson / The Western Center For Journalism

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