Please let’s make no mistake about what was said. This morning of September 8, 2016 most newscasters that I watch — selectively and of my own cognition — did not make too much of an uproar over Donald Trump’s statement during last night’s joint albeit, not together or on the same stage, sponsored by NBC and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American forum.
Trump’s statement:”Saying America’s generals have been “reduced to rubble” under Obama.” It is severely bad journalism to report any other meaning than what the statement says. If one thinks about a building being “reduced to rubble” is it not drawing an image of as the building falls to the ground or the sound it makes? When I think of reduced to rubble I think of the World Trade Center and older Las Vegas.
For those who have been too busy or unconcerned, they should read the List Of Military Elite Purged And Fired Under Obama as succinctly compiled by General Paul Vallely.
Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high-ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ‘purge’ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years.
So why is this happening? What is going on right now is absolutely crazy especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to reshape the military and remove those who don’t adhere to the proper ‘viewpoints’ ? Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won’t cooperate out of the way?
Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a military purge is never good. If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years?
Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: I believe there are more than 137 officers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views.
A Pentagon official who asked to remain nameless because they were not authorized to speak on the matter said even young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job just keep your mouth shut. Now this trend appears to be accelerating.