Obama purges another general: 20th Air Force Cdr Michael Carey

From DC Clothesline
Posted by Dr. Eowyn

The POS’s relations with the U.S. military are in tatters.

During the talks of a U.S. war on Syria — ostensibly to punish the Assad government for using chemical weapons on the al-Qaeda “rebels” jihadists who themselves have usedchemical weapons and are being trained and armed by our CIA! — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey openly admitted that Obama’s plans for a Syrian War had no “end game” or exit strategy.

During the talks of a U.S. war on Syria, members of the U.S. military tweeted pictures of themselves in uniform holding hand-lettered signs in front of their faces declaring they will not fight in Syria’s civil war only to benefit the al-Qaeda jihadists. (See “U.S. soldiers in open rebellion against Obama’s war in Syria,” Sept 3, 2013.)

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Then there’s the POS’s war against Christians in the U.S. military. See, for example,

Relations between the POS and the military are so bad that in March of this year, the U.S. Army actually issued an order forbidding soldiers from criticizing Obama. (Our soldiers are also forbidden from criticizing Obama’s buds — Islam and Muslims.)

More seriously still, there are signs that the POS is systematically purging the military command.

In the three months after the 9/11 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stephens), five senior U.S. military officers were purged:

  • Gen. Carter Ham, on October 18.
  • Adm. Charles Gaouette, on October 27.
  • Gen. David Petraeus, on November 9.
  • Gen. John Allen, on November 13.
  • Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis on December 6.

Ostensibly, Petraeus’ “retirement” and Allen’s suspended promotion were 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.

The dismissal of Gen. James Mattis is equally, if not more, suspicious. Having served in the U.S. military for 40 years and widely revered by rank-and-file Marines for his blunt talk and leadership, Mattis was the head of the most important command of the entire U.S. military — that of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM). But the good general was told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned.

Writing for Foreign Policy on Jan. 18, 2013, self-described “fan of President Obama” Thomas E. Ricks claims that the “word on the national security street is that General James Mattis was being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command” because he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way” on the Obama regime’s policy toward Iran.

Ex-CIA agent, Dr. Jim Garrow, claims (on Alex Jones’ radio, Glenn Beck, and several conservative internet mediums) that Obama is purging the U.S. military’s top brass via a “litmus test” of sorts. High-ranking military officials are asked “Would you fire on an American citizen?”. Garrow claims that those who answered no would be fired. (See “Ex-CIA agent says Obama had Andrew Breitbart and Tom Clancy assassinated,” Oct. 10, 2013.)

It is in the above context that news of the dismissal of yet another senior military officer should be understood.

Maj. Gen. Michael J. CareyUSAF Major General Michael J. Carey

The U.S. Air Force reports (courtesy Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs) that on Oct. 11, 2013, Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, relieved Maj. Gen. Michael Carey from command of 20th Air Force due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.

The report says:

Kowalski made his decision based on information from an Inspector General investigation into Carey’s behavior during a temporary duty assignment. The allegations are not related to operational readiness or the inspection results of any 20th AF unit, nor do they involve sexual misconduct.

“20th AF continues to execute its mission of around-the-clock nuclear deterrence in a safe, secure and effective manner,’ Kowalski said. ‘It’s unfortunate that I’ve had to relieve an officer who’s had an otherwise distinctive career spanning 35 years of commendable service.”

Maj. Gen. Jack WeinsteinMaj. Gen. Jack Weinstein

AFGSC vice commander Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein has been named the interim 20th AF commander.

Headquartered at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., 20th AF is responsible for the nation’s three intercontinental ballistic missile wings. It has dual responsibilities to AFGSC and U.S. Strategic Command. As the missile Numbered Air Force for AFGSC, 20th AFmaintains and operates the nation’s ICBM force. Designated as STRATCOM’s Task Force 214, the command provides on-alert, combat ready ICBMs to the President.

I weep for our country . . . .