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« Last Edit: December 25, 2013, 07:08:49 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Nonsense.  Let's give the professional military a bit of credit for knowing that too.


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Nonsense.  Let's give the professional military a bit of credit for knowing that too.

Ditto, Garrow has been discredited over and over and it is sad the Blaze is going to him. He is a sensationalist who has an extremely made up bio. (nominating yourself for a Nobel Peace Prize isn't exactly a big deal).

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I would be interested in the political affiliations of those dismissed.

Since 2008, 95 officers (figure I've seen bandied about) have been dismissed or pressured to resign for conduct unbecoming. A little on the high side - you'd really only expect two or three high profile cases per year. Not that the brass don't live it up - they pretty much all do it - but that it gets reported and acted on publicly is a bit of a surprise. It's more usual to keep it quiet. Slide them into early retirement and a cushy job with a contractor and keep the dirty laundry decently hidden from view.
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I would be interested in the political affiliations of those dismissed.

Since 2008, 95 officers (figure I've seen bandied about) have been dismissed or pressured to resign for conduct unbecoming. A little on the high side - you'd really only expect two or three high profile cases per year. Not that the brass don't live it up - they pretty much all do it - but that it gets reported and acted on publicly is a bit of a surprise. It's more usual to keep it quiet. Slide them into early retirement and a cushy job with a contractor and keep the dirty laundry decently hidden from view.

It should not be a surprise that the military expects high ranking officers to meet high behavior standards, especially when they are in command of troops, or ships at sea.  It is not usual to keep misconduct quiet, especially when it involves a senior officer.  These officers are not slid into early retirement, or a cushy job with a contractor, and the "dirty laundry" is not hidden from view.  You started out saying "Since 2008, 95 officers..." which by itself discounts much of what follows.  If any of your assumptions were true, you wouldn't know anything about those 95 disciplinary actions.


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It should not be a surprise that the military expects high ranking officers to meet high behavior standards, especially when they are in command of troops, or ships at sea.  It is not usual to keep misconduct quiet, especially when it involves a senior officer.  These officers are not slid into early retirement, or a cushy job with a contractor, and the "dirty laundry" is not hidden from view.  You started out saying "Since 2008, 95 officers..." which by itself discounts much of what follows.  If any of your assumptions were true, you wouldn't know anything about those 95 disciplinary actions.

That is what has me puzzled. It is being made public. You served - you know full well that details are rarely given in cases like this. Sure, the grapevine knows, but the general public never get to hear about it.

I'm extremely dubious about the premise of the original article - a purge of officers who will uphold their oath - but the change in the amount of detail that comes out is striking.
Maybe it's just there is more information out there now.
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The thing is, given who we're dealing with, it is totally believable.

Would anyone put it past Obama?
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Same crap the conspiracy loons threw around during the Clinton administration:  the next presidential elections will be canceled, military to be conscripted to put people in detention camps, blah, blah, blah.

And, of course, there's Becks' Blaze right there with the conspiracy loons.  Glen Beck is just a slightly different version of Alex Jones.
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[[ I'm extremely dubious about the premise of the original article - a purge of officers who will uphold their oath - but the change in the amount of detail that comes out is striking.
Maybe it's just there is more information out there now.]]

Ten years ago, it would be easy to dismiss an article like this as nonsense.

But five+ years into the current "administration", knowing what Obama and those around him are trying to "transform the nation" into, can it still be laughed off ??

I guess some folks are still laughing.
But the laughter is dying down...


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