Would top brass declaring resistance against ‘domestic enemy’?
Anyone paying the slightest attention these days has to wonder what the hell Obama is even doing (arguably he has ‘left the building’ and ‘checked out’). Anyone paying better attention might be wondering who Obama is really serving… because it clearly isn’t American interests.
Who can count the number of tipping points towards potential wider war or the rise of future potent enemies around the world… and why is it happening?
The Conservative Tribune makes the case that a slew of criticism against President Obama’s policies in the middle east, in response to terrorism, the border and beyond (Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Bergdahl, ad naseum) amount to an out-and-out “rebellion.”
The article hints that there are many more unhappy generals and top officials in office, while the retired brass, unencumbered by the chain of command and employment, are more inclined to speak openly about the perceived anti-American policies.
Indeed, there have been widespread reports – ongoing for years throughout the Obama Administration – about top military officials who’ve been summarily fired, reassigned, forcibly retired and “purged.” There are hundreds of examples behind a handful of high profile reports on the subject.
Here are just a few examples The Conservative Tribune cites of high ranking officials bucking Obama:
Retired officers, of course, have more freedom to express their views without concern for the impact such honesty might have on their careers. For example, Air Force Major General Bentley Rayburn and four-star Army General Jack Keane have both spoken out against Obama’s treatment of Islamic terrorists, including his trade of several Guantanamo Bay detainees for accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin has gone so far as to call for Obama’s impeachment, as has General Patrick Henry Brady.
Retired U.S. Army Major General Paul E. Vallely has publicly argued that America’s current leadership has so damaged individual American liberty that it can be restored only by citizen protests to force the resignations of President Obama and other political leaders. The general has also recently been working to uncover the truth about the Benghazi attacks of 2012, which he says involved an illegal arms deal by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. General Vallely and retired Air Force Brigadier General Charles Jones have formed a “citizen’s council” to challenge the government more directly.
More recently–and more remarkably–active duty officers have been giving vent to their frustrations and concerns about the current administration. Active-duty 4-star Marine General and US Southern Command Commander John Kelly has commented on the grave threat to America’s existence that the current border crisis represents. Even more remarkable, the Commandant of the Marine Corp himself, General James Amos, recently made comments highly critical of the Obama administration’s leadership and policy in Iraq.
The question of impeachment has surfaced, and even been demanded by some in Congress (better late than never, I guess), however unlikely it is that the process would lead to the successful removal of Obama from office.