Obama Appoints First Non-Pilot To Head Pacific Air Force, Evidence of Political Purge of Military?

Obama Appoints First Non-Pilot To Head Pacific Air Force, Evidence of Political Purge of Military?

The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.

 

 

The Pentagon announced this week that Air ForceLt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated for promotion to four-star general and as commander of Pacific Air Forces, the Air Force component of U.S. Pacific Command. It is a major combatant command whose air, ground and naval forces have broad responsibility for security in the Asia-Pacific region. Her nomination was sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Officials said pilots historically have commanded Air Force war-fighting components for the Pacific and for U.S. Air Forces Europe; Air Forces Central, which covers the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the 1st Air Force, which is part of Northern Command and protects U.S. skies.

Gen. Robinson is not a career pilot. Her military profession is air battle manager. She has served aboard the Air Force’s surveillance aircraft, the E-3 AWACs and E-8 JSTARS, and she was nominated for a promotion amid a drive for more diversity in the Pentagon.

If this was a single event,  the meaning of it would be less important.  But it is not a single event.  Many including some of the highest ranking Generals, in a position to be able to talk about it, say a political purging of our military is taking place.

If so, that is not only a matter of unjustly politically corrupting our military, it is a matter of competence.   The USA military was designed from the beginning to be non-political, to be civilian controlled.  That is why, unlikely many countries such as Egypt, Iran, China, Greece, Russia and Bulgari,  we have not had a military coup.  Countries like the Soviet Union, which had a politicized military, had competence problems.  That is why the Finns repelled the Soviets despite being massively outnumbered, and why Hitler was able to rush into Russia so easily, promotion was based on politics, not competence.

Iraq is an example of that today, the Sunnis were purged from the upper ranks, before the collapse.

 

 

It is worthwhile to listen what top generals are saying about Obama’s political purge of the USA military:

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WASHINGTON – Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.

“There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady told WND.

 “They are purging everyone, and if you want to keep your job, just keep your mouth shut,” one source told WND.

Not only are military service members being demoralized and the ranks’ overall readiness being reduced by the Obama administration’s purge of key leaders, colonels – those lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals – are quietly taking their careers in other directions.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was with Delta Force and later Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama.

“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said.

“I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”

Boykin points out that the military adheres to the constitutional requirement of a civilian leadership over the military. As a consequence, officers are not allowed to criticize their civilian leadership, as occurred when Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was relieved in 2010 of his command of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.

He was relieved due to what has been described as unflattering remarks made about Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials in a Rolling Stone magazine article. He was recalled to Washington where Obama accepted his resignation as commander in Afghanistan.

Boykin says that because of the fundamental civilian leadership over the military, McCrystal was “appropriately forced to retire.”

Some officers were involved in adulterous affairs and those situations, Boykin said, also were grounds for dismissal.

Boykin specifically said that because of the civilian-military relationship, he did not see any prospect for a “coup” coming from the military ranks.

Boykin said that no one in the military has ever raised the issue of a “coup.” However, civilians with no military experience have raised this issue with him and commented that the military needs to “fulfill [its] constitutional duty and take over the government,’” Boykin said. He added that he has never raised this issue but only has responded to anyone who has raised this questions by saying that, “Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You’re not going to see a coup in the military.”

Nevertheless, Boykin said the future of the military is becoming more and more of concern, since colonels who would be generals also are being relieved of duty, if they show that they’re not going to support Obama’s agenda, which critics have described as socialist.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/top-generals-obama-is-purging-the-military

 

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