The Commander In Chief cracks the whip.
It’s good to be the boss. The commander in chief of the armed forces, Donald Trump, issued what appeared to be an order to the Navy over Twitter today. (What a time to be alive!) “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!”
After the acquittal, Trump reversed the decision of the court to drop Gallagher in rank for posing for an inappropriate photo. The Navy wasn’t finished with him and decided to review his status as a SEAL and called him to appear before a review board. An “anonymous source” informed NBC News of the internal revolt against the president’s decision.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Rear Adm. Collin P. Green, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, would issue an order Wednesday directing that a Trident review board be convened to determine whether to withdraw the emblem from Gallagher.
But the armed forces answer to one man, and he sits in the White House.
Thank God for that. The brass, being politically-correct, heavily-politicized Obama appointees, are doing nothing more than persecuting Gallagher at this point.
Kinda makes you wonder how we ever got so many Blue Falcon officers like Green and way too many others—most emphatically including insubordinate, seditious, and excruciatingly loathsome REMFs like LTC Vindmann—in the first place, don’t it? As it happens, there’s no mystery to it.
President Obama has fired yet another high-level military commander, and the multiple terminations are causing many Americans to wonder about the reasons behind the “military purge.”
President Obama has fired a total of nine military generals and flag officers just this year. Most recently, the commander of the US Army Garrison in Japan was relieved of his armed forces duties and his deputy, a civilian, was reassigned pending a “misconduct” investigation.
Some military and media sources put the Obama administration military terminations as high as 500 during the president’s five years in the Oval Office.
Navy Captain Joseph John feels that the latest military firing by President Obama is just a small part of a bigger picture. Captain John is a graduate of the Naval Academy, served three tours of duty in Vietnam, was a Navy SEALS commander, and served as an expert on al-Qaeda for the FBI. During his career in the Navy, John was also awarded five Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and more than 20 unit citations and a medal for combat operations.
John wondered if the administration’s opposition to the now overturned Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on homosexuality has impacted Obama’s actions. He also mentioned the administration’s support for women in combat. John told WND:
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. The truly sad story is that many of the brightest graduates of the three major service academies witnessing what the social experiment on diversity … is doing to the U.S. military, are leaving the service after five years. We are being left with an officer corps that can be made to be more compliant, that is, exactly what Obama needs to effect his long range goals for the U.S. military.
John points also to the changes in the military rules of engagement since Obama took office as a possible reason. The retired Navy hero believes that the changes to the rules of engagement spurred extremely high casualty rates in Afghanistan. He points to the deaths of 17 members of SEAL Team 6 as a prime example. As previously reported by Off The Grid News, the Chinook helicopter (call sign Extortion 17) did not have a gunship escort or any type of cover while it was attempting a nighttime landing during a Taliban incursion.
Insurgents that were on the rooftop of a building used a rocket-propelled grenade to shoot the helicopter to the ground. The deadly helicopter incident happened just several months after SEAL Team 6 raided Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in 2011. According to Captain John, the military rules of engagement ushered in during the Obama administration preclude the use of suppression fire at a landing zone.
And here you thought it was just the American economy, energy industry, and infrastructure that Ogabe was wrecking.