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Obama Sacks 5th General

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by Monica Davis

Many say the current and growing scandals in the officer corps of the military is noting but continued tradition.  According to a historian, today’s sex scandals are tame, compared with historic sexploits of generals in the US military. 

A leading historian of American leaders in war and espionage said the exploits of David Petraeus, John Allen and the Tampa, Fla., Centcom crew seem tame by the standards of the men who led the nation in World War II and the Cold War.

“Marital fidelity was not a requirement of the great commanders in World War II,” said Princeton professor Evan Thomas, whose latest book, Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World, was published this fall to good reviews. READMOREHERE

While Congress twitches and bemoans Petraeusgate, many in the nation’s general officer corps continue to get dragged into the spotlight for alleged instances of infidelity, financial duplicity and other scandalous doings.

General Kip Ward (Left)

William Ward, Four Star General, Demoted, Ordered to Repay $82,000

Four star General William E. Ward landed himself in hot water with his extravagant spending on hotels and other unauthorized purchases.

General Ward, who was nominated by President Bush and put in charge of  US Army Africa Command (AFRICOM) in 2007, used his government spending card to provide his family and staff with lavish vacations.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted Ward, stripping him of one of his stars, which means he will retire as a three star lieutenant general……..readmorehere

USA Today has an interesting article on whether the power of elitism creates a sense of entitlement among the upper hierarchy of organisations.

Experts speculate that these lapses stem from the sense of entitlement in the upper reaches that exists not just in the armed services.

“It’s an old narrative that those at the top often become poisoned by their power,” said Peter Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution. “We’ve unfortunately seen the same thing in business, politics, sports, etc. on a regular basis. The difference is I guess we’ve come to expect the worst in these other once respected institutions, sadly even in the church.” READMOREHERE

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    • Old Harry

      Hmm the CIA; of which has a history of hiring prostitutes, is going to investigate the USA Generals extra marital affairs. Now that is rich!

      • Anonymous

        if you believe this is about sex then you are the slowest dude alive.

        Obam is removing the top tier of military brass to avoid being overthrown in a coup detat.

    • Redfor

      This is extremely old news, suprised they’re bringing this back up. This General just went crazy spending tax payer money for his own benefit. Personally I think this general should have been stripped of all rank and privs, then given a dishonorable discharge. That’s what would have happened if he was a Sgt or Pvt.

      • All Natural

        You say the tax payers money like it belongs to you. It was stolen from you and everyone else. You have no say so. We have bigger problems than 82k dollars Mr. “Tax Payer”

    • truther357

      We have a lying, illegal POTUS..that is still a citizen of Indonesia, firing CEO’s, General’s and Admiral’s…Looks like We have sunk to the bottom of this ‘socialist sewer!’
      See my post..truther357

    • James Smith

      It looks to me just maybe all of these top General’s are being relieve of duty by the Usurper obama the treasonous traitor, thief, mass murderer, murderer, new world order, one world government, North American union socialist globalist communist UN banker owned scumbag, because obama is a blatant (in our face) Traitor and their not going along with the gross egregious constitutional violations making themselves Blatant Treason Traitors, I mean if take your orders from a punk Usurper what kind of person are you really?

    • trouble8696

      William Ward, Four Star General, Demoted, Ordered to Repay $82,000…Four star General William E. Ward landed himself in hot water with his extravagant spending on hotels and other unauthorized purchases < < < Good …William Ward, Four Star General… Deserved to be sacked…He should be sent to Guantanamo for roll call duties for 3 & 1/2 years as well… I never forget a face! But in your case I'll make an exception! GENERAL 4*** … :lol: … William Ward, Four Star General Retiring as a three-star general, as opposed to a four star, will cost Ward about $30,000 < < < Good … that will teach him for being Greedy…

    • Anonymous

      Think for a moment:
      Why is Obama getting rid of American Generals and instead putting UN Cronies in charge?

      • Anonymous

        he has to remove them first and leave the nation defenseless so it can be invaded by the UN “peacekeepers”. Most military fo not want another war aka IRAN.

        the zionist scum are behind this. look who is set toreplace Petraeus? JANE HARMAN, AIPAC spy and treasoner. this is all about the nation of Filth and their infiltration of the american cash cow.

    • OldGeezer

      Underneath the claptrap they are going to fire those generals who oppose a war with Iran. You can guess the rest of the story.

    • Sid

      In preparation for war and to consolidate his power this is what Hitler did to generals (source:Wikipedia):

      “As head of state, Hitler became Supreme Commander of the armed forces. The traditional loyalty oath of servicemen was altered to affirm loyalty to Hitler personally, rather than to the office of supreme commander or to the state. On 19 August, the merger of the presidency with the chancellorship was approved by a plebiscite with support of 90% of the electorate.

      In early 1938 Hitler used political blackmail to force his War Minister, Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg, to resign when a police dossier was discovered showing that Blomberg’s new wife had a record for prostitution. Hitler similarly ridded himself of army commander Colonel-General Werner von Fritsch after the Schutzstaffel (SS) produced allegations that he had taken part in a homosexual relationship. Both men had already fallen into disfavour after they had objected to Hitler’s demand that they have the Wehrmacht ready to go to war as early as 1938. Hitler used these incidents, known as the Blomberg–Fritsch Affair, to consolidate his hold over the military. He assumed Blomberg’s title of Commander-in-Chief, thus taking personal command of the armed forces. He replaced the Ministry of War with the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (High Command of the Armed Forces, or OKW), headed by General Wilhelm Keitel. On the same day, sixteen generals were stripped of their commands and 44 more were transferred; all were suspected of not having been sufficiently pro-Nazi. By early February 1938, twelve more generals had been removed.”

      I suppose I am getting paranoid, but the thought crossed my mind that our Hitler, Barack Obama, was purging the military of generals to replace them with those he considers loyal to him.

    • bustedbowl

      Time for a military coup, the civilians are getting ready to screw things up.

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