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1 high-ranking military officer shown the door every 8.8 days since 2009

From Washington Times, "GORDON: Purging America’s military":

What in the world is happening to senior military officers under the Obama administration?

It seems that every week since President Obama took office in 2009, we’ve been hearing that another top leader has been summarily fired, despite his decades of loyal service and valuable experience in protecting the nation. Statistically speaking, it’s actually closer to one every 8.8 days, a staggering 200 military brass shown the door in less than five years.

The Pentagon has offered up a grab bag of reasons for these dismissals — from a simple “loss of confidence,” to more descriptive “insensitive remarks,” “sexual misconduct,” and even “counterfeit poker chips.”

The latest two to fall from grace, Navy Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, were stripped of their security clearances last week, effectively ending their careers. They allegedly engaged in “inappropriate conduct” over a Navy contracting scandal related to scheduling port visits in Southeast Asia during the past decade. According to Navy officials, the probe into Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia is expected to widen — meaning, we’ll likely see other senior officers terminated in the weeks ahead.

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They're getting nervous

They're losing the military, because they're waking up en masse. They've removed several O-6 or above officers in charge of nuclear weapons. They removed a Navy commander during Bengazi only one month on station. There are multiple corroborating rumors that officers and special operations are being sorted by who will fire on civilians and who will not.

A once impossible thing, a flag officer criticizing the POTUS in front of troops, is happening all the time. A full chicken O-6 (Colonel) recently said "F#@# Obama" in Afghanistan in front of his brigade. Oathkeepers tabs are on display in Barracks everywhere.

If we are to avoid a violent end of regime like East Germany was able to, we need the military on the side of the people. That's why the troops should be supported. So I highly encourage everyone to thank the troops after one question:

"are you an oathkeeper"


"Then thank you so much for your service. We support you."

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What about 2000 - 2008?

What was the average departure rate between 2000 and 2008? That would be an interesting fact. To bad the article doesn't site its source, which makes it hard to research any additional information.