Over the weekend, this columnist spoke with an old friend who has spent much of his life in the military. Though he spoke on the condition of anonymity, I can tell you that he was in the U.S. Air Force, and served at Strategic Air Command Headquarters.
During the course of our conversation, I asked his opinion on the belief that Obama is considering using the military to implement martial law against the American people.
This highly respected veteran looked me dead in the eyes, and said: “What do you think these purges have been about?”
Over the last couple of years, Obama has ordered hundreds of officers to leave the military.
In fact, on October 9, 2013, Vice Admiral Timothy Giardina, Deputy Commander of U.S. Strategic Command was relieved of duty. Two days later, the man in charge of the nation’s nuclear missiles, Major General Michael Carey was also relieved of his command.
Perhaps, the most infamous example of Obama’s purge, came with the forced exit of Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis.
So, when this reporter inquired about his dismissal, my source very calmly said:
Mattis hates Obama, and the word is, the general really gave him hell over the NDAA, he called him a dictator.
This is in line with what another highly respected patriot said two years ago…
In January 2013, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama’s second term
Garrow made the following Facebook post:
I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not. Those who will not are being removed.”
So, who is that source?
Garrow replied: “The man who told me this is one of America’s foremost military heroes.”
Understand, this did not come from Alex Jones or even Glenn Beck, or from anyone else the left often dismisses with great ease.
Garrow is a well-respected activist and has spent much of his life rescuing infant girls from China, babies who would be killed under that country’s one-child policy. He was also nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for his work.
Garrow’s claim came on the heels of a report in the Washington Free Beacon (WFB) that the head of Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was being dismissed by Obama and would leave his post in March 2013.
The WFB article stated:
Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned.
Did Gen. Mattis refuse to “fire on U.S. citizens?”