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Hertling leaves USAREUR without fanfare, retires
Stars and Stripes ^ | November 8, 2012 | Matt Millham

Posted on 11/09/2012 8:52:54 PM PST by Rabin

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the now-former commander of U.S. Army Europe, quietly departed Germany last week and retired days later at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “Lt. Gen. Hertling’s decision to retire was a matter of personal choice... "The command didn’t alert the press to, nor issue a news release on its website, where Hertling’s official biography now says he “was” USAREUR commander from March 25, 2011, through Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: hertling; militarypurge; obamapurge; usareur
Night of the Long Knives.

Rab

1 posted on 11/09/2012 8:53:00 PM PST by Rabin
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To: Rabin
Night of the Long Knives.

Ham
Patraeus
Hertling
I wonder who's next?
Tune in tomorrow for the next episode of "Rohm on the Potomac"

2 posted on 11/09/2012 9:07:01 PM PST by Roccus (.POLITICIAN...........a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Rabin

Wow. My (late) FIL was in school there when DH was born.
This is really unsettling. Can you say Mugabe?


3 posted on 11/09/2012 9:15:17 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Rabin

Will any of them speak up or speak out? Do they risk their pensions if they do? Will it help the country if they do? Who will follow this one?


4 posted on 11/09/2012 9:24:01 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

Shsssh....it’s “personal”!


5 posted on 11/09/2012 9:40:09 PM PST by haffast
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To: Rabin

From a poster on S&S:

“Tospeakthetruth

What I heard was that he tried to save the Schweinfurt and Bamberg communities from closure and also the 170th Armor Brigade in Baumholder and 172nd Brigade in Grafenwoehr from disbanding. But the obama administration and panetta didn’t want to hear it. From what I was told, he tried to convince the administration that there should be more of a foot print in USAREUR and that removing those two brigades would have a adverse effect on our relations in Europe with NATO and also national security implications.

So he was told it was time to retire. Which is consistant with the current administrations theme regarding general officers who don’t share their strategic views. Remember General’s McKernian, who was also a USAREUR Commander, McCrystal, and it appears of late, General Ham. Were all relieved and sent packing by the obama administration. Appears president obama and his advisors know more about warefighting and maintaining allied relations in Europe than all those generals do.”


6 posted on 11/09/2012 9:47:55 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Rabin
Well, well, well.

The General who oversaw our base in Sicily - the one with the special forces assets - on September 11, 2012 just up and “retires”?

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Not a purge. Not a coup. Not a Marxist takeover.

7 posted on 11/09/2012 10:23:22 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Red Steel; Rabin; lizol; Lukasz; Grzegorz 246; Tailgunner Joe
Obama was heard live on microphone making a solemn promise to the Russians that things would be easier after he was re-elected, and indeed Obama is keeping his promise.

Prayers for Poland and any of our allies who intend to remain allies with what's left of the U.S. Those who abstained from voting for a Mormon have surely brought this great country down to its knees by condoning another four years of Obama.





8 posted on 11/09/2012 10:39:46 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Right now, my loyalty is more with Poland than the US.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 10:40:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Thank you Dfwgator. I’m going to refrain from saying anything other than I trust our loyal Polish friends a lot more than I trust many here in the U.S.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 10:44:43 PM PST by bd476
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To: Rabin

Obama is building his “compliant” military. I used to wonder if I were paranoid but not anymore. O is coming after people like me.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 10:46:36 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: bd476

I voted for Romney mostly because I feared the ramifications for Poland and Israel if Obama won again.

The State Department now is really going to do a full court press on Poland to accept Sodomites.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 10:46:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rabin

The list just gets longer and longer....this is NOT a good thing at all


13 posted on 11/09/2012 11:01:50 PM PST by Nifster
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To: dfwgator

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What Obama
wasn’t able to implement in the last four years are
his top priorities right now.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 11:05:15 PM PST by bd476
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To: Rabin

It is starting to sound a bit like the Turkish PM Erdogan’s government; he just put dissenting secular generals in jail.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 11:33:11 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Rabin; All

Post/thread BUMP!


16 posted on 11/09/2012 11:55:01 PM PST by PGalt
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To: bd476; dfwgator
Wolfsschanze

< /free association >

17 posted on 11/10/2012 2:58:05 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Red Steel
Appears president obama and his advisors know more about warefighting and maintaining allied relations in Europe than all those generals do.”

Any problems the Europeans have can be fixed with a speech by the One.

18 posted on 11/10/2012 5:47:59 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: bd476

Interesting how Obozo KNEW he was going to be re-elected then....


19 posted on 11/10/2012 5:56:08 AM PST by matginzac
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To: bd476

Add Soros to that mix...New World Order...a former Nazi’s dream.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 5:58:15 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Red Steel
I think the word we're looking for is putsch -- a short review of Russian history in the 1930's under Stalin will show multiple parallels, sans the actual blood.

I finally realized that a FaceBook friend from HS in the 70s is no smarter than she was back then when she proclaimed her support of The One just before the election. She did this in the face of having a daughter, son-in-law, and son on active duty in the Army and living in Eastern KY Coal Country. I have shown much restraint in not making FB posts of every coal company layoff for her attention.

21 posted on 11/10/2012 6:40:01 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Rabin

Very, very interesting. Thanks for posting.
Worth reading is the complete Stripes article and especially the letters that followed it.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 6:59:09 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Rabin

bttt


23 posted on 11/10/2012 7:03:02 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: MestaMachine
Do they risk their pensions if they do?

No.

24 posted on 11/10/2012 11:49:16 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: Travis McGee; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

Just cleaning out the flag positions so the Gays will have great spots to be promoted into.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:01:48 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I never say “gays” unless it’s in quotes. Or just HOMOS.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 10:00:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MestaMachine
When a Flag Rank officer runs afoul of the powers that be he is usually offered a court martial or retirement. Years ago my father told the Pentagon something they did not want to hear vis-a-vis force retention. He was given the above choices. He had two small children and could not afford to fight them. He was a doctor and it caused a major stink in the medical community. It almost killed him after 33 years of service.
27 posted on 11/11/2012 3:39:04 PM PST by Himyar
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