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U.S. Decorated Veteran: Tossed Under the Bus Because He DID Follow the Rules
City Watch ^ | 12 Jul 2013 | Katharine Russ

Posted on 07/12/2013 10:59:56 PM PDT by george76

The saga of LTC Matthew Dooley, the Officer condemned for portraying Islam negatively, terminated from a teaching position and publicly scorned by high-ranking officials continues to suffer the “fall-out” from recklessly made decisions absent of any due process.

For over a year, Dooley’s career has been in limbo creating undue hardship for his family.

Earlier this year, a military corrections board consisting of 2 Generals and 3 Colonels, recommended Dooley be retained on the Army’s Battalion Command List. The newly confirmed Chief of the U.S. Central Command, General Lloyd J. Austin III, then Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army, overruled that approval. Austin ordered Dooley’s name to be taken off the list signaling what appears to be the end of a decorated career for Dooley.

Dooley was targeted for termination from a teaching post in the spring of 2012 for teaching an APPROVED course at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), a branch of National Defense University (NDU).

Dooley took the course titled “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” in 2010 at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) and shortly after, he was selected to teach the course. “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” had been an approved elective course by the National Defense University (NDU) for over six years.

The curriculum and guest speakers had also been vetted by the school administration. This was again confirmed in writing by the NDU Deputy VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Brenda Roth in December 2011.

His class garnered high praise from his Superiors, particularly the Commandant at JFSC who gave Dooley an outstanding Officer Evaluation Report (OER) and recommended Dooley for an immediate promotion.

(Excerpt) Read more at mail.citywatchla.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: army; austin; dempsey; dod; dooley; islam; islamicradicalism; jfsc; lloydjaustiniii; matthewdooley; muslims; usmc

1 posted on 07/12/2013 10:59:56 PM PDT by george76
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We’ve gone so far astray from the founding principles and initiatives.

The enemy is indubitably within.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 11:08:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
From the article: Islamic Sharia Law prohibits criticism of Islam and notably appears to have a foothold within our nation’s highest offices.

The enemy is indubitably within.

We elected him in 2008, and again in 2012.

3 posted on 07/12/2013 11:38:30 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: george76
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey ordered a review of the instruction on April 24, 2012 that was allegedly “disrespectful of the Islamic religion” so to ensure “cultural sensitivity.”

Dempsey and others should be investigated for enabling Major Hassan to carry on his aggressive Islamic posturing for years until he carried out his personal jihad at Fort Hood.

This is sheer idiocy at the highest levels. The military personnel who enable masss murder are promoted and those teaching an accurate picture of Islam are harassed and punished.

4 posted on 07/13/2013 4:57:47 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

“This is sheer idiocy at the highest levels. The military personnel who enable masss murder are promoted and those teaching an accurate picture of Islam are harassed and punished.”...

Welcome to the “new” America. What a country!


5 posted on 07/13/2013 5:22:33 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: george76

Hey now, boys and girls........

Anybody out there STILL think that they can trust the military when push comes to shove???

ESPECIALLY the top brass??

Me neither.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 5:33:18 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: george76

So let me get this straight:

“The newly confirmed Chief of the U.S. Central Command, General Lloyd J. Austin III, then Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army” is the point man for this issue. He did, after all, sign the final official letter on this issue. But then, doesn’t Central Command run all of the Combat Operations in the Islamic terrorist areas of operations?

So we have an Army General Officer ordering/approving Americans to go out and kill/injure Islamic terrorists and to run the risks of being killed/injured by Islamic terrorists on a daily basis while punishing a LtCol who was trying to teach an academic course on what drives Islamic terrorists?

That course, IMHO, could/would/did provide future combat leadership insights as to what motivates Islamic Terrorists.

I would be much more impressed with the Army’s position on this issue if we were no longer involved in daily combat operations against Islamic terrorists.

Me? I received and acknowledged lawful orders from within the DOD to be part of America’s first response to Islamic Terrorism as fermented by the Palestine Liberation Organization and allied groups. The date of those orders was 1 July 1978. And that was long before any of the principle players in this farce were commissioned officers!


7 posted on 07/13/2013 5:37:43 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: george76

Islam does a fabulous job of portraying itself negatively....you just can’t point it out or even mention it publicly. It’s not even safe here on FR...several years ago, while I was in school. I had put my school email addy in my FR profile because there was another member who was sending me articles related to one of the degrees that I was working on. I posted a comment about Islam related to a news story that was posted on FR. The next day I received an email from a person who said he had reported me to the president of the university and the university police for being a member of a white supremacist organization (FR). I thought it was a joke. the following day I received a call from the university police telling me that I must report to the station. They grilled me for hours...they had copies of every post that I made on FR...they had stack of paper about 6 inches tall with every bit of info that they could find on me. I was worried that I was going to be thrown out of school. Finally, at the end, the police chief said that he didn’t find anything at all wrong and that I did not have anything to worry about. He said they were required to investigate any complaint of this type...even if it was from an anonymous person.


8 posted on 07/13/2013 5:44:43 AM PDT by RouxStir (No peein' allowed in the gene pool.)
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To: Flintlock

“Anybody out there STILL think that they can trust the military when push comes to shove???”

If you were stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from the 1950’s to the 1980’s you were poisoned by the water. DOD and the Marine Corps covered it up for years and have tried to stonewall health studies and Congress for the past 20 years as the story has come to light. Millions of service people, dependents, and civilian workers on the base during the period of contamination were exposed and thousands are suffering or dead from various cancers and neurological disorders.

If you believe the military looks after its own, particularly the USMC, watch the documentary “Semper Fi”. It can be downloaded from Amazon or Netflix. The modern military is led by politicians who look after themselves, not the people that serve.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 5:47:26 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: george76

A man is known by his enemies, and if Dempsey is your enemy, then you are on the right side.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LucyT; Brown Deer; MestaMachine; justiceseeker93; null and void; AuntB; seekthetruth; jazusamo; ...

In order to appease Muslims , General Dempsey and the Department of Defense rushed to punish LTC Dooley. In the process, they violated not only our Nation’s core principles of free speech and academic freedom guaranteed by our Constitution, but also, a number of the military’s own regulations dealing with academic freedom


11 posted on 07/13/2013 7:01:29 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Well said and it's because Dempsey has his nose so far up Obama’s rear he has to breathe through his mouth.

In my view Dempsey does nothing that he even suspicions his boss would have to give a thought to.

It's a sad day when the CJCS has forgotten his oath.

12 posted on 07/13/2013 8:53:25 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Nip
Bernard Austin is a classic affirmative action officer. He is dumb as a box of rocks, a bully with a short fuse on his temper who has blustered and intimidated his way up the command chain. The city of Gainesville , Ga, his birthplace, has a monument to him to their disgrace. Austin is a thug who knows his master in the WH’s desires. Watch for Austin to get a fourth star and be a contender to be Chief of Staff of the Army. He can then be well placed to engage in thuggish behavior to force the queering and corrupting of the Army on his subordinates. The goal is to complete the destruction of the traditional officer corps and make sure most ranking officers are the same sort of political hacks and goons that make up third world militaries. The goal is for these soulless morally and ethically calloused beings to preside over a military that is heavily infiltrated with queers, Muslims and general nut cases who can be relied on to defend the government against the people.
13 posted on 07/13/2013 6:11:37 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Who is Bernard Austin? I thought his name was Lloyd James. Also, I thought he was born in Thomasville, Ga?


14 posted on 07/14/2013 6:05:17 PM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 7thson
I was relying on memory not a good thing. It is Lloyd Austin and he is from Thomasville where they do have some sot of monument to him. He is also a thug.
15 posted on 07/14/2013 6:24:03 PM PDT by robowombat
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