History repeating itself?

or is my Reynolds Wrap yarmulke not properly tuned?

I’ve been rereading  Heinz Höhne The Order of the Death’s Head and I’m struck by the similarities between the Petraeus/Allen black sewage water and a similar scandal in 1938, specifically the Blomberg-von Fritsch Affair?  Call me crazy, maybe?

Could Obongo be preemptively trying to cower and/or neuter the Armed Forces in anticipation of something else?

btw, love this tweet:  “Paula Broadwell” sounds like if your dad tried to make up a Bond girl name on the spot.

 

12 comments

  1. 1
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    You are not alone in your speculations, Light. I have been quietly watching, passing no judgments, letting the coincidence and convenience speak for themselves. It seems as if our top brass is being put to pasture. I cannot help but believe they are viewed as a threat to someone, or someones. If Benghazi turned out to be a modern day Iran Contra, or Gunrunning operation to Al; Queda……I don’t think that would sit too well with most people….I feel sorry for Jill and Paula, caught up in this.
    Was it a setup?
    I could care less about affairs, it happens, sad, but it happens.
    I think the whole operation stinks personally, but in the meantime to watch, take note. I know damn well a lot of folks are, those with clout, unlike myself.
    I also believe some brass are viewed as a direct threat to this administration.
    But it’s just too damn pat, like many election returns.
    So now to watch and observe………

  2. 2
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Best short story I have read in a long time, right up there with “for whom the bell tolls” and a lot more concise.

    I trust everyone in America gets to read this, it should go viral in no time.

    Everybody – click on the link “something else” in the above post.

  3. 3
    Alceste growls and barks:

    Or the Night of the Long Knives or the Great Purge of Stalin.

    History isn’t written to give professors a job; it’s written so we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, as Hitler said, most of the people “don’t think.” You can seriously look back at a lot of Lenin-Stalin-Hitler history and see conspicuous similarities to the Obama Admin. But the most of humanity are idiots who care more about American Idol than history. Which is why we are doomed to repeat it.

    Btw, that IS a great Bond name!
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  4. 4
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    My thoughts as well, made earlier today here.

  5. 5
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    And the thinking of

    Or the Night of the Long Knives or the Great Purge of Stalin.

    Look at this shit.
    Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them
    History is fucking repeating it’s self.

  6. 6
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    The last step in the revolution being fomented is undermining the military such that the ‘people’ distrust them. The left has control of communications (or the major part of it), the courts, education, big business via their union fellow travelers, the rapidly expanding immigrant populations, and the useful idiots comprising that 50 point RCH populace.

    What they don’t understand is the succession of command in a military organization. While they can take out large portions of the senior command structure a la Al Capone, as they clearly IMHO, are in this case. They can’t reach far enough down into the well to neutralize the real military. The great Robert Heinlein in one of his earlier short stories mentioned something as the “Revolt of the Colonels” and that is where these gangsters cannot succeed in the O-6 and below ranks and damned few enlisted types, especially the senior NCOs that have always really ran the show. Hell, we could have a damned effective military run solely by E-7 through E-9 types and they would be untouchable by Ogabes political ‘hit’ machine. Unlike armies of the past, ours is by far the most educated and competent the world has seen. Take a look at the stats on enlisted men with college degrees or in pursuit of them and the story is told. We don’t need what was formerly the formal education only possessed by officers.
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  7. 7
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC LOBO @ #:

    Look at this shit.
    Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them

    Heh, whoever thought that one up better hope it doesn’t get accepted or everyone will be signing up. No more citizenship + exile = no more IRS claims over an individual; plus good luck to any domestic creditor trying to collect from the new exiles. There will be a few countries who will be more than happy to take the exiles, too.

  8. 8
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    LC Jackboot IC/A says:

    Hell, we could have a damned effective military run solely by E-7 through E-9 types

    Many years ago I was part of a major naval training exercise where some of the destroyers had all officers removed, these ships generally performed better than the ships with officers.

  9. 9
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:
    Yanno, that’s what I was thinking. But, whatever country that accepted, well, us, would have to adapt to one major thing. Our “hunting/gun culture”. I don’t know of any country that allows it’s citizens the freedom such as we have regarding private ownership of firearms. Ok, except for Switzerland. :em03:

  10. 10
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID,

    I quite agree with you. Because I did my MA paper on the 1938 Red Army prge, I thought of that first, but your suggestion of Blomberg-Fritsch may fit even better, at least at this point. As I vaguely recall, Castro also purged a number of his generals in the 1980s, including the dommander of his Angolan Legion. Sorry, I don’t remember the Cuban General’s name, Spanish names give me the sort of trouble that Slavic names give the rest of you. :em05:

    Terrapod says:

    Best short story I have read in a long time, right up there with “for whom the bell tolls” and a lot more concise.
    I trust everyone in America gets to read this, it should go viral in no time.
    Everybody – click on the link “something else” in the above post.

    I second your recommendation wholeheartedly.

    LC Lobo

    Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them

    That’s me! I signed this morning. :em01:
    Exile me?… Maybe back to the land of my birth? That’d be the USA circa 1946-1955. Make my day! Puhleeze don’t throw me into that briar patch!! :em05:

  11. 11
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Got this from a friend,

    Isn’t it odd that FBI agents would be reading the emails of the CIA director to his mistress and that the director of the FBI, who briefs the president weekly, did not make the president aware of this? The FBI could only lawfully spy on Petraeus by the use of a search warrant, and it could only get a search warrant if its agents persuaded a federal judge that Petraeus himself — not his mistress — was involved in criminal behavior under federal law.

    :em03:

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    The “something else” link was definitely worth the read. Hope it doesn’t have to come to that, but………………….