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Who Benefits When Top Military Brass Fall

Rick905 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:25 PM
Stalin's 'Great Purge' was in 1936-39. When the Nazis invaded Russia in in June 1941, they scored tremendous victories, because the Red Army lacked competent officers and NCO's. 3 million Red soldiers became POW's and virtually all died in captivity. Another 3 million were lost to combat and disease. Adding to the list of American Generals and Admirals, there is General Stanley A. McChrystal, who was serving as commander of our forces in Afghanistan. His sin was that members of his staff referred to "Vice President Bite Me" in a bar conversation where a Rolling Stone reporter was present.
Everyone is preoccupied with the events surrounding the juicy sex scandal involving now-former CIA Director David Petraeus to the point they may not have noticed a pattern -- a shake-down -- that is taking place in our military top brass, much like the one currently happening in Russia under President Vladimir Putin.

Curiously, the shake-down here in the U.S. began just after the September 11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, begging the question: Who benefits when great military leaders like Petraeus fall?

According to ABC News on October 27, "In an unusual move" the Navy replaced Rear Adm. Charles...