Amid various claims that the Obama Administration is purging high-ranking military officers from the ranks, two more Flag Officers (Generals and Admirals from any branch of the Armed Forces) have been unceremoniously suspended from all duties pending results of what has been termed a “broadening” bribery and prostitution scandal, as reported by both The Washington Times on Nov. 10, 2013, and the right-of-center Front Page Magazine on Nov.8, 2013.
Vice Adm. Ted Branch, Director of Naval Intelligence, and Navy’s number two intel officer, Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, Director of Intelligence Operations are both under investigation for what the Obama-run Department of Defense (DoD) is calling “illegal and improper relations” both admirals may have had with a defense contractor who supposedly grifted millions of dollars from the taxpayers as well as bribing both military and civilian officials with high-priced doxies and other unspecified gifts over several years.
Although neither Flag Officer has been charged as of yet with any specific crime, the DoD has released that the accusations against the two involve “inappropriate conduct prior to their current assignments and Flag Officer rank.”
What It Takes…
In the wake of zero firings by the Obama Administration for the deaths of four Americans during the 2012 terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, the IRS targeting of the Tea Party, or the NSA surveillance on millions world-wide, many have rhetorically asked what exactly it takes to get fired from this administration.
If Front Page Magazine is right, then the answer is “to wear a uniform and have shiny stuff on one’s collar.” As the conservative portal wrote late last week:
[R]eports indicate that Obama has purged 197 senior military officers since moving into the White House and that many of the retired officers have been harassed at their new civilian jobs for criticizing the president’s policies.