What’s going on here?

From NBC:

Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons removed for lack of trust: defense officials

Major General Michael Carey, USAF

By Jim Miklaszewski and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News

A top general in charge of the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal of nuclear ballistic missiles has been relieved of his command due to loss of trust, defense officials told NBC News.

Air Force officials said Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was fired for “personal misbehavior” while on temporary duty at an unspecified location outside his usual command. The officials would not describe the behavior, other than to say that it did not involve any sexual improprieties, drug use, gambling, or criminal conduct.

Carey oversaw the 20th Air Force, with a total of 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles at three locations across the U.S.

An Air Force statement said that Carey was relieved from command “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” The statement goes on to say that “the allegations are not related to operational readiness, inspection results, nor do they involve sexual misconduct.”

More at the link.

Major General Carey’s firing is the second one in a week; Vice Admiral Tim Giardina was reduced to two stars (Rear Admiral, upper half) and removed from his position as second in command of U.S. nuclear forces at U.S. Strategic Command due to a gambling investigation.

Both RADM Giardina, a 1979 graduate of the Naval Academy, and MGEN Carey, who entered the Air Force in 1978, are eligible for retirement, and in most cases not involving an actual crime, such officers would be urged to retire quietly.

I absolutely understand making certain that the top military officers involved with control of our nuclear arsenal have to be honest and fit beyond any doubt, and that any who fail to meet those high standards cannot remain in such positions. But the public nature of the dismissals is bound to raise questions about command and control of our nuclear arsenal, period, and it’s very unusual that such things would be made public in such a manner when no criminal charges are being contemplated.

13 Comments

  1. Four General Officers Grade were canned after Benghazi. Two this week. Before this week OTHERS were Fired.
    One would think Obummer fears the Military maybe because of Egypt, Venezuala, Central America and other leaders overthrown. This is a giant disturbing trend. Remember his best bud Muslim Bro Morsi was taken out by the military.

    Obama’s War on American Generals
    During the Bush administration there were only two American commanders of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Under Obama there have so far been five. There has been a new ISAF commander nearly every single year that Obama has been in office. The only exception is 2012 when Obama was too busy trying to win an election to bother further sabotaging a losing war.

    The parade of musical chair generals began when Obama demanded the resignation of General McKiernan. The Washington Post called the firing of a wartime commander a “rare decision.” It was the first time since the days of General Douglas MacArthur that a four-star commanding general had been purged during a war.

    Read more HERE: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/obamas-war-on-american-generals/

  2. Maybe they were fired because both officers said “No” when asked by Obama if they would use nuclear weapons on their own country.

  3. Dana, Re: your new tagline – If liberals actually understood economics, they wouldn’t be liberals.

    I keep telling you this is hopelessly naive, as if the only difference between conservatives and left wingers on the economy comes down to knowledge. It’s not as if left wingers don’t understand economics per se, it’s just that their ideological goals are more important. Left wingers don’t want economic growth if it leads to the dreaded “Income inequality”, they would rather have an economy where everyone makes the same, even if everyone was equally poor.

    Honestly, Dana, when are you going to get this through your head??

  4. An Air Force statement said that Carey was relieved from command “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” The statement goes on to say that “the allegations are not related to operational readiness, inspection results, nor do they involve sexual misconduct.”

    I think Eric hit it by saying he won’t nuke his own country. It appears he and BO have no trust in each other.

  5. Maybe a Hint?????

    Nation’s Bloated Nuclear Spending Comes Under Fire
    Sep 13, 2013

    Associated Press| by Jeri Clausing and Matthew Daly

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — At Los Alamos National Laboratory, a seven-year, $213 million upgrade to the security system that protects the lab’s most sensitive nuclear bomb-making facilities doesn’t work. Those same facilities, which sit atop a fault line, remain susceptible to collapse and dangerous radiation releases, despite millions more spent on improvement plans.

    In Tennessee, the price tag for a new uranium processing facility has grown nearly sevenfold in eight years to upward of $6 billion because of problems that include a redesign to raise the roof. And the estimated cost of an ongoing effort to refurbish 400 of the country’s B61 bombs has grown from $1.5 billion to $10 billion.

    Virtually every major project under the National Nuclear Security Administration’s oversight is behind schedule and over budget — the result, watchdogs and government auditors say, of years of lax accountability and nearly automatic annual budget increases for the agency responsible for maintaining the nation’s nuclear stockpile.

    Read More:
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/09/13/nations-bloated-nuclear-spending-comes-under-fire.html

  6. Nukes Transferred And Top Nuclear Commanders Fired
    October 12, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin

    This is unprecedented. When I first read of the firing of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Giardina (Second-in-command of the country’s nuclear arsenal), I wondered what was ‘really’ going on. But now, just 2 days later, Major General Michael Carey (in charge of all U.S. Air Force nuclear missiles) has also been fired.

    Two of our top nuclear commanders have just been fired.
    Does this ring any of your alarm bells?

    On Wednesday, OCT-9, the second-in-charge at U.S. Strategic Command, was fired.

    Strategic Command oversees the military’s nuclear fighter units, including the Navy’s nuclear-armed submarines and the Air Force’s nuclear bombers and nuclear land-based missiles. It is based at Omaha, Neb.

    On Friday, OCT-11, the Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles.

    The command of the 20th Air Force, is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles — a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country.

    “Two senior defense officials with knowledge of the allegations…spoke only on condition of anonymity…told the AP that (the allegations) are at least partly related to alcohol use.”

    More here: http://modernsurvivalblog.com/terrorism-war/nukes-transferred-and-top-nuclear-commanders-fired/#respond

  7. Something isn’t adding up here and there is BO smell about it. If you think the last was over the top, and I don’t blame you, here’s Lindsey Graham (RINO – SC) talking about it.

    Graham: Nukes In Hands Of Terrorists Could Result In Bomb Coming To Charleston Harbor
    September 3, 2013 12:55 PM

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s convinced that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.

    Graham told reporters in Goose Creek on Tuesday that taking action against Syria in response to the situation is not a question of yes or no, but rather a question of bad or worse choices.

    He says if there is no U.S. response, Iran will not believe America’s resolve to block Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Graham also says those nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists could result in a bomb coming to Charleston Harbor.

    http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/09/03/graham-nukes-in-hands-of-terrorists-could-result-in-bomb-coming-to-charleston-harbor/

    Now take all of the above and put it together with the firing of the Nuke General. Sumppin ain’t rite about it. And the back story being developed is the Gen hit the bottle. How convenient.

  8. I think I have the Charleston Nuke Story of Fact and Speculation straight now.
    To recap all of the above we have Two facts and some speculation that has verified facts in it.

    Fact# 1 Two Nuke Flag and/or General Officers were fired on and just after 9 October 2013.

    Fact# 2 We have the US Geological Agency and a few other seismic reporting entities, at least one in Germany, and in several parts of the world all reporting seismic activity at 1:58 UTC at a strength of 4.5 to 4.7 with one showing a double 4.7 simultaneously at the same location in the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 to 500 miles SE of Charleston.

    In addition we have one EU Times report stating how the seismic activity happened by way of a one kiloton atomic bomb dropped at the spot of the three reporting seismic stations as noted above on Oct 8, 2013 at 1:58 UTC. Then the article goes on to explane what was speculated to be the target of the bomb, but diverted to the ocean by one or both of the Generals fired on 9 to 11 October 2013 with other items of interest supposedly supporting the atomic bomb.

    If this article can be verified, then we have 3000deg red hot 15 alarm story. http://www.eutimes.net/2013/10/obama-ousts-top-officers-after-nuke-explodes-in-ocean-instead-of-charleston/

    Seismic Station: http://www.sott.net/article/267483-Moderate-earthquake-off-east-coast-of-US-8-October-2013

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