I have been wondering about this for a while as well

Thoughts on a Sunday is a non-negotiable mandatory read for me each and every week.  Tonite, DCE (aka Chan, who actually lives in my home town) has a little blurb on what many have been thinking about for a coupla few years now:

The purge of high-ranking military officers has a lot of people asking “What’s going on?”

While a number of ‘retirements’ may be legitimate, there are multitudes more that have as their basis questionable causes. As one commenter asked, is the Obama Administration “applying a litmus test of would these officers fire on Americans on American Soil?”

If Obama’s trying to get rid of officers that wouldn’t fire on their countrymen, does that mean he’s positioning himself to make himself President-For-Life?

DCE talks about normal retirements – but it seems that there are so many more for ‘at cause’ reasons – 200 senior officers over the last two years?  Add that up to what we saw with DHS’s handling of the Boston lockdown, the purchase (acceptance?) of 2,700 MRAPS, the continued militarization of our local police and the proliferation of SWAT teams. Oh yeah, add in the stepped up intensity and quantity of Obama decrees by fiat overriding passed legislation and the lawlessness implied thereof?

Well, am I being cynical or paranoid?