BY JOE OTTO, CONSERVATION DAILY | AUGUST 13, 2014
Did Obama just surrender control of the Army?
We have been hearing for years that the United Nations was trying to infiltrate our military. With everything that Obama has done to weaken our armed forces, there is no doubt that the President is leading us toward a more globalist presence.
This past week, a new chief of staff was named for United States’ Army Europe. This individual will have tremendous control over the day-to-day function of our troops in Europe but his main powers would come during a time of war (God forbid).
Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal is highly decorated and earned his stars as a tank commander and as chief of staff of Regional Command North with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
At a time when Russia is mobilizing more of its forces and blatantly violating a thirty-year old nuclear weapons treaty, it is important that our European forces remain on high alert and vigilant. No one wants to go to war, but that doesn’t mean that we should take our guard down. Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. The same is true on the international stage …
When I read General Laubenthal’s resume, I see a man who has dedicated his life to the armed forces. There is only one small but incredibly important problem: Brigadier General Laubenthal is not an American … he is German!
So let me get this straight: We have Russia rolling across Eastern Europe … we have ISIS and other terrorist organizations recruiting throughout Europe … This is a time when the United States must show strength, not weakness!
Not only has Barack H. Obama drawn down our European forces to the point where there isn’t a SINGLE U.S. tank left in Europe, but now the administration has named a FOREIGN General as the head of its European command!
Tell Congress it must STOP the Obama administration from naming a foreigner as the head of U.S. Army Europe!
I am sure that Markus Laubenthal is a very nice man. Unfortunately, he isn’t an American. He hasn’t taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and it is shocking that the Obama administration would actually expect U.S. soldiers to follow a foreigner (potentially) into battle.
When I first heard this, I immediately thought of the Roman Empire. Now, if that seems unconnected, allow me to explain …
Toward the end of the Roman Empire, Rome placed many semi-friendly Germanic tribes in charge of protecting the frontier. These friendly tribes allied themselves with Rome and the local chieftains rose through the ranks of the Roman military. However, when it came time to defend the Empire, these Germanic tribes just couldn’t cut it. When the going got tough, they ran away.
I am forced to recall the Roman downfall because just as Rome placed trust in Germanic peoples to lead their armies, we seem to be making the same mistake now in Europe.
We all know how the Roman story ends. The Gauls ultimately defeated the Romans and the entire empire crumbled.
Listen, I am not a proponent of an imperial America. We definitely need to conserve our strength and pick our battles. But it would be foolish to ignore the parallels between the Roman decline and our own. Outsourcing military control on the frontier is suicide.
What is the administration thinking putting a foreigner in charge of our armed forces in Europe?! Surely I am not the only one who thinks this is a horrible idea! This is nothing short of lunacy!
What does it say about us as a nation if we have a foreigner in charge of our Army on an entire continent? This is dangerous, irresponsible and, quite frankly, it is un-American!
It is called the American Army for a reason, but now Obama has placed a German General in charge to advance his globalist agenda … Other rumors suggest that the appointment is an attempt to ease the tension surrounding the fact that the U.S. has been spying on Germany.
So that’s how it works now? We get caught spying on a country because we don’t believe it was a true ally and the solution is to give a foreign national control over our military forces???
Do you know where I first heard about this? I first read about this on the Russia Times website, the mouthpiece for the Russian government. This move is not being lost on our enemies who are looking at this and laughing at us!
You hear nothing but crickets from the mainstream media on this and, as a result, there is no outrage. This is just how the administration wants it.
Well, that ends today!
Join me in DEMANDING that Congress put a stop to Obama’s globalist agenda and make sure that a foreigner isn’t running our military!