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by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 25, 2013) — On Wednesday, Todd Starnes of Fox News reported that an Army instructor at Ft. Hood told soldiers readying to deploy overseas earlier this month that Tea Party and evangelical Christian groups posed a threat to the nation as “extremists” and “domestic enemies.”
However, a training manual used by the Department of Defense contains the same type of “instruction,” including the contention that America’s Founding Fathers were radicalized “extremists.”
During the George W. Bush presidency, some complained that the military had become too overtly Christian. Earlier this year, the Pentagon was known to have met with a vocal anti-Christian activist, Mikey Weinstein.
On Wednesday, The Post & Email contacted the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army about the alleged Ft. Hood incident but received no response. On Thursday, we addressed a second request for comment to Lt. Col. J. Todd Breasseale, who also failed to respond.
Starnes reported on Friday that “The Secretary of the Army has ordered military leaders to halt all briefings on extremist organizations that labeled Evangelical Christian groups as domestic hate groups.”
Since April 2009, the Obama regime has labeled members of the Tea Party, evangelical Christians, Catholics, orthodox Jews, home-schooling advocates, supporters of the U.S. Constitution, big-government opponents, military veterans, and Second Amendment proponents as “right-wing extremists.” The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which has acted as an adviser to the regime, describes “patriot groups” and “sovereign citizens” as intending “threats and violence.”
Without any sourcing, the SPLC states:
…One law enforcement agency has found 50 new militia training groups — one of them made up of present and former police officers and soldiers. Authorities around the country are reporting a worrying uptick in Patriot activities and propaganda…
A key difference this time is that the federal government — the entity that almost the entire radical right views as its primary enemy — is headed by a black man. That, coupled with high levels of non-white immigration and a decline in the percentage of whites overall in America, has helped to racialize the Patriot movement, which in the past was not primarily motivated by race hate. One result has been a remarkable rash of domestic terror incidents since the presidential campaign, most of them related to anger over the election of Barack Obama. At the same time, ostensibly mainstream politicians and media pundits have helped to spread Patriot and related propaganda, from conspiracy theories about a secret network of U.S. concentration camps to wholly unsubstantiated claims about the president’s country of birth.
The Army refuses to address questions over the authenticity of the documentation of its de facto commander-in-chief despite a law enforcement investigation declaring it fraudulent. The spokesman for the Defense Department, George Little, who in July announced “a new era of openness” between the military and the media, tendered his resignation last week, effective November 15.
According to the Obama regime, “Sovereign citizens” can mean violent criminals, white-collar criminals, and veterans attempting to purge local government corruption.
Both media contacts also did not respond to The Post & Email’s query about the dismissal of up to nine military commanders in recent weeks amidst allegations of “misconduct” and gambling. On Wednesday, TheBlaze reported that unnamed military sources related the firing of nine commanders dating back to April of this year and beginning with Gen. Carter Ham, who military sources have told The Post & Email was relieved of his command by his subordinate when he refused to follow the “stand-down” order which reportedly came from the White House on the night of September 11, 2012 in regard to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans.
The Blaze was told by “a Pentagon official” that “young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job — just keep your mouth shut.”
A second commander whose career has reportedly ended under Obama is Adm. Charles Gaouette, about whom The Post & Email inquired of the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, earlier this year as to his whereabouts and received the response of “no comment.”
The Air Force retaliated against a 19-year serviceman who could not affirm his commander’s homosexuality when she demanded to know his views.
The Army has referred to the SPLC in its instruction materials which were reportedly assembled from “an internet search.”
Our request of Breasseale was apparently “reality-based,” as five members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh, who pledged to “to create a standardized program of instruction and training.” McHugh was ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee before his appointment to Secretary of the Army by Obama in 2009.
The website of the Army appears to refer to “extremists” as Islamic terrorists against whom U.S. soldiers are pitted in life-and-death battles overseas.
This story has been updated.