“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.”
~ George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Obama’s view of globalism and our insignificant role in the world has just gone through another alarming manifestation. He has appointed a German National to serve as Chief of Staff of the US Army Europe. Will our leader now make our military answerable to a foreigner?
The administration couldn’t find one competent American citizen?
Obama does not want the U.S. to be a sovereign nation and he is fundamentally transforming us. He sees us as part of the U.N. and the global community of communists, socialists and other dictators.
He can’t be any clearer.
German Army Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal, pictured above, who served with NATO in Afghanistan, will become the Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe.
This has never happened before, perhaps because our own Founding Fathers warned against foreign alliances.
The claim is that it underscores the importance of multinational operations in NATO.
Then leave him in NATO!
It’s probably a nod to Chancellor Merkel after our spying fiasco.
Brigadier General Markus Laubental will be stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany and will assume his duties immediately.
Can we expect a German National to serve our government loyally? Will he uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies?
Interestingly, Germany has been no supporter of Israel and there is growing opposition to Israel on the streets. Last year, Merkel pulled the plug on a vital ship deal with Israel to safeguard its energy supplies in the Mediterranean.
From the Jerusalem Post: According to a May report in Defense News, a German diplomat said, “But surely the political issue has clouded the bilateral relation and some things are not progressing as smoothly as they should” – the “political issue” being the peace talks.
Angela Merkel is close to Russia’s Putin, reluctant to issue any sanctions against them. She has a Communist past. She grew up in Russia-controlled East Germany and is “an ardent Russophile”.
She was once a member of the “Free German Youth” organization which calls itself a “cultural” youth organization. She served as their secretary for agitation and propaganda.
The former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder worked for the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom. He is a personal friend of Vladimir Putin and called the Russian president a ‘flawless democrat.’ He has defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
I guess if Laubenthal’s ordered to fire on U.S. citizens, he wouldn’t find it a problem.
Russia Today spoke well of the decision.
FM 101-5 – Staff Organization and Operations, Job Description:
Chief of Staff (Executive Officer)
The CofS (XO) is the commander’s principal staff officer. He directs staff tasks, conducts staff coordination, and ensures efficient and prompt staff response. The CofS oversees coordinating and special staff officers. He does not necessarily oversee the commanders personal staff officers, although he normally interacts with them every day. The commander normally delegates authority to the CofS for the executive management of coordinating and special staff officers.
Wiki has this:
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence (G-2). As the Army’s Chief Intelligence Officer, the responsibilities of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence include policy formulation, planning, programming, budgeting, management, staff supervision, evaluation, and oversight for intelligence activities, as well as overall coordination of the major intelligence disciplines.
This subverts our military command.
Edited after publication, job description included. He’s the commander’s principal staff officer.