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President Obama Asking Military Leaders if They Will Fire on U.S.
Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded email that
contains an article that said noted author and humanitarian, Dr. Jim Garrow,
has revealed that President Obama is using a new litmus test for his
military leaders. The article said that President Obama is
asking if they will follow orders and fire on US citizens. Garrow posted this allegation on his Facebook
page and it has gone viral.
The Truth: Dr. Garrow told TruthOrFiction.Com that he did
post this information on his Facebook page, which was passed on to him by an anonymous source. Garrow's
unnamed source is a legend in the U.S.
Military who had heard this second hand from a friend, another military
officer, who he recruited. This according to an interview with Garrow on WDTV,
which was posted on
YouTube on January 23, 2012.
A clipping from
about this story was found posted on his profile page.
This is not the first time that such a rumor has gone into circulation. We
found a similar rumor of a President testing the allegiance of his
military leaders in 2003 posted on a Yahoo group, which actually originated in
1995 from a
Twenty Nine Palms Survey found posted on a website called, "Jews for
the Preservation of Firearms Ownership."
When the members of the U.S. Military join or earn their commissions an
oath is administered to them. The enlisted swear to obey the
President but there is no such mention of this in the oath administered
to the Officers.
The oath that is administered
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and
the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations
and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The oath administered to new
Officers: I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I
will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this
obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office
on which I am about to enter.
We have contacted the
Department of Defense and are hoping to hear back from them soon.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Examiner – by Dave Gibson
On Monday, renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Jim Garrow made a
shocking claim about what we can expect to see in Obama’s second term.
Garrow made the following Facebook post:
I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama
is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must
go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus
test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens
or not.” Those who will not are being removed.
So, who is the source?
Garrow replied: “The man who told me this is one of America’s foremost
Understand, this is not coming from Alex Jones or Jesse Ventura, or from
anyone else the left often dismisses with great ease.
Garrow is a well-respected activist and has spent much of his life
rescuing infant girls from China, babies who would be killed under that
country’s one-child policy. He was also nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
for his work.
His bio on Amazon.com reads:
Dr. James Garrow is the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man’s Quest to
End Gendercide in China. He has spent over $25 million over the past
sixteen years rescuing an estimated 40,000 baby Chinese girls from
near-certain death under China’s one-child-per-couple policy by
facilitating international adoptions. He is the founder and executive
director of the Bethune Institute’s Pink Pagoda schools, private
English-immersion schools for Chinese children. Today he runs 168
schools with nearly 6,300employees.
This comes on the heels of Sunday’s report in the Washington Free Beacon
(WFB) that the head of Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis
is being dismissed by Obama and will leave his post in March.
The WFB article states:
“Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is
being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central
Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier
Did Gen. Mattis refuse to “fire on U.S. citizens?”
Thanks to TransAm for this article.
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