During an interview on the Alex Jones radio program on Tuesday, former Navy Seal Benjamin Smith told Jones that the Obama administration has a “litmus test” for officers in the U.S. military, asking if they'll command their troops to confiscate firearms from Americans.
“Going back to the beginning of this administration, I’ve had friends within the community talking about how they were brought in and questioned with people from more towards the top side and the questioning….where it was pointing was do you feel comfortable disarming American citizens,” Smith said, adding that there are a lot of "funny things" happening in the military.
Earlier this month, Smith garnered attention when he said that the federal government was trying to get veterans to respond violently to police in order to enact martial law following the Million Vet March protest at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. that was closed due to the government shutdown.
“They want us to do something,” Smith said during an interview on America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer on Fox News. “They either want to diminish our voice or our significance, or draw contact and they can crush us.
“I mean, you've got [Texas Democratic Rep.] Sheila Jackson Lee calling for martial law to end the shutdown. I mean, that's insane, that's getting rid of the Constitution of the United States, which is also what every service member has signed up to, and including their life for [sic], to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Smith further said that the government has been targeting veterans by going after their Second Amendment rights by not allowing veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain firearms, as well as disenfranchising the veterans' voting rights during the 2012 presidential election.
“They want to discredit the military, and get us to do something stupid, so they can lock us down,” Smith continued.
During the interview with Jones on Tuesday, Smith also stated that military brass have been asked if they'll fire on Americans, which would seem to confirm what 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow revealed at the beginning of the year.
“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,” Garrow wrote on his Facebook page in January. “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.”
Garrow has since claimed to have been a former agent for the CIA who was fired – or “outed” – by the Obama administration for revealing this information.
Over the last year, the Obama administration has removed 11 high ranking officers from their positions. The latest removal of commanders occurred earlier this month, when Brig. Gen. Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Maj. Don B. Jordan, both of the Army’s 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Kuwait, were removed from command without explanation. Many have speculated that refusal to go along with the litmus test alleged by Smith and Garrow is the reason why.