Skip to comments.Obama in Baghdad, tells troops Iraq must take over (a retired soldier interprets photos)
Posted on 04/07/2009 4:59:30 PM PDT by OldCorps
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Look closely at the photograph. Do you see any lean, mean infantry soldiers? No. This puff piece by an appropriately named reporterette doesn't seem to note the absence of any real fighters. Back in the day, these people were called REMFs.
Thank you for explaining what I see as just a demographic issue (women, blacks, Hispanics over-represented in Obama photos)- funny how he seems to only show up with certain hand-picked groups of military. There was a study done fairly recently which disagreed with Rangel’s assertions that people of color are dying disproportionately there. NOT true in the all volunteer military, from what I can tell.
I see one guy in the picture with a combat scroll from Ranger Regiment or one of the battalions...can’t see which one...but he could’ve been a support guy in the Regiment. The infantry types are out in the thick of things. Not hanging out at the palace.
The photos on the link below look to be taken of the warriors missing in the photo above.
Recently enlisted minorities and femmes? If not, please spill!
Well, the way these things usually go an email is blasted out to the distro list for the base saying something to the effect “Anyone who wants to see the president please come to the palace rotunda in the next 15 mins.”. It’s voluntary and yes, they would be REMFs.
Top is in the back making sure everyone has their little camera out.
Dog and Pony,seen it in operation.
Also seen Bob Hope in Korea in ‘72. Memories
REMF is after my day.
Rather than assuming, can we have someone actually on site to give us a report on the visit from the messiah
And they dont look happy.
Now those are real “men”. Smart, skeptical and not given to mindless Idol worship.
You can google it. I did. The RE is Rear Echelon.
The MF is the first MF that comes to mind when you see MF.
Rear Echelon Mother F&#$$!!s
My guess: Rear Echelon Mother-F**kers.
Boy, they sure don’t!
>>>Recently enlisted minorities and femmes? If not, please spill!
Rear Echelon Mo...
As someone noted up thread, they appear to have a healthy dose of skepticism.
answering my own question:
I see soldiers in the presence of the President, nothing more, nothing less. What am I looking for?
Today you can actually say “In the Rear with the Queer.”
“They need to take responsibility for their country.”
WHAT A SCUMBAG POS.
First the messiah says Iraq was a distraction, a MF`n big lie and now he says Iraqi`s need to take responsibility !!!???
Iraqi`s control 13 of 18 Provinces already !!!!
Who could blame them?
Obama doesn’t care about them.
This was a photo-op and nothing more.
We know it, and they know it too.
I should have seen this coming as soon as I heard on Turkish radio that he was headed to the Middle East
Yes, Camp Victory has the big PX/BX
I see a Ranger scroll in the middle of the photograph. I doubt if they’re all “REMFs”
THe term today is FOBBIT
Also a good way to get in a fight with one of the meat eaters.... as in calling him a FOBBIT....
Take a look at the patrols out kicking doors, mov’n gravel or otherwise do’n combat.
See ANY of those folks in the foto?
It's a carefully crafted photo op to make it look like the military adores Obama.
I really loathe him.
He’s selfish, arrogant, and an apologist.
He makes me ill.
They could have just invited a bunch people that actually liked Obama to make it appear that the military as a whole likes Obama. When you see him in front entire units most don’t look very happy.
Fobbit is an derogatory term used by coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to describe base working personnel at a Forward Operating Base (FOB). It derives from the mixing of the acronym FOB, with the name Hobbit from J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” universe. The implication of the term is that the individual is scared to leave the relative safety of the FOB, by way of analogy to Hobbits that had no inclination to leave the Shire and face danger.
Yeah, these folks rarely wander outside the wire. They get hot showers, hot meals, and a mattress and pillow. They don’t smell like real sojers.
No, you didn’t!
REMF = Rear Echelon err...odepis types
Yea, ok, if you say so......
L0L! Duped! Flim Flammed! Horn Swaggled! Barak Bam Boozled even!
You were had Son.
The AP is lying.
I give credit to all the support people in theater, but it is a funny bit of slang!
The power of the Drive By Media has created this myth. If the guy was caught drowning Kittens, they would defend him.
He is, after all, The Messiah.
I have no understanding of this adoration except to say, Obamunism is the Fatal Cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.
Does anyone know someone in country that can tell us what really happened here ? Was this a bunch of hand picked REMFs ... especially the “I love you” idiot.
This picture says more than the AP is even capable of admitting and printing.
A Forward Operating Base (FOB) is just as it sounds. A FOBBIT is someone that never leaves the FOB (same as a REMF). Think of HOBBITS on a magical tour in Lord of the Onion Rings at the chow hall.
OK.... well I am actually here, you are quite literally talking about the place I work at and I've decided I'm not gonna talk about it. Instead, I'd like to say that I'm pissed at my fellow FReepers for all the disrepectful comments. How REMF can you get, sitting at your God Damned computers while I'm in Iraq?
By the way, any of those "REMF's" in the photo could be killed by a mortar, rocket, sniper or a suicide attack tomorrow. Will they be an REMF then, or will you promote them to a hero?
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