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MILITARY: Report says Gen. Amos will be next Marine Corps commandant
North County Times ^ | June 15, 2010 | North County Times

Posted on 06/17/2010 12:32:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard

Defense Secretary Robert Gates will recommend that Gen. James Amos become the next commandant of the Marine Corps, according to a report in Tuesday's Washington Post. The newspaper quoted an anonymous military source saying that Gates passed over former Camp Pendleton Gen. James Mattis as well as Lt. Gen. Joseph Dunford, head of the base's I Marine Expeditionary Force. The newspaper said that Gates would submit the Amos nomination to President Barack Obama in a few days, and that he also will recommend that Dunford be elevated to assistant commandant. Amos, currently assistant commandant, would be the first commandant to come from the ranks of Marine Corps aviators.

(Excerpt) Read more at nctimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amos; bhodod; bhosecdef; jamesamos; usmc

1 posted on 06/17/2010 12:32:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RedRover; jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ..

(( Ping ))

Anybody got any inside skinny on General Amos?

Is he another pantload like Mullen? Will he feminize the Marines with “co-ed” boot camp, support repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”, and pursue other Clinton-style, liberal, America-hating policies designed to weaken the military?

Is he a perfumed prince of the Pentagon, and a selfish political hack?

I’d like to give this Marine the benefit of the doubt, but since his nomination is coming from the scumbag Ubama administration, I just can’t do that.


2 posted on 06/17/2010 12:40:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Is he another pantload like Mullen?

Mullens got off to a strong start as CNO. He fired Sestak within 24 hours of taking the job.

3 posted on 06/17/2010 12:42:45 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ..
According to Hard Corps Wife:

There are rumors that Gen. Amos has been chosen by Defense Secretary Gates solely because of his position on DADT, and I certainly hope that isn’t the case. The Marine Corps needs a commandant chosen for his military leadership, not for where he stands on political issues. If — and that’s a big IF — this is true, then shame on Secretary Gates.

God help America if these "rumors" are true.

4 posted on 06/17/2010 12:51:58 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I can understand that.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 1:06:13 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Lancey Howard
I read the linked page and looked up Ray Mabus's Wiki bio, and I didn't find anything to support the rumor about DADT. Mabus is het (two grown daughters and a messy, nasty divorce), pretty much a Clintonoid Yuppie Dem and former Goobernor of Mississippi (beaten by Kirk Fordice for reelection in the 90's, later appointed to posts by Clinton and O'Bozo).

Here is who likes Mabus, which is about as close as we'll get to a clue in Wiki:

Awards, honors, community service

Mabus has been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, the U.S. Army’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Martin Luther King Social Responsibility Award from the King Center in Atlanta, the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Award, the King Abdul Aziz Award from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Mississippi Association of Educators’ Friend of Education Award.

He is active in many community activities, primarily focusing on education. Following Hurricane Katrina, he founded the Help and Hope Foundation, which works to meet the needs of children affected by the storm.

He is a member of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy[26] and the Council on Foreign Relations,[27] and is the Distinguished Lecturer on the Middle East at the University of Mississippi.

As a photographer, his photographs have raised tens of thousands of dollars for various Mississippi charities.

He has appeared on many television programs as an expert on the Middle East, including “60 Minutes” and “Nightline.”
[Emphasis supplied]

He's a CFR internationaloid, NWO type and a Bozo-booster and NEA-kisser. That's about all you can say about him.

6 posted on 06/17/2010 1:36:17 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Lancey Howard; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_F._Amos

Gadzooks! Photo shows Amos with 7 rows of fruit salad... that doesn't seem to have any combat awards as his single Bronze Star is lacking a V--

But what do I know? Both... my medals were for pirating a keg of beer from a SMU frat house!

7 posted on 06/17/2010 2:04:05 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Lancey Howard

Well at least he is a Red Devil VMFA-232. I Did not serve with him.


8 posted on 06/17/2010 2:26:58 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I know Amos-—he’s a damned good man, just like his boss General Conway. Behind the scenes, they’re the only ones standing up to Gates on the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal.


9 posted on 06/17/2010 3:48:07 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Bender2; All
Amos led 3rd MAW during the drive to Baghdad and was in the thick of it along with Conway (I MEF commander), Mattis (1st Marine Division), and Natonski (Task Force Tarawa).

They were an outstanding USMC command team, and largely responsible for taking Saddam down by fighting their way up the Tigris and Euphrates valleys and storming into East Baghdad.

Mattis got passed over because he's too much like George S. Patton---he likes to fight and is non-politically correct.

10 posted on 06/17/2010 3:52:39 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lancey Howard
AIR WINGERS ROCK!!!


11 posted on 06/17/2010 4:58:05 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

When were you at K-Bay??


12 posted on 06/17/2010 5:00:39 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon
No. Iwakuni, Japan. Dan Nang and Nam Phong (Rose Garden) Thailand.

Nam Phong
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13 posted on 06/17/2010 5:42:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks for your post - - very encouraging!


14 posted on 06/17/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lentulusgracchus

That’s one odd post there, Bunky.


15 posted on 06/17/2010 8:10:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lentulusgracchus

bttt


16 posted on 06/17/2010 8:28:14 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Lancey Howard
Amos
17 posted on 06/17/2010 12:05:12 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Lancey Howard
That’s one odd post there, Bunky.

How so?

The cited blog didn't have a convincing case that Gen. Amos is pro-homoecstatic, to coin a word. She was just repeating a rumor or speculation. So I looked at Mabus's c.v. for any indications of a rainbowy political background, since it was supposedly Mabus who put Amos up for CMC in the first place. Evidence not found. Yet.

Ganz klar jetzt?

18 posted on 06/17/2010 8:15:23 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
since it was supposedly Mabus who put Amos up for CMC in the first place.

Sheesh.. I missed that. Can you direct me to a source so I can read more?
Thanks.

19 posted on 06/17/2010 8:23:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Behind the scenes, they’re the only ones standing up to Gates on the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal.

I'm glad to hear that. Like they always said, the Marines are looking for a few good men, including general officers who will stand up to Girlyman and tell him how it is.

20 posted on 06/17/2010 8:25:05 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Nevermind.. (Google is my friend.)
Thanks for the heads-up.

It is speculated that Amos was selected by Mabus and approved by Gates because they see him as not “pushing back” on defense spending cuts. I don’t like the sound of that, but I suppose it’s better than destroying the military from within by pushing social engineering in the form of sanctioned perversion down the military’s throat. (Can you imagine how tied up JAG and CIC would be with “hate crime” prosecutions? Good freaking grief...)

FRegards,
LH


21 posted on 06/17/2010 8:32:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lentulusgracchus

P.S. Yes, it is very clear to me now.


22 posted on 06/17/2010 8:35:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
It was in that original link. Read the whole thing and you'll see the comment about Mabus -- of course, he's SecNav so of course he'll have had input, but according to the blog article, naming Gen. Amos was his call, and Gates and the President signed off.

Interestingly, the blog article also adduces other reasons beyond DADT that were supposedly uppermost in Gates's mind during the selection process, to-wit, he wanted an FMF amphibious kind of guy more than a ground-pounding warfighter, someone who'd lead the Corps back to its power-projection role with the Fleet, among other things.

<Tiny little question: "What fleet, if we keep building down like this?>

</questions>

23 posted on 06/17/2010 8:37:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

I have to wonder how much Mattis was tainted by the Haditha fiasco, and not only the sick railroad job that flew off the tracks under Mattis’ eye, but the dismissal of the charges against Chessani as a result of UCI. Mattis looked real bad, but I think he was caught between Scylla and Charybdis. That case (and there’s actually still one Marine left to be exonerated) was one of my biggest disappointments with Bush, who could have done the right thing at any time.


24 posted on 06/17/2010 8:53:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I haven't followed Haditha since the original airing of the charges and gory details, except to note that the charged Marines have been exonerated. Of course, that invites questions (and would come back to the area force commander's desk, as you say), but my attention's been elsewhere.
25 posted on 06/17/2010 9:05:58 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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