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Top Marine pledges to ‘personally lead’ gay integration
Stars and Stripes ^ | Dec. 20, 2010 | Kevin Baron

Posted on 12/20/2010 11:56:32 AM PST by LonelyCon

One week after warning the distraction of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” could risk Marines’ lives, Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, pledged to lead the effort to integrate openly gay Marines.

“I, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps [Carlton Kent], will personally lead this effort, thus ensuring the respect and dignity due all Marines,” Amos said. “On this matter, we look forward to further demonstrating to the American people the discipline and loyalty that have been the hallmark of the United States Marine Corps for over 235 years."

Amos’ statement sent to reporters came Sunday evening, one day after the Senate adopted the repeal, capping a stunning, climactic day on the chamber floor.

Marine Corps leaders have shown the most resistance to repealing the 17-year old law. Former commandant Gen. James Conway said the Corps’ “pretty macho” recruits set them apart from other services.

On Dec. 3, Amos – who became the 35th commandant in October – and the chiefs of the Army and Air Force told Congress they did not want repeal now, based on the results of a DOD troop survey. The survey found Marines in combat arms units much more opposed to the repeal than other elements of the force, or the complete military.

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Here is Amos’ full statement:

"Fidelity is the essence of the United States Marine Corps. Above all else, we are loyal to the Constitution, our Commander in Chief, Congress, our Chain of Command, and the American people. The House of Representatives and the Senate have voted to repeal Title 10, US Code 654 "Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the United States Armed Forces." As stated during my testimony before Congress in September and again during hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month, the Marine Corps will step out smartly to faithfully implement this new policy. I, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, will personally lead this effort, thus ensuring the respect and dignity due all Marines. On this matter, we look forward to further demonstrating to the American people the discipline and loyalty that have been the hallmark of the United States Marine Corps for over 235 years."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dadt; dontask; dontaskdonttell; donttell; homosexualagenda; jamesamos; marines
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I'm confused. Doesn't he have to certify readiness before implementation of the new rule and so have the power to delay this? What gives? Last week he said Marines would die from the new policy and this week he says he'll personally lead the effort to "smartly and faithfully" implement it? Disappointing to say the least.
1 posted on 12/20/2010 11:56:34 AM PST by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

Amos = Sellout.


2 posted on 12/20/2010 11:58:29 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: LonelyCon

Will there ever be one of these brass who has the guts to actually resign on principle when this type of crap is forced on the US millitary? Unless they are prepared to sacrifice for their troops, then all of their tough talk is nothing more than political rhetoric. This guy should have resigned and encouraged everyone of his troops to do likewise.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 11:59:34 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: LonelyCon

This paints a very disturbing mental picture.

Might also give the term “drill sergeant” a whole new meaning.

But I know this is not a laughing matter. I am ashamed of what our government has done to our military.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 11:59:50 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: LonelyCon

I have a feeling he has a plan...don’t be disapointed, yet.


6 posted on 12/20/2010 12:00:31 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: LonelyCon

Amos is a very sick individual. And should not be in the miltary.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 12:00:48 PM PST by mulligan
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To: LonelyCon

How about the possibility he’s going to slow-roll this so-called “integration” for as long as possible? There could be a strategy at work here.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:01 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: cvq3842

Every position of leadership in the military will soon be occupied by a homosexual.


9 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

- OR - he’s hoping for all of the afflicted to quickly come out of the closet so they can be appropriately reassigned to desk duties, KP, driving around the officers, etc. (non combat, not in war zones).


10 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:18 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: LonelyCon

The Commandant is a Marine in the finest tradition of his service. While he disagrees with his orders, he will carry them out to the best of his ability.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:48 PM PST by Jacquerie
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To: LonelyCon

It sounds like somebody has been taken out to the woodshed by the commie hippies running the “government”.


12 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: littleharbour

Yeah, I can’t even think of the last official (civilian or military) to resign on principle. They all like their power too much.


13 posted on 12/20/2010 12:02:39 PM PST by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

I’m hoping the statement is an allusion to no funny buisness or faggy BS or your are out on your ass. No EXTRA protection becasue you’re a homo.

Of course that’ll be impossible to pull off, no pun intended.

Feet-stomping and crying are to be the order of the day when implemented. “HE CALLED ME A FAG!”


14 posted on 12/20/2010 12:02:54 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: cvq3842
I am ashamed of what our government has done to our military.

I am too. The left has wanted this opportunity to destroy the unique solidarity that is central to the military's success. And finally... they succeeded.

16 posted on 12/20/2010 12:04:15 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: LonelyCon

I believe he’s an honorable man from his comments pre-repeal. He’s just trying to make the best of a bad situation.


18 posted on 12/20/2010 12:06:50 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: LonelyCon

The sad part of all this is... a lot of those democrat bastards and RINOs were fired by the voters on Nov. 2... and they still had the arrogance to pass this nefarious sh*t.

Special places in hell await them, AFAIC.


19 posted on 12/20/2010 12:07:03 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: LonelyCon

Expect an increase in “Code Reds.”


20 posted on 12/20/2010 12:08:26 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: MrB
Every position of leadership in the military will soon be occupied by a homosexual.

Beginning with Rear Admiral. And the Army will replace Rangers with Rump Rangers.
21 posted on 12/20/2010 12:08:40 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: LonelyCon
From this point forward, promotability in the US Armed Forces will be based on political acumen and an obsession with personal physical fitness.

If repealing this nonsense is not priority number one for the new Congress, then they have given up on the country.

22 posted on 12/20/2010 12:09:10 PM PST by wideawake
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To: LonelyCon

Pretty soon it will be all about polesitters in NASCAR.

A little something from Talledega Nights.


23 posted on 12/20/2010 12:10:28 PM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Jacquerie

In other words, he will put procedure over principle.


24 posted on 12/20/2010 12:10:32 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Jacquerie

The Commandant is a Marine in the finest tradition of his service.

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Are you insane? A week ago, he was speaking OUT against the repeal. Now he will lead the way for fags to infest the Marines?

What a two-faced hypocrite. Clearly he is more interested in his cushy Washington career than being a true Marine.

Piss on him.


25 posted on 12/20/2010 12:12:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Amos = Sellout.

Please don't confuse his code of honor with being a sellout. The man spoke out against this when it was still in the time for debate. To inject his opinion during that time was huge. He knew he would end up having spoken out against at least some of his superiors (Congress).

He now has the decision of those he has pledged his service to, and sounds like he will implement it to the best of his ability. He could step down in protest, but I bet that would be akin to leaving one of his own behind in his mindset.

"Above all else, we are loyal to the Constitution, our Commander in Chief, Congress, our Chain of Command, and the American people."

I personally would prefer a person with the Commandant's loyalty to the Corps leading this implementation; if it must happen.

26 posted on 12/20/2010 12:12:26 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: LonelyCon
Read between the lines.

Sodomy, homo rape, homo orgies, acting like drag queens and bull dykes, et al, will still be prosecuted under the UCMJ by the Marine Corps. Behavior will indeed get you s***canned.

Those idiotic social engineers in the White House, the Hill and at the Pentagon who wanted to shove this crap down the throats of the military are going to get more than they bargained for. They've kicked a hornet's nest and they're going to get deservedly stun.

27 posted on 12/20/2010 12:12:45 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: crosshairs

All kidding aside, those opposed to homosexuals in the military will leave or be kicked out, or not promoted.
Only pro-homo leadership will be allowed.


28 posted on 12/20/2010 12:13:14 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Sodomy, homo rape, homo orgies, acting like drag queens and bull dykes, et al, will still be prosecuted under the UCMJ by the Marine Corps

Not after the JAG ranks become full of gays.

29 posted on 12/20/2010 12:13:50 PM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: LonelyCon

Integration or a blind eye to sexual harrassment?

I don’t know what I would do if I found a strange hand working its way through the covers of my bunk as I was sleeping.


30 posted on 12/20/2010 12:15:18 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: LonelyCon

Perhaps he could could get the ball rolling by allowing the Sgt. Major to bugger him up the butt on national TV?


31 posted on 12/20/2010 12:15:18 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
stun(sic)

stung

32 posted on 12/20/2010 12:16:46 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I don’t see it as a sellout. After all - he had the backbone to speak out against the bogus report that Obama used to ram this pro-gay policy through congress.

Gates will follow the laws, his oath, and the legal orders of his Commander-In Chief, but we know where his heart is.

My reading on his statement is that he will do what he must under the law but he will not allow open acknowledgement or displays of homosexualism to deteriorate the disipline and efficiency of the Corps.

He cannot legally stop some from being homosexuals and he will not allow abuse of homosexuals, but he can stop them from being flaming fags and acting in any way that embarrasses the Marines Corps or other Marines or affects their combat readiness in any way.

When he says he “will personally lead this effort, thus ensuring the respect and dignity due all Marines”, I believe he is saying that he will not allow homosexuals, or their conduct, to erode the respect and dignity of the Marine Corps in general and specifically, that of the non-homosexual Marines.


33 posted on 12/20/2010 12:16:48 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor not a race relations Czar in the Obama administration.")
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To: LonelyCon

Why would anyone be surprised? He has to follow the law of the land, so he’s looking to make it work, in the best way, for the Marines. Why should he be considered a sellout? What could he possibly do, short of resigning, and how could that possibly help make this situation easier for the Marines, over which he has a sworn responsibility?


34 posted on 12/20/2010 12:17:03 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 5thGenTexan

Piss on Amos. Either he was WRONG last week in opposing DADT, or he’s WRONG this week in supporting the repeal.

Either way, he’s a sorry excuse for a human being.


35 posted on 12/20/2010 12:18:58 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Unlike too many at this forum, the Commandant is not a quitter. Congress by our Constitution will make the rules for governance of our Armed Forces.

For the time being, I will ignore your silly insult.


36 posted on 12/20/2010 12:18:58 PM PST by Jacquerie (In 2012 the homoerotic rat party will wish it was 2010 all over again.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
I personally would prefer a person with the Commandant's loyalty to the Corps leading this implementation; if it must happen.

GMTA, but you said it WAY better than I did!

37 posted on 12/20/2010 12:19:25 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: LonelyCon

that crap didn’t even have a name until Clintoon gave it one, and now it has done exactly what he wanted

#26 of communist goals


38 posted on 12/20/2010 12:20:42 PM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: MrB

Effectively, this will be a purge of the military with 0bamanites in command. The DADT is merely a vehicle for far more nefarious things..


39 posted on 12/20/2010 12:21:29 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SuziQ
What could he possibly do, short of resigning, and how could that possibly help make this situation easier for the Marines, over which he has a sworn responsibility?

Thank you for getting it. Marines take orders from their leaders and then they carry them out or die trying. Period.

They also do NOT leave fellow Marines to deal with the sh** and run away.

The words "Semper Fidelis" have real meaning. This man is about to live it. Keep your eye on him. There will be no unpunished illegal sexual activity on his watch.

L

40 posted on 12/20/2010 12:22:09 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
What a two-faced hypocrite.
You're flat out wrong. He spoke out against the repeal but now that DADT has been repealed he has no choice but to obey the law.
I guarantee he's still against queers serving in the military.
41 posted on 12/20/2010 12:22:47 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LonelyCon
"Yeah, I can’t even think of the last official (civilian or military) to resign on principle."

There was a tide of us with less than 20 years who resigned on principle under the Clinton Administration. We were dubbed the "Quitting Captains."

42 posted on 12/20/2010 12:23:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LonelyCon

I realize the president’s signature on this one is a foregone conclusion, but, isn’t that the day he should issue this statement?


43 posted on 12/20/2010 12:23:37 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: littleharbour
Unless they are prepared to sacrifice for their troops, then all of their tough talk is nothing more than political rhetoric.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ditto for Obama’s eligibility.

44 posted on 12/20/2010 12:24:56 PM PST by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: Jacquerie
Ignore what you want to. 
 
But answer me this, do you - like Gen. Amos - support the infestation of fags in the Military?
 
Why not share your thoughts on this forum?
 
If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-Constitution and you'll get the zot from FR!


45 posted on 12/20/2010 12:25:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: LonelyCon

There is a Marine Corps legend that says ,Inside the Gold orb atop the flag staff on the USMC Memorial In DC,is a pistol with one bullet and a pack of matches.
The matches is for the last Marine standing to burn the flag so it does not fall into enemy hands,
the bullet is for him for the same reason.

I recon it might be time to start shimmying up the pole ...


46 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:03 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
stung (sic)

stuned

;p

47 posted on 12/20/2010 12:26:23 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: LonelyCon

So he’s going to stick around for the tranformation of the USMC into the Gay Marine Corps?


48 posted on 12/20/2010 12:27:19 PM PST by greene66
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To: oh8eleven

I guarantee he’s still against queers serving in the military.

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Read the article. He’s leading the parade to intergrate the fags into the USMC.


49 posted on 12/20/2010 12:28:17 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Should the Marine Corps ignore the law of the land?


50 posted on 12/20/2010 12:28:51 PM PST by Jacquerie (In 2012 the homoerotic rat party will wish it was 2010 all over again.)
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