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Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved
Patriots for America ^ | 10/19/13 | staff

Posted on 10/19/2013 7:49:06 PM PDT by Nachum

Col. Daren Margolin has been relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (Marine Corps)

The two-star head of Marine Corps Installations Command has relieved the commanding officer of Quantico’s Security Battalion following an incident involving a personal weapon, Marine Corps officials said.

Col. Daren Margolin, a 24-year officer was removed from his post Oct. 18 by Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine Corps spokeswoman.

Krebs said the decision stemmed from a single incident last week involving one of Margolin’s personal weapons, but said she did not have authorization to elaborate on the incident. Margolin has also been charged with several violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but the specific charges are not releasable because Margolin’s relief was the result of an administrative process, she said.

A legal officer, Margolin previously served at the Staff Judge Advocate for Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division. He took command of Security Battalion in June.

The relief follows a series of deadly events involving firearms aboard Marine Corps installations in the National Capitol Region. In March, a tactics instructor at Quantico’s Officer Candidates School gunned down two Marine colleagues before turning his weapon on himself. Following the incident, the school’s commander, Col. Kris Stillings, was relieved of duty.

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The purge continues
1 posted on 10/19/2013 7:49:06 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 10/19/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Does anyone recall this type of thing happening with frequency during either Bush, Clinton, or Ford/Nixon administrations? I was there for Carter and Reagan and I can’t remember anything like this.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 7:51:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: Nachum

bttt


4 posted on 10/19/2013 7:51:57 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

Does one of your lists deal exclusively with the military purge? Do you have a running count? Do you have any info on previous administrations for the sake of comparison?


5 posted on 10/19/2013 7:54:33 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Nachum
The purge continues

I would disagree in this instance. I have worked for MajGen Ayala at two different commands and found him to be a rational and thoughtful commander. The Colonel in question has had many issues in the past and I was actually quite surprised that he picked up the Security Battalion to begin with.

6 posted on 10/19/2013 7:54:36 PM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Nachum

1. Won’t fire on Americans

2. Not wild about homoz

3. Believes in God

One, two, or all three..???


7 posted on 10/19/2013 7:55:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love your tagline!


8 posted on 10/19/2013 7:55:59 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Nachum

Stalin did it with Bullets and Obama does it with scandals.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 7:59:56 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: BykrBayb

This is my list on the military. I may have to reconsider adding this name to the list as a witness on the thread gave some credibility to the dismissal. I will hold my fire here.

Here is my file on Obama vs The US Military

http://www.nachumlist.com/obamavmilitary.htm


10 posted on 10/19/2013 8:00:45 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

purge is gtting rid of different kinds of folks.

one is the kind that doesn’t tolerate open faggotry/dykestry.

one is the kind that doesn’t blindlyfollow unconstitutional orders.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 8:00:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BykrBayb
Previous to this incident, 9 Generals relieved so far:

http://ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/major-alert-9-high-ranking-military-flag-and-general-officers-fired-by-obama-1st-time-in-us-history-video/ (Includes photos)

12 posted on 10/19/2013 8:01:29 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Nachum
Col. Daren Margolin, a 24-year officer was removed from his post Oct. 18 by Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala

Enough said.

13 posted on 10/19/2013 8:01:55 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Nachum

pogroms in effect all over


14 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:02 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nachum

>>The purge continues

Yep. I’m sure they are informed of the trumped-up charges and then are warned, “Breathe a word of truth and your pension is gone.” One of these officers needs to sacrifice his pension and speak.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:06:09 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Nachum

Please put me on your list.

This is search by our current administration to find anything wrong with our top military is frightening. To what end is the question that we need to ask and have answered.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 8:10:32 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: BykrBayb

Its all good. The fired officers have plenty of experience that The People can use. Bet 0 has been having the NSA run checks on the officers during their off-duty hours to see what they are saying and texting on their phones and the email messages they are sending and receiving.

Its obvious; he’s afraid of a military coup. He’s gone into paranioa mode.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 8:12:43 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; La Lydia; aragorn; Velveeta; ..
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Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved

Anyone keeping a flow chart?

Thanks, Nachum.

18 posted on 10/19/2013 8:16:09 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: BykrBayb

I was wondering if it was just me. Sure is starting to look like a purge and I’m just sitting on the sidelines with no inside knowledge at all. Anybody out there got better info?


19 posted on 10/19/2013 8:21:15 PM PDT by gfbtbb (Ladies and Gentlemen, we are on our own.)
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To: gfbtbb

It is definitely a purge


20 posted on 10/19/2013 8:21:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: LucyT; Nachum

Sweet Haysus, another one...


21 posted on 10/19/2013 8:26:31 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Nachum

The purge continues
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I’d be willing to be that the Colonel has a Virginia concealed carry permit. Can’t have officers in positions of responsibility who go to such extremes. /sarc


22 posted on 10/19/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Bryanw92
One of these officers needs to sacrifice his pension and speak.

I simply do not understand why none of these officers will come forward. Not even one. After all, at least one of them must come from a wealthy family or have a rich wife.

Same goes for the Park Rangers. Why won't at least one of them come forward and tell the nation what they were told to do during the shutdown?

Perhaps they all take their oaths to mean they must stay silent in every case, even after retirement. Or are they too afraid of malicious prosecution? What other explanations can there be?

23 posted on 10/19/2013 8:26:57 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if it’s because Margolin believes in his 2A rights and his chain of command does not.


24 posted on 10/19/2013 8:29:55 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Nachum
The purge continues

Nonsense. There is no purge, and some no name JAG Colonel would never qualify to be included in one were it to occur. I believe this to be the work of overripe imaginations in FR land and the increased availability of fine craft bourbons.

The truth is that we are not ridding our military services of nearly enough senior officers. Too many mediocre officers have been promoted above their levels of competence.

25 posted on 10/19/2013 8:30:16 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Leaning Right
What other explanations can there be?

If you have to ask that, you don't really understand the range of nasty things a bunch like Obama and his henchmen are capable of. Serious pressure can be brought to bear in lot of ways.

26 posted on 10/19/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

It’s about 30 or so high ranking officers so far.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 8:33:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: jsanders2001

What if Obama is planning on turning America into a 3rd world military dictatorship?


28 posted on 10/19/2013 8:34:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Nachum

Could you add me to that ping list? Thanks.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 8:34:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: rjsimmon; Nachum

Thank you very much for sharing your view on this event.

Nachum, would you please add me to your list? Thanks.


30 posted on 10/19/2013 8:34:54 PM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Holy crap. Do you happen to have a list?


31 posted on 10/19/2013 8:36:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: BykrBayb

Why are so many high ranking commanders and Generals being fired all of a sudden? Or are these reports untrue?

If anyone can shed light, I would like to know more...

Major General Michael Carey, Commander 20th Air Force

Vice Admiral Tim Giardina, Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command

Major General C.M.M. Gurganus, Commanded Regional Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force Afghanistan

Major General Gred A. Sturdevant, Director of Strategic Planning and Policy an US Pacific Command and commander of aviation wing at Camp Bastion Afghanistan

Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, Commanding Fort Jackson

Major General Ralph Baker, Commander Joint Task Force Horn, Djibuti,

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, Deputy Commander US Naval Forces, US Central Command, Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three , April 5, 2012


32 posted on 10/19/2013 8:41:43 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

No, I don’t have a list. It was something I heard on the local radio news about a week ago.


33 posted on 10/19/2013 8:42:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Nachum

Might these purges be more related to nobama’s feeling of insecurity?

Effective purges do not leave purged kicking and communicating. Don’t doubt that nobama would have them snuffed, if there was any conceivable way to get away with it.

I just get this gut feeling that every time he does one of these another Military counter confronts him.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 8:43:06 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks, anyway, tho. :-)


35 posted on 10/19/2013 8:45:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Most glaringly....... General Mattis is not listed on that site. He’s literally a living legend amongst Marines - and just badass in general. And he was the CENTCOM CO at the time of his relief.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:46 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Serious pressure can be brought to bear in lot of ways.

I don't doubt that for a second. But exactly what pressures are we talking about here? Just what pressures would be enough to silence an angry veteran?

Loss of a pension? Imprisonment on a phony charge? An IRS audit of a relative? What?

37 posted on 10/19/2013 8:49:19 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Nachum

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/16/new-gay-army/


38 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:10 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: centurion316

39 posted on 10/19/2013 8:56:44 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Secret Agent Man

The NSA’s capabilities are in full force; Spying on Email, Internet browsing, phone calls, etc.. I wonder how many NSA employees the King has dedicated to spying on military brass?


40 posted on 10/19/2013 8:58:04 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does anyone recall this type of thing happening with frequency...

Or over single incidents that appear insignificant or unrelated to their duty?

Something about speaking to a reporter, something about poker chips, something about alcohol, something about a woman, something about a weapon.

With Bill Clinton as Commander-In-Chief, we were told to marvel at his ability to compartmentalize his human failures from his responsibilities at his job.

But now, the pattern that I'm seeing is "loss of confidence in his ability to command."

That seems like a faux cover for anything. How come our top military officers can't compartmentalize, but Bill Clinton could? < /rhetorical question>

-PJ

41 posted on 10/19/2013 9:00:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

> What if Obama is planning on turning America into a 3rd world military dictatorship?

Personally I think he’s acting on orders from someone higher up the food chain and has been told to bankrupt us and destroy our infrastructure and the core values that made the US as strong as it once was. Kidnapping our children’s souls went a long way toward that effect. Soros is one of the key players and probably a member of the Illuminati or something that resembles it.


42 posted on 10/19/2013 9:01:13 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Eagles6

Thanks for that link.


43 posted on 10/19/2013 9:04:21 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

> The NSA’s capabilities are in full force; Spying on Email, Internet browsing, phone calls, etc.. I wonder how many NSA employees the King has dedicated to spying on military brass?

With the new Bluffdale facility I’d imagine they can flag multiple targets at a time and just let Mother do her thing captuing any emails, texts, phone calls after they input that information into their profile then have it record them and use intelligent voice recognition software to convert any phone calls into text (everything else would already be in text format). Then the NSA employee would go back and scan it for certain high risk or user specific keywords which it would flag so they could go straight to that text to review it. It would save them a lot of time too.


44 posted on 10/19/2013 9:11:57 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Nachum

;-)


45 posted on 10/19/2013 9:12:39 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: centurion316

Sure there is a purge, there always is. And yes, Colonels most certainly are important. They command *with their boots* on the ground too. Colonels have probably started more wars and lead more coups then generals.

However, this probably isn’t an example of that purge. CinC doesn’t have to have a reason to relieve somebody of Command.

If you want to get to the meat of the matter ... look at what’s recently changed over the last year or so.

=> HAGEL as secretary of defense <=

A recipient of two Purple Hearts while an infantry squad leader in the Vietnam War [Hagel].


46 posted on 10/19/2013 9:15:00 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Political Junkie Too
Or over single incidents that appear insignificant or unrelated to their duty?

I grew up in the Army, spent 25 years on active duty, and have supported senior levels of the Army for the last 20 years. The rate of these incidents is no different than at any other time during that period. The military services currently have over 900 general and flag officers, about 100 more than were authorized at the beginning of the War on Terror. The numbers relieved is very small when compared to the total - certainly not what you would see if a purge were ongoing.

Unlike politicians and civil servants, the military takes action against infractions that reflect on a lack of character. Zipper and bottle problems, lack of integrity, and anything smacking of benefiting from the privileges of office are dealt with rather severely at the General/Flag Officer level. Get caught and you are done.

Culling the herd is not a bad thing, and given that these are almost all Colonels, Brigadiers, or Two Stars, none of the actions started at the White House or even at the Department of Defense. These were all done at the Service level.

47 posted on 10/19/2013 9:16:44 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, but Stalin and Hitler did it and they were terminated in those days... We are a short ways from that, maybe very short.


48 posted on 10/19/2013 9:17:35 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Leaning Right

The sort of thing that would be most effective for me would be against my family. My child or children especially. My wife would have a say in the matter also.

Parents will do a lot to protect their children, it’s the way we are made. Evil people know this and how to use it. We aren’t dealing with your ordinary power hungry people here. IMO, we are faced with genuine, pathological evil.


49 posted on 10/19/2013 9:25:02 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: rjsimmon

Right you are. Sometimes a thing is just a thing until it becomes a thang. Then it’s serious.


50 posted on 10/19/2013 9:25:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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