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Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight
The Financial Times via Yahoo News ^ | July 16, 2014 | David Francis

Posted on 07/16/2014 2:57:14 PM PDT by John W

It’s highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did yesterday in Washington.

Speaking at the Brookings Institute Tuesday, Amos said the Obama administration paved the way for the emergence of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by completely withdrawing American troops in 2011.

“I have a hard time believing that had we been there, and worked with the government, and worked with parliament, and worked with the minister of defense, the minister of interior, I don't think we'd be in the same shape we're in today,” Amos said.

Amos also blasted the White House for failing to live up to its obligations around the world.

“We may think we're done with all of these nasty, thorny, tacky little things that are going on around the world -- and I'd argue that if you're in that nation, it's not a tacky, little thing for you. We may think we're done with them, but they're not done with us," Amos said.

“We're probably the only country in the world that has the resources and the capability to be able to do some of this that others can't,” Amos added.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: genjamesamos; jamesamos

1 posted on 07/16/2014 2:57:14 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

He’ll be gone by next week. Watch and see.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: John W
Amos is pretty neive if he thinks Obama is not following his game plan to fundamentally destroy transform the United States of America.
3 posted on 07/16/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: John W

Semper fi
Do or die


4 posted on 07/16/2014 3:03:08 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: John W

Stay out of Fort Marcy Park, General!


5 posted on 07/16/2014 3:04:49 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The story says he’s retiring in the fall. Hence the freedom to criticize.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: John W

The General is a suck-up toadie.

He was against repealing DADT one day and leading the charge for faggotry in the Corps the next.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/jamesamos/index

Its a pity the Corps has been reduced to this.


7 posted on 07/16/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: John W

The general surely had already planned his retirement knowing that a court martial would have proven embarrassing for the Commander-In-Chief.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT by SayNoToDems (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is going to be Obama’s call sign?

Maverick?


9 posted on 07/16/2014 3:07:59 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: John W

Being relieved from command and court-martialed for not being sensitive enough to the needs of gay, lesbian and transgendered marines in violation of the new DoD gender and orientation sensitivity regulations in 5, 4, 3, 2 . . . .


10 posted on 07/16/2014 3:08:26 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Yeah, no kidding.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: John W
Reminds me of this scene.

Win One For The Team

12 posted on 07/16/2014 3:11:38 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: John W
Gen. Amos, ya could always ask the Congress and the Prez to adjust laws and put Marines on our borders. It would help to prevent terrorist attacks and at the same time prevent the threat of illegal aliens killing, raping, and robbing from legal immigrants and citizens.

I understand that you are upset of the current events going on in the ME. But, the only way to change that is to kill lots of lots of people. If you want peace, advocate for death.

13 posted on 07/16/2014 3:15:00 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: John W

Goodbye General Amos. You are a good man. You’ll be gone before anybody knows it.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 3:20:19 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: Delta Dawn
What is going to be Obama’s call sign?

Comrade Dip$hit.

15 posted on 07/16/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: John W

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Semper Fi, Marine!


16 posted on 07/16/2014 3:23:21 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Delta Dawn

ASSHOLE!


17 posted on 07/16/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the article:

Perhaps Amos felt free to voice opinions on White House policy because he is set to retire this fall. Now, his comments are likely to influence the debate within the defense community about how to handle the myriad of crises going on around the world.

18 posted on 07/16/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT by kabar
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To: John W

0bama’s in the fight...against America.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 3:31:46 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He’ll be gone by next week. Watch and see.

Early retirement. Career suicide by CIC. /S

20 posted on 07/16/2014 3:32:20 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree, he won’t be there long.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 3:33:16 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

One more time, General Amos had already announced his retirement BEFORE this statement.

PRESIDENT OBAMA NOMINATES NEXT COMMANDANT OF MARINE CORPS
By Sgt. Chelsea Anderson, Defense Media Activity
June 5, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland — President Barack Obama has chosen Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to serve as the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today. The decision is pending senate confirmation.

Dunford is currently serving as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan.

Dunford will relieve Gen. James F. Amos this fall, who will retire following his relief and appointment ceremony after 43 years of service.

“He is one of the most knowledgeable and talented leaders and thinkers in the military today,” Amos said. “He has commanded and excelled at every level. His tenure as commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan over the past 18 months has been extraordinary, and is testament to the full measure of the man. Our country and our Marine Corps will benefit greatly from his continued service.”

Since his commissioning in 1977, Dunford has served in multiple prestigious assignments including the Director of the Operations Division for Plans, Policies and Operations; Commanding General of I Marine Expeditionary Force and the Commander of Marine Forces Central Command; and assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. He also served in three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with valor device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three award stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the NATO Medal.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 3:44:16 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

thanx for sharing that-—you think someone has real courage, until you know they don’t...


23 posted on 07/16/2014 3:45:22 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: John W

Fight? Girlie-mon fight? It is to laugh ....


24 posted on 07/16/2014 3:50:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Obama’s call sign? Chickenthief.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 3:57:57 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning./)
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To: John W

It’s about time Gen Amos grew a set of balls. He is easily the worst Commandant my beloved Marine Corps has ever had. His sudden change is likely due to the fact he is retiring this fall. Good riddance!


26 posted on 07/16/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

Thank you. I wish people would get “the rest of the story” before just jumping on someone’s bandwagon just because they said one thing against Hussein’s governance. I wouldn’t start applauding Harry Reid if he woke one morning and started saying that Hissein better not put illegal aliens near his home.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 4:38:19 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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