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Panetta visits Afghanistan: Hundreds of Marines unusually asked to disarm before he speaks
The New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2012 | Aliyah Shahid

Posted on 03/14/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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So this regime fears the military? Good!
1 posted on 03/14/2012 3:41:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just lovely! See how badly this bunch has mis-managed Afghanistan?


2 posted on 03/14/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This administration has no backbone, or sense of pride.As a former Marine I find this disgusting..


3 posted on 03/14/2012 3:46:12 PM PDT by Ed25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the new gay military.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 3:46:31 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Total POS cowards. And what if a jihadi comes in with guns ablazing? The soldiers would not have been able to react, respond or even defend themselves. Like the Ft Hood guys. All disarmed. Except the Mad Muzzie Major. We are all suspect now. Except the ROPs


5 posted on 03/14/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Afghan troops had already been told that they, too, were not allowed to bring their guns.
______________________________________

Hey Abdul dont take your gun...

The infidel American el jefe is the nervous sort...

What ??? Your bomb ???

Sure you can take that.

Nothing was said about concealed carry bombs...


6 posted on 03/14/2012 3:49:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cuz’ he’s a filthy coward . . . and should be nowhere near our beloved soldiers. What a POS!


7 posted on 03/14/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: shalom aleichem

Sounds like grouping all the planes at Pearl in tight circles in the middle of the runway, in case Japanese saboteurs snuck in.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 3:50:05 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: shalom aleichem
This reminds me of the scene on Aliens 2 where the coward commander tells the marines to turn in their ammo just before they enter the belly of the beast. Pendejo jerk-off!
9 posted on 03/14/2012 3:52:56 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did W make them disarm???? Clinton is the one who disarmed our bases - so Hasan had unarmed victims for his “workplace violence”....

I’m living in a parallel universe.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 3:56:24 PM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rumsfeld or Cheney would never EVER ‘demand’ that, no matter what circumstance.

I hope the military men and women have the same trust level against these snakes as displayed here.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gosh, I wonder if ol’ Leon is afraid that the troops might be a bit unhappy about the prospect of dying because of Zero's treasonous Rules of Engagement?

Whaddya think? Maybe their just a teensy bit upset?

12 posted on 03/14/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lyin’ Pendejo.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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their = they're

Sheesh.

14 posted on 03/14/2012 3:59:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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15 posted on 03/14/2012 4:10:41 PM PDT by drpix
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Leon Panetta knows he leads without the consent of the followers. He's afraid. this is the same reason the left is against the Second Amendment; they know they cannot rule without the consent of the governed. The left is afraid of the citizens and it's military.
16 posted on 03/14/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Williams

Let’s hope the election gives us change!


17 posted on 03/14/2012 4:13:37 PM PDT by MtnClimber (New 0bama cars to run on Higgs Bosons.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Panetta visits U.S. Unarmed Forces in Afghanistan


18 posted on 03/14/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Panetta a poinsetta? Who knew?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t think of many places I’d feel SAFER than in a room with 200 armed Marines. The guy is a wacko.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT by Boogieman
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Panetta orders blocking of Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms in Afghanistan


20 posted on 03/14/2012 4:21:27 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Panetta a Pain in the ass? Who knew?)
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A little off topic, but worth a post. In a combat zone your weapon stays within reach. And after an attempted incursion as Leon landed, what could they be thinking. As a suicide attack develops, wait a minute while we retrieve our weapons. Other coverage has blamed it on local command, who didn't want to offend Afghani soldiers attending but who are disarmed.

21 posted on 03/14/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ve got one of the most important people in the world in the room

Hope he wasn’t including himself in this remark.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 4:28:36 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: SJackson

23 posted on 03/14/2012 4:30:09 PM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some caesars had good reason to fear members of the praetorian guard. But are we there already? Sulla hasn’t even turned up yet.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Follow me, the brave man said, and then he walked behind.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: RoseofTexas

What are we s’posed to use, harsh language?


26 posted on 03/14/2012 4:57:31 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Tallguy

Afghans were disarmed so to be FAIR so were the American? That or Panetta totally mistrusts his own?


27 posted on 03/14/2012 4:59:54 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any way you look at it...this is ugly


28 posted on 03/14/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"First time stripped of guns during address by Secretary of Defense" reads a headline at Drudge. Think about what's happening here, folks.. Our Secretary of Defense says just a few days ago that our military going to war would be subject to UN Approval, Not Congressional Action. Say WHAT? Is America a sovereign country anymore, Leon?? What form of government do you espouse for the United States, Leon?? Who the HELL do you represent because it's surely not anything Americans are familiar with, Leon.. Did you disarm our brave young men and women during your visit to Afghanistan because you know that your position on the U.N. APPROVING OUR WARS (and coincidentally, soon our elections?) TREASONOUS and feared retaliation from your own soldiers?

This is a travesty and gravely damaging to our troops' moral, but knowing the 0bama regime's objective of dismantling, damaging, weakening, and outright sabotaging anything and everything American, including our military, it comes as no surprise. What's even more chilling is our Congress' complete silence as they sit idly by watching 0bama and his 'change agents' spit, piss and trample on our Constitution!

29 posted on 03/14/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, it has nothing to do with the massacre. It almost certainly has something to do with THIS!
30 posted on 03/14/2012 5:05:41 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s why:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2859098/posts


31 posted on 03/14/2012 5:08:02 PM PDT by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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To: All; LoneRangerMassachusetts

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


32 posted on 03/14/2012 5:09:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Biden is too retarded to be a target of anybody, no need to disarm our troops when he shows up.

Never will forget his assault on the Little League World Series winners back in 2009, the kids are celebrating and all of a sudden are posing for photos with Husseins insurance policy.-Photo spotted by LAcrew

33 posted on 03/14/2012 5:12:48 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is the end of bambi


34 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Basically the only time you were allowed to take your weapon off is if you intended to use it or when you went to bed and then it was on your nightstand, locked and loaded. OIF vet


35 posted on 03/14/2012 5:18:09 PM PDT by jesseam
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I would say hell no. Hundreds of unarmed marines in Afghanistan is too dangerous. Rather would have panchetta stay home.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was involved in USMC security.

During Tet, when that crud LBJ flew into El Toro, MCAS, his Secret Service pukes insisted that all Marines be disarmed. They wanted Marines standing there like popsicles cheering the chief shithead on.

One MF secret service puke insisted that I give him my .45 and magazine to be sure I didn’t have any live ammo. I told that mercenary secret service puke to go F himself.

He freaked out and begged the captain in my platoon to disarm me and other people in the MP platoon.

Long story short, I obeyed the captain’s orders to give up my weapon.

Regardless, LBJ got boos and catcalls by the assembled Marines and the gutless secret service traitors didn’t hang around for a beer at the NCO club.

The incident was never broadcast by the propaganda press even though the place was infested by every network.

Bottom line? The criminal fascist government in DC hates and fears Marines and has since Tet.


37 posted on 03/14/2012 5:38:02 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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"You've got one of the most important people in the world in the room," he said. "This is not a big deal.”

Would you like to rephrase that remark, General?

38 posted on 03/14/2012 5:43:57 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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What kind of idiot goes to a hostile war zone and tells the war fighters to disarm? What happens if they are attacked during the uber important speech? Oh,...right, they all die because they weren’t prepared to defend themselves...


39 posted on 03/14/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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Panetta was afraid of our troops? That tells me he has a verrrrrrrry guilty conscience!


40 posted on 03/14/2012 5:57:44 PM PDT by abclily
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A) Mr. Secretary, our Marines are in a war zone where they can lose their lives when unarmed. It’s not a big deal to not ask them to disarm themselves.

B) Marines, he’s a very important person. It’s not a big deal.

Which option would a man of virtue express?


41 posted on 03/14/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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They classified our own military vets as “domestic terrorists.” What dishonorable filth we have running this country. I feel sorry for our soldiers. They are under so much pressure in war and to have your own leadership turn on you and join the enemy... It reminds me of what my brother told me about serving in Viet Nam. :(


42 posted on 03/14/2012 6:25:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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"ordered by an American sergeant " ....."Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall"

Leave it to the New York Times to not discern between a Sgt and a SgtMaj or even know how to spell the rank's abbreviation.

43 posted on 03/14/2012 6:27:11 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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Who was the last major journalist who actually served in the military, much less in combat? Buehler? Buehler? I know Andy Levy on Red Eye was a soldier, but that's not really a journalism gig.
44 posted on 03/14/2012 6:47:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Tallguy

Hmmmmmm I see they are starting with the 2nd amendment now.....Thank God our troops did not need to defend themselves at the time when dickless was there....


45 posted on 03/14/2012 7:11:11 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: angelcindy

looking at this video the Marines don’t look
very happy about having to disarm in the worst
and most voilent place in Afghanistan.

Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan
Official DOD video
http://youtu.be/AhjGx5vzxlc


46 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:19 PM PDT by onti7261
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To: Ed25

Ten bucks says there are a few angles to that massacre of the civilians by the staff sergeant that haven’t seen the light of day, but have given the U.S. political leadership and military brass good reason to be very, very concerned about the situation with the leadership, discipline and mental stability of the soldiers who are serving over there.


47 posted on 03/14/2012 7:46:04 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: sergeantdave
A similar thing happened to a former coworker who was an SOF officer. This fellow and a number of other SOF arrived in a C-12 and touched down at Pope shortly after AF 1 bearing Jimmy Carter arrived. Some of the very large Secret Service contingent securing the air drome surrounded the aircraft and held the SOF personnel at gun point for several minutes and insisted they remove their sidearms before being allowed to go to the flight ops building. There were some irate calls to SOF HQ but they were told to shut up and wait for the Presidential party to clear the air base.

The Secret Service is institutionally paranoid and thinks anyone with a firearm is going to try and assassinate the POTUS.

48 posted on 03/14/2012 7:46:13 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: mandaladon

They will have the honor of serving as an ablative meat shield to protect their betters.

(Is a sarcasm tag really necessary?)


49 posted on 03/14/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Spot on.


50 posted on 03/14/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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