Skip to comments.Panetta visits Afghanistan: Hundreds of Marines unusually asked to disarm before he speaks
Posted on 03/14/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Only a enemy of The United States of America, would be uncomfortable in that room.
I would imagine panetta was terrified.
Outstanding letter and a must read. Thanks.
Nothing like a good 21-gun salute to express displeasure at half-assed military policies that will get you killed.
Panetta has turned out to be less than useless, except to our enemies.
Couldn’t imagine being subjected to a speech by that pudgy cowardly putz.
That’s their job and you can’t fault them for it.
It is simply amazing that in 2008 the American Electorate overwhelmingly put these idiots in charge of our Country.
Very telling. The Obama regime obviously considers the military the enemy.
This cannot end well.
“wonder if ol Leon is afraid that the troops might be a bit unhappy”
Well, I wonder if he was worried that our noble allies might find trigger happiness and try to shoot one of our top guys — sort of like what they have been up to the last few months.
By disarming all soldiers, it could have been an excuse to keep the rag headed ones at bit distant.
OMG. That picture is worth thousands of words..none of which I can utte in a public forum.
The story weakly defends this outrageous demand on our defenders of freedom - in a war zone - with, "...."You've got one of the most important people in the world in the room....".
Says who !?!?
This spineless commie dares spit on the very men and women he and his bozo boss are asking to give their life, limb and mental health !!!
For what ??? Policies he put in place which were the foundation for refusing medical treatment to a brain injured 38 year old soldier on the front line.
This gutless wonder now taints a likely - and unfair - court marshal of a disabled warrior, before it is even assembled - urging it to weigh the death penalty as a proper punishment !!!
Little wonder he fears a room full of Marines, let alone a room full of Marines with weapons !!!
Will the Pentagons perfumed princes forever place politics above honor ???
Will GOP presidential candidates rise to question the grave mistreatment of a warrior already physically and mentally harmed in pursuing his duties ???
Will GOP presidential candidates rise to put a halt to Panettas fear and prejudice against our warriors pledged to defend and protect the Constitution ???
As taxpayers we can only wait and see.
God save us from ourselves.
All *sshole communist regimes fear the military and armed citizenry until they have their own people firmly in place.
Ain’t nothing new here...same sad, sick ideology, different group of idiots who think “the right people just weren’t in charge last time”.
“...Bottom line? The criminal fascist government in DC hates and fears Marines and has since Tet....”
EVERY criminal, fascist government hates and fears Marines!!!
And that’s ALWAYS a good thing.
Watched the video...what a joke Panetta is.
Standing there telling a group of combat veterans about “the nature of war”...
What a bright, shining, tower of intellect he is...and courage too...let’s not forget courage!!!
POS...total and complete.
There is a more worrisome situation here.
It had been Obama instead of Panetta?
The order had been for the Marines to disarm, they obey, only to find the Afghanis in attendance were not so disarmed?
The civilian leadership thought they could make a sacrificial peace offering to their Muslim hosts by giving such orders, then claiming plausible deniability when Muslim extremists made the slaughter of the sacrifice?
Any American serviceman in theater hears such commands again?
Add to your worrisome situations the fact that there was an attack on the base as Panetta landed. Turned out to be a lone suicide bomber, but there was no way to know at the time he wasn’t part of a larger effort. And knowing that, we disarm our Marines.
I hear you, brother...
You tell me. What if?
I put nothing past them.
I would think a decent CO would simply order a Pass in Review, have the ranks then assemble in formation, Port Arms, Present Arms, to check their bolts, then order Parade Rest or At Ease, for the speech. They would still be ready to act while a perimeter security could be roving in parallel. Simple grunt tactics every Platoon Sergeant grasps.
Are you aware the number of American military casualties the first year of the Afghanistan conflict during the Bush administration? That number is 12.
Are you also aware of the number of American military casualties in Afghanistan after Barack Obama became president? That number is 317.
During the eight years the Bush administration oversaw the war in Afghanistan, 630 of this nation’s best gave their lives.
In the just over three years of the Obama administration overseeing military operations in Afghanistan, that number is nearly 1300 deaths.
In less than half the time, more than double the number of American military casualties in Afghanistan since Barack Obama became president.
And what of this sacrifice? How are these bravest of our American men and women treated when visited by the current Secretary of Defense? There exists so little trust between them and the Obama administration that they are required to disarm in his presence.
Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta must resign -NOW.
Source: Ulsterman Insider