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

Only a enemy of The United States of America, would be uncomfortable in that room.

I would imagine panetta was terrified.

51 posted on 03/14/2012 8:00:58 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: firebrand

Outstanding letter and a must read. Thanks.


52 posted on 03/14/2012 8:02:13 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


53 posted on 03/14/2012 8:04:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: onti7261

Couldn’t imagine being subjected to a speech by that pudgy cowardly putz.


54 posted on 03/14/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: robowombat

That’s their job and you can’t fault them for it.


55 posted on 03/14/2012 8:07:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: abclily
Nah, Pineta probably has Showtime on Cable and was addicted to the first season of Homeland.

It is simply amazing that in 2008 the American Electorate overwhelmingly put these idiots in charge of our Country.

56 posted on 03/14/2012 8:39:32 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very telling. The Obama regime obviously considers the military the enemy.

This cannot end well.


57 posted on 03/14/2012 9:19:09 PM PDT by melt (Someday they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Carry_Okie

“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.


58 posted on 03/14/2012 9:46:04 PM PDT by garjog
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To: SJackson

OMG. That picture is worth thousands of words..none of which I can utte in a public forum.


59 posted on 03/15/2012 3:45:29 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: SJackson
The most shameful and disgraceful picture I've ever seen in my seventy-two years.

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 Pentagon’s 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 Panetta’s 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.

60 posted on 03/15/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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”.


61 posted on 03/15/2012 9:16:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sergeantdave

“...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.

Excellent post!!!


62 posted on 03/15/2012 9:23:03 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: onti7261

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.


63 posted on 03/15/2012 9:26:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

There is a more worrisome situation here.

What if:
It had been Obama instead of Panetta?

What if:
The order had been for the Marines to disarm, they obey, only to find the Afghanis in attendance were not so disarmed?

What if:
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?

What if:
Any American serviceman in theater hears such commands again?


64 posted on 03/15/2012 7:26:00 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr; Robert Drobot

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.


65 posted on 03/16/2012 5:14:09 AM PDT by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: Cvengr

“....What if:...”

I hear you, brother...

You tell me. What if?

I put nothing past them.


66 posted on 03/16/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SJackson

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.


67 posted on 03/16/2012 7:11:08 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This past week though, when the Secretary of Defense made a trip to Afghanistan – a conflict that has descended into outright chaos under the failed leadership of Barack Obama, and demanded U.S. soldiers disarm in order to be in the presence of Panetta…I was quite literally left stunned.  To have a Secretary of Defense – the second highest ranking civilian leader of the Armed Forces, require the very soldiers sworn to protect the United States…to have them left defenseless inside a war zone certainly speaks to the increasing mistrust between the Obama administration and the U.S. military.

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

68 posted on 03/16/2012 7:31:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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