In ‘highly unusual’ move, Marines asked to disarm before Leon Panetta speech. “It sends the wrong message” that Marines can’t be trusted in the presence of the secretary of defense… According to one official the decision was “stupid.” Trust is a two way street, Leon. As an aside, how can you trust a man with a name like a deli sandwich? Hold the mayo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhjGx5vzxlc&feature=youtu.be
Thanks to htownlawman for the link!

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21 Comments on "In ‘highly unusual’ move, Marines asked to disarm before Leon Panetta speech"

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Alien
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Is there any evidence that Leon gave this order, because it looks to me like Maj Gen. Mark Gurganus lays claim to it. He’s new to the post and said “there’s a new sheriff in town”. Supposedly he didn’t want unarmed Afghan soldiers having to sit with armed coalition

He says its not because of the recent masscre, but I find myself doubting that.

likwidlizard
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Secretary of Defeat Pinata: “We haven’t tried this yet, so troops, just lay your weapons down and start waving the postcard sized flags we issued you and ask the enemy to surrender.” Those troops look like they would like to bitchslap this idiot.

htownlawman
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here’s the real video of the event, these marines don’t look very happy!
mar 14 2012
Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan video
http://youtu.be/AhjGx5vzxlc

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Sounds like Panetta is a real popular guy. One would almost think he was afraid of being fragged or something like that.

Kip Hooker
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What else could you expect from a President that bows to foreign kings.

likwidlizard
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This explains that this administration knows they are fkn lame, paranoid and incompetent that they fear for thier lives. So they have to ask thier own MILITARY SECURITY to DISARM THEMSELVES so they won’t have to worry about someone taking them out -WHICH THEY DESERVE. If this isn’t completey bold chickenshit theatrics then I don’t know what is. Oh, Obama is, sorry.

Sententia
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The American appoligists want more P.C. involved. Afterall, had they disarmed only muslim soldiers, it would have looked mean….

Navyvet
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I dont thank the terrorists are of any threat to Pinata. They aren’t stupid enough to off that asshole. What if Obungler, purely by accident of course, then appointed a person somewhat competent. I know, pretty remote, but why would they take a chance when they already have the village idiot.

flashingscotsman
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If the Marines had been armed, the terrorists could have been also. I don’t think even loony Muslims are going to try anything in the midst of a couple hundred Marines.

MGAP
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If you read the article, it says that a dozen or so Afghanis were present and also had to disarm. It was a move NOT to insult the armed sheetheads that apparently nobody in the room trusted enough to allow them to be armed with a high value target present. Typical admin move, insult 200 Marines so as not to insult 10 “allies.”

MGAP
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Would have been beautiful for all of them to have stood simultaneously after ‘surrogate dickboy’ started speaking and gone to sick bay.

Bonfire of the Absurdities
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“According to one official the decision was ‘stupid.'”

So it fits right in with all the others they’ve made.

Always Sunny In Hell
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This is ridiculous…. Guessing it’s bold and underlined proof that this government realizes its quickly losing control of the people. They fear even those that have contracted to giving their lives if thats what is required…. I cannot believe this! These men are there risking their lives all year the least you could do is go there and risk your like for 30 mins you damned coward!

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82366629/

There ARE still good men and women in the service, maybe if we saw more of THESE guys in the news the whole opinion of the common soldier would change for the better, but that wouldn’t really fit into the Global Plan Im guessing.

Coldwarrior57
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what a fucking slap in the face to these men!
I wonder how many decided to not attend?
I know things have changed but there once was a time when you could miss a commanders call and not get into too much trouble.

flashingscotsman
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“I wonder how many decided to not attend?”

I wonder how many were ordered to attend?

KimmyQueen
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Exactly. I am sure they could have thought of 100 things the would rather be doing.

flashingscotsman
Member

Like mopping a floor, you know, something productive and not disgusting.

KimmyQueen
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Even using a toothbrush to clean a latrine would have been preferable I am sure.

KW Willy
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Not a big surprise! Anybody associated with this administration should be worried about standing in front of an armed audience! Aren’t these the same people who accuse Marines of murder when they kill or piss on the enemy?

CO2Insanity
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How insulting to the Marines.

KimmyQueen
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Absolutely. It is saying that all of them are crazy or have the potential to be and he wants to be safe. It is cowardly and insulting. If I was a marine I would be pissed.

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