Obama Administration Tells Marines to Leave Weapons Outside Tent For Panetta’s Speech

This is what you call a trust deficit.

US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech today.

Obama officials are “getting itchy.” The administration asked US Marines today to leave weapons outside of the ten

The New York Times
reported:

“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.

“All I know is, I was told to get the weapons out,” he said. Asked why, he replied, “Somebody got itchy, that’s all I’ve got to say. Somebody got itchy; we just adjust.”

Normally, American forces in Afghanistan keep their weapons with them when the defense secretary visits and speaks to them. The Afghans in the tent waiting for Mr. Panetta were not armed to begin with, as is typical.”

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  • Militant Conservative

    Another example of the wuss Obama regime

    bowing to the Muslim regime. Birds of a feather….

    Powder is dry

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Did Bush or Rumsfeld fear the troops fragging them? No wonder Hussein never visits.

  • Hank

    Insanity on display in real time is a sad thing to witness.

    No adults in positions of responsibllity in the room to say “No.”??

  • SeniorD

    Really? Telling a Marine to leave their weapons outside? Doesn’t this Regime understand the concept of “Every Marine a rifleman”?

    How many of those attending were ‘mandatorily volunteered?

  • Jenny

    They seem to think they have reason to worry. I wonder what they think they’ve done that would cause the troops to use their weapons?

  • Justice Beaver

    Doesn’t jugears “generally” trust our troops? Or is he practicing disarmament for the rest of us later on?

  • EBL

    Of course, if a Marine was wanting to kill the Sec of Defense I am sure he would comply with such an order? How insulting can they be?

  • Peckerwood

    So now everyone knows we have a room full of unarmed Marines… Brilliant.

    Hey Taliban, the front guard at the base takes a crap at 0200- 0205, just in case you didn’t know…

    My disdain for this regime is reaching a boiling point. I think I’ll draft a harshly worded letter…

  • Stuart

    On an earlier thread about the Afghan murderer, I speculated that the troops in that theater might be close to rebellion because of the ridiculous ROIs. I suspect that I am not the only one to be thinking along those lines. It seems to me that conditions in Afghanistan may be a lot more strained that is generally appreciated here in the States.

  • Robert

    This just about says it all. The administration does not trust the people it sends out to participate in the PC debacle in Afghanistan.

    And the military bureaucracy is among the worst of governmental bureaucracies. Some idiot in the Pentagon could have decided that since the Afghans were not armed then our people could not be armed either. The suits and military politicians that function as the supposed command would go right along with that.

    We can all agree that the administration is terrible at commanding the troops. That the military itself is just as inept and even worse in some respects is not quite as widely accepted.

    I wonder when, or if, we will hear any more about what happened last week.

  • srdem65

    This is shocking! Were they afraid that someone would shoot the Sec of Defense?

  • Frank H

    The only reasonable explanation I can think of for this (and it really isn’t all that reasonable), is that they figured that if (when?) an Afghan takes a shot, there will be no question as to whether it might have been one of our guys.

  • RickS

    And Sgt. Maj. Hall was definitely not their commander. Command Sergeant Major maybe. Is there no one at the Times (or any other news outlet) anymore who has even a passing familiarity with the military?

  • Remco Kimber

    My guess is that this administration KNOWS how the American people really feel about this guy and his gauleiters.

    http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/gauleiter.htm

  • Fionnagh

    This is how William Wallace’s (Braveheart’s) father and brother died – when called to a clan meeting, they too left their weapons outside, only to be massacred within. This sort of treachery goes back thousands of years. It is even in the Odyssey.

    Not really on topic, but these were the first thoughts to cross my mind…

  • donh

    What about the metal chairs and the spear tipped flag poles ?

  • Mannie

    This was reportedly ordered by USMC Maj. Gen. Mark Gurganus. If I were POTUS (be afraid, be very afraid) and heard about this, a certain major general would be standing in front of my desk with his heels locked, explaining why he shouldn’t be demoted to latrine orderly on Kiska.

  • Robert

    The PC War in Afghanistan:

    Bureaucrat 1:”Hey, isn’t Panetta getting ready to talk to the troops?”

    2: “Yeah, they’re checking the Afghans right now.”

    1: “Checking the Afghans?”

    2: “Yeah, dummy. The tribals can’t have any weapons in there, you know that.”

    1: “Oh, yeah.”

    1: “Hey wait a minute, our guys have guns in there.”

    2: “So?”

    1: “So that’s discrimination.”

    2: “Gee you’re right. After all, we’re all the same, right?”

    2: “Quick, draft something up and I’ll run down the hall and get it signed.”

    1: “OK. Just think, after 16 years here, we can finally make a difference.”

    General Bureaucrat 1: “This is great, who thought of this? Here, transmit this immediately. It will look great on my resume. Where’s my mirror?”

  • Patty

    American Patriots: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke

    Obama against America

    Regretting choosing to defend you

    Add to all of that the sovereign indifference of the regular American to ignore the fate of our men, who right now may be bitterly regretting having abandoned life with their families and children, and being where they are, in the middle of savages, fighting a horrible enemy, and the treason-prone line of their high command.

    Ingratitude to people who are sacrificing not only their lives but also the lives of their loved ones, can only be a curse for all those who have no conscience and no guts to stand up for what’s right.
    Charges of High Treason

    High treason is defined as criminal disloyalty to one’s government. Participating in a war against one’s native country, attempting to overthrow its government, spying on its military, its diplomats, or its secret services for a hostile and foreign power… may be among the best known examples of high treason. High treason requires that the alleged traitor have obligations of loyalty in the state he or she -or they- betrayed…

    IF Obama and his administration and the people’s representatives decide to execute our soldier to the death penalty it will be time for Americans to let the Obama administration that it is not acceptable. And independent doctors must be part of a thorough medical assessment on his health condition, prior to any trial whatsoever. After all, no administration, republican or democrat, has ever executed any Muslim terror planner…
    So, death penalty -yes, but for those who ally with the enemy to bring down our nation and destroy it. And we know in which direction to look. Reality speaks for itself…

    Read MUCH MORE @ link

  • wanumba

    #10 March 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Stuart commented:
    On an earlier thread about the Afghan murderer, I speculated that the troops in that theater might be close to rebellion because of the ridiculous ROIs. I suspect that I am not the only one to be thinking along those lines.
    ::::::::::::::::::::::

    Shame.
    Then you underestimate the self-discipline of the men and women who volunteered to serve.

    Our troops need our support even more as their OVERWHELMING OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOR AMONGST HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF TROOPS IS COMPLETELY OVERSHADOWED BY THE ONE.

    Obama got the media minions mobilized in media BLITZ to cover FLUKE’s MUCH MORE DELIBERATE AND LONGER PLANNED ACTION … where’s the protective wall for our soldiers so the ENEMY PROPAGANDISTS are FOILED in making this a propaganda victory?

    Fluke has just her reputation to worry about, our soldiers have their LIVES on the line. This ONE person made the work harder for our entire military.

    No words are adequate to describe the national disgrace the disgusting Democrats engineered in Vietnam. HOW COME THEY ARE DOING IT AGAIN???

  • Multitude

    Wonder how long it’ll be until the Progressives demand we ban guns from war zones. Actually, it’s a pretty brilliant idea for them to advance as it’d definitely put an end to war just as domestic bans have ended crime.

  • Patty

    Time for good men to triumph over evil

    America has fought many wars, in far away countries, for forlorn peoples and their causes…

    The time for Real-Americans to come forward is now, when our men are being sacrificed by the Nero of our modern times… It’s time to wake up and take our fate in our hands. It’s time to move forward.

    If, God forbid, good men would choose to do “nothing”… then, truth be told, History will remember contemporary Americans as cowards, unworthy of those heroes who are risking their lives and their families to defend them.

    Sad to say so. But that would be the truth.

    God Bless America

    http://www.rightsidenews.info/2012031415817/editorial/rsn-pick-of-the-day/benador-high-treason-for-obama-his-administration-a-the-peoples-representatives.html?utm_source=Right+Side+News&utm_campaign=f5a8f594ca-daily-rss-newsletter&utm_medium=email

    Here is the link and there is more there!!!

  • wanumba

    ANd piss ass Liberals … Marines can kill with their hands. So, taking their guns is a blatant COWARDLY and INSULTING act of bad leadership.

  • Crackermike

    Panetta is a pussy. Afraid of his own troops! Obama IS destroying every institution in this Nation. On purpose of course.

  • Patty

    Obama against America

    While American people continue in their attempt to hide from an endless deteriorating reality, yesterday breaking news brought that president Hussein Obama takes “the killing of Afghan civilians by a deranged gunman as seriously as if it were our own citizens and our own children who were murdered.” Furthermore, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the death penalty is a consideration as the military moves to investigate and possibly put the soldier suspected in the mass killings on trial.
    » If you like this article, please subscribe to Right Side News Daily

    So, they are calling the American soldier who most certainly has been under duress and utmost stress, “a deranged gunman?” And they are now telling us that they consider “Afghan civilians… as if they were our own citizens and our own children?”

    No, they are most certainly, not our citizens and most certainly they are NOT our children. We have nothing in common. Period.

    From these statements, it should be obvious to all American patriots that Obama and his people are going grandly insaner by the day. And, regardless of elections, we must demand that Obama and his whole administration, including the people’s representatives who are doing nothing in front of so many blatant attacks against the American Constitution be all tried for High Treason.

    Obama and his administration have not hesitated to remove all mention from FBI documents that the 19 Muslim terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 massacres against our innocent thousands of civilians, belonged to Islam -thus whitewashing the fact that their religion orders them to wage jihad for world domination and, ultimately, to kill whoever opposes Islam.

    http://www.rightsidenews.info/2012031415817/editorial/rsn-pick-of-the-day/benador-high-treason-for-obama-his-administration-a-the-peoples-representatives.html?utm_source=Right+Side+News&utm_campaign=f5a8f594ca-daily-rss-newsletter&utm_medium=email

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  • Texas_Treeroach

    Just when you thought Our military couldn’t be more humiliated than it has been under this Administration . . .

    “Y’all are gonna’ have to leave your weapons and side pieces outside; cause . . ah . . you know . . . (we don’t really trust ya’) . . . Just a precaution, ya understand; no hard feelin’s.”

  • Patty

    http://a57.foxnews.com/static/managed/img/U.S./660/371/obamaflag2640.jpg

    Check out our American flag and what the liberals have done to it.

  • Patty

    and if re-elected we won’t have guns. Watch what Obama does if re=elected. Holder!

  • Groty1

    I always thought a “commander” was a commissioned officer – not a non-commissioned enlisted man.

    Was it proper for the journalist to refer to the Sgt. Major as “commander”?

  • Patty

    URGENT ALERT:
    CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL LAUNCHES NEW ATTACK ON YOUR RIGHTS

    On Thursday, February 9th, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for the Illinois General Assembly to pass a $65 per handgun fee to be levied against every law-abiding gun owner in Illinois – INCLUDING YOU. Of course, gang bangers, murderers, robbers and rapists are exempt from the fee. This fee would be charged every 5 years on every handgun you own. Additionally, you would have to register with the government in the same manner as sex-offenders.

    WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU

    If Rahm Emanuel’s gun tax passes, you will be required to pack up your handguns and take them to the local police station for examination and registration. If you have 10 handguns to bring in, you’ll walk out paying $650 in taxes. If you own 100 handguns, the government will lighten your wallet to the tune of $6,500. And, you’ll have to repeat this process every 5 years – unless Emanuel and his buddies in the legislature bump this up to an ANNUAL FEE.

    WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY THE TAX?

    If you cannot pay the $65 tax on EACH of your handguns, you will have to surrender your guns to the local police for destruction.

    WHAT IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO PAY THE TAX?

    If you decide not to pay the tax, the police will come to your house and take your guns away. They will also arrest you and charge you with a CLASS 2 FELONY.

    http://www.isra.org/alerts/alert_02102012_registration.html

    read more, much more!!!

  • SRG

    You would think he would want the troops locked and loaded ready to defend HIM in case of attack. Amazing.

  • retire05

    Disarming our troops worked out well for those murdered at Fort Hood, didn’t it? Are these people so stupid that they thought that disarming our own troops would be a good idea in case an Afghani decided he didn’t like what Panetta was saying?

  • texas

    Grrr, can this Administration be any more insulting to the Troops? This is a clear display of how this regime does not understand our Military. (or trust them)

    I say bring the Troops home. We need a President in office that can be a true Commander in Chief.

    This is disgraceful!!

  • SeniorD

    Another thought regarding the reason for telling Marines to leave their weapons outside:

    The Hussein Obama Regime doesn’t want ANYONE to have firearms. If they tell Marines to leave them outside, they can tell EVERYONE to turn their weapons in ‘for safe keeping’.

    Now what was that old saying about taking guns and cold dead fingers?

  • This is direct insult to our men and women in uniform…..Have several friends who have sons in military they both told me that thier sons will not relist if Obama is re-elected once their time is up…can’t say i blame them….

  • Stuart

    Wanumba #21 I do not underestimate the self discipline of our soldiers. In fact I will readily admit that this generation of soldiers is far better than those of my generation. We were all draftees, or , in my case, an enlisted refugee from the draft. But I speak from personal experience. When the ROIs that I was forced to deal with in Viet Nam became to onerous, we simply ignored them. Self preservation is a powerful motivation. When, on occasion, the ROIs were enforced with too much enthusiasm my outfit simply disobeyed those orders, or engineered a workaround. And I might add that our ROIs were nowhere near as restrictive as those of today.
    I have the highest respect for our soldiers in Afghanistan, but I do know human nature.

  • why no word?
  • Stuart

    With regard to #38
    Rules of engagement ROEs, not ROIs. Sorry, where did my editor go to?

  • Jimmy

    He’s afraid of getting his head blown off. Chicken.

  • RS

    Does he bring a food taster with him?

  • bg

    ++

    just for the heck of it..

    Obama told by Military you’re no longer Commander-in-Chief

    Obama impeachment bill now in Congress

    [“Well, I’m almost breathless about that,” Sessions responded, “because
    what I heard you say is, ‘We’re going to seek international approval, and
    then we’ll come and tell the Congress what we might do, and we might
    seek congressional approval.’ And I just want to say to you that’s a big
    [deal].”
    ]

    Panetta: International Permission Trumps
    Congressional Permission for Military Action

    Global Civilian Security Force

    [Advocates of limited government are concerned about comments
    by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) regarding his national service plans
    and views on the “burden of global citizenship.”]

    ==

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  • bg

    ++

    Panetta says massacre will not deter Afghan mission

    [In an earlier incident, a motorcycle bomb blast in Kandahar city that
    killed an Afghan intelligence soldier and wounded two others, as well
    as a civilian.

    A roadside bomb also killed eight civilians in southern Helmand province,
    where Panetta began a two-day visit by meeting with U.S. and coalition
    forces at two bases, Afghan provincial officials said.
    Advertise | AdChoices

    “We’ll be challenged by our enemy. We’ll be challenged by ourselves.
    We’ll be challenged by the hell of war itself. But none of that, none
    of that, must ever deter us from the mission that we must achieve,”
    Panetta told soldiers at Camp Leatherneck, the main U.S. Marine
    base in the volatile area.]

    ==

  • Joanne

    This is because Panetta knows that he is committing and supporting treason. Panetta knows that the only authority to allow the U.S. military to go to war is Congress, and not Obama alone. There are special circumstances for the POTUS to authorize to go to war, and that is when the U.S. is actually being attacked. This is a sign of guilt. They know what they are doing folks, and they know it is treasonous. They are also trying to say that they do not trust the U.S. military.

  • GotFreedom

    Is the military still allowing “locals” to work inside our bases over there? It’s our understanding that they work at the base by day; fight with the bad guys against our troops by night!

    What if they had been attacked while in that “stupid” meeting? If Panetta wants to meet with the “big wigs” over there and tell them to leave their weapons outside–fine–but it was irresponsible to put our troops in harms way by making them leave their weapons outside with no way to defend themselves if there had been an attack.

  • wanumba

    #38 March 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Stuart commented:
    Wanumba #21 I do not underestimate the self discipline of our soldiers. In fact I will readily admit that this generation of soldiers is far better than those of my generation. We were all draftees, or , in my case, an enlisted refugee from the draft. But I speak from personal experience.
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I’m glad I know your background better. The way you wrote might easily be picked up by those with an agenda … and taking far further than you intended, I was thinking.

    Aside that, I take an idea raised and then expound on it much further beyond what the poster I responded to said … to expand the discussion, that is for people who do actually discuss as you do, except in the cases of trolls, who should be harrassed and berated to the closing preposition, semi-colon and period.

  • L.E. Liesner

    This is not a sign of nervousness. it’s a sign of cowardliness displayed by this administration. Don’t they have an underground bunker at the Pentagon that Panetta can hide in?

  • bobdog

    When you can’t even trust your own troops to protect you, it’s time to fold up your tents and get the hell back to Washington.

  • xkaydet65

    Get the troops out now. Do a Dunkirk through Uzbekistan to Tashkent. Leave enough weapons and ammo behind so these 13th century savages can kill each other far into the future. We’ll be gone from the stan for a month and it will belike we were never there. And do a wheels up before Karzai and his clan can escape to their Swiss accounts.

  • FurryGuy

    #31 March 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Groty1 commented:

    Tank commanders are senior enlisted personnel. During Vietnam, river patrol boats were usually under the command of senior enlisted, Chief Petty Officers and above.

    It all depends on the size of the command, really.

  • Rachelle

    The morons in this administration don’t trust American soldiers.

    Think how they will act when they wake up not trusting American generals.

  • Dave-O

    Amen to that Rachelle!! It can’t happen so enough.

  • democraps suck

    F you Hussein…I will NEVER surrender my weapon you fukken mooslime POS…

    Buck fobama

  • Dave-O

    Sorry – I meant to say “soon” enough.

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  • No man

    This way they can’t shoot back if a obama-worshipper, like Maj. Hasan, opens fire . . .

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  • bg

    ++

    xkaydet65 #51 March 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    that may have been true in the days of yore, but they have nukes,
    and left in unfettered Islamist hands these days, they will diligently
    be raised as jihadists from birth to fight in their never ending Islamic
    Crusades against the US & West in the name of Allah..

    Bush was right, fight the fight they not only brought upon themselves,
    but declared against US & the West over there, not that it matters now,
    as Obama not only made it harder for US to win, but brought them back
    here and assigned Muslim Brotherhood members US policy makers..

    okay, back to sleep we go, we’re just too smart to let
    that happen right under our noses in plain sight.. /s/

    ==

  • bg
  • Goatweed

    Did Panetta have armed security guards? Did someone stay outside to guard the weapons? It has been a long time, what are the rules for leaving one weapon? Oh, how about knives?

  • wanumba

    #51 March 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    xkaydet65 commented:
    Get the troops out now.
    :::::::::::::::::

    You are a Liberal Left Dem saying that, right?

  • YourMaster

    what the- why would they fear their own troops?
    I may have to do with cutting benefits and pay to soldiers.

    Bush never did this…. he had the full support of the military and never spoke of any disdain for them. …you really can’t say the same for liberals…. or 0bama.

    he’s no friend to any of the military just like he is no friend to business.
    The economy will never see prosperity while 0bama’s policies are kept around.

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  • Mama Grizzly

    I think the troops should leave because Obama is using the Afghan war to discredit our troops and use the whole thing as an excuse to “fundamentally transform” the US Military. Nothing is what it seems (at first, to most people). If the US is not going to go into a country, win, occupy, force changes in their constitutional structure, etc. as was done in Germany and Japan, then it’s a “wait it out” game, and the indigenous will win. They’ll wait until we leave and reinstitute everything. Just watch and see what the Taliban do when we leave, for example.

    I agree that disarming a roomful of our best Marines in an enemy enclave (even at the base) is about as stupid as you can get. Or is it?

    Remember Seal Team 6?

    Things happen. And they’re not “by mistake.”

  • bg

    ++

    we need to CHANGE the Oval Office
    Occupier asap, it’s our only HOPE..

    aka: ABO

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Mama Grizzly #66 March 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    March 10, 1983

    Breaking The War Mentality

    by Barack Obama

    [In fact, Hitler did strengthen the German establishment, but not
    exactly in the way the bankers and businessmen had wanted; and
    now, fifty years later, it is clear who was using whom. [.] someone
    who leaves the established order in place
    .]

    Part 3: 19:15 mark

    Clare Lopez:

    “war against apostates is carried out not to force them to
    accept islam, but to enforce islamic law and maintain order”

    Barack Obama:

    “Hitler .. someone who leaves the established order in place.”

    Tark Fatah, Clare Lopez

    [Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network
    including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives,
    figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical
    regime in Tehran, is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards
    the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.]

    more here & here, in connecting links, and threads..

    [“…even under the pressures that you and I know about, the deen of
    Islam is growing because people see even within all of this struggle it is
    better to be a Muslim under these conditions than to be a kaffir under
    any conditions… before Allah closes our eyes for the last time you will
    see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America-that’s
    where we are now- to being the first religion in America.”
    ]

    ==

  • Rick554

    I hope they got to keep their Multi-tools. Panetta wasnt supposed to be there to be a SECDEF, he was supposed to be the guy to dismantle the military. This Obama crew is way out of their league.

  • Campfollower

    This Marine wife is highly, highly disgusted. And thank you to the commenter who defended the good order and discipline of the troops.

    My husband has been deployed four times since 2002. I’m an ardent Republican, a writer and generally a hawk, but at this point, when SecDef doesn’t even trust MARINES, I am beyond words.

    I wish they’d have taken a piss on him. What’s he gonna do, cut off their….oh, excuuuse me.

  • yorkie01

    Let’s all make sure that our Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy, and all military are ensured their right to vote these sob’s out of office and there be no leftwing BS attempting to eliminate the vote. This time, Tea Party and all conservative groups drive this matter up to and through the election this fall to get this POS out of the WH and return the USA to world prominence and respect.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Prediction:
    The absentee votes of our service men and women will be “lost” in this year’s coming general election.

  • Coasta

    Cure for the absentee military ballots. Skype, electronic signature and show of military ID on screen. Ballot casts on computer touch screen, vote secured.

    No more “missing military votes” that just “happens” everytime somebody “forgets” to mail them on time!!!

  • AmusedOkie

    If the U.S Secretary of Defense doesn’t trust our military to insure his safety with the weapons which they’ve been issued to defend our nation, perhaps he shouldn’t “risk his life” by speaking to them. Stay home & save the taxpayers a ton of $$$$.

  • Hussein does not trust or respect the U.S. military, and it is mutual.

    ‘There are those who have – who continue…to investigate the administration – including Barack Obama. And it is my understanding it has some of them rattled. That is the term I was given. Rattled.

    UM: Who?

    WSI: Pardon?

    UM: Them? Who are you talking about?

    WSI: Individuals with shall we say…clearance. Access. Military access.

    UM: They have investigated Obama?

    WSI: Not formally…this is…there is a term -name deleted- is fond of using for such matters. Off the…

    UM: …Reservation.

    WSI: Perhaps you fail to fully appreciate what I am saying to you here. Take what you have been told of before regarding the military and this president. Take the situation with the Bin Laden…operation. Take the Task Group 120. Take the Koran burning…all of it. Add to all of that what I am now telling you here.’

    WALL STREET INSIDER: “IMF – Back to Chicago”

    It is pure distrust the Hussein regime wants Marines to leave their weapons outside of a speech by the leftist Panetta.

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  • Campfollower

    THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! I just spoke to my loved one about this. He is in a position to speak to the generals on the ground. Here is what he said: The Marine general (I forgot to write down his name) did this as a SIGN OF RESPECT FOR HIS AFGHAN COUNTERPARTS, who are not allowed to carry weapons into the meeting. This was intentional and typical of the way our Marines operate.

    Now (as a journalist) what I can extrapolate: Someone at the New York Times who wrote this story and characterized this incident is either a lazy SOB and never bothered to talk to anyone in the know OR they intentionally tried to make our Marines appear dangerous to the SecDef, manufacturing some kind of story to further a leftist agenda or to provoke controversy.

    Ya’ll should consider all this. While NY Times asshat reporters and editors are trying to embellish and spin, our Marines are in harms way, continuing to put themselves at risk by leaving their weapons at the door, as they continue to carry out their mission. PLEASE, LET’S GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR THIS AND REMEMBER THAT WE SHOULD NEVER TRUST THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA until we know the whole story. If anyone bothered, they could confirm this with CentCom. But no one will.

  • STL Tix

    I think we have an answer for “Who will the military support?” in the soon coming American revolution.

    For myself, I don’t see ANY of our military following orders to subjugate the American public after this display of contempt.

    Powder is dry

  • STL Tix

    #77 Camplollower, “… did this as a SIGN OF RESPECT FOR HIS AFGHAN COUNTERPARTS, who are not allowed to carry weapons into the meeting.”

    Screw the respect, our soldiers should NEVER not be considered a rifleman FIRST for the protection of his fellow soldier!

    These orders came from on high and they don’t have our peoples best protection & intents in mind. Screw the “…RESPECT…”, I RESPECT OUR TROOPS,the grunt on the ground, not theirs.

    It truly is time to get our people out of this hell hole & let them revert back to their stone age principles.

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  • Restless

    Our soldiers are in enemy territory. Shouldn’t they be armed and ready to fight at any given moment? What defense secretary worth his salt would even allow this?

  • Chris W.

    I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this story.

  • susanm

    WHAT A DUMB THING TO DO….IS THIS A SET-UP, ”WAKE UP AMERICA” I CAN SAY ANY MORE I’M REALLY PISSED OFF……

  • Campfollower

    SLX Tix, I’m right there with you, but the guys on the ground are trying to do a job, walking a fine line. Until things change at the VERY top, they’re stuck, and that’s why they’re depending on us to vote Obama and his policies out (especially since the dems try so hard not to count their votes).

    At the same time, it does them a disservice to mis-report this story. Did you see that reporter from MSNBC? He was so shrill on this story, there was all kinds of speculation. The question is, WHY would the media want to perpetuate this myth (possibly to distract us from Obama’s appalling poll numbers this week?)

    Point is, the Marines can handle all this — all of it. But we need to take care of the media and hold their feet to the fire. All they had to do is ask an official what was up.

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  • Henry Bowman

    @Patty: “Obama takes ‘the killing of Afghan civilians by a deranged gunman as seriously as if it were our own citizens and our own children who were murdered.’”

    Yup, just as seriously as the FedGuv took it after Waco and Ruby Ridge.