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

“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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  • 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.

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


    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


    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.


  • Patty
  • 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


    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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    read more, much more!!!

  • http://anodtothegods.wordpress.com 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?

  • http://biggovernment.com ponderon

    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?