In Reward for Their Service Barack Obama Is Firing 20,000 Marines

In reward for their service Barack Obama is firing 20,000 Marines.

Obama is firing 20,000 Marines at the same time he is blowing hundreds of millions on green energy.
The NCTimes reported:

Since Gen. James Amos became commandant of the Marine Corps two years ago, the sea service has been challenged on multiple fronts.

First the ramping up of combat in Afghanistan, as a surge of Marines flooded violent Taliban strongholds in the south. Now the drawdown and handoff to Afghan national forces, despite no sign of an enemy collapse.

On the home front, economic woes and the winding down of more than 11 years at war have pinched military budgets. The Corps is shrinking by 20,000 Marines, to 182,100 and scraping to repair or replace battle-worn equipment.

More tough trade-offs lie ahead if nearly $500 billion in defense cuts already in store are doubled under the budget control law triggering “sequestration.” If Congress can’t find a solution, virtually no Marine program will be untouchable, Amos said.

Amid combat and budgetary strains, the Corps is also undergoing deep social change. After navigating the end of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” restrictions that prevented gay troops from serving openly, the armed forces now are focused on expanding opportunities for women and reducing sexual assault.

Yest at the same time Obama is giving millions to Muslim regimes on green energy projects.

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  • Patty

    Amid combat and budgetary strains, the Corps is also undergoing deep social change.

    ~~~~~~~~

    Gay rights affect quite a bit. Special things cost money. Lawsuits, attorney fees so on and so forth.

    Military troops equipment is pathetic and when that happens who wants to be in the Military. Obama land and Obama nation.

    OUR NATIONAL SECURITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT THE TOP OF PRIORITIES BUT AMERICA VOTED FOR THIS PRESIDENT. WHY DO YOU THINK AMERICAN GUN SALES ARE THROUGH THE ROOF, BUT WAIT, HOLDER HAS A YEAR TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT TOO.

    GOOD LUCK AMERICA WE ARE GOING TO NEED IT.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    about time, only posted it several times previously.. 😉

    ht BPAC

    November 24, 2012

    Obama fires 20,000 Marines, promises
    billions to Muslim green energy …… :-(

    links and more at link..

    ==

  • Patty

    $1 trillion in defense cuts. Obama needs his money, so our defense must be on the chopping block.

    Progressives and all those entitlements are waiting for more money. He has to cut, so, I don’t know if he is playing roulette or if he just doesn’t care about our security.

  • Practical Jane

    This makes perfect sense. Want to understand?

    See Obama’s America:2016

    On Netflix and Amazon.

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  • Sorry to Live in Illinois

    It’s time for the tanks to roll into D.C.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

    – Barry Dunham Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama

    ==

  • shadow

    Ummm … that was announced back in January. Heck, the front page you show is from February. What’s wrong? Slow news day?

  • Rachelle

    Gives you an idea just how stupid the American people were on election day.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    re: #2 November 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm bg

    November 22, 2012

    Commandant sets Marines on new course

    [First the ramping up of combat in Afghanistan, as a surge of Marines
    flooded violent Taliban strongholds in the south. Now the drawdown
    and handoff to Afghan national forces, despite no sign of an enemy
    collapse.

    On the home front, economic woes and the winding down of more
    than 11 years at war have pinched military budgets. The Corps is
    shrinking by 20,000 Marines, to 182,100 and scraping to repair or
    replace battle-worn equipment.

    More tough trade-offs lie ahead if nearly $500 billion in defense cuts
    already in store are doubled under the budget control law triggering
    “sequestration.” If Congress can’t find a solution, virtually no Marine
    program will be untouchable, Amos said.

    Amid combat and budgetary strains, the Corps is also undergoing deep
    social change. After navigating the end of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    restrictions that prevented gay troops from serving openly, the armed
    forces now are focused on expanding opportunities for women and
    reducing sexual assault.]

    ==

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    shadow #8 November 26, 2012 at 12:21 am

    buy a vowel and take a gander at GP and/or #2 and/or #10 link..

    ==

  • Navy seal

    Obama is an absolute idiot! I don’t understand cutting our defense (troops, marines, est). He needs to start by firing some of the idiots in Washington. Smaller government, more military!!! Yep we are doomed!!!!

  • shadow

    bg #11

    Buy a clue and try to realize that in the NCTimes link, it was not an announcement, but rather a preface to an interview. And the examiner misread the NCTimes piece, just like you and GP did. They don’t call it the right-wing echo chamber for nothing.

    20,000 Marines to be cut, Pentagon announces

    By Dan Lamothe – Staff writer
    Posted : Thursday Jan 26, 2012 13:45:08 EST

    The Marine Corps will slash 20,000 Marines as part of Defense Department-wide budget cuts, reducing its end strength to about 182,000, top Pentagon officials announced Thursday.

    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/01/marine-20000-marines-to-be-cut-012612/

  • maria

    wonder what comes next…
    POPCORN

  • Jeannie

    and yet bringing in ever more “Obama youths” who WILL be armed.
    Heil Obama.

    There is nothing vile or a lost argument about comparing OBama to Hitler when his behavior continues to parallell him.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    shadow #13 November 26, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Jan 26, 2012

    20,000 Marines to be cut, Pentagon announces

    Nov 22, 2012

    The Corps is shrinking by 20,000 Marines

    Nov 24, 2012

    Obama fires 20,000 Marines

    what’s your point??

    ==

  • squeaky

    [WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday that the nation’s “extreme fiscal duress” now required him to call for cuts in the size of the Army and Marine Corps, reversing the significant growth in military spending that followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.] from 1/11
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/us/07military.html?_r=0
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/11/22/8962737-navy-to-lay-off-3000-mid-career-sailors?lite

  • mg4us

    I say take the Billions we give to Egypt or Pakistan or other Muslim Countries and hire more Marines. .

    Heck Benghazi showed us what happens when we let our guard down and do not have enough Marines defending the our interests.

  • More liberty

    We could save $10 billion in one year by cutting foreign aid to Egypt, Pakistan, Libya and Israel. We could also stop build the new DHS HQ building which cost the tax payers $3 billion. I did ten years in the Marine Corps, not to mention 3 tours in Iraq – the Marine Corps will survive this just like they survive every reduction in force after wars. But we have to cut spending, and hard. We can no longer afford to give our money to foreign governments, we can’t afford to be the world police anymore, we can’t afford to subsidize companies – green or traditional – and we can’t continue to pay for endless entitlements.

  • Stella Baskomb

    So the entitlement obsession will cost us our national defense?

    Just another day at the Oval office for our Dear Leader.

  • radioone

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    This quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of The Audacity of Hope.

    H/T Lucianne.com

  • bobbi

    This is why John Jay wrote to George Washington: ” permit me to suggest that having any foreign element in the Oval Office is a National Security issue” that is why the Founding Fathers mandated that POTUSA be a “natural born citizen” Supreme Court defined that as a person with 2 American parents, born on American soil
    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/minor-v-happersett-is-binding-precedent-as-to-the-constitutional-definition-of-a-natural-born-citizen/

  • NeoKong

    So when is he going to cut 20,000 federal employees who make three times the pay of a Marine too….?
    Oh that’s right…they belong to a union.

  • DMG

    what’s your point??

    It’s two-fold. One, nowhere in the actual reports does it say anything about firing people. The reduction is scheduled to happen over a five-year period. That can be done through attrition.

    And two, presenting a 10-month-old story as if it is current is nothing but fodder for the perpetually outraged.

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  • BurmaShave

    If I were a marine, I would be looking for an honorable way to get out of serving under the worst, most un-American president in our country’s history. In particular I would not want to be on the front line defending Obama’s wrongheaded disastrous policies and decisions.

    His second term promises to be much worse than his first

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  • Paddy

    No one should worry that Obama is systematically and unilaterally disarming our nation. The Middle East, now destabilized by Obama’s “foreign policies,” will explode from wars and rebellion. Our homeland will be attacked. Obama will either be impeached or removed from office by a coup d’tat.

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  • susanm

    HOPE THEY ALL HOLD ON TO THEIR GUNS..

  • http://unitedconservatives.blogspot.com/ Cargosquid

    As a retired sailor, I can no longer advocate that anyone join the military under this dishonorable, lying scumbag of a CINC. He as refused to uphold his oath to uphold the Constitution so many times, its a disgrace.

  • http://Lamblion Rachael

    The Obama and his evironmentalist THUGS will do anything to keep up their agenda. You want
    fire 20,000 Marines from defense for this green mess. Obama and that Hag in the White
    Valerie Jarrett wants to destroy the United States. Their 47% need all the baby pablum, cell
    phones, food stamps, section 8 housing, AFDC and the other programs so they don’t have to work. All day watching One Life to LIve, General Hospital and the other soap operas. The Lord
    Jesus is returning very soon, so you better look up for your redemption draweth nigh.
    May God Bless. Obama’s time is running out…… He can run the country after the Rapture. He will need Hollywood to protect him from the Anti-Christ. His eviromentaists will be working24/7
    to stop the junk coming down from HEAVEN ON THEM. It is abomination Obama to”Honor to God and Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama. Jamie Foxx should be ashamed for what he said

  • John

    But think of all the money he is saving by not having to buy them bayonets and horses!

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  • steve

    got you people are just pathetic. they don’t “cut” military members. Get a frickin’ clue. You don’t fire marines. You reduce recruitment or offer early retirement or accelerated retirement to those at or near retirement age and reduce the size by attrition to get to the desired troop size.

    of course being repugs, you never served in the military to know this.

    pathetic.

  • Kim

    Please dig a little deeper into the story. If you read the entire article instead of these bits taken out of context, then you will see there is more to it. The government is going through sequestration….check it out, look it up, understand. In regards to billions going to the Muslims, there is more to that story as well. Look at the fact sheet released by the White House. This agreement is with predominantly Muslim countries (Indonesia for example). The googled bylines are fear driven, nothing else.