Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Disarming our Marines IS a big deal…

With all due respect, General Gurganus, it IS a “big deal” to disarm our Marines in Afghanistan, you pandering toad.

The order to disarm 200 Marines to accommodate the visit of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to Camp Leatherneck was given by the General so as not to offend the Afghani support staff who were already unarmed in the facility.  As the General stated:

“You've got one of the most important people in the world in the room," Maj. Gen. Mark Gurganus told reporters at Camp Leatherneck, dismissing concerns related to the shooting. "This is not a big deal."

“I wanted to have the Marines look just like their Afghan partners…”

No.  This doesn’t happen all the time.  This is the first time a visit by the Defense Secretary prompted the disarming ouf our troops.  Is there distrust of our Marines by the higher ups?  It appears so.  Read more HERE

At the same time there is no lack of trust of the Muslim Afghanis.  Why else would one of those trusted Muslims find himself  in a pickup truck  heading though heavy security toward the tarmac on a suicide mission aimed at Panetta’s “welcoming committee” at the precise time Panetta is exiting his plane. More on this HERE.

This comes a day after the Commander in Chief proclaimed he is  still "proud generally" of what U.S. troops have achieved in Afghanistan.

See more about our foolish policies in Afghanistan HERE and HERE.

And HERE is Pam Geller’s take on today’s attempted suicide attack on our Secretary of Defense.


Anonymous said...

I think General GurgANUS is a sickening disgrace for a Marine. A feather merchant. He should be immediately relieved of command. It is obvious he didn't even trust his officers to wear sidearms. It reminds me of the days of Hitler, when his SS commanders insisted that any General Officer entering Wolf's Lair surrrender his sidearm.

Pops said...

youssiaDisarming 200 Marines is a glimpse at the reality underlying the altruistic claptrap about USA's mission in Afghanihole. Speaking as a parent of a low ranking Navy Medic imbedded with the First Marine Division, after all these lives lost, mistrust, and wasted youth, what is foremost on their minds is self preservation and of the guy/gal next to them.

This incident displays the upward migration, rank-wise, of this self preservation attitude.

There is no win here. What's at risk is the safe removal of 90,000 honor bound Americans. Sadly, this cannot be done without recognizing the reality of 'Force Protection'; getting force reduction accomplished while maintaining enough force to protect those leaving the zone.

Let's get on with it sooner rather than later.