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US Marine Commandant General Dunford to Ban ‘Ooh-rah'

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posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:07 AM
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General Dunford’s First Official Act As Comma

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Less than one week after taking over as the Marine Corps’ top officer, Gen. Joseph ‘Fighting Joe’ Dunford, is proposing controversial changes to Marine culture as the Corps continues to shift focus after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His first order of business: Eliminate the phrase “Ooh-rah” from Marine lexicon.

Also to be done away with will be similar expressions like Err, Yut, and Rah, which sources say the Commandant considers a mockery of traditional Marine customs and courtesies. Finally, the term YAT-YAS will not only be forbidden but stricken from any historical records as Dunford feels it may be the most inane battle cry in the history of warfare.

Insiders claim the order stems from a physical altercation which took place immediately following his remarks at the change of command ceremony on Friday, which left a number of Marines with injuries ranging from eye gouges to one severe hematoma of the taint.

Witnesses to the incident say the new Commandant was being congratulated by various well wishers when he reportedly smacked a Master Gunnery Sgt. after he was addressed with “Ooh-rah sir.”


I have a feeling this will go over like a fart in church.



I predict this will be reversed as soon as Dunford either retires or is retired.
Which isnt soon enough.




posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:17 AM
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Wait, what? He smacked someone simply congratulating him? Is he nuts? Is this an Onion-like piece? LoL!

ETA: The by-line credits Lee Ho Fuk so.... parody!!??

edit on 11/27/2014 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Oh he's not going to last long.

What's next? Ban any marine from saying "Semper Fi"????



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

You know the Duffle Blog is total BS, right? Kosmicjack is right in calling it, this is the Onion for military folk...
look at this article:

Pentagon bans 'lightsaber' weapons after numerous accidents
edit on 11/27/2014 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:25 AM
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he Duffel Blog is an American military news satire organization featuring satirical articles reporting on US military news. It is often described as "the military version of The Onion."


Duffel Blog

Ooh-rah



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

FUNNY...
I JUST READ THIS ON "DUFFLEBLOG" LAST WEEK..

IT'S A GAG SITE LIKE THE "ONION"

I'll try to track it down..... everyone please check for the source...

"THIS MAY BE A HOAX"



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:25 AM
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originally posted by: Indigent

he Duffel Blog is an American military news satire organization featuring satirical articles reporting on US military news. It is often described as "the military version of The Onion."


Duffel Blog

Ooh-rah


Beat me to it!
Homer in NC you to!

HAPPY THANKS GIVING Y'ALL.

OOOOOHHHH RRAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
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posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Duffelblog is a satirical website. Just look at some of the other articles there:

Pardoned White House Turkey Defects To ISIS

REPORT: Ashton Kutcher On Short List For Secretary Of Defense

Read more: www.duffelblog.com...



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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Duffleblog is great, not real though. If it was I know a couple trackers who would riot if they banned YAT-YAS.



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

I love Duffel Blog, funny as hell



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: USAFSF

How about Pardoned White House turkey defects to ISIS

We have a sick sense of humor

HOOAH



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

I'm pretty sure that was a joke blog. Do you really think this is true?



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:32 AM
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LIES!!!

It's All True!

I saw it on Youtube!

Happy Turkey....





posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69


You too!



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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" one severe hematoma of the taint" I think that's what caugt my attention not to mention the bolded YAT-YAS. Yes, Slayer we all know your view on that. OOH-RA and Semper Fi. Happy Thanksgiving mate.



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Reminds me of when dip # General Shinseki gave the army the black beret....was such an embarassment....I was in back then and had never seen a hat worn so many ways across unit to unit..



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

What a killjoy.

Has this guy ever seen the Haka? it's the Maori war dance and even though I'm not a Maori I'd still follow them into battle.

To deprive an army of a war cry doesn't make any sense. It's a tradition that has bolstered morale in many cultures for hundreds of years, so why should troops be denied of it now?





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edit on 27-11-2014 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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lol if you cant see the satire please remove yourself from the internet, it is too much for you.



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: HomerinNC
a reply to: SLAYER69

You know the Duffle Blog is total BS, right? Kosmicjack is right in calling it, this is the Onion for military folk...
look at this article:

Pentagon bans 'lightsaber' weapons after numerous accidents


Yes, and in another Dufflebag report it says the Gen wants to ban the Marines entirely. Some of you don't get it.



posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 11:54 AM
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I must admit, he does look like a bit of a plonker in the photo.
Sure his name isn't Rodney ? (Only Fools and Horses Joke).




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