posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by schuyler
I don't think we have Embassies and Compounds being over run and the threat of more being over-run to the quick accompaniment of the State Department
saying the Marines are on the way in-force, every 6 months.
The POINT is that the two are not related. People who think so are jumping to the conclusion that BECAUSE of the embassy situation, THEREFORE 4,000
Marines are on their way. That's not true at all, even a little bit. And if you care to go back and look at the many threads on Navy deployments in
the past you will find that every six months, whenever a Strike Group or ARG deploys, the same thing happens. People rush to judgment and proclaim
there is an "escalation" in effect.
This is like clockwork going back about three years ago when an erstwhile new ATS member proclaimed that the USS Stennis was going to go to attack
Korea and start WW III. Didn't happen. I told him so. My reward? Calling me a bunch of names. The plain fact is I've been correct every single time.
You know the reasons the Peleliu is being deployed? Because the Iwo Jima is running out of Diet Coke and the Marines want to get home and get laid.
That's why. They are trading one group of 4,000 Marines (& sailors) for another group of 4,000 Marines (& sailors.) That's all.
ATS's response? Chicken Little. OMG! WW III! False Flag! Escalation! People here seem incapable of absorbing and learning normal Naval rotation
Like I said. Chill. Really.
edit on 9/17/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)