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| Military and Conservative websites exploded in rage today when the news surfaced that the United States Marines marching in last months Inaugural Parade had their weapons disabled prior to the start of the event. Critics of the President believe that Mr. Obama dishonored the Corps and proved that he openly distrusts his own military. Gun rights activitists view the attitude of the President and his supporters as an attack on the Second Amendment. They wonder if guns and their owners are now the enemy in America
This is not the first incident involving a high ranking Obama official and the disarming of US troops. When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited Afghanistan on March 14, 2012, US soldiers were ordered to leave all their weapons outside the tent where Panetta would be speaking. It is important to remember our troops were disarmed in an active war zone at the request of the Obama Administration. The NY Times reported on the incident
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Being tired, cold, and pissed off is not an excuse to disgrace the Corps in the manner that those Marines did. If I were their unit leader I would have them drilling eighteen hours a day seven days a week as a punishment for their lack of cohesive movement.
Originally posted by ANOK
Marines are not issued bolt action rifles anymore right?
When in Navy boot we used old bolt action rifles that had the bolt removed. I would guess the Marines had some with, and some without bolts, but I doubt any of them worked. Just old rifles used for parades.
I see nothing of anyone not shaved??
As far as their marching, not all people are good at marching. Was that a drill team? A unit that had marched together a lot? Or just a group of marines from different units that probably hadn't drilled since boot camp? Do Marines drill after boot camp? The Navy doesn't.
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by usmc0311
Thanks for the insight. If I may couldn't there be a dissenting view in the ranks that makes for the sloppy attention to detail? After all what have these guys got to look forward to? More combat where there number eventually will come up?
I would be hungover most of the time too.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by AveMaria
Seems Obama is actually worse for attitude though. Still...... The Marines should have had pride in themselves, their unit and their Service. Above the President as a MAN is the Presidency as an OFFICE. That deserves respect, IMO. Even if the man serving in it is a scumbag, it doesn't change the Office.