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Soldiers asked to disarm during Leon Panetta speech in Afghanistan
the telegraph ^

Posted on 03/15/2012 3:41:01 AM PDT by Einherjar

Soldiers asked to disarm during Leon Panetta speech

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KEYWORDS: guns; panetta

1 posted on 03/15/2012 3:41:05 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Einherjar

I dont know about the rest of you, but being surrounded by a group of armed Marines is the safest feeling in the world.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 3:42:38 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Einherjar
I dont know about the rest of you, but being surrounded by a group of armed Marines is the safest feeling in the world.

Not if you're the enemy. (and Panetta is)

3 posted on 03/15/2012 3:45:49 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Einherjar

"Army Major (Hasan) Played Role in Presidential (Obama) Transition"
4 posted on 03/15/2012 3:45:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Einherjar
Heard all manner of spin on this. It remains, however, a disgraceful example of this administration's disdain and outright distrust of our military personnel. Only Third World dictatorships fear their military.
5 posted on 03/15/2012 4:01:58 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Einherjar

These American soldier have been putting their lives on the line for us all for a long time and along comes Panetta and company trying to cut their retirements and health care?
Yeah, it may be a good thing to take away these heros, weapons around panetta.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 4:02:56 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Einherjar

>> I dont know about the rest of you, but being surrounded by a group of armed Marines is the safest feeling in the world.

Sure, but you and I respect and appreciate our Marines!

Panetta is a left-wing ‘rat who in his heart *loathes* the military he oversees — and I’d bet the feeling is somewhat mutual, privately if not officially.

Ordering that they disarm before he will grace them with his presence sure won’t help either.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 4:03:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Einherjar
Photobucket

Disgusting example of photo-op spin. "Currahee Leon" makes his appearance cloaked in the mantel of the 101st Airborne. My stomach is churning...
8 posted on 03/15/2012 4:10:35 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Einherjar

“I don’t know about the rest of you, but being surrounded by a group of armed Marines is the safest feeling in the world.”

Money quote of the day! I’d feel like I was among family.

But then, Panetta is a former Clintonista. And when the Sink Emperor & retinue descended amongst our troops in Bosnia back in ‘93, the assembled soldiery had their M-16s, but the bolt carrier groups had been removed, rendering the weapons useless. But it gave the appearance that Clinton was not afraid of his own soldiers.

The surrounding hills were full of hostile Serbs and Hillary herself said she was under fire when deplaning from Air Force One. Which one do you believe?

Answer: none of them. They’re all a pack of liars.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 4:13:12 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Einherjar

Cover the Crucifix when Obama shows up at a church. Disarm a soldier when his henchman shows up. If this isn’t a revolution, sports fans, I don’t know what is.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: airborne
Not if you're the enemy.

bang!

11 posted on 03/15/2012 4:19:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: PowderMonkey

He’s got a nose like Bill Maher.

They both could use a nose job (flatten, reshape).

I’m not a plastic surgeon, but I’d volunteer to perform the task manually. On both of ‘em. For free. Hell, I’d pay to perform the operation. :-)


12 posted on 03/15/2012 4:26:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Einherjar

It doesn’t surprise me, the base where I worked at would send out e-mails and make public address announcements that told us to stay inside and away from the windows when AF One flew in and the President was traveling by motorcade.

It really shows how they, (Politicians), feel about us.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 4:40:28 AM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: The Working Man

This mirrors why the ruling class morons hate the 2nd amendment. They fear the people they “rule”.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:17 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Einherjar

No Big Deal is the quote:

No Big Deal when the Secretary of Defense is so frightened of his own troops that he has them disarmed in hostile territory.

Who are they BS’ing. Damned right that is a big deal.
If he is frightened he should stay home and cower, not appear in front of “real” men.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 4:52:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Einherjar

Paranoid politicians! It’s pretty bad when they don’t trust our own troops.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 5:02:37 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: Einherjar

When combat troops are disarmed at a forward operating base in a war zone just to be in the same area as him, he should be getting the message that our troops support The Constitution first and he and his boss are lower than dog crap.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Einherjar

I really wish the press would stop referring to Marines as “soldiers”. They are MARINES!


18 posted on 03/15/2012 5:29:54 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: PowderMonkey

I noticed that only one person in the photo is smiling - and he’s not a soldier.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 5:33:43 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: PowderMonkey
World dictatorships fear their military.

We can only hope with good cause.

20 posted on 03/15/2012 5:35:30 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Einherjar
Asked???

Win the Future did they start asking soldiers?

21 posted on 03/15/2012 6:11:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: GoldenPup
Even Chavez and Castro feel free to be in the presence of armed men.

Of course they run hard core Marxists dictatorships.

Panetta, in contrast, is just a punk.

22 posted on 03/15/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Einherjar

A man afraid of this own troops, for any reason, is not the man to lead the troops.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 6:19:15 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: elcid1970
I remember that. Odd that leftist CIC's and their subalterns demand safety from the freemen sworn to uphold the Constitution and obedience to their CIC.
24 posted on 03/15/2012 6:53:32 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Einherjar

This is the topic of a thread at Hot Air and a poster recommended anyone who wants vet feedback to go to Free Republic because the vets are legit here...
amen to that!


25 posted on 03/15/2012 7:23:11 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Einherjar

“I dont know about the rest of you, but being surrounded by a group of armed Marines is the safest feeling in the world.”

You got that right.


26 posted on 03/15/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Einherjar

Imagine what would have happened if some Afghan soldiers came in and started shooting.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 7:41:46 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: muawiyah
Panetta, in contrast, is just a punk

And a HACK...sorry for insult to all punks and hacks.

28 posted on 03/15/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: SkyDancer
Imagine what would have happened if some Afghan soldiers came in and started shooting.

No big deal..."O" would just have to find another "Lackey" to fill the slot. Lot of them in D.C., so it wouldn't be hard.

29 posted on 03/15/2012 8:37:09 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Einherjar
Leon Panetta is doing as Barack Obama wishes, disarming our Marines on the enemies soil.....it doesn't matter for how long it matters that the request was made at all. Major General Mark Gurganus later said he gave the order because Afghan troops attending the talk were unarmed and he wanted the policy to be consistent for all. The General is not being truthful, he is playing politics. (attack on Panetta's plane) ....and our Marines were asked to lay down their arms?
30 posted on 03/15/2012 9:41:55 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Einherjar
They did not want to take a chance of one of our Afghan “friends” taking a shot at the secretary so they disarmed everybody....
31 posted on 03/15/2012 9:50:44 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: PowderMonkey

These soldiers look like they would rather be eating a bar of soap rather than escorting Panchetta around.


32 posted on 03/15/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Einherjar

I’m surprised the spineless Panetta even showed his face.


33 posted on 11/11/2012 10:47:20 PM PST by Dapper 26
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