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Unfit for Combat
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/28/2013 6:17:38 PM

The United States Marine Corps is set to shed more than 20,000 active duty positions in the coming years and have already commenced a process meant to force some senior officers into an early retirement. The Marines are on course to cut around 4,000 positions a year through 2017, decreasing the total number of Marines to 182,100 from its peak last year of 202,100, according to a major scale-down order that was quietly issued last year. The reduction in forces could leave the elite fighting force underprepared to battle multiple regional threats, particularly those in the Middle East,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 1/28/2013 6:27:47 PM     (No. 9145062)

All part of Dear Leader´s plan for the U.S. Military. He has the reverse Midas touch.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rburns, 1/28/2013 6:30:23 PM     (No. 9145065)

Thanks to the community organizer, the biggest mistake this country has ever made. He WILL pay and he will pay dearly, hopefully by way of impeachment IF we can find the elected officials with the spine to do it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/28/2013 6:32:18 PM     (No. 9145069)

Obama´s anti-American dream is coming true:

“Sequestration would badly hurt USMC readiness,” said Heritage’s Bucci. “Now that the president seems to have put the blame on the Republicans, the other [Joint Chiefs of Staff] have finally started to fess up to the truth: These cuts will make the military hollow.”

“They will not have enough people, trainings, or equipment to provide for the common defense,” Bucci said.

But the EPA, Interior, Labor, Commerce, State and Agriculture and the White House will flourish.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ouachita, 1/28/2013 6:44:16 PM     (No. 9145082)

the biggest loss will be in the seasoned NCO ranks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 1/28/2013 6:45:24 PM     (No. 9145085)

But friends -- this is simply proof, proof I tell ya, that the enlightened apolog-- I mean, enlightened policies of [cue Heavenly Choir] The Lightworker and his beyond-brilliant Sec State Pick, Hillary [for whom Sir Edmund was named -- I think that´s right] Rodham Hubb-- I mean Clinton, has us standing before the Gate to Eden. The only word to describe today´s world is halcyon. We just don´t need a big, provocative, white-centric colonializing military now. From horizon to horizon, lions lie down with lambs. Be grateful, wretches.

Hmmm. I think I hear... chewing?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/28/2013 6:52:17 PM     (No. 9145098)

Is there one Democrat out there who will stand up and say this is a very bad idea? No? Then I guess we have to surmise the sequestration, with GOP establishment help, was the whole idea, right?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/28/2013 7:14:26 PM     (No. 9145128)

That´s the purpose, Adam. The whole reason is to leave the corps, (or as Mighty Leader calls them "the corpse") "leave the elite fighting force underprepared to battle"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 1/28/2013 7:33:24 PM     (No. 9145156)

That will be welcome news for the new guys. As Marines go, the older they get the grumpier they get.

All kidding aside, I hope nobody decides to attack the U.S. for the next ten years or so. We have never lost a war but that´s no longer a guarantee with a pansy as CIC and an undermanned, underequipped fighting force.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/28/2013 7:38:48 PM     (No. 9145166)

I wonder if the wretch in the white house has sold the US to the mooslims? Leave our military alone and prosperous. They are worth a billion times more than the obama family.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/28/2013 7:57:31 PM     (No. 9145195)

The left doesn´t like the Marines. Obama does however have a military policy. It´s that he uses drones to terrorize and kill innocents in the mid east and Africa. He enjoys personally poring over lists and deciding whom to kill, per a sympathetic NY Times story. He put a lot of resources into an elite US force in the Sahel in Africa. The alleged elite forced meticulously trained Africans to fight terrorists. The reverse ended up happening and it was before the election so the media kept it quiet. We had trained men to help in Mali last year but some we´d trained especially well defected to Al Qaeda and overthrew the elected Mali government. The Islamists France is fighting now in Mali were put in power by the US taxpayer.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jgat, 1/28/2013 9:05:45 PM     (No. 9145277)

Those wringing their hands about the USMC not being able to do their job should remember General David M. Shoup´s reply to those with the same fears because Marines were armed with the M1 rifle instead of the standard M14 rifle during the Cuban Missile crisis: no enemy of the United States will go unshot because the U.S.Marines are armed with M1 rifle.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/28/2013 9:31:03 PM     (No. 9145292)

Out with the old, in with the new PC soldiers. Count out those killed or disabled, and what is ´left´ ?

How much military equipment has been destroyed ? How much was stolen or given away ?

Shouldn´t someone like McPain, our inhouse expert on war, be protesting ?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chumley, 1/28/2013 9:32:52 PM     (No. 9145293)

On the bright side, think of all the chicks who will be there.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pinchem, 1/28/2013 9:51:24 PM     (No. 9145321)

Just thinking of "what if".....

The Generals from the Army and Marines that have been fired by Obama were to start recruiting discharged soldiers and marines to be on standby. They could create a "civilian army" to counteract "obama´s army". They would be subject to call if it became necessary to defend our Republic and the Constitution.

I also believe, if I read the Constitution properly, that States can create militias and the Governors will appoint the Officer over them. These too could be trained to respond if necessary.

Now if our American Patriot Generals and Governors would just do it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/29/2013 1:54:11 AM     (No. 9145534)

Forget McCain... He is a progressive before an American. Let our dedicated patriots come home... then Obama can draft his Occupy Wall St. crowd and the 20 something´s who´ve lived off welfare since birth.

Honestly... I am having a hard time seeing any downside to having Putin as our ruler vs Obama.... aside from Putin´s flat tax of 15% vs Obama´s try for 75%.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/29/2013 5:35:30 AM     (No. 9145597)

Gutting the military is no problem for Barry. After all, he´s equipping his million strong civilian army. Why do you think every single department, agency, bureau bought millions and millions of ammunition rounds, not to mention equipping sheriffs with humvees and tanks.

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