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Confederate-related paraphernalia
must be removed from all Marine
installations, commandant orders

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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/28/2020 10:30:31 AM

The highest-ranking officer in the US Marine Corps has ordered Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from all Marine installations. The order from Commandant Gen. David Berger was one of several initiatives he prioritized for "immediate execution" in a memo sent to senior leadership last week, Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Joseph Butterfield told CNN. Some of the other directives were posted by Berger on Twitter, including revising the parental leave policy to include same-sex couples, reviewing the possibility of yearlong maternity leave for female Marines and to get more female Marines into combat jobs.

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Guess everyone has their priorities.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 2/28/2020 10:32:55 AM (No. 331966)
I seem to remember the General, is an O'tard appointee.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: oilcounter 2/28/2020 10:41:08 AM (No. 331974)
i support this initiative. Soldiers and Marines should be loyal to the US Flag, not some symbolic flag of the past! (which to white guys represents a symbol of rebuking authority and dissention against the "Mother Ship"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GO3 2/28/2020 10:43:30 AM (No. 331977)
Agree with OP. Apparently, everything is just peachy in Iraq and Afghanistan so let's get on with the important stuff.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 2/28/2020 10:52:47 AM (No. 331983)
It's a pity the bitterness of the Civil War still lingers after 155 years. The animosity is strictly on the liberal side. The men who actually fought each other joined together in fellowship at reunions all the way into the thirties. They weren't bitter.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365 2/28/2020 11:05:53 AM (No. 331998)
Article is just more evidence that the Marines are having the same recruitment problems as the other services. Record low unemployment rates, forgotten wars, long periods overseas and the under appreciated risks to life and limbs caused by our efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are all reasons not to serve. Plus, the Marine Commandant’s need to “get more female Marines into combat jobs” is demoralizing because almost every Marine study of women in combat roles has shown that women aren’t the same as men, and that men have to perform the tasks women cannot do. Better to remain a ciiviian than join a PC focused military with leaders more excited about implementing the Green New Deal than defending the country.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: AltaD 2/28/2020 11:07:29 AM (No. 332001)
FTA: possibility of yearlong maternity leave for female Marines and to get more female Marines into combat jobs Do they want more women in combat jobs or women on year long maternity leave? You can't have both.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Califedup 2/28/2020 11:14:31 AM (No. 332006)
The Obama/Democrat communist rot now runs deep through all of our armed services. This so-called Marine commie general needs to be court marshaled and drummed out of the corps. Same for the army, navy, and air force top officers.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2020 11:20:40 AM (No. 332012)
How in the hell does a jerk like this get so high in the USMC? Oh, wait, Obama. He needs to be retired.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribicon 2/28/2020 11:20:44 AM (No. 332013)
Dwight D. Eisenhower: "General Robert E. Lee was... one of the supremely gifted men produced by this Nation...Through all his many trials he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his belief in God...he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history...I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall." ... By Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger's logic, Ike supported slavery and that picture should have been taken down from his wall.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Quigley 2/28/2020 11:24:15 AM (No. 332016)
By the same logic, all Democrat party paraphernalia should be removed from the face of the earth as well.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/28/2020 11:34:39 AM (No. 332025)
Never thought I would live to see the day that the Marine Corp leadership would expect their troops to be ashamed of their heritage. Have to wonder what proportion of the Marines comes from the South? This is absolutely appalling, and if the Commandant doesn't like a BATTLE flag, he needs to resign his commission TODAY. Could not disagree more strongly with a previous poster. Expecting white people to be ashamed of their own culture, the culture that wrote the Constitution and defends it with blood, bone and soul, is asking way too much. We do not need Obama appointees in our military. They seem to have no problem with publicly disobeying their CiC either. A battle flag speaks to the heart of Patriotism, and I have no more problem with that, then I do with the Don't Tread on Me flags.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: PCMM 2/28/2020 11:36:42 AM (No. 332028)
Someone at the White House should remind President Trump that he’s the CINC. His commanders are a reflection of him, not a past President who’s off diddling his tranny in a wine cave.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hershey 2/28/2020 1:38:46 PM (No. 332121)
Wonder if this applies to Rebel Flag tatoos???
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Reply 14 - Posted by: SALady 2/28/2020 2:48:33 PM (No. 332168)
Lie-berals hate this country. They want to destroy us. And there is no better way to weaken our country than to weaken our military where they can't defend this country from invasion (including domestic invasion). If they are going to be "fair and equal", they have to let men have a year of maternity leave if they are letting women. Hey, get in the Marines, get your girlfriend pregnant, and you have a year of paid leave. Sounds like a gravy train. Instant lawsuits of they don't allow it. Fair and equal is fair and equal (no matter how stupid it all is, including giving the women the same 1 year of leave). And so, if anything offends a Marine, he can demand that it be removed from the entire Marines. Fair is fair. This is opening a "Pandora's Box" of insanity that will destroy the Marines. And that is exactly what the lie-berals want!!!!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: swarfer 2/28/2020 2:52:38 PM (No. 332171)
There is no way I would recommend the military for any family member today.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2020 3:09:46 PM (No. 332191)
One USMC fighter squadron had the long held name of "The Crusaders". Politically correct forces made that no longer tenable recently, and they had to change their squadron name. Even in the fighter squadron level of the USMC, political correctness rears it's ugly head. I understand that the pilots are not pleased with this PC BS.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/28/2020 5:45:32 PM (No. 332289)
Glad we are worried about the important stuff in life! I'm sure the war fighters will "follow" this brave man into battle. It will be Glorious with him going up the hill in the first wave? No? OH!!! He's back on the aircraft carrier in a bunker that can't be shot up or bombed... You know they have these for dignitaries like this General! "Tell the men I'm proud of them" he writes on a small note card and slides under his door... "Now...I'm eating dinner and don't want to be bothered until Forest Gump is finished! Movie Night For Me...YAY!!!"
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Reply 18 - Posted by: chumley 2/28/2020 5:59:47 PM (No. 332303)
I once passed an AF barracks inspection with flying colors because I had Lee's battle flag displayed in my room. The senior NCO doing the inspection walked in, saw the flag and said "You passed."
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Reply 19 - Posted by: tom7 2/28/2020 6:19:46 PM (No. 332321)
Berger seems to have taken his eyes off the ball. His Marines will not be the winners of legend.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2020 6:30:10 PM (No. 332329)
Seems like time for a phone call from SecNav to Gen. Berger to discuss history and such.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 2/28/2020 6:57:44 PM (No. 332364)
Not your father’s Marine Corps. Sad, just sad. Nothing important for the Commandant to bother himself I see
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/29/2020 2:49:33 AM (No. 332568)
Let's cut to the chase General. I hate you. In that case, I would like every reference to MLK removed. He was a whore monger.
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