U.S. Defense Secretary is afraid of U.S. soldiers

Yesterday, Obama’s defense secretary Leon Panetta visited Afghanistan, no doubt in an attempt to smooth Afghan ruffled feathers from a crazed Army sergeant’s murderous mayhem.
The media’s focus was/is on how a stolen truck, driven by an Afghan, sped onto a runway ramp and exploded at the British military airfield as Panetta’s plane was landing. Panetta is unhurt.
But the real astonishing news is this:
The U.S. military disarmed the U.S. soldiers among the 200 some people at Panetta’s speech in Camp Leatherneck — a practice never done before.

Elisabeth Bumiller reports for the NYT, March 14, 2012:

In a sign of the nervousness surrounding the visit, Marines and other troops among the 200 people gathered in a tent at Camp Leatherneck to hear Mr. Panetta speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.

“All I know is, I was told to get the weapons out,” he said. Asked why, he replied, “Somebody got itchy, that’s all I’ve got to say. Somebody got itchy; we just adjust.”

Normally, American forces in Afghanistan keep their weapons with them when the defense secretary visits and speaks to them. The Afghans in the tent were not armed to begin with, as is typical.

Later, American officials said that the top commander in Helmand, Maj. Gen. Mark Gurganus, had decided on Tuesday that no one would be armed while Mr. Panetta spoke to them, but the word did not reach those in charge in the tent until shortly before Mr. Panetta was due to arrive.

General Gurganus told reporters later that he wanted a consistent policy for everyone in the tent. “You’ve got one of the most important people in the world in the room,” he said. He insisted that his decision had nothing to do with the shooting on Sunday. “This is not a big deal,” he said.

This is what has become of the Obama administration:

America’s defense secretary is afraid of American soldiers.

Pathetic.
But then maybe America’s soldiers know that Panetta is really not America’s, but the New World Order’s defense secretary. Afterall, on March 9, this servant of Obama actually declared before the Senate Armed Services Committee that it is “international permission,” instead of the Constitutionally-mandated Congressional approval, which provides the “legal basis” for U.S. military action.
H/t beloved Joseph
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “U.S. Defense Secretary is afraid of U.S. soldiers

  1. I agree, sounds to me like the administration is scared of our military and the appeaser in chief should be shaking in his socks. After this disgraceful display of cowardice by Panetta, I think we can take comfort in knowing that when the sh*t hits the fan we will have the military(or at least the Marines) on our side.
    Only a complete and utter idiot would tell a Marine to surrender his weapon(if only for a short time) in war zone, and expect loyalty and protection from that same Marine.

     
  2. They SHOULD be afraid….but they forgot the knives ,
    grenades , shoelaces and fingernail clippers.
    You don’t want to see a tent full of naked Marines salute,though.

     
  3. obama and his inept cohorts are absolutely pathetic.

     
  4. “You’ve got one of the most important people in the world in the room,” Um, really? First Skippy says he’s “generally” proud of our troops and now this statement? How about Panetta was visiting the most important people – the ones that serve our country. Jerk.

     
  5. they better quit “adjusting” their gut instincts are right on. Panetta is an owned communist. aka obama needs frog marched out on his nose.

     
  6. What was the a?/h’*e doing there anyway, does he really think he can inspire the troops. He was simply grandstanding and then he showed himself for what he is, a coward. I am surprised they returned to hear him speak, or were they ordered to return so it would’nt be bad press if they openly shuned him. I agree, the whole mess of black, muslem, communist, marxist, sociltzts need to go, and for good. Vote for whatever Republican wins the primary, good or bad, Obama has to go…

     
  7. I would post what I think of Leonidas Pinheadia, but I don’t thing Eowyn would appreciate my use of a term that (sort of) rhymes with (s)timeless wussy.
    As far as I am concerned, he should be removed from his position as SECDEF, as he put our soldiers (as well as his own ignorant ass) in harm’s way in the middle of a war zone.
    I mean, suppose the Talibastards had decided to attack? Do you think the Secret Service would have been of much help?
    Hardly.
    As for the Marine general that went along with this, he should be run out of the Marine Corps in disgrace.
    As for Panetta’s boss, he should be promptly impeached for, well, whatever.
    -Dave

     
  8. From where did this fool get this idea: “Afterall, on March 9, this servant of Obama actually declared before the Senate Armed Services Committee that it is “international permission,” instead of the Constitutionally-mandated Congressional approval, which provides the “legal basis” for U.S. military action.” I trust we don’t need “international permission” to get rid of this clown. The depth and breadth of their stupidity is breath-taking, really.

     
  9. If you look at his bio on Wikipedia, he’s got pretty skimpy qualifications to have been appointed as Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense:
    In 1964, he joined the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant, where he served as an officer in Army Military Intelligence.[8] There he received the Army Commendation Medal, and was discharged in 1966 as a First Lieutenant
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Panetta

     
  10. Has anyone seen the required High School History film requirement film(at least until the far left got more in power) ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’

     
  11. I have as others no belief in these false credentials,any more than Obama’s are real.

     

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