View Full Version : Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Disarms Marines After Shooting

03-15-2012, 01:23 AM
Less than a week after a US staff sergeant allegedly massacred 16 civilians in Kandahar, American (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/) soldiers were banned from bringing guns into a talk by Mr Panetta at a base in Helmand province.

Around 200 troops who had gathered in a tent at Camp Leatherneck were told "something had come to light" and asked abruptly to file outside and lay down their automatic rifles and 9mm pistols.

"Somebody got itchy, that's all I've got to say. Somebody got itchy we just adjust," said the sergeant who was told to clear the hall of weapons.

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.

"You've got one of the most important people in the world in the room," he told the New York Times, insisting that the decision was unrelated to Sunday's killings. "This is not a big deal."


So our Defense Secretary is afraid now that Marines may go on a shooting rampage while he's around and murder him? These are Marines, I doubt they would need a weapon to take out this fool if they wanted him dead. Way to insult them more.

03-15-2012, 07:56 AM
I'm at a loss for words at the stupidity of this move and the implications that go along with it.

03-15-2012, 09:57 AM
I guess that we should be grateful that he let them have their weapons back before they went back into combat. He did let them have them back, right?

03-15-2012, 10:09 AM
I'm at a loss for words at the stupidity of this move and the implications that go along with it.

That --

03-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Just a test run off what they have designed for the entire American populace. A harbinger of the vision for the future the Dimorats envision.