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Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama's Second Inaugural Parade

Edward463 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:52 PM
This is not a precedent. When George W. Bush visited troops in the Mideast, Iraw, and Afhantistan, the troops were not allowed in his presence with any weapons at all. They all had to disarm.
Cindy339 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:24 PM
Evidence please? Not arguing, just curious. We have photographic evidence here - do you have any first-hand knowledge, photographic or written confirmation supporting your claim?
Like I said - I'm not saying it isn't possible or true - maybe this is a long-standing protocol - but we have an entire current administration who seem to be able to just say something, and it's accepted as gospel.
Jeffrey403 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM
General Allen (USMC) required Marines in Afghanistan to go to meetings with their Afghan counter parties without their weapons. Reported by CNN, FOX, ABC, and NBC>
Rowdy9 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:49 AM
well, you are telling me it is not Gospel?

Good God! What are you saying man!

Obama is not the Christ?

I am so dismayed to hear this

He's gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their pay and apparently, doesn't trust them either. David Codrea over at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in President Obama's second inaugural parade recently were caring rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.

“Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!”