[Editor’s note: You’ll really want to read the following article at David Codrea’s Gun Rights Examiner’s site where you’ll find a wealth of embedded links. Also there you’ll enjoy a slide show of Marines marching “boltless” in this year's inauguration parade and a US Navy contingency marching with their bolts in place for the 2009 inauguration. Codrea packs the article with an assortment of currently pertinent considerations, such as the DHS greed-fest of bullet-buying, the deployment of drones, publicized dissent coming from the ranks of the US Marine Corps, military involvement in domestic affairs, etc. – all of which might contribute to a sense of apprehensiveness in the perceptions of those responsible for the President’s protection. Does the military really dislike our President enough to warrant their disarmament in his inauguration parade? Codrea associates the fact of the Marine disarmament with this Administration’s double-speak abuse of our military, and in this article he poses a serious question about the demoralizing of the American fighting forces.
Did I say “demoralizing”? What else, pray tell, could explain the lousy marching disorder of the lines of the Marines who marched in the inauguration parade? Look at the formation lines in the video – they’re awful! When I was in the Marine Corps (back in the 1960s) this sort of lack-luster adherence to principles of parade marching would have been severely punished – hell, any high-school band marching in the Rose Bowl parade keeps better formation than you’ll see by the Marines marching in this video. I have to agree with David Codrea – there is a tangible demoralization in our nation’s finest military force. Don't miss his article.
Oath Keepers heartily recommends David Codrea’s personal site – The War On Guns: Notes From The Resistance -- http://waronguns.blogspot.com/
Below are some teasers from David’s article. Be sure to click this link and read the whole story.
Elias Alias, editor]
Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy
“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!” The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show accompanying this article.
“The bolts have been removed from the rifles rendering them unable to fire a round,” the post stated. “Apparently Obama’s Secret Service doesn’t trust the USMC. Simply searching each guy to make sure he didn’t have a live round hidden on him wasn’t enough, they had to make sure the guns were inoperable.”
(snip) Read David Codrea’s complete coverage of this story at his source site:
Here is the USMC footage showing the dis-armed Marines marching in the inauguration parade.
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