5 Aug 15

A friend on active duty, sent me this today:

It is an “advisory” e-mailed to active-duty, USMC troopers:

“If they are not shooting, do what they say and do not move

Only you can draw the line on what you will do, or not do, to preserve your life and the lives of others

If shooting starts, you need to make you own choice, stay still and hope they don’t shoot, or run for an exit in a zigzag

This is not a recommendation to fight, but a choice to fight when there are no other options”

What dishonorable, sickening, intelligence-insulting drivel!

Marines are told it is okay to “fight,” but only after terrorists start shooting, and even then, they may not fight effectively. Only terrorists get to be armed!

And, Marines are instructed to cooperatively do anything terrorists demand, until the moment they start shooting. However, when you wait until they “start shooting,” you’ve obviously waited too long!

But, it is okay to “hope” they don’t murder you as you cower in a corner!

My friend adds:

“I’m disgusted with what passes as ‘leadership’ in our military today. From the foregoing, you can see that we are under the charge of a cowardly group of ‘uniformed politicians,’ who may qualify as ‘managers,’ but are definitely not leaders!

We have no respect for them, personally nor professionally!”

My comment:

Nor should you!

I’m disgusted too! US Marines are cynically instructed to “draw the line,” but never given anything with which to draw it! When forcibly disarmed (by your superiors) and facing armed terrorists, how does one “draw the line?” That part of the “plan” is curiously left unexplained of the foregoing advisory!

Once-proud Marines are now instructed not even to wear their uniforms, as it might “provoke” terrorists, and “offend” liberals.

Back in the day, we were all armed, officially or otherwise. Our mantra was:

“We’re US Marines, by God!

Everybody fights!

Nobody quits!”

Those days are apparently long-gone! Today, we are told:

(1) Our enemies and invincible, so resistance is futile.

(2) We can’t be trusted with guns, and

(3) “Hope” is our official, and only approved, strategy.

“Disgusting” hardly does it justice!

“History assures us there are no ‘invincible’ armies.”

Joe Stalin