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Mardaddy Inactive Member10 Feb 2014 8:12 a.m. PST


Words escape me.

Suddenly when there is criticism of the standing CMC there is a push to remove it from "prominent display" to Marines under the color of "professionalism?"

Where did my Corps go?

Only Warlock Inactive Member10 Feb 2014 8:58 a.m. PST

Same place the Army, Navy, and Air Force. REMF political hacks are now in charge.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2014 9:07 a.m. PST

Sounds like Patton's issues with Willie and Joe.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member10 Feb 2014 10:05 a.m. PST

'Exchange managers were told to move the newspapers to make room for the commandant's reading list and that of the "First Lady of the Marine Corps," Amos' wife Bonnie.

Those racks remained empty as of Feb. 6, nearly two months after the order to remove the newspapers was issued.'

Seems to say it all. Censorship rules in the land of the free?

kallman10 Feb 2014 10:20 a.m. PST

I think once again the OFM hits the nail square on the head. This is much the same thing that Patton attempted to do with Bill Mauldin creator of Willie and Joe and published in Stars and Stripes during WW II. Patton claimed the cartoons were insubordinate (and perhaps were) however, America's military has always been a civilian armed force. It has been both one of our enduring strengths and to a degree weaknesses. The commandant has a burr up his pie hole and is abusing his authority clear and simple.

Mardaddy Inactive Member10 Feb 2014 11:28 a.m. PST

It has not been moved form the checkout line at the Camp Pendlton Commissary, but then again, those are run by DeCA.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2014 4:57 p.m. PST

I hesitate to make a full comment since it would stray into DH territory, the ____ Times has always been a little irksome to the powers that be

Last Hussar24 Feb 2014 12:48 p.m. PST

What other large organisation would allow a publication they don't control, and possibly critical of senior management, freely distributed on their premises.

Then I read further in the link, and the links from that.

So- head of the Marine Corps tries to discipline marines urinating on dead bodies, and somehow HE'S the one in the wrong?

Mardaddy Inactive Member24 Feb 2014 4:17 p.m. PST

Last Hussar, as usual, there is more involved than what you've read – but I'm not defending the right/wrong of that.

*MY* problem is with governmental authority putting into action policies that attempt to neutralize/silence/punish detractors, no matter how correct or incorrect they are. It is a VERY bad precedence to look the other way at, even if you believe the ones being silenced are in the wrong.

I *WANT* the ill informed, nutcase whackjobs to have a voice – their words and actions reveal them for whom they are.

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