A Marine’s Candid Thoughts on America



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  1. nKhosi says:

    We can all be proud of this generation of servers- the sheepdogs facing the woives lunging for the jugular of us individually and as a culture. Heads on straight, facing the guns there so we might not here. Understanding the risks~ going eyes wide open and head on swivel.-for himself and his mates. May we DO the job of covering thier ‘6’ there so they can take care of the task at hand AND here at home to keep that worry tampped down!! Semper Fi! ’69-’70

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  2. ben says:

    Floyd, good info! Thanks for giving him breakfast.

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  3. abbey says:

    Sadly, that young man is right. Our President DOES want us to fail. He is decimating our military, destroying our economy, and changing the face of the nation through amnesty and inviting illegals to swarm over our borders. He is doing exactly what he said he would do : fundamentally change America. He told us; most of us didn’t listen. Hitler told his people, too. They didn’t listen, either.

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    Chemiker Reply:

    Abbey, you are absolutely correct. Mein Kampf was very clear as to Adolf’s intentions.

    Obama wants us to fail at everything. Even the drone strikes, while killing the bad guys, limit intelligence gathering and cause the natives to hate us even more.

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    5alive5 Reply:

    Abbey, Nothing says that clearer than the action of pink slipping soldiers while in the battle zone. That alone is so disgusting it makes a true American sick!

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  4. Bill Robo says:

    My goodness, Floyd,
    A dedicated marine, with family, serving his country, again and again. Certainly, God bless him always.
    However, I, do not base my view of world politics on people like you, Floyd, for many, many reasons.

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    Reggie Reply:

    Bill, that’s your prerogative. In spite of the MSM trying to black out anything they don’t want told, we still have access to sites like this. With all due respects, you are not forced to come here. I think you’re wasting your time.

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    Tim Reply:

    So Bill, exactly what do you base your view on world politics on, and what might be some of the “many, many reasons you dislike Floyd’s views?

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  5. Daniel from TN says:

    Everything this marine stated is true, but the mainstream media; aka, government controlled media, will NEVER report it because that means the media would have to admit it was wrong about obama, and their pride simply will not allow them to do that.

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    evereadyll Reply:

    the real reason they won’t is because they can’t. the reason they can’t is because they are being totally controlled by white house…its the same reason 2-5 million communist were able to totally control 25o million russians for 50 years…propaganda and fear

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  6. Mustosheer says:

    We are in the era of clean up time. The masters have one objective that is to dominate the world without mercies. What we see and read is for public domain. What is going on behind close doors is what the implementors are supposed to hide from majorities. Elections are like Hollywood shows that actors and actress should play it right base on the scenarios and the directors guidelines given to them by implementors. It is like a bunch of sheep that are guided by a herder who has a guardian called “dog” to monitor his herd. If a group or I may say, a country, plays it right, Reagan or Obama get elected, but if implementors ( the boss dog ) do not outline the objectives to the directors right, the case of Ahmadinejad is revealed, the corrupted prosecute the corrupted, and ” the clean up time” is due in order to make sure that the implementors are back on track. The case of Carter and Iranian revolution is that one the worse scenario that implementors could not perform right and the disaster for them , the release of sheep (Iran), that followed for almost 35 years in the region. Of course the bosses have made a lot of money during these chaotic years but they are worried that the handling of the situation at this time may end up to worse that would be WIII.

    Since the presidency of Bush ( the second) in the office and the selection of Obama, the bosses have ordered the real clean up starting with Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and many more to come in the Middle- East and beyond. In today’s world nothing is elected in its real term. We are selected for a job either deliberately or, “put on in it” type process. Iran is one the wagon among so many wagons on freeway. The bosses are trying to bring the old comrades back into the game, and implementors should fix and mix all the loose elements. Majority of bosses are not only from the WEST anymore, they are from everywhere on earth that their main objective is power with respect to others if possible.

    Iran Nuclear scenario is the name of this long process of clean ups that it may take years until the order is back on track. If the bosses do not agree on the core objectives, the world war three, WIII, may be needed as the results of disagreement.

    So bosses are interested in agreements”, that’s why bosses are trying to come up with a long term solution rather WIII. China and Russia want bigger piece of the actions and others who have been in power for long time on earth, WEST, do not want to share the pie with new comers.
    Lets hope bosses come up with a unanimous agreement, otherwise cases like Iran air Flight 655, Malaysian Flight 370, and Malaysian Flight MH 17 can be repeated and repeated until worse, that is WIII.

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  7. PEGGY says:

    I have long felt the way this young man feels. Obama is on the wrong side of almost every issue. The media is equally to blame. I just hope we can all survive what is left of his time in office.

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  8. Liams Nana says:

    Yes, thank God for that young man–and his mother and father who got is right–too bad he has to serve under an idiot–hey sheeple do you bother to read articles like this or are you too busy trying to figure out how you can get more money added to your government check?

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  9. John Weimer says:

    You talk like Obama is out the door. He, his czars, and Senate still have two and a half years to tear down down and destroy our Country as we know it.

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    Sir2You Reply:

    What makes you think this despot will leave willingly? He hates us and does not follow any laws he does not agree with.

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  10. Dr. Len Schneck says:

    Having served in two militaries, I can identify with and am very proud of this young man. To have to fight Cheney’s and Bush’s two wars, with no possible way of extracting ourselves in a responsible manner, leaving President Obama between the proverbial rock and a hard place, is the ultimate unsolvable problem. He is absolutely right though, that we cannot force democracy on those that want it. And this was a disingenuous reason for Bush/Cheney starting the oil war in Iraq.

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    5alive5 Reply:

    Oh BOO HOO doc, you make me cry for OHbummer NOT! Bush and company have been out of office for six years, this mess we have NOW is totally OHbummer’s!!

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  11. John C says:

    Not too sure about your conclusion that “Obama will be gone and America will go on”! Don’t think either is part of the plan in DC especially with Obama and the Demagogue Party. They are remarkably inept in accomplishing anything real (look at “heath care”, Libya, Russian policy, the VA, etc) but very adept at creating havoc and retaining and increasing their power (the IRS, open borders, destruction of the military, rampant fiscal irresponsibility, destructive Executive Branch directives like from the EPA/NLRB/Treasury/etc) to further their agenda. In addition, the alleged “opposition” party is adept in making sure they provide no real “opposition” to what they are doing while stirring up internal party turmoil to make sure no real opposition emerges.

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  12. Bevan Tey says:

    Superb piece! Simple and refreshingly straightforward, yet effective.

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  13. SSG Jack Simpson U.S. Army (RET) says:

    Charlie Mike Marine. You make America proud. God keep you and your family safe. I would like to say something about Gaza and Israel. I saw on CNN yesterday the reporter was saying that the people in Gaza decided to elect Hamas as their ruler. I couldn’t help but wonder how much terror and pressure was put on the people to force them to elect Hamas. The reported said Hamas was the LEGALLY elected party, but again, you will vote for whoever the guy with the gun to your head tells you to.

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  14. Trace says:

    According to George Bush, we already defeated Iraq.

    Remember that sign, Mission Accomplished?

    And what would you say to Obama if 3000 Americans were killed on American soil on his watch, even when all of Europe knew an attack was Eminent?

    I subscribe to make money. What’s the point of this ?

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    BillH Reply:

    A liberal lie. Yes, Bush spoke on that aircraft carrier. And yes, there was a large sign “Mission Accomplished” behind him.

    But the sign was put up by the ship to celebrate the successful completion of their tour of duty, not by Bush. In the actual text of the speech, he said the precise opposite of “mission accomplished”. That there was a long painful road ahead.

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  15. Len Diamond says:

    Obama did it! Obama did it! Whatever it is.
    What are you going to write about when Obama’s term is up?
    Introducing the Marine as your spokesman is clever journalism, and much as we have to admire him, let’s keep in mind that staff sergeants might not have the strategic “big picture” (or the responsibilities) the president has.
    Come to think of it — that’s true of many journalists.

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    5alive5 Reply:

    When are YOU going to finally admit that Bush has been out of office for six years and that the mess we have now belongs totally to OHBUMMER???

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    Retired AF Colonel Reply:

    @ Len Diamond….Amen to you. You are one of the very few insightful commenters on here. Since my retirement in 1996 I have become all too aware of these ” hard core” hawks who only know how to blame the current administration for the terrible legacy inherited from the previous administration. Sadly, most of those that I know are actually “Chicken Hawks”…all kinds of excuses for never volunteering to serve in the U.S. armed forces. Plus no understanding of the real limitations of using military force to shape the world. Our real weapons are the power of ideas that can offer real progress toward lasting solutions.

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  16. SHEILA says:

    What happened to my previous comment?
    Are you afraid of the truth? Remember
    truth always wins!!

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  17. Sharon says:

    I must disagree with you who think President Obama wants the US to fail. That’s a cruel thing to say looking from the outside in. I used to be a journalist and thought I had a grip on what government was doing. What I knew was probably not more than 25 percent of the total picture. Now I’m an elected official and have inside knowledge which is far more than the average citizen would ever know. Our President is doing what he believes, not think, to be best for America. His actions are well thought out and vetted by other intelligent people. There is a reason that he was chosen twice to be the leader of the free world; and we have to trust his judgement because it is based on information provided to him from various and not conjecture. Why do you think families are separating just to come to America, sending their children across the borders alone? He must be doing something right!

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    former marine Reply:

    You ma’am are part of the problem, a ewe who can only spout the rhetoric of your Messiah. His actions are exactly what are needed to finish his proposal of the destruction of in his mind the great satan of the world. In that vein he is accomplishing exactly what he has avowed throughput his whole miserable life

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  18. Marge says:

    What a brave American! He speaks so much truth and Obama has so hurt our country

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  19. Lafurnt says:

    Doubt you are former military.

    Your statement about a responsible
    way out of the wars seems to give Obama license
    to be irresponsible?

    If those wars were for oil, “Doc”, why is gas so expensive?

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    David B Reply:

    “If those wars were for oil, “Doc”, why is gas so expensive?” Companies like Mobile are getting FILTHY rich off of ALL of us. Oil is what makes the world go round and it is what created the fortunes that have made these people the controllers of the world!

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    Larry G Reply:

    Ladies and Gentlemen
    1. The United States EXPORTS more finished oil products (Gas, diesel) than ever in its history. It simply goes to the highest bidder.
    2. G=d bless that Marine, Please keep him safe. Knowing that we are destined to repeat the tragedy of Viet Nam and all the other places we have sent our young men and women is disgraceful It simply is a no win situation. Look what those well trained and equipped “troops” in Iraq did when the wild animals showed up, they ran like sheep, just like in Viet Nam. They simply did not have the will to fight for their land, that must come from the inside, you can’t make a man defend what is his, they must want to do that of there own free will, I don’t think the current administration understands that simple concept
    3, If so many of you as it seems are discussed with our Commander in Chief. the founders provided a simple solution. IMPEACH HIM and all the others in Washington, all 456 or so of them, and send them packing. We start all over again and maybe next time get it right. Don’t believe what the career politicos tell you, they can be sent home.What happened to We The People. Wake Up America.

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  20. Ken Minor says:

    I spent three active-duty years in the Army several years ago. While I had many good human experiences in my 30 months of duty overseas, I also learned how politically frail our Armed Forces machine really is. It’s completely at the mercy of an in-and-out, out-and-in national political system under which the best tool in the world could rust or wear out. Politics has a way of frustrating military precision, and that’s a dangerous risk in a war machine designed to keep a nation safe and secure. Let me hasten to say that I don’t advocate a dictatorial machine, either. Too many crazy, power-hungry individuals in the world! What’s the answer??? I don’t know. I do know that “doing what we say and saying what we’ll do” would be a great start toward building a protective machine that really would work in both times of peace AND war. That could be a major improvement on the current system we currently have in place. Too many leaders trying to do their jobs and still appease a fickle political system. How could it do better under those conditions!!! Ken

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  21. Tom says:

    All these Kool-Aid drinking libs trying to tell us that Obama is not responsible for his last five and a half years in office are the very same who told us Bush was responsible for 911 because he was in office a whole nine months!

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