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04-25-12, 08:47 PM #1
Ex-Marine regrets criticizing Obama on FacebookPeople ask me, ‘Would you go back and change those words?’ I would most definitely,” Stein told msnbc.com. “I would articulate my point better.”
On March 1, Stein wrote on a closed forum for active-duty meteorologists and oceanographers that he would say "Screw Obama" and not follow all orders from him, according to Courthouse News.
“Obama is the economic enemy,” he wrote in the post. “He is the religious enemy ... He is the ‘fundamentally change’ America enemy … He IS the Domestic Enemy.”Last month, a three-member military panel recommended that he be booted from the Marine Corps. On Wednesday, Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo accepted their recommendation that Stein be dismissed for violating military law.
Stein said he repeatedly told Marine Corps officials he would shut down the Facebook page and not speak with the press if they allowed him to complete his contract, which ends in three months, but they refused.
04-25-12, 10:21 PM #2
You are who you represent. Like it or not, it's career suicide to insult the boss."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
04-26-12, 12:17 AM #3SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
04-26-12, 07:26 AM #4
Military Justice System is its own separate institution. What they do, so long as we have a volunteer military, is not mine to comment on.
That said, I won't sleep any sounder tonight because Staff Sgt. Stein has been removed from the watch. If this is all it takes to remove a Marine from his post I may take to worrying for others in similar positions.
04-26-12, 08:54 AM #5"If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
04-26-12, 09:57 AM #6
... and we all live in a "free" America.
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
The opinions expressed by this poster are wholly his own, and should never be construed to even remotely be in representation of his employer, its agencies or assigns. In fact, they probably fail to be in alignment with the opinions of any rational human being.
04-26-12, 01:49 PM #7
He didn't violate the instruction they discharged him for.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
04-26-12, 04:48 PM #8
While I think we all have our right to say what we think, often, discretion is called for dependent upon the position for which one holds. I may or may not think my boss is an asshat, but to put that out is a risk. While I agree with Sgt. Stein's right to his opinion, he could have made his points in a manner in which he stressed he was opposed to the current regime, but was obligated to carry out his duties. That said, it's a shame that we lost a defender of all of our rights when Sgt. Stein was dismissed from the Marines.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
04-26-12, 06:42 PM #9
I have a strong feeling that if it was Bush when he was in office, then nothing would have happened to him.Arm the sheep!
04-26-12, 07:02 PM #10
04-26-12, 10:55 PM #11
04-27-12, 08:14 AM #12
If he had substuted Obamas name with BUSH, he may have been promoted.
05-01-12, 09:43 PM #13
Military personnel take an oath to defend the United States from enemies, foreign and domestic.
Stein has voiced his belief that Obama is a domestic enemy. I can't say I disagree.Wiping the turds of humanity from the ass of society from 1600 to midnight.
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