Take out as many domestic enemies as possible, with extreme prejudice- – – -its not necessary to travel halfway around the world to find some suitable targets. Think about how much better our world would be today if most of us who bled and died in southeast Asia 50 years ago had stayed home and dealt with the subversives and traitors at home instead!
Good Lord. That was 50-yrs ago!? Naw. Nov 23 ’63 was just 20…wasn’t it?? I’m getting too damn old.
“Don’t think of it as being surrounded, think of it as us having the widest possible target selection.”
The Marine Corps has so many very quotable quotes. That one was one of them and so typical of their thinking. God Bless the U.S. Marines, then, now, and forever.
Broke Down SMSgt.
I think it was at the Chosin Reservoir that the comment was heard: “They won’t get away this time!”
Yeah, I still remember a Marine Corps drill instructor in 1971 that had us all raise our rifles above our heads pointing up and told us that if we were surrounded like this we could think “we’re going to die” and be proven right or we could say to ourselves, “how the hell am I going to get all these souvenirs home?” and make it home.
I’m of the ferryman’s philosophy; If you are going to go, take as many of the bastards with you as you can and pay the ferryman’s fee for a better trip across.
Given recent events, all we have to do is duck. The progressive circular firing squad will take care of everything else.
We are NOT surrounded…….this is a target rich environment!!!
The communist insurrection and finally 2020 tyrannical coup is getting its way. For now.
Time to reverse their tyrannical march through civilization.
If only the rest of the nation thought like Chris and the rest of us here.
“Good Night Chesty Puller, wherever you are”.
My son and I had a discussion about gun owners and it evolved into Fear And Aggression. I bought guns because of their history and the mechanics of the designs. Now it’s people buying guns because of the boogy man under the bed. Millions are scared and buying ARs and 9MMs.
I can’t watch a children’s animated show without seeing a death count.
The fear is real.
Mayberry was criticized for not being “real” but it was real to communities where there was no crime, neighbors helping neighbors and a calm after WWII. Then the boomers grew up and started drugs and riots. It quickly descended to what we have today and those hate America boomers are in charge.
And we have a hateful Muslim president in charge with a puppet for show.
Fear is a politician’s greatest and most valuable asset.
Hence the every-month-new-record for gun sales that began with that same muslim puppet-master. It started out of fear but has become the old Boy Scout motto — “Be Prepared”.
My 15-yr old grandson is an Apprentice Armorer/Gunsmith up in West Virginia; when they visit Thanksgiving, his dad becomes the caretaker for my Kimber Crimson Carry. (I can no longer work the slide.)
I just had a dreadful thought…are all those new purchases being made by citizens who realize that the gov’t will not protect them so they have to protect themselves ? or are they being made by illegal insurgents with the gov’t giving them a free pass on their paperwork ? or are they ‘straw buyers’ working for the gov’t to implement ‘fast and furious 2’ ? nowhere in all the numbers does it say that any of these purchases are being made at local shops by longtime local residents, maybe a gangbanger, terrorist or drug cartel member counts as a ‘new gun owner’ ? just as long as the *resident gets his 10% for a processing fee…..
“Fear is a politician’s greatest and most valuable asset.”
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ― H.L. Mencken, In Defense of Women
No. But he was hardcore.
Thankfully I was not drinking hot coffee when I read that line. My nose would have burned like hell, and I would have needed a new keyboard.
Too old? Me too, brother. 1968-1970 here…
A crucial point to remember: the college radicals of the 1960s are now running the colleges.
@larryarnold: “…all we have to do is duck. The progressive circular firing squad will take care of everything else.”
Love it. Unfortunately they have thugs and “their” army do their shootin’ for them, they are skeert of guns…
And while we pick a part of that circle perimeter to light up, have to remember not to spin around, do not need to lose any of our core to friendly fire.
House, Senate Democrats Push Background Checks for Ammo Purchases https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4194437/posts
I think we start the accounting with the guy who wrecked our economy based on lack of scientific evidence but with lots of stock options. Then we seek the long-distance influence. Then we get the titans from the west coast. It used to be whoever got to the radio stations first (3rd World coups). Now, it’s who controls the narrative in a broader media. Fear is a powerful tool. When placed in the hands of drug-addled dipshits who are still angry at mom and dad, yet now have influence, can be very dangerous for folks who just want to be left aline to enjoy hard won freedoms inherent in our citizenship.
A few days ahead of the birthday, but OK.
The quote, per The Marine Gazette: “We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.”
God bless Chesty Puller, wherever you may be. Ooh-rah.
Yeah, as I recall Puller’s quote at Chosin referenced above, it went something like “All right. They’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us … They can’t get away this time.”
Then there was the medic from the 101st Airborne in Bastogne who told a wounded corporal why the wounded weren’t being evacuated. The medic said “They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.” I think Ambrose told this story in Band of Brothers.
I think that was in Guadalcanal, not Chosin. A terrified US Navy dropped the Marines and about 1/3 of their gear on the beach and fled with the rest still onboard. OTOH, the Japanese troops were also poorly supplied. Once the Marines captured Henderson airfield and some airplanes flew in, the US owned the seas by day but the Japanese fleet owned it by night. Small fast ships from either side could sneak in and drop off a loaded boat while going by at maximum speed, but for months no one even tried to land a big shipment or a significant number of troops.
On paper, the Marines were in terrible trouble for the several months, until the US Navy squeaked out a victory and could bring reinforcements. But they were _Marines_. One man once held off an entire Japanese battalion for a night. The Japanese had something like 36,000 men against 11,000 Marines, but the way Lt Colonel Puller figured it, it was the Japanese who were outnumbered…
The Marines on Guadalcanal *were* out-numbered. But they were never out-determined. Same thing at Chosin.
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