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Author: telegraph Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 737084  
Subject: The latest bayonet charge - Date: 10/24/2012 5:01 PM
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Well, Obama.....back to 3rd grade for you!......and to the Obama defenders.......eat crow

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" Obama tried to demonstrate his military prowess by claiming there are fewer bayonets in use now than there were in 1916."

The president's intimation was that we have moved beyond bayonets and the kind of fighting associated with it.

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Moreover, a soldier who used one of those bayonets to lead a charge amid a hail bullets in Afghanistan is being honored with Britain's Military Cross.

Corporal Sean Jones, 25, of the 1st Battalion of The Prince of Wales Regiment, says he and his fellow soldiers were ambushed and trapped in a water-filled ditch in October 2011. Under heavy fire "from three different points," Jones says it was clear he and his men needed to do something quickly.

So Jones ordered three of his men to "fix bayonets" and he led them in an 80 meter charge into enemy fire. While charging, Jones also carried a grenade for which he sought a target.

The charge seems to have startled the enemy fighters, all of whom eventually fell back and ceased their attack.

The citation given to Corporal Jones says he demonstrated "unflinching courage and extraordinary leadership in the face of extreme and tangible danger."

God bless our soldiers and Britain's soldiers. And especially those soldiers who rout with the enemy with a bayonet. "

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/23/Obama-Disses-B...

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Eat crow, you Obama defenders...... Face it..Obama is clueless! (Besides hating the military with a passion).....just 'wrong' for America.

t
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Author: riprock45 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 650722 of 737084
Subject: Re: The latest bayonet charge - Date: 10/24/2012 5:34 PM
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I stumbled over this yesterday.

You'll be proud of this man.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/23/why-we-are-...

Rip

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Author: BermudaKenn Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 650838 of 737084
Subject: Re: The latest bayonet charge - Date: 10/25/2012 10:32 AM
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God bless our soldiers and Britain's soldiers. And especially those soldiers who rout with the enemy with a bayonet.


From the mind of a military genius;
http://boards.fool.com/you-cant-even-trust-a-marxist-sociali...

Sure we train soldiers with bayonets...it's the training itself that is the point, not the specific utility of the bayonet.
Any military plan that requires a soldier to use one is a failure.
Julie

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Author: telegraph Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 650841 of 737084
Subject: Re: The latest bayonet charge - Date: 10/25/2012 10:42 AM
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"Any military plan that requires a soldier to use one is a failure. - Julie "


Of course...just like destroyers and aircraft carriers carry last minute defense weapons against anti-ship missiles, but the idea is you don't let the enemy launch the missiles in the first place by keeping them far enough away or sinking them first.

Unfortunately, the ARgentinians sank a couple British ships with Exocet missiles since the defense isn't foolproof.


The military would not be issuing the M-119 bayonet to EVERY SOLDIER if they had no plan to ever use them.

I'm sure in Iraq/Afghanistan when you are doing building searches......in close proximity...the plan is to eliminate 'them' before you get that close, but plans don't always 'work'.

ANd just like we don't plan on using nukes.....we got lots of ships and planes that carry nukes - just in case.

Any battle plan that requires 'nukes' is likely a failure too..... but we still got 'em'...and so does our enemy.

Bayonets are still issued, soldiers are still trained on their use, and when needed, are expected to USE them.

But Obama's stupid, arrogant, condescending remark said 'We have fewer bayonets today than in 1916' and he was FLAT OUT WRONG!

Glad you admit it.

You can't defend him. He's toast. Lies , lies, lies, distortions, mis truths...that's Obama..promise promise promise but deliver nothing......

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Author: lowstudent Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 650842 of 737084
Subject: Re: The latest bayonet charge - Date: 10/25/2012 11:11 AM
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"Any military plan that requires a soldier to use one is a failure. - Julie "
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Any politician that requires a soldier is a failure.

At some level you can make a statement that is true, but so generic it is just dumb as a bag of rocks.

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