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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:58 PM

Senior Chief Shannon Kent, USN - Fair winds and following seas...

Senior Chief Shannon Kent, USN - Fair winds and following seas... you deserved a better cause, and a better chain of command.


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RHMerriman Feb 2019 OP
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Response to RHMerriman (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:59 PM

1. there is nothing in Southwest Asia "worth the life or limb of one American."

Yet another example of the losses our country is sustaining because of feckless leadership and poor decision-making by the Trump Administration today and Bush the Lesser back in the day.

To paraphrase General David M. Shoup (MOH at Tarawa and 22nd Commandant of the Corps), there is nothing in Southwest Asia "worth the life or limb of one American."

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own—and if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans."

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:29 PM

2. Rest In Peace

Senior Chief Kent. Thanks for doing what you did.

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