The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 7:06:06 PM by The Looking Spoon
Could you imagine if this were the scene? (yes we can!)
Obama breaches Marine umbrella protocolDaily Caller ^ | May 16, 2013 | Mike PiccionePosted on Friday, May 17, 2013 12:19:36 AM by onyx
The commander in chief of the American armed forces today forced a violation of Marine Corps regulations, so he wouldn’t get wet.According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male
Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform. There is no provision in the Marine Corps uniform regulation guidelines that allows a male Marine to carry an umbrella.Nevertheless, during a press conference under a light drizzle with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning,
President Obama allowed the First Head to be protected from the elements by an umbrella held by a male Marine corporal.The relevant portion of the regulation reads, “3035. UMBRELLAS Female Marines. Female Marines may carry an all-black, plain standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms.
Obama makes U.S. Marine break the rules, and he does not look happy about it!!… “Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give – as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine.”
Obama makes U.S. Marine break the rules, and he does not look happy about it!!
Daily Mail – UK ^ | 16 May 2013 | David Martosko
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:22:13 PM by tellw
Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give – as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine.
Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling. However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a serving officer to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
The latest documents from Wikileaks shows growing concern among U. S. officials over Fethullah Gulen’s attempts to create a New Islamic World and the “braining washing of students” that takes place at his charter schools within the United States and throughout the Muslim world.The cable that speaks of the “brain-washing” was written in 2009 by James Jeffrey, the U. S. Ambassador to Turkey.
In the cable, Mr. Jeffrey describes Gülen as a “political phenomena” in Turkey even when he resides “in exile” within a mountain fortress in Pennsylvania. He says the Gülen movement has gained control of Turkey’s government and dictates Turkish policy which has become increasing anti-Israeli and anti-American.
It points out that the leaders of the Justice and Development Party Adalet ve Kalkinma or AKP who now govern Turkey, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul, appear to serve as Gulen’s puppets.