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THE GREEN MACHINE Many people know of the “The Marines�. But do they really know the Marines? We are made up of a few basic groups. “Wingers� aka flyboys, Support Marines and Combat Arms Marines, aka Infantry Marines, Grunts, Dirt People and several other colorful names. I thought I would expand from my first post and try to paint you a picture and explain and describe what we are all about. As many of you know we were born on Nov 10th,1775 in a place called Tun Tavern in Philadelphia PA.. Over 230 years ago we become a fighting force for the United States. An organization that was special and unique to safeguard our Navy ships. Because Im a dirt person (Infantry Officer) I will mainly focus on our breed although all of the specialties of the Marine Corps are equally important. Marines in general may come across as arrogant, egotistic, fanatics……….yea that pretty much sums it up. Infantry Marines tend to be wound a bit tighter than most. It may be their training, their job description or simply their attitude. We will eagerly go to the ugliest places, with the smallest amount of logistics with the meanest enemy and produce the best results. We wear “high & tight� haircuts, which is a shaved head except for the top and some wear it all shaved. We maintain impeccable uniforms as it almost becomes a disease to be squared away. We stay in top physical shape and continuously strive to be the best at everything we do. We wont take no as an answer (don’t know the meaning of the word) and when others give up we get a second wind, improvise adapt and overcome. Attention to detail is a commandment and we police our own and hold all Marines to the Marine Corps standards. Marines in general are usually loud abrasive and have type A personality’s. They resemble Rottweilers and Dobermans because they come in two sizes, big and mean and skinny and mean. We are called Jar Heads, Leathernecks and Devidogs but ultimately we are worldly known as US Marines. We have slogans like “No better friend, No worse enemy� and live and die by the Marine motto, Semper Fidelis which is Latin for “Always Faithful�. We never leave fallen Marines behind and we routinely aide and treat the innocent and enemy wounded better than our own. We stand at parades when the Stars and Bars pass and render a salute and know the proper protocol for the kind. The Marine Corps has been described as a cult, Mafia and indescribable brotherhood. You may see two Marines who never met before become very good friends in a room full of strangers. We have nothing against the other services but we are referred to as Marines, not soldiers, we believe we’ve earned the title and we will make you earn it as well if you decide to be one of us. It isn’t easy being green. We take pride in maintaining the toughest boot camps and officer training schools. We don’t lower our standards to meet yearly recruiting goals nor do we make short cuts or exceptions, we simply don’t have to. We deploy in 7 month increments usually in conjunction with our Navy brothers and their glorious boats. We fashionably live in sleeping bags, tents and buildings over 100 years old and many other hell holes. We believe in taking care of our gear before ourselves and take care of our junior Marines first and foremost. We take great pride and honor in serving our great country. We volunteered to serve and swear to god to defend it. Our families make gut wrenching sacrifices; kids learn what the word deployment means and built a bond that would deliver you from a burning inferno they are so strong. It is an obligation to service and commitment and a way of life. We are willing to give our lives for what we believe in and support and we will take the lives that threaten it if need be. Why do I describe the Marine Corps this way? Because EVERYTIME you hear and believe anything that prevents your Marines from completing our job in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world you now know what you are disgracing and how you are dishonoring the fallen Marines that have held it to custom for 230 years. In case you didn’t catch it last night in Congress, it took the Marines to intervene, At one point in the emotional debate, Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, told of a phone call she received from a Marine colonel. "He asked me to send Congress a message — stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message — that cowards cut and run, Marines never do," Schmidt said. Murtha is a 37-year Marine veteran and ranking Democrat on the defense appropriations subcommittee. Democrats booed and shouted her down — causing the House to come to a standstill. Once a Marine Always a Marine, I guess I’ll have to send a reminder to Congressman Murtha as he didn’t “get it� when I saw and talked to him a couple months ago here in Iraq! Time for a cigar! Semper Fi, Capt B sends…….. COMBAT UPDATE Fighting continues although moderately in the Husaybah area. Mainly IEDs, infrequent small arms fire and little explosive presents the enemy left behind as they fled remain in place. Throughout central Iraq fighting is about at the normal rate. The usual sporadic gunfights and IDF (Indirect Fire, mortars artillery) has been at a minimum. Now that Marines have become a permanent fixture in Husaybah through Fallujah, scumbags, have limited access to the Iraq and Syrian border. Their life (those who are still alive) just got a lot tougher.
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As most who attended the rally know, I was there. After the dust had cleared created by some moonbat among the bootmurtha crowd who called in a fake police report that a fight had broken out, Larry Bailey came out to speak with me.


I complimented him from the bottom of my heart for the contributions he has made to our country's national security while he was serving active duty in the US Navy.

He made it clear my request to speak would not happen. He then proceeded to suggest he has no memory of the email he wrote me on 8/20/2006 2:59:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time stating that our current Commander in Chief made stupid mistakes in Iraq.

Larry then proceeded to illustrate stupid mistakes made in passed wars. After he mentioned 3 or 4 examples I interjected that there is a difference between those wars and this one.

In the past it took weeks, months, sometimes years for mistakes to be discovered and reported. Today is the information age where mistakes are reported within hours of their occurrence. I reminded him this war was still going on. I also reminded him of the glaring mistakes he had acknowledged President Bush had made in Iraq, and our respective use of the Internet to support our respective views and that is where our conversation ended.

I waited outside the Arena with a Johnstown police officer who had stayed behind after the bootmurtha hysterics caused 3 squad cars and a sergeant to arrive with sirens blaring. I was debating Steeler football with him when a motorcycle officer stopped by, who had been inside. When I asked how many were inside he said, "not many at all" When I asked "500?", he responded, "na ... well maybe 500, at most."

At the end of the event when Larry Bailey came out for a photo op next to the bootmurtha.com sign on the sidewalk outside the War Memorial Arena. I handed Larry the speech I had waited to deliver. He put it in his outside left coat pocket.

This is my speech Larry Bailey has in his coat pocket ... the words he was not man enough to let me say:


"Please join me in Prayer.

Heavily father we pray today for you to continue to protect the men and women of the armed forces of the United States and other countries who are in harms way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

We pray for the souls of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars. We pray for strength and courage for the POWs and MIAs and those held hostage.

We pray for protection and safety of relief workers helping those in need.

We pray for the protection of children and innocent civilians. Lord we especially pray for our nation and our leaders."


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Below you will find the press release that went out on October 29th of this year.
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LARRY BAILEY (BOOTMURTHA.COM) OCTOBER 1ST RALLY IN JOHNSTOWN, PA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cliff Hancuff
September 29, 2006 (202) 247-1418
Journalismisflat@aol.com

"American troops could be home now, except for critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief," charges Cliff Hancuff, Director of The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too.

"Media and right-wing bloggers are ignoring this fact. For weeks I have been challenging political activists and journalists to act with a minimum of ethical standards," continued Hancuff.

"I became involved when the Sun-Sentinel in Florida reported that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said the U.S. poses the top threat to world peace. I watched in dismay as the media and bloggers worldwide reported on this misquote."

"My involvement continued when I discovered Diana Irey, John Murtha's political opponent, had attacked Murtha using a fictional quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln."

"Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com is continuing his three year blind support of our current Commander in Chief's incompetence in war. President Bush declared war in Iraq without the 4th Infantry, our most lethal, modern, and deployable heavy division in the world," added Hancuff.

This mistake lead to the atrocity of Al Qaqaa. Iraqi insurgents stole hundreds of tons of high explosives to be used as weaponry.

"These are the explosives being used by Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda to perpetuate the war in Iraq."

"I am distressed that the same issues ignored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 are being ignored again in 2006," said Hancuff adding, "Americans, American soldiers, and their families deserve better."

"Without these critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief, our American troops would be home with their loved ones, with honor, right now."

On October 1, 2006 Hancuff be at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena located in Johnstown Pennsylvania for Larry Bailey's Swiftboating of John Murtha rally. It is there Hancuff will continue his wait for Mr. Bailey to recall the values of honor and integrity taught him by our US Navy.

There is a youtube.com video online at:

YouTube - Rovian Architecture Unplugged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5jcyHokFyE


The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too
(202) 247-1418

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