Don't Poke Me With That Thing!


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Cosmoline
March 1, 2006, 02:53 PM
Notice the difference?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/Bayonets.jpg

I guess the administration isn't quite as secure with our quisling allies in Afghanistan as we were two years ago.

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Car Knocker
March 1, 2006, 03:00 PM
Ya think the security protocols might just be a wee bit different for POTUS versus SecDef? :rolleyes:

Cosmoline
March 1, 2006, 03:47 PM
I suspect both would get top grade security.

MrTuffPaws
March 1, 2006, 03:59 PM
How dare they F-up a M44 like that.

Maxwell
March 1, 2006, 04:01 PM
Bayonets are more about fashion than function these days (like you can really stab an official when your surrounded by armed guards and snipers watching every move you make).

Someone probly thought these troops looked more pc without them.

The-Fly
March 1, 2006, 04:12 PM
maybe no one cares if the secdef got ventilated a few times :D

Cosmoline
March 1, 2006, 04:42 PM
I guess his ninja skills would have protected him

http://www.poe-news.com/features.php?feat=31845

ElTacoGrande
March 1, 2006, 05:00 PM
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cosine
March 1, 2006, 05:21 PM
It seems a bit of a stretch to say that the lack of bayonets for the president's visit versus the SoD's visit is because of any change in the two countries' relationship.

mordechaianiliewicz
March 1, 2006, 05:28 PM
It seems a bit of a stretch to say that the lack of bayonets for the president's visit versus the SoD's visit is because of any change in the two countries' relationship.
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Yeah, Cos, but it is something fun to poke at. :neener:

SkunkApe
March 1, 2006, 05:35 PM
It seems a bit of a stretch to say that the lack of bayonets for the president's visit versus the SoD's visit is because of any change in the two countries' relationship.

cosine
March 1, 2006, 05:37 PM
Yeah, Cos, but it is something fun to poke at. :neener:

Yep, it takes two to spar. Touche! :p


Is it just me, or have I just been quoted twice?

seeker_two
March 1, 2006, 06:20 PM
It seems a bit of a stretch to say that the lack of bayonets for the president's visit versus the SoD's visit is because of any change in the two countries' relationship.

John G
March 1, 2006, 06:22 PM
When we did a parade for Clinton in 1995, we were ordered to remove the bolts from our rifles and carry them in our pockets. Presidential security is nothing new, nor is it confined to Afghanistan.

Cosmoline
March 1, 2006, 06:30 PM
Did they make you take the magazines and floorplates out of your rifles?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/missing.jpg

John G
March 1, 2006, 06:41 PM
Yes, and M16s don't have floorplates.

0007
March 1, 2006, 06:55 PM
Actually the security arrangements are considerably different for a POTUS visit vs a visit by any other high ranking politician. The fact is that the President and Vice-President and their families are the only people whose security is handled by the Secret Service. Diplomatic Security handles every one else.
And the Secret Service has somewhat different ideas regarding security then DS. That may be based on the fact that DS has never the loss of a "Principle" (a guarded personage). Unfortunately, the SS can't say the same. Gives them a whole different perspective.

JohnKSa
March 1, 2006, 09:52 PM
quisling alliesActually, they did most of the grunt work for us. We sent VERY few of our soldiers to Afghanistan.

Sergeant Sabre
March 2, 2006, 09:20 AM
When I was going to be on a color guard for President Clinton as the left rifle-bearer, I was told the Secret Service was insisting that we use rubber rifles instead of real ones. And we were US Marines!! The event never did happen...

I think theybayonet / lack therof says nothing about how the State Department feels about the Afghanis.

rbernie
March 2, 2006, 09:35 AM
It seems a bit of a stretch to say that the lack of bayonets for the president's visit versus the SoD's visit is because of any change in the two countries' relationship.

Master Blaster
March 2, 2006, 09:41 AM
She said that to me word for word this morning..............

Geez Guys when I saw that title of this thread, I though maybe my wife had signed up for a THR account.

:neener:

NineseveN
March 2, 2006, 09:43 AM
It seems a bit of a stretch to say that the lack of bayonets for the president's visit versus the SoD's visit is because of any change in the two countries' relationship.

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