Monday, August 02, 2010

Chesty Puller is rolling over in his grave

And I don't think Pappy Boyington is lying any more peaceful.

Because in this world of promotion by PC, a Marine suggesting the someone needs their @ss kicked is busted in rank and almost deported.

Not that his squad should have beat the sh1t out of a pair of recalcitrant Afghanis, but it's pretty harsh for a cadre who even today commits verbal, mental and physical abuse against their own booters (SiL was telling about the full body kicks by his Dis in formation,,,among other things...before he knew he wasn't supposed to talk out of school).

Cpl. Ahmad Siddiqi, who speaks Pashto, was questioning a suspect in Farah province, Afghanistan, in 2009 when the suspect verbally threatened him. Siddiqi got angry and made an off-the-cuff comment to two of his fellow squad members over the radio that landed several Marines in the brig.

“Hey, you guys need to come beat this guy up,” he said.

And they did.

Siddiqi’s careless suggestion was not an order, though, because he was not in charge.

But when his buddies came over to Siddiqi’s position, their squad leader surprised them by giving his nod to the idea, assuring the two Marines they would not get in trouble for the beating.

But they did. And so did Siddiqi for merely suggesting it.

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