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The Washington Post Begins Task Of Disbanding Marine Corps

(The biggest obstacle to Barack Obama's planned destruction of life as we know it in the United States, declaring Capitalism dead, declaring the Constitution null and void, and declaring himself 'president for life' would be the United States Marines. The WaPo today began its task of taking down the USMC preparing it for its eventual disbanding, enabling Barack Obama's plans.)


"Obama told the audience in the White House East Room on Sept. 15 that Meyer had driven into the heart of a savage ambush in eastern Afghanistan against orders. He’d killed insurgents at near-point-blank range, twice leapt from his gun turret to rescue two dozen Afghan soldiers and saved the lives of 13 U.S. service members as he fought to recover the bodies of four comrades, the president said.

ARCHIVE VIDEO | President Barack Obama is awarding the military's highest honor to a Marine credited with saving 36 lives during an intense firefight in Afghanistan. Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on 23-year-old Dakota Meyer. (Sept. 15)

Comrades say Meyers’ actions were heroic

But there’s a problem with this account: Crucial parts that the Marine Corps publicized and Obama described are untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated, according to dozens of military documents McClatchy Newspapers examined.

Sworn statements by Meyer and others who participated in the battle indicate that he didn’t save the lives of 13 U.S. service members, leave his vehicle to scoop up 24 Afghans on his first two rescue runs or lead the final push to retrieve the four dead Americans. Moreover, it’s unclear from the documents whether Meyer disobeyed orders when he entered the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

The statements also offer no proof that the 23-year-old Kentucky native “personally killed at least eight Taliban insurgents,” as the account on the Marine Corps website says. The driver of Meyer’s vehicle attested to seeing “a single enemy go down.”"


Marines promoted inflated story for Medal of Honor winner - The Washington Post
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