In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.
Absolutely incredible. The Secretary of Defense no longer trusts the troops he leads.
To me, this indicates that the powers-that-be in Washington fully understand how close even the army is to revolt against these unjust wars, and they are scared.
Scared of the troops they command.
That's a very chilling fact we need to absorb.