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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More proof of his lies


How Many Bayonets Does the U.S. Have? Quite A Few

 The Army said today it  has 419,155 bayonets in its inventory.  The Marine Corps has another 195,334 bayonets that it bought in 2004 and  it plans on buying 175,061 more bayonets this year.   A Marine official says it’s not accurate to add the two totals together as the new ones will include replacements for ones already in service as well as additional stocks.

The Army also reported today that it has 176 horses.  The horses kept at Fort Myer, Va., are used mainly for ceremonial duties at Arlington Cemetery and the Capital region.  There are also some horses located at Fort Hood, Texas.
The Marine Mountain Warfare Training Center in California trains Marines in using horses, mules and donkeys to carry  supplies in mountainous regions.


Messina says we don't have bayonets any more! LOL!


President Barack Obama has offended the bayonet community ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with multiple people in the bayonet industry who tell us they were shocked and even offended when Obama brought up the weapon during last night's debate.

FYI -- Obama was going after Romney when he said, "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed."
According to the official U.S. Marine Corps website, every Marine is STILL required to complete a bayonet training program ... because "the weapon becomes just as effective [as a rifle] in close combat situations."

We spoke with Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. -- a leading military surplus outlet that specializes in bayonets -- who tells us he believes Obama's comment was "ignorant ... because our soldiers still use bayonets."

He adds, “[Bayonets] are still distributed to the military all the time -- he should get educated on it” 


Marines Still receive bayonet training

From 500 yards, every Marine is accurate with a rifle. Attach the OKC-3S Bayonet, and the weapon becomes just as effective in close combat situations. Also a Marine's multi-purpose fighting knife, the OKC-3S is the weapon of choice when shots can't be fired. Every Marine receives bayonet training in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) and on the Bayonet Assault Course in Recruit Training.

U.S. military still uses bayonets with its M16 rifles.
Multi-Purpose Knife

The M9 Bayonet is officially known as a "multi-purpose knife." However, it is a bayonet that has been in use with the U.S. Army since 1984. Designed to fit on the end of the M16 series of rifles, the M9 Bayonet is a melee weapon used to stab enemy soldiers during close quarter combat. The M9

Bayonet can also be used with M4 series rifles and some shotguns.
In addition to its main function, the M9 Bayonet can also be used as a saw, utility knife and wire cutter. The knife has a seven inch blade and a sheath that also functions as the weapon’s wire cutter. More than 400,000 of the M9 Bayonets have been produced since it was first introduced.

Commercial Use

In addition to its role with the U.S. Army, versions of the M9 Bayonet have been sold commercially for civilian use – mainly to hunters. The M9 Bayonet features a blade that is 20 per cent thicker than on previous bayonets used by the U.S. Army. And although the bayonet is not as popular as in the past, the weapon is still used today by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The M9 Bayonet is popular with soldiers given the multiple roles it can perform. (Source)

Soldier who led Afghanistan bayonet charge into hail of bullets honoured

Firing a rocket at one of the insurgent positions, Cpl Jones ordered three of his men to fix bayonets before breaking cover and leading them across 80 metres of open ground raked by enemy fire. 

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