7000 Marines to Patrol Coast of Costa Rica ?

7,000 USMC Marines Will Be Deployed To Costa Rica
Friday, July 02 2010 @ 11:57 AM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

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About seven thousand Marines from the US military will patrol the coastal areas of Costa Rica for the next six months, after the neighboring country’s parliament approved their arrival yesterday. The troops will arrive aboard some 46 armed ships, and will use some 200 helicopters. (La Estrella)
Editor’s Comment: Blink, blink… What? Really? No kidding? Well, how’s that for a boost to your “internal security.” I would love to see a copy of their Rules of Engagement. Drug runner opens up with an AK-47, 19 year old Marine (active duty or reserve?) troop returns fire, center mass burst, kills the guy. Can they open fire on vessels that refuse to stop if ordered? Posse Comitatus? Man, could you imagine the cow the PRD would have if Martinelli allowed US troops to patrol Panama to look for drug traffickers? Fun times in Central America. I guess the war on terrorism is winding down, so it’s time to turn back to the “War of Last Resort” – Drugs. And why the United States Marine Corps? They like living in the jungle, being wet and cold most of the time, bitten by bugs, hungry – embrace the suck. Unfortunately, they also have a tendency to do stupid shit, get drunk, get in fights, and create discipline problems of all shapes and sizes. They put their rank on with velcro. But, there’s a lot of them running around so why not? This is going to be fun to watch.

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