John Bolton on North Korean talks: “A sucker is born every minute…” || Grant Newsham agrees with John Bolton

(L) Ambassador John Bolton
(R) Grant Newsham

Hope is springing, hearts are atwitter at the news that North Korea and South Korea will conduct high level talks in April aimed at the “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula.  John Bolten was on Fox News this morning commenting on the latest from the Korean Peninsula and said something funny and profound “…a sucker is born every minute…”

Grant Newsham joined us later and said in effect that the discovery of the USS Lexington is a more interesting news development than the news from the Koreas — entirely predictable, seeking to drive a wedge between the US and South Korea.

The USS Carl Vinson makes a Vietnamese port visit || Does Asia really hate Japan? || What would have to happen prior to US, South Korea, China & North Korea diplomatic negotiations? — Grant Newsham

South Korea’s national security director Chung Eui-yong, center, National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon, second left, and others in the delegation pose before boarding an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang at a military airport south of Seoul Monday.
Jung Yeon-je/AP

The “Goon Platoon” reaches out —- DOD Headlines —- ROK Marine Discipline & Racism in 1985

3rd Platoon, C/1/5
“The Goon Platoon”
MCB Twentynine Palms

Through the miracle of modern technology the Marines from the first platoon I ever commanded and I reconnected yesterday, The GOONS from 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment are alive and well.  They were a tough group of Marines, diverse as most units are, a great platoon in the field and funny as hell.

Our Company song is below, written by Cpl Andre Dennis and LCpl Richard Canada (a.ka. “The Maneuvering Element”) they used to sing it as loud as I ever heard Marines sing… it used to get people out of their offices & barracks in Okinawa when we’d hump back in from the Central Training Area… the Goons were great tough Marines… I’ll be satisfied when I die, that I was a Marine of Charlie 1/5.

“Marching Men”
Charlie 1/5’s Company Song