I can’t understate what a big deal this is. pic.twitter.com/od36WfSCfU— Tactical Wisdom (@DolioJ) November 1, 2023
As to what this could portend, this writer dares not speculate given the gravity of the situation. But it’s safe to say it could be bloody, it won’t be good, it’ll likely be very costly and it’ll probably be taking place in the Middle East — directly. As one final reiteration to drive this home: Marines love their celebratory balls. It’s a point of pride and something other branches simply don’t replicate at this scale or grandeur. Given that the only other times that these balls have been canceled were during the height of the COVID-19 hysteria, this seemingly trivial decision to cancel a celebration is anything but that. The CENTCOM Marine Corps birthday ball was slated for Nov. 16. The Marines’ actual “birthday” is Nov. 10.
Reports that Maj. General McPhillips, CENTCOM Command has cancelled the 248th Marine Corps Ball because of operational commitments?When is the last time the Marines had to do this? pic.twitter.com/4wxp1NUwBb — Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 1, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.