U.S. Marines nearly got into a blazing firefight with corrupt federal agents Thursday afternoon when four FBI desperados arrived at Camp Pendleton’s gates claiming to have arrest warrants for two Marines who had peacefully visited the Capitol on January 6.
The feds’ unwanted appearance marks the second time this week Merrick Garland’s Gestapo came hunting for active-duty Marines whose only motives for visiting Washington were to protest the stolen election and render aid to injured persons.
FBI agents on Tuesday unlawfully arrested three Marines: Micah Coomer, stationed at Camp Pendleton; Joshua Abate, Fort Meade; and Dodge Dale Hellonen, Camp Lejeune. All three were arrested off post and charged with misdemeanors. After their arrest, the feds tried to sow discord and paranoia within the Corps, claiming without evidence that “fellow Marines” aided their investigation and helped identify the suspects.
A source in General Eric M. Smith’s office refuted that assertion.
“No loyal Marine would help the criminal DOJ. The Marines taken into custody are good Marines. Yes, they were at the Capitol, but they entered the building after they saw people getting trampled, to give medical help. Their only so-called crime was putting a MAGA hat on a statue. These Marines saved lives,” our source said.
Following their arrest, Gen. Smith’s office issued a bulletin warning all active-duty Marines that the DOJ was engaged in a witch hunt to find any Marine who may have been in or near D.C. on January 6. The office also notified retired Marines for whom it had addresses or phone numbers. The notice cautioned Marines to be wary of their surroundings while off post because malevolent federal agents were likely surveilling bars, nightclubs, and shopping centers. It also suggested the feds might use “attractive women making advances” to entrap Marines. “The FBI is probably skulking in towns and cities near our institutions, but less probable the cowards will have the audacity to show their faces at our home,” the bulletin said.
Gen. Smith’s office got the second part of that sentence wrong.
Thursday afternoon two black Lincoln Navigators pulled up to Camp Pendleton’s San Luis Rey gate, one of eight guarded access points. The occupants approached the Marine sentries and identified themselves as FBI agents, saying they had a federal arrest warrant for two Marines on base.
Gen. Smith’s office asked RRN to withhold the Marines’ names, but we can say one is a Master Gunnery Sergeant, the other a 2nd lieutenant.
The four aggressive feds gave the sentries an ultimatum: deliver the Marines, or they’d enter Camp Pendleton to find them.
“Marines don’t take kindly to threats, especially from a criminal FBI,” our source said. “The gate guards gave their warning, told the feds they could turn around and leave or take their best shot at getting inside.”
One fed reportedly told the lead sentry that Merrick Garland had given him the authority to arrest the two Marines “by any means necessary” and moved his hand toward the holstered sidearm on his right hip.
He found himself staring at the business end of the guard’s rifle.
The sentries, our source said, reminded the FBI that Camp Pendleton housed 42,000 fed-hating Marines.
“Gen. Smith became aware of the unfolding crisis. He has a strong irreverence for the feds, and the gate guards were told we wouldn’t surrender anyone to their custody. The feds didn’t like that and got highly agitated, causing a standoff that lasted fifteen minutes,” our source said.
The sentries kept their weapons trained on the FBI agents.
“You’re advised to deescalate, get in your vehicles, and leave,” a sentry reportedly told the FBI.
Finally, the feds caved in; although they climbed aboard their SUVs and left, one fed shouted through an open window, “We’ll be back.”
“And we’ll be here waiting,” a gate guard said.
In closing, our source said that any feds caught arresting Marines will be treated as enemy combatants.