Thinking you didn't serve in any sort of a combat unit as Mattel toy comes straight from there... these days it is mouse gun or musket when referring to the older M16 series vs the M4 types.
You would have done beaucoup push-ups for referring to the 20 round mag as a clip in training, it would have been beaten out of your had because clips are not magazines and telling your squad leader you are down to your last clip means you ran through ALL your ammo to include the bandoleer. Maybe clerks were not so strict.
Combat vets don't use right as affirmative either, right is a direction- check, affirm, roger that, keyrect mean 'right'. Do you know what humping alice means? how about humping the Pric? Ever daisy chained some frags?
Interesting you claim to have used clip for mag.
Your support group... they were Marine Embassy Guards?
You sound like those guys who believe bloggers claiming 9-11 was an inside job and refuse to believe official reports because it is from the lying gubmint...
No Sir, again you are very biased on what is a staple of American Presidents. Guiding the nation in peace and prosperity is what is the Presidential staple. Reagan, Bush, and BushII have shown us just how badly being the swaggering cowboy or going into endless commitments in failed states turns out for the nation.
Firm but fair, not hardline is more like it.
Now one more thing when you go to your support group-
ask them how many other Marines were with them manning the Embassy... Ya'll seem to think an entire Expeditionary Force mans each and every outpost we have around the world...