Skip to comments.Viral Facebook Post: 'I Didn't Join The Navy To Fight For Al Qaeda In Syria!'
Posted on 08/31/2013 11:42:13 PM PDT by Dallas59
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Thats why this post, reportedly from a U.S. Naval Chief Petty Officer, on Facebook for a conservative talk show has more than 5,000 shares even though its only been online for four hours.
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Alqaeda’s Air Force.
elections have consequences.
No offense to the good Chief, et al, but STFU. We cannot have our military forces doing this. Obama has caused enough damage without having enlisted people breaking ranks with thier command structure. Enemies see this, not just us. As for Syria, well, I agree with my fellow Chief. I am retired, however, and he is not. If the order does come, we do not mutiny, we just do.
Thanks, I’ll go like on FB
and if those same military forces were ordered to go door to door taking away guns, bibles and children from US dissidents would you say the same thing?
They’re taught not to obey illegal orders and the Nazis were convicted (some executed) after stating “I was just following orders” remember?
I bet those al quaida rebels have equipment our own troops cant get...
everything for Barry’s MB homies, nothing for our own troops..
Sorry Vet, But following these orders wouldn’t violate the constitution, are not being used against American citizens, and refusing to do things we disagree with isn’t reason enough to do do something like this publicly, in uniform. I loathed this kind of behavior when it was done prior to Afghanistan, and Iraq. Who the president is doesn’t change the rules.
When I was walking through the streets of Mogadishu and the former Yuogoslavia, I too was put off by the idiotic decisions made by BJ and his crew, but I wouldn’t have done this to my uniform.
I joined during the latter part of President Carter’s time in office (1977-delayed entry, 1978-active duty) but he’s looking like Truman compared to this guy and Slick.
Lt Calley was just “following orders” at My Lai too...
Strange. I thought the Constitution specifically gave congress, not the president, the sole responsibility for declaring war.
Obama’s consistant. A day does not go by when he is not creating chaos domestically and internationally. The U.S. military is a prima target he is destroying. With Egypt and Syria he’s raised the stakes. He’s supporting the Muslem Brotherhoos/Al Qaeda and toppling those with good relations with the U.S. He is he working for?
I understand what you are saying, but these are unique times and I agree with these protests. There is a chain of command, but when the top of the chain is a lawless bunch that has demonstrated their utter disregard for the Constitution and the law - things are different.
Unless Congress actually declares war (i.e. not just allowing action)- any action that our military takes is likely to violate some provision of the Geneva or Hague Conventions.
Any order given which violates the conventions (i.e. the ones we are a party to, we didn’t sign them all) is an illegal order.
In the past, we have generally had reason to be involved in certain conflicts, excepting Yugoslavia; we were attacked / an ally was attacked / or treaty provisions were not upheld. Here we have the CinC who simply wants to teach someone a lesson. We have no military objective, we have not been attacked, our allies have not been attacked and no treaty between the US and Syria has been violated. Hell, we can’t even be certain that Assad was even responsible, unless we rely on something seared into our Sec’ of State’s brain ...
Even if Congress DOES declare war, the US would be violating treaties to which we are party and are the law of the land.
No matter which way it goes, if we go over there, our soldiers will be carrying out illegal orders.
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