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SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON SYRIA: 'We Are Not A World Police'
Business Insider ^ | 9/2/13 | Paul Szoldra

Posted on 09/02/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT by Nachum

With the President poised to strike in Syria and the Congress set to vote on the issue the week of Sep. 9, the debate about U.S. military intervention in the two-year-old civil war is already happening amongst the American public.

Some Americans have made their voices known to their representatives, while many others have said the U.S. should stay out of the conflict, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

In the poll, only 20% said the U.S. should take action, although that was up from 9% last week. Even if it's clear the Assad regime used chemical weapons on civilians, only 29% said the U.S. should intervene.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; police; redline; russia; soldiers; speak; syria; unitedkingdom; waronterror
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1 posted on 09/02/2013 9:01:31 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 09/02/2013 9:01:56 AM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

Rebellion in the ranks...Obama to purge again.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 9:03:25 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

That was my first thought, too...


4 posted on 09/02/2013 9:03:35 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Nachum

F YEAH!


5 posted on 09/02/2013 9:03:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

Freedom costs a buck o’ five.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 09/02/2013 9:06:48 AM PDT by Zakeet (If the government can print all the money it needs, then why do we still collect taxes?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

To justify the return of the Draft.

Now, that’s crafty!


8 posted on 09/02/2013 9:09:24 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Zakeet

Totally inappropriate. He shouldn’t be making political statements in uniform.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 9:11:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“Totally inappropriate. He shouldn’t be making political statements in uniform.”

His commanders do, so why can’t he since that law is no longer enforced? It is his ass that is on the line.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 9:15:21 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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From the Comical Conservative


11 posted on 09/02/2013 9:16:10 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: CodeToad

So your argument is that two wrongs make a right?

He’s hiding his face for a reason, he knows he shouldn’t be doing this.


12 posted on 09/02/2013 9:18:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I think it’s appropriate when the boss wants you to kill for Allah.


13 posted on 09/02/2013 9:18:59 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: HokieMom

Wow!


14 posted on 09/02/2013 9:19:07 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: HokieMom

I worry for the guys with the fruit salad. The NSA will find out who they are.


15 posted on 09/02/2013 9:20:18 AM PDT by mware
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To: EEGator

“So your argument is that two wrongs make a right?

He’s hiding his face for a reason, he knows he shouldn’t be doing this.”

You wrongly assume it is wrong. You also wrongly assume he is hiding his face in some kind of shame. He is hiding because he can be arrested.

He has every right to speak out against illegal activities of his commanders including his Commander in Chief.


16 posted on 09/02/2013 9:20:40 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Nachum

The armchair generals who want a war should hike up their big girl panties and go fight on their own dime. Our soldiers shouldn’t fight for Al Qeada and the country is flat ass broke.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 9:24:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HokieMom

Question: Why do so many of these notes have the exact same text?


18 posted on 09/02/2013 9:26:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EEGator

So they should just shut up and follow orders no matter how unlawful. Nuremburg comes to mind for some reason.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 9:27:27 AM PDT by Ajnin (Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.)
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To: CodeToad

“You wrongly assume it is wrong. You also wrongly assume he is hiding his face in some kind of shame. He is hiding because he can be arrested.”

I think he’s hiding his face because he’s violating the UCMJ, not due to shame.

He does not have the right to protest in uniform, he signed up for service.

What illegal activities are you speaking of?


20 posted on 09/02/2013 9:27:55 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: CodeToad
Great response to a good question:

“Totally inappropriate. He shouldn’t be making political statements in uniform.”

His commanders do, so why can’t he since that law is no longer enforced? It is his ass that is on the line.

It seems like each day, we have one of Obozo's Gay Priders posing as a warrior, spouting their party line. We never hear from the guys and gals, whose butt will be in the line of danger.

21 posted on 09/02/2013 9:28:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Ajnin

What unlawful orders?

Pulling the Nazi card already?


22 posted on 09/02/2013 9:29:07 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: The Toll

I think it’s appropriate when the boss wants you to kill for Allah.


Bullseye. “Just following orders” is not an excuse any more.


23 posted on 09/02/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: EEGator; CodeToad

Illegal due to the fedgov knowingly lying about who used the chem weapons, for one. Knowingly and purposely supporting the enemy, for another. Enemy meaning AQ, MB and assorted insanely evil jihadis.

Apparently you think it’s fine to support and fight on the same side as AQ and the MB. Makes me really, really wonder who the h*** you are.


24 posted on 09/02/2013 9:31:19 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: HokieMom

They know we weren’t at war with Eastasia last week and that this isn’t Oceania ....
Yet: We’re still free thanks to the brave. I support “our” military, it’s not Obumge’s.


25 posted on 09/02/2013 9:31:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: BenLurkin; HokieMom

I think it’s clear that many in the mil are discussing this, saw other like photos online, decided to add their own statements and thought the wording quite apt and saw no need to change it.

Do you think there is some nefarious reason?


26 posted on 09/02/2013 9:33:11 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cripplecreek

I think everyone in Congress who votes for this war needs to suit up and grab a rifle, grab a parachute and catch the first flight over to Syria.


27 posted on 09/02/2013 9:33:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: little jeremiah

Do you have proof the Federal government is lying? I don’t believe them, but I have no proof.

I think we should have nothing to do in Syria, that doesn’t change the fact of protesting in uniform.

Who do you think I am?


28 posted on 09/02/2013 9:34:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: little jeremiah

Something about this smells funny, don’t you think?


29 posted on 09/02/2013 9:34:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

Muslims go fight their little jihads all the time. I think its time for the armchair generals to put up or shut up.


30 posted on 09/02/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Question: Why do so many of these notes have the exact same text?”


Because just like standing around at the water cooler, the military talks and the grape vine is active.

Turn your weapons inward, boys. The enemy is within the gates.


31 posted on 09/02/2013 9:39:39 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Nachum

This pResident deserves a military led insurrection.


32 posted on 09/02/2013 9:41:18 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: BenLurkin

Looks to me like it is an organized mutiny, ready to go viral and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving POTUS at a more perfect time. He wants HIS Marines to fight for him and hold his umbrella at the same time.


33 posted on 09/02/2013 9:46:33 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: BenLurkin

Coordinated rebellion


34 posted on 09/02/2013 9:47:25 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: dfwgator

I agree and also did not the MSM say that Obama was going it ALONE?

Then do a HALO over Syria with him and let him have at it....


35 posted on 09/02/2013 9:48:13 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: EEGator
Respectfully Sir, these soldier's signed up and swore and oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

One of the first things I learned in the Army was that soldiers will only follow you if they trust you.

President Obama, Both the House and Senate have shown they can not be trusted.

UCMJ or the ultimate sacrafice in an undeclared war on foreign soil to the aid of enemies that would love nothing more than to witness the anniliation of the U.S.A. seems like an easy call to me.

Americia is defended by less than 1% of the ungreatful population of this nation. Maybe some of the ruling elite should show their dedication to this mission by placing their own children in harms way before they so callously send soldiers out to die needlessly on a mission that has no clearly defined end strategy and is designed to do nothing more than make President Obama look like he has a clue what he is doing.

36 posted on 09/02/2013 9:48:25 AM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: EEGator
Totally inappropriate. He shouldn’t be making political statements in uniform.

You mean like this one?


37 posted on 09/02/2013 9:49:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Nachum

They are when DEMOCRATS are in charge..
When Republicans are in charge, they are baby-murderers who couldn’t find a job elsewhere, and reminiscent of Ghengis Kahn.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?


38 posted on 09/02/2013 9:49:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Zakeet

great picture....and I agree none of our men joined for that....


39 posted on 09/02/2013 9:52:08 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: EEGator

“he signed up for service.”

And why should that negate his political views? His ONLY obligation is to obey his orders, not become a silent slave.

I have never agreed with shutting down the military voice. All kinds of people spend money to influence the Congress and the President, yet, the very people whose lives are at stake get no voice at all. I am sure this is not what the founders had in mind for a national military. They wanted the States to have a say and the State militaries always had a say.

As part of the Communist takeover of this country they have silenced the members of the military and made laws to shut them up. Who better to know the ramifications of military use than the military? Yet, the Commies don’t want to hear from them.

Ever notice in our history that is has always been a Democrap Commie that got us entangled into war and it is always the Democrap that wants people to just shut up and do as they are told?


40 posted on 09/02/2013 9:52:44 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: BenLurkin

Did you read the whole Business Insider article and a related one on the site, linked at the bottom?

I have no idea.

Why do you think it smells funny? You think phonies are trying to get US service members suckered into doing the sign thing?

I’d like your specific opinion on the entire article and the one linked at the bottom of the first article, on the BI site. I read them both. I suggest you do so as well if you haven’t.


41 posted on 09/02/2013 9:54:29 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Toespi

Be still my beating heart....


42 posted on 09/02/2013 9:55:23 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: dfwgator

“I think everyone in Congress who votes for this war needs to suit up and grab a rifle, grab a parachute and catch the first flight over to Syria.”

I’m sure that gays are standing in long lines, waiting for the Army Recruiting offices to open, so they can go fight in the Gay Media Messiah Obama’s Syrian War.

Right??


43 posted on 09/02/2013 9:55:52 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Newbomb Turk

I don’t trust our politicians, and I don’t think we should be involved in Syria in any way. There have been no illegal orders issued. There is always the option of conscientious objector status.

If this was a potential war/conflict that FReepers supported, how many posters would be trashing the same actions?


44 posted on 09/02/2013 9:56:44 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I think you’re someone whose opinion is very wrong and I wonder why you’re so vociferously pounding it.

I guess the idea of the military not wanting to go along with the Enemy-Combatant-In-Chief really frightens and angers you.


45 posted on 09/02/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: CodeToad

I have never agreed with shutting down the military voice. All kinds of people spend money to influence the Congress and the President, yet, the very people whose lives are at stake get no voice at all. I am sure this is not what the founders had in mind for a national military. They wanted the States to have a say and the State militaries always had a say.

As part of the Communist takeover of this country they have silenced the members of the military and made laws to shut them up. Who better to know the ramifications of military use than the military? Yet, the Commies don’t want to hear from them.


Excellent points, I agree 100%.


46 posted on 09/02/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: EEGator
Totally inappropriate. He shouldn’t be making political statements in uniform.

The fish rots from the head...

It's what happens when you have a corrupt controlling government conducting criminal activities and operating outside of the U.S. Constitution. And all this started before Obama..

This is all part of the wheels coming off...

Nearly every single problem facing America today is caused by government at all levels.

47 posted on 09/02/2013 9:59:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EEGator

So your argument is that two wrongs make a right?

He’s hiding his face for a reason, he knows he shouldn’t be doing this.

The German soldiers who spoke up were wrong. But some did.
I am a veteran. I can assure you that I would not follow an order to kill unarmed women and children and would speak out. The oath we take instructs us to defend the Constitution and Country against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. Obama has systematically been destroying our military for 5 years. That dedicated American soldiers are feed up can come as no surprise..........


48 posted on 09/02/2013 10:00:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: EEGator

Absolutely agree. I didn’t realize that CPOs and buck sergeants got to sound off on policy in uniform.


49 posted on 09/02/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT by stormer
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To: CodeToad

“His ONLY obligation is to obey his orders, not become a silent slave.”

You are incorrect. He has to follow the UCMJ. That means to political statements in uniform. It doesn’t matter if you or I like/agree with it.


50 posted on 09/02/2013 10:02:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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