Skip to comments.Military Revolts Against Obama Attack On Syria
Posted on 09/07/2013 6:36:21 PM PDT by raptor22
Mideast: The administration's planned strike on Syria is increasingly opposed by many in a U.S. military coping with the scars of two long wars, a rapidly shrinking budget and soldiers saying we're "tired, stretched thin and broke."
That sentiment was expressed by an active-duty soldier with a rank of Sergeant First Class in an email to Rep. Justin Amash. The Michigan Republican has been receiving, compiling and tweeting emails from current and former service members now being asked to commit to an ill-defined mission with an unclear goal in support of rebels mostly linked to al-Qaida and other unfriendly interests.
"The message I consistently hear: Please vote no on military action against Syria," Amash tweeted. Most objections relate to the lack of a clear objective in striking Syria and the muddled line between anti-government rebels and al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists.
The backlash against boots on the ground or even wings in the air has exploded on social media. Many in the military are posting photos of themselves holding signs stating they'd refuse to fight on the same side as al-Qaida in Syria. The photos went viral, with one post alone generating more than 16,000 shares on Facebook.
"Our involvement in Syria is so dangerous on so many levels, and the 21st century American vet is more keen to this than anybody," Business Insider's Paul Szoldra quotes former Cpl. Jack Mandaville, a Marine Corps infantry veteran with three deployments to Iraq. "It boggles my mind that we are being ignored."
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Hmm. Wait till they find out what happens if the Vatican officially declares it an unjust war.
No one prays for peace harder than military folk and their families. But, no one needs to feel sorry for them/us.
When Operation Desert Storm started, I was an E7, SFC. Platoon Leader in a Support Battalion. (Bullets, Beans and Gasoline delivered to the Front Lines with a SMILE!) My husband at the time was a Navy SEAL. (I have no idea what his missions were; and that was for the best...)
When we received our respective orders, we just walked into each others arms and cried like children.
Then we packed up our gear, said good-bye (for 2 years) and both got down to business.
I’m not for this war (or the last one, or the one before THAT) but, trust me; they looked long and HARD to find the whiners in this article. *Rolleyes*
It's dear leader's credibility on the line here. Thus other concerns will likely be ignored. As for "the muddled line between anti-government rebels and al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists", here is a graphic from one rebel group that looks pretty clear cut to me:
John Boner can be reached at 1-202-225-0600; press 1 to get a staffer!!! Please share this number with your email list(s) an ask them to call.
I don’t have McLame’s number or I would urge a hundred thousand to call the disgrace. I’ve been told by AZ Freepers that he won’t take calls. Wonder why?
Look at this Administration. Has it ever mattered what the public wanted? We are run by elitists. They want to give amnesty to illegal aliens because it will help them, not because it will help the public. I’m hoping the public wins one, but I have my doubts.
Notice in that same ad someone saying “i will support equality for all” or some such rot?
Just like Hitler’s Brownshirts. Evil.
Welcome to management by propaganda brought to you by your local totalitarian regime
have not heard that at all before these twisted commercials
military must disobey illegal orders
Look, I'm old enough to have learned the lessons of Nuremberg. The military swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign or domestic.
I'm ready for them to fulfill their oath and pull a Cairo-style coup.
..... C'mon .... priorities folks!!!! Besides ...... if you are a career politician ..... you definitely have to consider that going against HIS Highness's wishes is considered to be raysiss.
Military Revolts Against Obama Attack On Syria
09/06/2013 5:10:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 73 replies
Investors.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Editorial
AND OLLIE ‘SPLAINS IT ALL...
HOORAY U.S. military!
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
This is significant.
Perhaps they will if our civilian citizens ever show the same bravery and commitment that the Egyptians did in their huge and amazing protests against Morsi.
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