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."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
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.
That ad would have been created BEFORE the latest Obama insanity. That's a 'leftover' from the 'will you shoot an American citizen' time...
I told him there was no way in hell they can do that and to blow it out their ear. He's done his time, and he's out. Leave him alone Obama, you Muslim terrorist!
And yes NSA, I said that!
Its that Obozo`s plans to get Muslim Bro`s into Syria too is known now.
Yes, the commercial said everyone will be treated fairly.
Obama is Muslim. What does he care what Catholic’s have to say?
He wants WW3, and Congress may give it to him.
Senate or House
1(866)220-0044 and ask for the Senator or congressman...
theres a couple of other 800 numbers too...
(I get your s, but feel compelled to respond seriously. Hope that's okay!)
I wipe my ass with the president's feelings.
Where are his feelings for the people who have suffered under his reign?
For the unemployed, for people losing insurance, for underemployed people having to work two part-time jobs as a go-around to ObamaCare, for siccing (sic) the IRS against citizens who disagree with the president, for public groping at airports, for cutting down military funding but raising funds for Homeland Security, for failing to protect US border to the south, for immigration policies that make no sense, for destroying the economy, for giving the US a black eye internationally because of his bizarre behavior like bowing to Saudi King, etc, etc, etc.
Where are his feelings.
Whew! Got that off of my chest. Now I can sleep more soundly!
This is probably what you heard:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The Catholics in the military have religious protection under the constitution. They are not obligated to participate in an aggressive action such as this (as it thus far appears to be).
Conscientious objection. It takes on a true meaning when the Pope not only declares the action unjust, but, manages to gather 100,000 in St Peter’s square, as he did today, to pray for an end to this madness
The military, each member, as does each govt electee, swears to protect and defend the constitution.
Aggressive moves like this, they are simply not required to participate in. The other branches of government enabling BO to be a dictator or not.
There are good reasons to enter a war. Saving face for a President or even a nation
is not a good enough reason to start a war.
There also are reasons for conscientious objection. When the Vatican backs one up, it’s binding.
Don’t know who was the first to post the “You Promised” picture, but it brings tears to my eyes and I am stealing it and posting it far and wide.
...... I can't even begin to say how I feel. If I did I would probably be banned from the internet at the very least. I have family already over in the ME staging for the big Syrian misadventure and I am not a happy camper.
I don't remember exactly, I'll watch for them in today's games since the same, or similar ads will likely be running.
I’m so glad that’s the Navy’s new motto.
Hope you slept well because that little rant was AWESOME! :)
Okay, but why play it now? Propaganda machine in fine shape.
--------------------------------------------------> Afterward (after I hit post!) I was so embarrassed by the rant, but I could't just let it slide.
But, I did sleep very well so I guess “its all good!”
Thanks for the post re: rant! I was afraid of tar and feathering.