Skip to comments.Military Times Survey: 75% of Troops Oppose Strikes On Syria
Posted on 09/13/2013 10:19:28 PM PDT by Zakeet
Its always a good sign for an empires fortunes when the commander in chief of the armed forces completely loses the confidence and trust of the troops. While we have all seen various polls demonstrating the general publics complete opposition to unprovoked military aggression against Syria, I hadnt seen a survey focused on military members until now. The results are not good for the establishment. From the Military Times:
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There's got to be something wrong with that survey ...
cause no good community organizer would ever
completely lose the confidence and trust of his troops!
Chances are good that the other 25% are all REMFs.
Cut a pay raise to 1% and ask them to commit to another chance to die. Go figure there reluctance to die for another country.
What, after a decade of fun and games in Iraq and Afghanistan? Hard to believe.
Now ask them if they are willing to go get the guys who killed the ambassador.
To be sure.
at what point would a war with Syria be “dying for their country”?
And that is why we have NO business sending our troops over there.
We’ve been dying for Saudi Arabia since the first Gulf War.
My personal philosophy is ... get us the hell out of the middle east. Just like in VN ... we had no business being there and should have gotten out of there as soon as possible.
Have not heard REMF for a long, long time.
We fight terrorists in the mid east with the world’s best trained and equipped military or we fight them in our streets, we’ve made the choice. We’re not the one choosing to fight, muslim terrorists have chosen this war. I would let everyone in Syria kill themselves, no American participation. Additionally, when we do fight, we unleash the military to win the war not play PC with the enemy.
They hate Americans. Sure, sure - lets go over there and sort it all out - sounds like another great idea from the people who brought you Libya, Egypt, Obamaphones and the worst economy since forever.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
Except for the current ROE.
You beat me.
The current ROE will (and is ) getting our people slaughtered.
To bad the mighty MSM won’t report it.
As veteran of VN, I know what the wrong ROE can mean to a military force.
That is the truth.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you ... to be allowed to serve my country was a privilege.
I am not quite sure what we are looking at in the picture... it looks more eastern block. I have an AK style rifle set up with a similar scope for fun, but I don’t think it would work that well for a sniper rifle.
The caption read this was a Syrian Rebel using a sniper rifle. I’ll see if I can re-locate the article it was pictured with.
There’s another poster here who generally checks out my gun postings...hopefully he will see this and tell us exactly what sort of gun he’s using.
I know nothing about them excepts guns are usually short and rifles long...LOLOL.
They, non disclosed Arab countries, offered to pay for service.
Slap in the face? We are for sale?
Careerists....we used to call them Zebras (many stripes) when I was in the AF. Can’t afford to be seen going against the CINC lest it screw up promotion chances.
It looks very very close to an AK-74 without a flash suppressor....
I know. It’s not right either.
Looks to me like a scoped RPK which is basically an AK with a longer, slightly heavier barrel and a beefed up receiver. RPKs shoot 7.62x39. Its a light machine gun that would roughly equate to our M249 SAW in the organization tables.