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Military Times Survey: 75% of Troops Oppose Strikes On Syria
Zero Hedge ^ | September 13, 2013

Posted on 09/13/2013 10:19:28 PM PDT by Zakeet

It’s always a good sign for an empire’s 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 public’s complete opposition to unprovoked military aggression against Syria, I hadn’t seen a survey focused on military members until now. The results are not good for the establishment. From the Military Times:

Note: The article quotes the Military Times at this point. The Times is a Gannett publication which we cannot excerpt due to their restrictions. You will have read the article to see the results of the survey in more detail. Sorry.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banzerohedge; middleeast; military; obamasyriaattack; syria; tylerdurden; tylerdurdenmyass; war; zerohedge

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!


1 posted on 09/13/2013 10:19:28 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Chances are good that the other 25% are all REMFs.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 10:20:34 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

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.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 10:24:06 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Zakeet

What, after a decade of fun and games in Iraq and Afghanistan? Hard to believe.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 10:24:54 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Zakeet
75% of Troops Oppose Strikes On Syria

Now ask them if they are willing to go get the guys who killed the ambassador.

5 posted on 09/13/2013 10:25:09 PM PDT by marron
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To: Slump Tester

To be sure.


6 posted on 09/13/2013 10:25:44 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: marron

Good response.


7 posted on 09/13/2013 10:26:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: doc1019

at what point would a war with Syria be “dying for their country”?

None.

And that is why we have NO business sending our troops over there.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 10:27:50 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Zakeet
Are the other 25% illiterate ?
Or do they vote by colors ? , or characters ?..or cartoons ?
9 posted on 09/13/2013 10:27:56 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: cableguymn

We’ve been dying for Saudi Arabia since the first Gulf War.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 10:28:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cableguymn

AMEN!

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.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 10:34:32 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Slump Tester

Have not heard REMF for a long, long time.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 10:42:58 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: marron
After years of exposure to Muslims, the correct question is would you go to Syria to take out the Muslims. I suspect the numbers would shift significantly, but getting involved in a civil war for any other reason than killing islamist is foolish.
The active duty men and women understand the problems of Syria, Bio and chemical weapons; with some Iraqi type clannishness, tribal mentality and a multi-tiered caste? system of the connected or not.Syrians I have met strike me a Palestinians with education and a future, as opposed to Palestinians who are slaves to a manufactured past.
13 posted on 09/13/2013 10:45:05 PM PDT by Redak
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To: doc1019

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.


14 posted on 09/13/2013 10:49:03 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Redak
All of those knuckledragging illiterate head choppers have one thing they can agree on

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?

15 posted on 09/13/2013 10:52:35 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Dapper 26

Except for the current ROE.


16 posted on 09/13/2013 10:56:06 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: atc23
Further..'now' the CIA is putting these in the hands of these creeps!...who will surely not keep them in Syria...they'll be using them on our guys in other ME countries.


17 posted on 09/13/2013 10:59:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: doc1019

You beat me.

The current ROE will (and is ) getting our people slaughtered.

To bad the mighty MSM won’t report it.


18 posted on 09/13/2013 11:16:49 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

As veteran of VN, I know what the wrong ROE can mean to a military force.


19 posted on 09/13/2013 11:34:14 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

That is the truth.

Thank you for your service.


20 posted on 09/13/2013 11:38:52 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Thank you ... to be allowed to serve my country was a privilege.


21 posted on 09/13/2013 11:48:53 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: caww

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.


22 posted on 09/14/2013 12:03:28 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15

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.


23 posted on 09/14/2013 12:50:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: cableguymn

They, non disclosed Arab countries, offered to pay for service.
Slap in the face? We are for sale?

Mmmm


24 posted on 09/14/2013 3:42:56 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Slump Tester

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.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 4:04:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: caww

It looks very very close to an AK-74 without a flash suppressor....

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.wikia.com/saintsrow/images/d/d2/AK74.jpg&imgrefurl=http://saintsrow.wikia.com/wiki/File:AK74.jpg&h=300&w=567&sz=18&tbnid=gGwKobkskrCgUM:&tbnh=62&tbnw=118&zoom=1&usg=__I4s9Aj45e6PdB00kgwIhaVlPjQo=&docid=y21-dt6K1FO-wM&sa=X&ei=SEM0UrvyNZHa9ATOuoB4&sqi=2&ved=0CD4Q9QEwBA&dur=66


26 posted on 09/14/2013 4:07:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dfwgator

I know. It’s not right either.


27 posted on 09/14/2013 6:05:18 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: caww; fireman15

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.
Kit


28 posted on 09/14/2013 9:00:45 AM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: KitJ; Gaffer; fireman15
Much appreciate you guys identifying this rifle
29 posted on 09/14/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT by caww
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