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Sens. Cruz, Paul join Sen. Gillibrand to push for taking sexual assault out of military chain of com
twitter ^ | 11/06/2013 | Kasie Hunt

Posted on 11/06/2013 9:35:39 AM PST by GIdget2004

Breaking:

Sens. Cruz, Paul join Sen. Gillibrand to push for taking sexual assault out of military chain of command.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz

1 posted on 11/06/2013 9:35:39 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Would this include homosexual rape or is that just a different kind of loving? /sarcasm


2 posted on 11/06/2013 9:36:46 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: GIdget2004

This headline makes no sense. Who is Mr. Assault and why must he be taken out of the chain of command?

And on an unrelated note, if your last name is Assault, why would you name your baby Sexual? It is just wrong on so many levels.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 9:38:22 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: GIdget2004

Possibly because the military under the pro-homo president does not pursue prosecution of homo rape as aggressively as hetero rape?


4 posted on 11/06/2013 9:42:53 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Iron Munro

Whatever it is, I trust that en Cruz finds it protective toward the integrity of the military.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 9:54:37 AM PST by stanne
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To: GIdget2004

Probably a good idea, since the chain of command seems to be among the greater offenders


6 posted on 11/06/2013 9:56:26 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GIdget2004

What the hell does that mean? Please explain.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:13 AM PST by mulligan
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8 posted on 11/06/2013 10:14:16 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Iron Munro

“Possibly because the military under the pro-homo president does not pursue prosecution of homo rape as aggressively as hetero rape?”

I wonder if Whoopi would say well its not really rape rape.?


9 posted on 11/06/2013 10:16:47 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GIdget2004

This is a mechanism to purge the military leadership, based on political correctness. Just like they tried on Clarence Thomas - this is a standard playbook technique being expanded downticket with a new standing infrastructure to continually purge and silence traditionalists.

They are setting up a system designed for political abuse. Young military attorneys are already being assigned to new positions dedicated to sexual harrassment - they will be evaluated/promoted based on how they perform their new mission (e.g. scalps taken).

By removing judgement from the chain of command, political hacks can be assigned to these positions (like equal opportunity officers, or embedded commisars).

Loyalists can be granted sinecure in these new job positions, and reactionary/counter-revolutionary types can be purged and cowed. A few heads on poles will silence many mouths.

They can use this infrastructure as a go to resource for damning statistics to stir up gender division at each election cycle, and to systematically degrade the favorability of the military, like they did to the Catholic Church (priests are statistically less likely than the general public or public school teachers to engage in sexual misconduct with minors, and when it does occur the majority is heterosexual behavior with high school aged girls, contrary to the narrative they promote).

The beauty of “sexual harrassment” is that it is purely a a subjective case of he said/she said. A party hack can be rolled out on anyone at anytime, like they did to Clarence Thomas.

Cruz is probably being getting snookered, because he is probably not familiar with this method of leftist abuse, and thinks of it as a check/balance on potential abuse by commanders, rather than the left building another permanent political weapon at taxpayer expense.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 10:36:16 AM PST by BeauBo
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To: GIdget2004

Although this is a good idea...not sure if you can take just one offense out of the jurisdiction of commanding officers under Uniform Code of Military Justice. Being former Army JAG, not sure if this law would withstand legal challenge.

Be interesting to hear what our FReeper JAG Corps thinks about this law


11 posted on 11/06/2013 10:38:14 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: mulligan

“What the hell does that mean? Please explain...

Makes no sense. Apparently some dude named “Sexual Assault” is somehow involved in the U.S. military chain of command.

(English! Do you speak it?!?)


12 posted on 11/06/2013 10:39:39 AM PST by FAA
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To: GIdget2004

There is no force currently in the world to defeat our military but the traitors within who are dismantling it piece by piece.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 10:51:30 AM PST by Dapper 26
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To: mulligan

K. Gillibrand is pushing a bill that will remove the chain of command from sexual assault cases in the military. The Pentagon opposes, along with a lot of lawmakers. Two high-profile GOP senators backing her is a big pick-up.

Here’s an article from yesterday:

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/kirsten-gillibrand-sexual-assault-military-senate-vote-99429.html


14 posted on 11/06/2013 11:01:10 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: SeminoleCounty

As you were an Army JAG, can you please elaborate on why y ou think this is a good idea. Thanks


15 posted on 11/06/2013 11:14:03 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: GIdget2004
Cruz has my support so far however, should he have a libertarians view of the military and foreign policy then he wont have my support.

This is another example of the problem with electing political leaders who have never served. I'm hopeful this legislation is not going anywhere.

16 posted on 11/06/2013 11:14:31 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: BeauBo

Superb summary, thanks..I only wish you had taken it to its ultimate conclusion. This will destroy the chain of command. Any subordinate only has to make the charge, however unfounded, and the defendant’s career is effectively over..Assume you have general officer charged with sexual harassment by a captain...and the charge is bogus...do you leave the defendant in place while it’s being investigated? The potential for abuse is limitless.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 11:18:18 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: GIdget2004

If anybody is interested in the topic,, since long before Obama, it has been believed by many that the military (command) allows many rapes to go unpunished.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 11:23:05 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: GIdget2004

maybe because any commander who does not act aggressively on any accusation, no matter how flimsy, is subject to being replaced, fired or worse

the administration is pressuring them to prosecute for sexual accusations

this is placing commanders in an untenable situation


19 posted on 11/06/2013 11:26:03 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: cuban leaf

In the warped world of political correctness, telling a dirty joke within earshot of a hypersensitive woman, or homosexual, or both constitutes sexual assault.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 4:05:34 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

A gentleman shouldn’t tell dirty jokes within earshot of a lady.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 4:08:09 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BeauBo

Very much thanks.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 4:16:54 PM PST by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: trisham

No they shouldn’t. In a saner more sensible world it would be considered bad taste, crudeness, crassness, but wouldn’t rise to the level of sexual assault.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 5:16:21 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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