Skip to comments.Mullen: Troops Who Balk at Change in Gay Service Policy Can Find Other Work
Posted on 12/02/2010 9:41:33 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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In the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the American soldier at the center of the scandal was “openly homosexual” and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. because of the military’s anti-gay policy.
In another bizarre twist, reliable reports suggest that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army Intelligence analyst accused of leaking the classified information to the WikiLeaks.org website, was not only a homosexual but was considering a sex change.
if 10% walked, that would mean that 250,000 troops leave
lol. we are not that big. We have a total of 1.44 million in the armed services together. They want to make the Air Force and Navy smaller that what it is today and this is a great way for them to get folks out of the service without paying them severance pay. The way it is today, they are giving a lot of money to folks who are being told to go home and they are getting money to leave. With this process, people will volunteer to leave and the military will not have to pay them. They are not stupid!
How is that possible? Your Fleet Reserve Certificate is signed by the president. I think you might have THOUGHT you refused to get a certificate signed by the President of the United States. lol. During your ceremony, they might have taped over the signature or something but trust me you got Billy’s signature on some part of your certificates.
Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old private in the U.S. Army who stands accused of amassing the largest unauthorized pile of military classified info ever, some of it already posted on WikiLeaks.
Yes, the EO by Truman should have been challenged.
re: “what you do, not who you are.”
Yes, and that’s exactly the problem. “Being” homosexual is one thing, but “doing” homosexual is an entirely different thing. And that’s why DADT works. It’s when the person’s homosexuality becomes the focus of their life and demand acceptance of what they do, if not approval, the problems start.
For those gays who really wanted to do was be in the military and serve his or her country DADT works just fine.
I have one son on pre-deployment orders and one already enlisted but can’t get to basic until after he graduates HS, but he is already sworn in.
My oldest is a new person since being in the Army, and my middle son is so excited to go in on an Airborne contract. I hate that they have to deal with all of this PC nonsense, it never ends!!
That is what my son says. He says there is no way they would survive it mentally as an open homosexual.
WikiLeaks founder on left, Bradley Manning (US military leaker)on the right.
At a recent rally in support of Manning, peace demonstrators shouted Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime. The slogan also appears on buttons and posters produced by Courage to Resist, a group based in Oakland that is coordinating with the Bradley Manning Support Network to raise money to hire an attorney to defend Manning. Documentary maker Michael Moore (director of Fahrenheit 9/11 and SiCKO, among many others) has given $5,000.
Project Director Jeff Paterson told AP: I think we have an imperative to support those people whove seen the horrors of battle and want to share that reality with the American people.
“Its not denial brother, the world is upside down and verging on collapse of western values...”
Is that number only active duty or does that include Reserves and National Guard?
That is awesome
Do you know the song “This is My Son” by Cherry Holmes?
I am not sure about that. She is against gay marriage but she said she has some gay friends that she hangs with so I am not 100 percent sure that she would ask for his resignation unless things are so bad in the military because of this.
Its up to us to push back, together in whatever form we can.....where does it make sense for the minorty top bowl the majority around? If it is the opinion of the majority, I am in the wrong place.
The greatness of the US was founded in the commonality that threads western civilization , Christianity...not the barnyard or Islam. We can be men or beasts o the field , its all a function of choice.
Interesting issue you raise: I represent people in security clearance revocation and denial cases. Will homosexual conduct no longer be a ground for denial or revocation? If it isn’t for avowed homosexuals, will it still be for closet homosexuals?
Too many issues even to count.
Yieks. Sorry only active duty. Goodness I hate when I think I know it all.....lol. It always blows up in my face. One day I will learn........God only knows when though.
Thanks :) Not crying too hard now! haha
Ouch. You have my sympathies for your son’s poor choices, and my deepest admiration for speaking hard truths. And thanks for your service.
” A lot of troops ARE going to walk as a result of this.”
Expect a stop loss order to be issued the same day. That will piss a bunch of people off!....red
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