As the two duplicitous heads (Boehner, Reid) of the two useless houses of the self-serving Congress fall into lockstep behind Pres. Lucifer, clamoring for
“a military strike” war against Syria, no one cares about how either the American people (who will have to bear stratospheric increases in gas prices) or our soldiers (who risk being maimed or killed) think or feel.
More and more of those service members, however, are risking punishment by speaking out.
Michael Snyder reports for Activist Post, Sept. 2, 2013, that U.S. Representative Justin Amash recently sent out a tweet with the following message: “I’ve been hearing a lot from members of our Armed Forces. The message I consistently hear: Please vote no on military action against Syria.”
Business Insider asked members of the military to write to them and tell them what they thought about a potential conflict with Syria. 50 of the 52 members of the military who responded were against war with Syria. The following is one example:
I’m a U.S. Air Force vet who spent a solid 6 years shuttling between Afghanistan and Iraq, doing everything from combat airdrops to medevacs to hauling flag-draped coffins,” wrote one servicemember in an email, who also mentioned travel to 38 countries in that time. “What we do not need is another war, and we certainly do not need any further involvement in a civil war where our objective isn’t clear, and our allies aren’t really our allies.
And it is not just the rank and file that are against war with Syria. According tothe Washington Post, many among the top military brass are expressing “serious reservations” about taking action in Syria:
The Obama administration’s plan to launch a military strike against Syria is being received with serious reservations by many in the U.S. military, which is coping with the scars of two lengthy wars and a rapidly contracting budget, according to current and former officers. Having assumed for months that the United States was unlikely to intervene militarily in Syria, the Defense Department has been thrust onto a war footing that has made many in the armed services uneasy, according to interviews with more than a dozen military officers ranging from captains to a four-star general.
This is not about being reflexively anti-war. This is about not wanting to shed American blood in an Islamic civil war where neither side is our friend. Anyone who believes that the Syrian rebels are the “good guys” is being delusional.
None other than the U.S. State Department has admitted that the al-Nusra Front rebels are a terrorist organization that is affiliated with al-Qaeda.
Even the head of al-Qaeda says that the Syrian rebels are working for his side. In an audio recording on Thursday, Al Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahri announced his support for the Syrian rebels and stated that the overthrow of the Assad regime is a “necessary” step towards the ultimate objective of the defeat of Israel: “Supporting jihad in Syria to establish a Muslim state is a basic step towards Jerusalem.”
Neither Obama nor those in Congress are stupid. So I can only assume they have their own mysterious malevolent reasons. But our military service members would have to be insane to want to put their lives on the line to help al-Qaeda take over Syria.
And they increasingly are speaking out.
It began with this U.S. Navy petty officer who had his picture taken wearing his dress uniform but obscuring his face because he’s risking a court martial and/or expulsion for publicly defying his Commander In Chief:
The Navy officer was quickly joined by a Marine sergeant:
Then other service members flooded a new Twitter hashtag (#IDidntJoin) with messages their displeasure with the idea of being forced to fight for al-Qaeda in Syria.
Below are photos taken from #IDidntJoin Twitter of more U.S. military service members publicly declaring that they do not want war with Syria.
Not a single drop of precious American blood should ever be shed for al-Qaeda. Join the Twitter hashtag (#IDidntJoin) anti-SyriaWar movement by posting a pic of yourself with a sign supporting our men and women in the military!
- “Confused about Syria? Here’s *the* authoritative guide to the Middle East!,” Sept. 3, 2013.
- “Sarah Palin on Syria: “Let Allah sort it out”,” Sept. 1, 2013.
- “Another Obama War: All signs point to Syria chemical attack being a false flag,” Aug. 29, 2013.
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.