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They are going to have to get "ugly". "From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants" Jefferson
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
reply to post by SirClem
No, these are not good times, and someone is pulling the strings here... The thought that US marines are headed there could embolden some foolish kids into taking actions toward violence...
From there things can, NO WILL get very ugly... and in the end FOR WHAT exactly?
Still, regardless of what happens... If it remains peaceful, that would alone be impressive.
The subject line of this thread needs to be amended to better and more accurately describe the content.
Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by Chance321
I hope the citizens will let the service members guide them on that. I am going to go out on a limb and say that the service members have seen scenarios similar to this before and have been there and done that. I hope the civilians can allow the experiences of the armed services prevail here. This is a sticky situation for everyone, but there is a way out as long as people can keep their heads on straight.
Originally posted by Misoir
I never agreed with the protesters on ideology but I did agree with who they are protesting. Now that Americans not of any particular ideological leaning are getting involved this is something that can no longer be ignored as some political fringe protest. The men in uniform going to protest and defend their fellow protestors, telling the world the truth: Our soldiers do not fight for Wall Street or Congress, they fight for America!
Let’s see what happens now. It could get very interesting.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
I don't know if the military can do anything about ex military showing up in their uniforms. They really aren't active anymore so I don't think there is much they can say or do about it. Then again they told us we are always their property too, even after we got out so I really have no clue how that works, I don't have my uniform anymore but I'd go stand with them to protect in civvies if I was able to just leave here today.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
If any of the soldiers/marines is active duty/reserve and shows up in uniform, they certainly do open themselves up to serious legal difficulties as far as the UCMJ is concerned. However, if they are fully discharged veterans with no further contractual obligation, they can show up to protests/demonstrations in uniform, provided they have something to clearly mark them as veterans, and not current, military. otherwise, they can be arrested for impersonating a member of the armed forces.
Regardless, though, whatever their status and however it turns out, I respect the principle. What would be more useful is if they managed to shut Wall Street down completely, if only briefly. But the protests in general are a nice idea. If nothing else, it means angry, unemployed people are starting to show themselves more and more. Historically, angry, unemployed people can ruin empires, especially corrupt ones. Something to think about, at least.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by NorEaster
keep laughing when their foot is on the back of your kneck ready to snap
all in the name of universal wealth redistrubtion call them what they are
edit on 1-10-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by annakin1
hi, can I just ask why you think that this is not being reported on msm in the UK, very little info on BBC or Sky news, the way this is being portraid it would seem to me as major news, but nothing!.
I have also noticed the end line of the statement "This is it" not the first time I have seen this statement, very misleading from the poster, trying to sensationalise the story,
Just to add I am a commodities broker in the UK and will be interested to see how this pans out.