Originally posted by Skewed
I wonder how many people are now eating their words.
And here they come, unannounced and prepared to do what they swore to do.
I have heard it time and time again that our armed forces would turn on the civilians and how they could not be trusted. I hope this now relaxes those gross exaggerations.
Originally posted by hadriana
I saw in the comment a call for oath keepers to join.
Anyone know on where they stand on this?
I agree about it not being wise to show up in full military uniform. The military will not look favorably on that.
I don't see a problem with wearing a t-shirt that expresses your military status though. IE "I AM FORMER US ARMY" or "I AM A US ARMY VET"
Surely that would be ok? I don't know the fine details, but I just remember they told us to be very, very careful of what we did and where we went in uniform.
Originally posted by ignant
this was all planned
nwo's message is come out stand up and stand out
hello sheeple this displaces blame from zionis government banker elite (ustptb) to the rich but petty wall street bankers that are goin belly up anyways
Originally posted by Clisen33
Sounds like you want them to fail.
While true, I seriously doubt the cops want to start tasing combat vets. That could turn out very badly for the cops if their buddies saw that on TV and got pissed off about it. That actually could lead to a revolution if it seemed the cops where singling out veterans. There are a lot more veterans than there are cops. Some of us have been there and done that. According to the FBI, there are 708,569 cops in the US. There are 21.9 million living veterans(as of 2009), 9.8 million of them are between 18-64 and not on some sort of disability. I would say that the cops should be very careful.
Originally posted by wasco2
And they won't have weapons and will be treated the same as any other demonstrator. If they try and get physical with the cops they will learn one Marine is not enough against six cops with batons and Tasers.
Originally posted by whywhynot
reply to post by bluestar.ranch
Without comment either pro or con on the nature of the protest I simply comment that if servicemen do indeed appear in uniform they open themselves up to some pretty big problems with the service. The US Army (and all other services) highly regulate the wearing of the uniform. In the case of the US Army AR 670-1 governs this and states in part:
j. Wearing Army uniforms is prohibited in the following situations:
(1) In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
(2) When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
(3) When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization. (4) When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army. (5) When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.
My experience is that this would be handled quickly by military police particularly with the advance warning that has now been given.
Originally posted by AnonymousFem
reply to post by Clisen33
Going by the NYPD's actions towards the protestors, It would not surprise me if the NYPD, tries to arrest these marines. They have done it before, to protestors who were not causing violence.
Originally posted by 1nOne
I really admire your idealism but you are not living in the real world.
These Marines will not 'save" or "protect" the protesters.
They will be arrested along with the others.
The Marines are not your saviours. The US Military would as freely turn against its own citizens just as it has warred against those of other countries.
Originally posted by popsmayhem
Sounds like a group of marines are going to join and HELP protest.
I would imagine they would not really be able to *protect* anyone
as so much as say I and my buddies could go down there and *protect* someone.
The police officers authority trumps the marines in this case.edit on 1-10-2011 by popsmayhem because: (no reason given)