I have a hunch as to why the Marine Generals are protesting.
There have been rumors that the Marine Corps would be the division of military that would be eliminated in a restructuring project. This NDAA law
would be part of such a restructuring. Prevent the NDAA, prevent the chance of the Marines getting laid off for austerity measures. (personally I
don't see a problem because most of the Marines I've met after they do their duty go into drug trafficking enterprises, soldiers of fortune; a few get
to be police who get access to Fusion Centers, they become a nuisance to the average clean citizen like me, beacuse of aggression and entitlement
issues, but that's my point of view)
It's been seen in Arizona that the Department of Homeland Security is overriding one Maricopa County Sherriff's jail staff with their DHS staff. In
New York City, there is restructuring to give city police the tools that the FBI would previously have access to. Around the USA, Fusion Centers are
providing information to all tiers of law enforcement, blurring the distinctions between law enforcement agencies. The NDAA is another blurring step,
which appears to put the common civilian on defense against the military, which is trained, armed, and with this act, dangerous in the wrong hands.
Historically, at least the way I've seen history, when a leader of a nation opts to use the nation's military to police the citizens, instead of as
defense against "the enemy", the military eventually oversteps boundaries of liberty, peace, and lawfulness, and there is great potential for a
democracy to transform into a dictatorship, with the concept of citizens voting the country into action as "the enemy". I think of the (edited, not
milgram, my bad)Stanford Prison Experiment, where role-playing went horribly wrong, with those playing prison guards nearly tortured those playing the
defenseless prisoners. Weapons are designed to inflict harm, and men trained to be weapons for their country, trained to kill, trained to extinguish,
can you see the potential threat?
Hasn't McChrystal, in another branch but still was a 4 star General, already been de-pinned as a result of making comments to the press? I'm confused
why the Marine Generals would go to the NYTimes and not directly to the President. Maybe they are trying to build peer pressure to resist the NWO.
edit on 28-12-2011 by Sandalphon because: (no reason given)