Originally posted by k1k1to
just look at hurricane katrina footage...and all the "oath" holders kicking in Americans doors arresting them and taking their guns. many even going
as far as saying they would kill an american if they had to, mind you this coming from an AMERICAN soldier.
like i said before, the oath is really directed to the current government and its military branch. what do you think would have happened to those
soldiers if they would have said" sir i dont think i want to kick down my fellow Americans door, drag them into the street, place them in cuffs, and
take their guns"...answer that
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I am an ex-military man, served honorably and went to pursue other aspects of life when time came for me to moved on.
While as a young soldier, watching the news of how soldiers were firing upon civilians in other nations, I often pondered seriously what would I do,
if as a soldier who had sworn the miiltary oath,if ordered to fire upon the unarmed masses protestors?
I realized I could not, with honor, disregard my sworn oath as a man, nor can I EVER turn that weapon, which was paid by my fellow taxpayers, along
with my upkeep, upon them or pull the trigger.
I knew what I had to do:- remove the magazine from my weapon, unload all rounds, keep the weapon in safe mode, lay it on the ground, remove my rank
and uniform and notify the commander officer of my stance.
This act will most certainly place me in prison, but so be it, for there is NO WAY I will ever fire into my own people, some amongst of them whom
could even be my family members, relatives and friends. Better I go to prison with a clear conscience, then to be haunted forever by what I would have
done if I had the uniform on.
Dishonoring the oath will only hurt myself and no one else, of which I alone am responsible for making it. But following an unconsciounable order to
slaughter own citizens will hurt and harm far more innocent fellow humans, an act of murder by myself if ever I pull that trigger, of which I would be
responsible, for to pull or not to pull, is within my human control.
Furthermore, as some consolation, my incarceration will not be long, as in such mass demostrations and for the leader of the nation to order citizen
soldiers to fire upon their own unarmed citizens or failed to find other solutions to resolved issues such as happened in the Katrina aftermath, that
leader himself will not be for long of this planet. He will either be booted out, or be hanged for such crime.
A soldier's weapon ALWAYS point outwards, in defence of the People, and never inward AT them.
Fortunately, I never had to face such dilemma, and hope you too, given free will as a human born, will never need to make such a choice.
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