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Originally posted by Millions
What would it take for members of the US military to finally refuse to become involved in another illegal and immoral war? When do these men stop becoming soldiers and start becoming butchers and murderers? And can they live with what they are being asked to do?
The general population isn't as naive as it used to be - it isn't even as gullible as it was during the last Iraq war. Here in the UK, our population is strongly against attacking Syria, and our MPs voted against the Prime-Minister to express this. I have read that the opinion polls are reflecting the same feelings amongst the American people. With the internet, social media, and government leaks, we aren't as ignorant or easily led as we were even ten years ago. We don't easily swallow government lies. For soldiers on the ground, this is magnified by an incredible amount - they aren't just being asked to swallow the lies, they are being asked to risk their lives for lies.
So what will it take for them to stand together and refuse? As someone from the UK, I would be interested in hearing from Americans in particular - is this even possible?
And what then would happen - if the military refused to follow immoral orders from a corrupt government, then the game has changed completely. Interesting times indeed.