Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Following orders

7 comments:

edutcher said...

Wild thing, you make my heart sing.

And how many illegal orders has the military disobeyed in the last 8 years?

AprilApple said...

Can the Clinton Crime Family be on the boat too?

Julie Pascal said...

Firstly, "I don't like this war and feel we should not be fighting it," doesn't (and this will shock 50% of the population) make a war illegal.

Secondly, the military doesn't disobey orders. Individuals do. We have no way to know if there are bunches of drone pilots who've refused to obey orders. Why? Mostly because the most likely thing to happen would be A1C Skippy tells his commander... "I can't do this." A1C Skippy's commander says... "No problem, this is a volunteer posting, we can get you transferred to something else." A1C Skippy does not have the information necessary to determine if targets are legitimate or not. A1C Skippy does not get to disobey "illegal" orders. A1C Skippy's commander might, but A1C Skippy's commander might be younger than Skippy himself and most likely has a four year engineering degree because he's a complete nerd. Another step up the line, though, and someone's job will include lawyering the target list. And probably it's not illegal to bomb wedding parties so long as they're not random wedding parties and the CIC said you should.

The last notable person who refused to obey illegal orders was that enlisted fellow 15 or so years ago that refused to wear UN patches or follow UN orders.

I think that it's sort of desperate for Hillary's folks to try to portray the military as being unsupportive of Trump. It just proves that they miss the point of military service... you don't get to choose. You've never gotten to choose. And if you're lucky the Dems won't have your absentee ballots thrown out.

Trooper York said...

The military always obeys orders.

Witness the fact that they obeyed the orders from the Obama White House to abandon the Americans being over run at Benghazi. They relieved a patriot of his command at the behest of these supporters of Radical Islam. And the rest of the command went along with it. It is not like the movies. There wasn't a heroic officer who said "Screw the orders I am going into harms way to save our Americans."

Trooper York said...

Then there were the Green Berets who beat the shit out of an Afghan policeman who was molesting young boys. The politically correct Obama Military drummed them out of the Military despite their exemplary records.

It will take a long time to flush out the politically correct infrastructure that has been instituted for the past eight years.

Read the post I put up about the non coms who are resigning.

edutcher said...

IIRC there were any number of men who wanted to go in.

If officers are to blame, it's the ones to whom preferment is more important than duty.

Julie Pascal said...

Firstly, "I don't like this war and feel we should not be fighting it," doesn't (and this will shock 50% of the population) make a war illegal.

Secondly, the military doesn't disobey orders. Individuals do
.

No, when the military disobeys orders, it's mutiny. Sometimes a coup.

The idiot Democrats might want to remember that.

ricpic said...

Soros' First Grade Teacher: And what do you want to do when you grow up, little Georgie?

Soros: I want to destroy the White West, Frau Humplezeller.

First Grade Teacher: Oh Georgie, you're such a devil.

Soros: ....................................