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I'm interested in TBF's thoughts on this: Marine says he will not follow...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Marine says he would not follow Obama's orders, which to me says he will not follow the orders of his superior officer. I don't think Marines are not too cool with this line of thinking.


    http://news.yahoo.com/marines-facebook-page-tests-military-rules-234113159.html

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama.
    While Stein softened his statement to say he wouldn't follow "unlawful orders," military observers say he may have gone too far.
     
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    He doesn't have any free speech rights.
     
  3. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    He should receive an immediate court martial, then given a dishonorable discharge for insubordination.
     
  4. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    If he leaflets the street corner saying likewise, he's court-martialed. Not sure of the distinction here.
     
  5. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    I almost wonder if he's trying to get himself discharged for saying mean things about Obama. Posting from his work computer and using "Armed Forces" in the page name seems like a guy who's going out of his way to make this a controversy.
     
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Regardless of how one feels about one's superior officer or commander-in-chief, this is the sort of stuff for the stockade. Won't be tolerated.
     
  7. He should be fired (dishonorable discharge), not punished by a military court.
     
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Drum him out. Not worth the cost to jail him.
     
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Surprised nobody has come up with "put him on the front line in Syria" or something like that, by now....
     
  10. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Because no one should want to put him in the position of being responsible for anyone else's life. Dishonorable discharge, immediately. Good luck getting a job, dumbass.
     
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Thousands of men and women are serving honorably, regardless of their opinion of the Commander in Chief.

    This guy should STFU and do the same.
     
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    What would be the response of the teabaggers if anti-war members of the military in the 1960s/70s had declared publicly they weren't going to follow LBJs/Nixon's orders in regards to Vietnam?
     
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